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ArtPrize announces jurors for ArtPrize 2013

ArtPrize announces the jurors who will award the juried prizes in ArtPrize 2013. 

According to an excerpt from the article:

“We've invited world renowned experts whose work shares a similar sensibility,” said Kevin Buist, director of artist and cultural relations for ArtPrize.

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Grand Rapids named Beer City USA again

Grand Rapids is elected Beer City USA for the second year in a row. 

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Grand Rapids tallied 27,005 votes -- more than 15,000 more than the second-place city Kalamazoo -- in the Examiner's 2013 poll.

Last year’s co-winner, Asheville, N.C., came in third with more than 10,000 votes.

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Grand Rapids Film Festival runs through the weekend

The Grand Rapids Film Festival continues throughout the weekend.

According to an excerpt from the article: 

Working with a budget of about $75,000, the 4th annual Grand Rapids Film Festival will run from May 15-19, releasing more than 50 hours of screen time for local and internationally made independent films.

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Restore the Rapids receives federal funding

The Grand River is one of 10 waterway sites in the U.S. to receive federal funding for restoration. 

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The estimated $27 million effort to restore the rapids in the Grand River has a new supporter: the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Urban Waters Federal Partnership. 

The partnership selected the Grand River restoration project along with 10 other urban waterway sites around the country to receive coordination and resources support from more than a dozen different federal agencies. 

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Ferris receives Governor's Award for historic preservation

Ferris State University recieves the Governor's Award for the historic preservation of the Federal Building. 

According to an excerpt from the article:

Ferris State University and five other recipients were presented with 2013 Governor’s Awards for historic preservation at a ceremony in the state capitol rotunda. Burney Johnson, deputy director of the Michigan State Housing Development Authority, and State Historic Preservation Officer Brian Conway hosted the event on Wednesday, May 1.
 
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Grand Rapids Chair Co. receives grant

Grand Rapids Chair Co. receives a $200,000 Michigan Business Development grant for expansion. 

According to an excerpt from the article:

Grand Rapids Chair Co., which announced plans this winter to move to a larger manufacturing facility in Byron Center, has been awarded a $200,000 Michigan Business Development performance-based grant, dependent on its commitment to add 50 new employees to its current full-time roster of 93 over the next three years.

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Upload your photos of GR to The Rapidian's Picturesque gallery

Citizen journalism outlet The Rapidian asks you to upload your favorite photos of GR to their Picturesque gallery. 

According to an excerpt from the article:

Whatever it is you'd tell a visitor about Grand Rapids, we're asking you to share your pictures of these great places that make our city truly grand.

Simply upload a photo, give it a title, and share it with your friends and family...

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Jobs in new energy planned for Muskegon

A new partnership could bring jobs in new energy to Muskegon. 

According to an excerpt from the article:

The new Michigan Energy + Technology Center formed by Consumers Energy, Rockford Berge and a number of Michigan alternative energy companies in conjunction with Michigan State University has the potential to be a job creator.

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GRandjazzFest releases lineup

GRandjazzFest releases the lineup for the 2013 event, taking place in downtown Grand Rapids August 17-18.

According to an excerpt from the article:

Chicago-based guitarist and vocalist Nick Colionne will headline the festival, which is presented by DTE Energy Foundation.

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The Right Place exceeds goals set in 2008

According to an excerpt from the article:

The plan, which was implemented in 2009 and runs through this year, set goals of achieving $500 million in new capital investment, 5,000 new and retained jobs, and $175 million in new payroll. Instead, capital investment totaled $635 million, 8,654 jobs were created and retained, and there was $302 million in new payroll added from 2009 through the end of last year.
 
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Grand Rapids implements marijuana decriminalization

The City of Grand Rapids, starting May 1, to begin issuing civil infraction tickets for simple possession of marijuana. 

According to an excerpt from the article:

The statement was released after Grand Rapids City Commission met in closed session this morning to discuss ongoing litigation over a voter-approved city charter amendment that seeks to decriminalize marijuana use and possession – meaning that it no longer will be a crime, but rather a ticket payable by a fine ranging from $25 to $100.

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New boutique hotel opens in Holland

A new boutique hotel opens in Holland's historic Teerman's building. 

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Teerman Lofts has six, fully furnished suites overlooking the downtown commercial district. There are five one-bedroom suites that sleep up to four starting at $179 per night and one two-bedroom suite that sleeps six for $249 per night. The suites range in size from 600-to 800-square-feet, each with a unique floor plan.
 

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Grand Rapids one of 10 best cities to get a job

Forbes chooses Grand Rapids as one of the ten best cities in America to get a job. 

According to an excerpt from the article:

The human resources firm Adecco Staffing U.S. looked at the U.S. cities with the fullest employment, according to the Department of Labor, as well as internal data around job growth and demand–and then determined which areas are the best for finding a job. The ranking reflects considerations such as: the diversity of industries in the city, the cost of living, the range in size of companies offering employment, and high level of education among its residents. All those factors were weighed equally.

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Nonprofit The Source receives grant from W.K. Kellogg Foundation

The SOURCE receives a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

According to an excerpt from the article:

The SOURCE has received a three-year, $675,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to start a new Duel Generation pilot program, focusing on low income children and parents in Kent County.

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Kindel Furniture hatches new plan for growth

Kindel Furniture's new growth plan involves high-quality, American-made products. 

According to an excerpt from the article:

While other companies are betting on cheap, mass-produced furniture, Kindel’s executives say they see value in producing one-of-a-kind products built by American craftsmen. The company is on the hunt for other, like-minded brands to broaden its portfolio. 

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