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Bassmaster event coming to Muskegon

A professional fishing event has been booked for Muskegon and White Lakes in September. 

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Muskegon Lake and White Lake have been selected by the Bassmaster organization to bring 14 of the nation’s top professional bass fishermen together to compete for a $100,000 total prize payout. The event at Muskegon County’s Heritage Landing will be rebroadcast in a two-hour program in October on ESPN2.

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Holland Hospital named one of top 100 in nation, twice

Holland Hospital named one of the nation's top 100 by Truven Health Analytics. Earlier, Holland Hospital received the same award from Healthgrades. 

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Truven Health Analytics (formerly Thomson Reuters) named the hospital as one of the nation’s top 100 in a report issued Monday, Feb. 25. This is the eighth year the Holland institution received the recognition.

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Annual Winter Beer Fest this weekend in Grand Rapids

The Annual Winter Beer Festival took 13 minutes to sell out this year.

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About 6,000 ticketholders will don hats and long underwear to quaff brews outdoors, up from 5,850 in 2012. Add industry representatives, staff and their guests, and between 7,000 and 8,000 people could be on the grounds.

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Plans for a new Forest Hills YMCA emerge

The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids plans to open a new facility in 2014. 

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The YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids plans to submit a zoning application this week for a permit needed to build a facility on the south side of Leonard Street NE, east of East Beltline Avenue across from Forest Hills Northern High School.

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Say hello from Grand Rapids with new postcards

Paul Jendrasiak, Josh Depenbrok and Wynnona Francis have created a new line of Grand Rapids postcards. 

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The trio created a line of postcards displaying prominent and historical landmarks in Grand Rapids. The photographs were taken by Jendrasiak and Depenbrok, and the cards were designed by Francis.

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TV Show "Cake Boss" turns Haworth chair into a cake

TLC's "Cake Boss" turns a Haworth ToDo chair into a cake. 

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With the cameras filming, a life-size, cake-version of Haworth's ToDo chair was created. Toward the end of the design and construction process, Haworth provided the "Cake Boss" bakery with ToDo handles and feet to finish the cake.

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GRid70 highlighted in coworking space article

A Fast Company article exploring coworking spaces highlights downtown Grand Rapids' GRid70.

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At the moment, the world's largest experiment in company-to-company coworking sits at the end of a row of handsome brick warehouses in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Story Cafe opening on Westside

The Story Cafe will have its grand opening on Feb. 16, 2013.

According to an excerpt from the article:

The celebration will include free samples throughout the day, live music and storytelling. Since its soft opening, the cafe has featured a full espresso bar and pastries from deBoer Bakery in Holland and artisan chocolates from Confections with Convictions in Kalamazoo. Starting Saturday, the shop will serve soups, sandwiches and smoothies as well.

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Registration open for Art.Downtown

Registration is now open between now and March 8 for Art.Downtown. 

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The largest annual event organized by the Avenue for the Arts, it will feature the work of over 300 local artists. More than 30 venues will participate ranging from the UICA and the Old Public Museum to Gaspard Gallery and Craft House (two new galleries on S.Division).

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Two Grand Rapids companies appear on Fortune 100's list of Best Companies to Work For

Both Plante Moran and Stryker rank on Fortune 100's list of Best Companies to Work For.

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Accounting firm Plante Moran, which is headquartered in Southfield and has an office in Grand Rapids, ranks No. 25, while Kalamazoo based medical equipment manufacturer Stryker ranks No. 61.

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Grand Rapids is home to a top tree advocate

The Alliance for Community Trees has selected a Grand Rapids resident as Volunteer of the Year. 

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Alliance for Community Trees is honored to announce that Dotti Clune, a volunteer with Michigan-based nonprofit Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, has received its 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award. The award highlights inspirational volunteers in action who have made a contribution to urban forestry by improving community trees and the neighborhoods where they live.

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Southwest announces air service dates for Grand Rapids

Southwest Airlines has announced it will begin servicing the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich. on Aug. 11, 2013. 

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At a press conference, airport leaders heralded the highly anticipated news as a step toward increasing competition among airlines and, hopefully, driving down airfares at one of the nation's most expensive airports.

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Chamber of Commerce adds staff

Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has added two new employees and promoted three existing staff members. 

According to an excerpt from the article:

Andy Johnston has been promoted to Vice President of Government and Corporate Affairs, which includes new responsibilities for developing corporate engagement within the organization and continuing to lead the Chamber’s advocacy efforts.

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StartGarden invests in three companies this week

StartGarden invests in three companies this week, as opposed to the usual two. 

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The first idea selected by the Start Garden team is Bike Light Clip. The idea involves a luminous wire that customers can attach around their bike wheel — allowing drivers to see them in the dark.

“It attaches to the spoke nipple as opposed to the spoke, making it transferable from bike to bike,” idea creator John Ferguson writes on his Start Garden page. “It is light and small and does not interfere with cycling performance. It is a safety device and a method of expression. We have, in a way, re-invented the wheel.”
 

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Law firm Jackson Lewis comes to Grand Rapids

Law firm Jackson Lewis expands to Grand Rapids.

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National workplace-focused law firm Jackson Lewis has expanded into Grand Rapids and hired two local attorneys, Timothy J. Ryan and Linda L. Ryan, who will serve as partner and of counsel, respectively.

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