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Matt and Kristin Fowler

G-Sync: Living Building Challenge in Grand Rapids

Goethe's famous quote, "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it" becomes crystal clear with new meaning when Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen meets Baxter neighborhood's Matt and Kristin Fowler. This is part one of their incredible journey to build something new in our city.


From Grand Rapids to Ghana: In developing-world healthcare market, low-tech is the new cutting edge

Local medical device startup Sisu Global Health plans to create a channel for needed technology to the developing world, while infusing Grand Rapids’ startup scene with a mentality for global impact.


New GVSU center promises to streamline local electronics industry

Already making its mark on the craft-brew and heavy-metal subcultures, Grand Rapids is now blowing up the electromagnetic pre-compatibility testing scene. It's good, trust us.

Mary Brown

RapidChat: Mary Brown

Rapid Growth's recently debuted Q&A series, RapidChat, introduces Mary Brown this week. She's a lady who wears many hats: Principal Consultant of leeAlexander Consulting, coLearning Program Director at The Factory, adjunct professor at GRCC, and above all else, lifelong student. Read on to learn about her passion for books, zombies, and the unusual suspects.


G-Sync: The Road Taken (Why Travelers Still Matter)

Recently, Lifestyle Editor Tommy Allen hit the road to Detroit with the Grand Rapids Art Museum in conjunction with their Cities in Transition exhibition. But along the miles of road, he discovered why travelers still matters to a city's growth.
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