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Passing it down: Leaders under 30 envision the future of youth in Grand Rapids

Leaders under 30 are making a big impact with youth in Grand Rapids. Check out of three of these inspirational leaders in the first of a two-part series.

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A spirited quest: The journey to find Grand Rapids' best cocktails

Where are you sipping your favorite cocktails this holiday season? In a quest to find, taste, and explore local spirits and concoctions, Managing Editor Lauren Fay Carlson and Publisher Tommy Allen went searching for some of Grand Rapids' best cocktails.

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With eyes on preservation, Muskegon tackles future of Hackley Administration Building

The Muskegon Public Schools will likely soon sell the Hackley Administration Building, and community leaders are determined to see it fall into hands that will preserve the historic structure.

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G-Sync: Catching up with Jennifer Jurgens

Rapid Growth’s Publisher Tommy Allen sat down with the new Salespad President Jennifer Jurgens to discuss diversity in the tech field, women in leadership, and her road to success.

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Making it in GR: How the digital community is supporting small business

As it becomes easier for individuals to venture into investing and the online capital resources expand, the lending climate is changing rapidly. Making it in Grand Rapids Editor Leandra Nisbet breaks down nontraditional financing options in this ever-changing ecosystem.

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RapidChat: Casey DuBois

Ever since the launch of GR Makers in 2013, Casey DuBois has been carving a path for GR's innovation community. As a self-proclaimed "connector," he emphasizes to his peers that want to built upon their skill set, "you may not be able to develop the skills yourself, but you can connect with people who can help you with it."

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UIX: Local champions are leaning into city building

Led by skilled and informed "Champions," Lean initiatives in Grand Rapids promote designs that foster process improvement through feedback, and empowering those working on a project with its reformation.

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Defining Division: Development without displacement

With a community-led project, residents, stakeholders, organizers and leaders of the South Division Corridor are initiating efforts to create an Area Specific Plan that prioritizes the longtime community members of the area. 

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Definiendo South Division: Desarrollo sin desplazamiento

Con un proyecto dirigido por la comunidad: los residentes, los organizadores y los líderes del Corredor de South Division están iniciando esfuerzos para crear un Plan de Área Específico enfocado en las necesidades de los miembros de la comunidad. 

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What is behind the resurgence of Muskegon? Look to its growing support for entrepreneurs.

Whether you're talking about a more equitable and inclusive downtown or the city's ever-growing number of shops and restaurants, entrepreneurs are the major players inspiring change in an evolving Muskegon.

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Rethinking sustainability: A greener Grand Rapids starts from the ground up

As environmental calamity looms ever closer in the future, building green is one way the City, local businesses, and nonprofits can work to help turn the tide.

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Neighborhoods of GR: Heritage Hill houses the caretakers of history

While some of the homes might predate the Civil War, inside them exists a young, thriving community. Heritage Hill is more than a neighborhood. It’s a symbol of our hometown pride.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Taking the 'high road' for green stormwater infrastructure

Green stormwater infrastructure is one of the most important tools we have for cleaning the Great Lakes. But paying for and managing it with public assets alone is daunting. Here's how leveraging private sector resources for green infrastructure can achieve multiple public goals.

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From lemonade stand to CEO: Six GR business leaders recount how they paid their dues

Few of us forget our first job—or, at least, the most unpleasant job we’ve had to perform. A few of Grand Rapids' successful business leaders recall their first jobs and the dues they paid to get where they are today.

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Tell us your story: WKTV seeks local oral histories

VOICES: WKTV’s community history project records hardships and successes, joys and sorrows, triumphs and tragedies, all of which reveal what has shaped locals and their families into the kind of people they are today.
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