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Showing the Ropes

The mastermind of Elevator Up, Aaron Scaap questions whether the old concepts of competition remain true for local software developers who do work nationally, or even globally

Closing the Digital Divide

Marie-Claire Camp and others in the metro Grand Rapids region hope to level the playing field for the disadvantaged by providing them with computers -- the new necessity for daily living

Food For Thought

Jim Osterhaven says it was worthwhile to build a $1.5 million addition to Superior Foods' refrigerated facility if it means getting fresh produce from area farms to local restaurants. Here's what Superior Foods Co. and other local businesses are doing to keep the fresh food flowing

The Other Side of the Law

Tracey Brame juggles a number of roles as an assistant dean at Thomas M. Cooley Law School, but her favorite: Serving as a model for minority law school students

Encore For a Local Audience

A bevy of local organizations are targetting Baby Boomers boost the quality of life in metro Grand Rapids. See what's ahead for the over 50 crowd

A Passion for Fashion

With some everday items like a computer, digital camera, and checkbook -- and a heavy dose of love for apparel -- you too can start your own fashion design house in Grand Rapids

A Life-Saving Literary Life

An infectious disease physician by trade, Roni Devlin is breathing Literary Life into the Wealthy Street corridor.

Meet Kristin Salerno

In the not too distant future, Kristin Salerno may very well be a household name. To a legion of local non-profits, musicians and politicians, she already is. 

Beauty (Industry) of Grand Rapids

A city's fashion starts from the top down. Rapid Growth takes a hard look at the continued growth and viability of the West Michigan salon scene.

They Make West Michigan Beautiful

Beauty is their trade. Meet five of Grand Rapids' hottest stylists.

Restaurant Remembrances & Resolutions

Rapid Growth's resident foodie Amy Ruis gives us her picks for eating in the year-gone-by and the year ahead. We even let her pick some in the suburbs.

Grand Rapids' Green Grocers

Who needs Whole Foods? Natural and organic grocery stores are committed to West Michigan's neighborhood revitilization. In some hoods, they're the only grocer on the block.  

The Affordable Gift

The final installment of Rapid Growth's guide to shopping local and sustainable this holiday season. This week: How to watch out for your bottom line.
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