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A social and educational group for Spanish-speaking clients at Turner Senior Resource Center.

How Michigan's age-friendly communities are making health more accessible to seniors

Seniors may face numerous barriers to health, including but also going far beyond basic access to medical care. These Michigan communities are taking innovative steps to improve older residents' quality of life.

Roberta King

Rapid Blog: It's a brand new day for cannabis in Michigan

In this Rapid Blog, Roberta F. King, co-owner of Canna Communication, explores the future for marijuana in Michigan after the approval of Proposal 1.

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Diversity, equity & inclusion in the workplace should be intentional: 3 local companies show us how

Local companies like Cascade Engineering, Varnum Law, and Afrik Advantage are intentional about opening dialogues and fostering change around diversity, equity, and inclusion, seeking to improve their organizations, empower their employees, and positively impact the community as a whole.

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UIX: How Kooty Keys and medical masks are driving innovation in Grand Rapids

Whether inventing a novel solution or building a billion-dollar business, innovators in West Michigan have a few traits in common. They all share stories of tenacity and curiosity, and there's much more to learn from them at local meetup groups like the Grand Rapids Inventors Network or the Michigan Inventors Coalition, or in more academic environments like GVSU's Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation.

Rapid

The future of public transportation in Grand Rapids: New services, partnerships, and tech

The Rapid is looking forward, working to switch to more sustainable fuel sources, decreased wait times, more efficient tech, and possibly even communication with autonomous vehicles. 

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What’s next for Bay County? Stay connected with IMG's newest pub, 'Route'

In Bay County, people are looking to grow deep roots into a place they can call home while still being willing to take risks, move forward, and work hard to create a stronger future. Follow Route Bay City to learn more.

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Building a major medical center means world-class research: Local scientists make it happen

Here in West Michigan, medical institutions are creating diverse teams and forging new collaborations in research, solidifying the city's evolving role as a leading medical center.

Mary Brown

Rapid Blog: Mary Brown looks from the future's edge, reimagining work and community

Futurist Mary Brown discusses technology's role in our evolving communities, exploring the need for equity in health, transportation, the environment, and more.

Jim Thompson teaches Jason Lee how to construct a bunk bed in Thompson’s barn.

Nonprofit's local chapter ensures no child sleeps on the floor

With 115 chapters in 39 states, the nonprofit Sleep in Heavenly Peace rallies volunteers to hand-make bunk beds for children ages three to 17 who have no bed of their own.

Ottawa Hills

Neighborhoods of GR: Charm and determination make history in Ottawa Hills

The story of Ottawa Hills is about families coming together and golf courses splitting apart. It’s about longtime residents and new neighbors. It’s about community resources, and walks. A lot of walks.


A young patient at Holy Family Healthcare.

These innovative solutions are addressing the unique health challenges of rural Michigan living

Many rural Michiganders face health disparities, but multiple organizations are creating new ways of structuring rural hospitals and clinics and reaching out to rural patients.

Fresh Beets

Produce with a purpose: Local CSAs target low-access communities and empower youth

The impact of CSAs can be seen at the national level, and Grand Rapids is no stranger to impact of these community endeavors. Local CSAs like Fresh Beets and New City Farms are being intentional when determining where to break ground and what communities to serve.

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A history of hauntings in Grand Rapids

History is said to repeat itself — but in some places, history never dies. In celebration of Halloween, Rapid Growth explores a few of Grand Rapids' most notorious haunted properties.

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Midtown food corridor expands with Marcona On Lyon's healthy Mediterranean offerings

Kameel Chamelly’s small empire at the corner of Lyon and Union in Midtown has expanded yet again, this time to welcome the new farm-to-table style, Mediterranean-inspired bistro, Marcona on Lyon.

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G-Sync: In Life Now husband and wife team once again expand their brand

Bryan and Toresa Blakely of In Life Now Travel are setting a refreshing local standard about how area entrepreneurs in love are able to support each other as they navigate the relaunch of their business.
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