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RapidBlog: Our City (Still) Needs Fiber

Andrew Rushmore, owner of Rushmore: Marketing and Media Consulting, makes a case for why Grand Rapids (still) needs Google Fiber.

What's in Store For Beer City USA in 2013

Economists are mixed as to what kind of year we'll have in Grand Rapids and West Michigan in 2013. Will it be a glass half full? Half empty? Or will it be a mug overflowing?

Governor Appoints Grand Rapids Woman to State Board

Governor Appoints Grand Rapids Woman to State Board

A Grand Rapids woman is one of the latest appointees by Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Board of Speech Language Pathology.

Lynée Wells is a community planner and project manager for Williams & Works, a position she has held since 2005. Previously, she served as a senior planner for Consensus Planning in Albuquerque, N.M. and as a project assistant and historian for the University of New Mexico’s School of Architecture and Planning. Wells received a certificate in international business and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish from the University of Iowa and a master’s degree in community and regional planning from the University of New Mexico.

Your Vote Needed To Decide Business Service Award

Your Vote Needed To Decide Business Service Award

Celebration! Cinema wants to reward other businesses for good service. So, they're asking the people they serve for their input.

This is the second time Celebration will recognize local business that inspire the community with their service. The Celebrated Service Award launched last year. More than 300 businesses are nominated that chosen by Celebration! Cinema employees who have felt inspired by them. The public gets to decide on the final winner.

Public voting runs through Thursday, January 31. The finalists in six Celebration! Cinema markets are available online, and the winners will be revealed on Friday, Feb 1. More than a quarter million dollars in recognition and cash go to the recipients of the 2013 Celebrated Service Award.

Riverside and Alger Middle School Students Win MLK Jr. Essay Contest

Riverside and Alger Middle School Students Win MLK Jr. Essay Contest

Two Riverside Middle School students and one student from Alger Middle School have topped the list for an annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Essay Contest. The contest is hosted by the law firm Warner Norcross & Judd. This is the eighth year for the essay contest. It was open to all sixth-grade students that attend Grand Rapids Public Schools. It asked the students to write an essay focused on how Dr. King's legacy of peace and justice applies to the world in which they live. More than 250 students entered this year's competition.

The Grand Prize winner this year is Riverside Middle School student Daijon Miller. Miller has been invited to read his essay at the annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Hiring Our Heroes in Grand Rapids on January 24th

Date Event: January 24, 2013

Join us January 24, 2013 from 12 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a job fair for veteran job seekers, active duty military members, guard and reserve members, and military spouses at the Grand Valley National Guard Armory, 1200 44th St., Southwest, in Wyoming, MI.  This event will be a one-of-a-kind FREE hiring fair for both employers and job seekers.

This hiring event is being conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, the U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the Michigan Veterans’ Services Division, Pure Michigan Workforce Development Agency, the Michigan Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Army Reserve, Michigan Works!, the U.S.

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women Orientation Today



FREE Informational Meeting: Intro to GROW (Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women)



Thursday, January 10, 2013



12:00PM - 7:00PM


Contact Person:

Adrienne Asselmeier


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