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RapidChat: Beth George on how to fight sex trafficking in our own community
By Jenna Morton
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Whether you have no idea that it exists, or merely have heard that it is happening, the sex trafficking industry is a serious global issue that is happening before our very own eyes. You can help take a stand against this modern day slavery by supporting a business that's right here in our community. Director of Field Development at Better Way Imports, Beth George, explains.
Kernel of an idea grows into family popcorn business under Michigan Cottage Food Law
By Sue Stuever Battel
Thursday, March 16, 2017
Gene and Patricia McFarland have built their gourmet popcorn business from a home kitchen operation to a successful storefront where they sell their handcrafted flavored popcorn.
Eating around the world: A guide to Grand Rapids' global cuisine scene
By Rapid Growth staff
Thursday, March 09, 2017
From Ethiopian and Korean to Turkish and Vietnamese restaurants, there are an almost endless number of culinary havens in and around Grand Rapids where you can explore the world, right in your own backyard.
Racial equity here: Mayor Rosalynn Bliss calls for systemic change in Grand Rapids
By Anna Gustafson
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Racial equity. Support for immigrants. A stronger local economy. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss addresses all of this, and more, during her second annual State of the City speech.
Down with food deserts: Incoming stores, co-op & others are changing how we buy groceries in GR
By Lauren Fay Carlson
Thursday, March 02, 2017
For Grand Rapidians dreaming of being able to go grocery shopping near their home, the landscape is shifting. Incoming grocery stores will soon bring big changes to the city, and existing shops are expanding their options to meet the needs of a growing population. Plus, a co-op is in the works and aims to bring affordable and healthy goods to a food desert.
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Beer geeks, unite! Craft Beer Cellar aims to be a haven for unique brews in Grand Rapids
The Parliament Collective launches new Ave. for the Arts boutique during February First Fridays
Where everybody knows your name: Squibb Coffee Bar hopes to be space for coffee & wine lovers alike
Local floral designer, Posh Petals, ups the ante on elegance with new West Side digs
Longtime tattoo artist opens tattoo parlor-art gallery hybrid in renovated Lake Drive space
Longtime yoga lover opens first 'mindful Vinyasa' hot yoga studio on GR's West Side
GROW's micro-loan program increases opportunities for women entrepreneurs in West Michigan
You're Invited: Local First hosts office warming party for its new home at 345 Fuller Ave.
A more meaningful life: Coppercraft Distillery owners focus on community - and, of course, cocktails
Revolve Records kicks off grand opening of new GR store with live show during 'opening ceremony'
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Well Design Studio has big plans for the future, but they won't forget where they came from
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The little space that could: Snow Monster Studios aims to make GR a hub for filmmakers
Business with a conscience: How Symposia Labs is changing GR’s marketing landscape
Speaking out: Women in tech tackle (lack of) diversity in their field
Cheap thrills: How to explore downtown Grand Rapids without breaking the bank
Their fingers on the pulse of Grand Rapids, GRNow's new owners roll out big plans for website
Literary sensibility: Books & Mortar and Congress Elementary partner to provide books to students
Justice is manufactured here: Q&A with Janay Brower, founder of Public Thread
A culinary adventure: Blue Ribbon Farms carves out specialty niche with rabbits
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Spring GR, led by adult education specialist Zena Patillo, aims to help entrepreneurs start small businesses with low start-up costs, and get them acquainted with the earning potential to help them achieve their goals.
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