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In West Michigan's booming tech scene, talent is the final piece of the puzzle

Local technology companies frequently can’t find enough trained professionals to fill their ranks, but the team behind West Michigan Tech Talent aims to help close the gap.


Part science fair, part county fair, Maker Faire brings the maker movement to Grand Rapids

This summer, the West Michigan maker scene gets a makeover, as Mini Maker Faire comes to town and lets local inventors and innovators get in on a burgeoning national trend. Audria Larsen finds out why the event is a boon for creators and creatives of all ages and occupations.

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.

Diane Griffin

RapidChat: Diane Griffin

Surely you’ve seen the bright green Gerbera daisy in yards all over West Michigan. Today, Rapid Growth talks with the savvy, energized woman behind the flower: Diane Griffin. Griffin Properties recently relocated to Heritage Hill (“another bright green building on a corner”) and has a team expansion in the works. But for Diane, it’s not all work and no play. Read on as we talk about triathlons (she won her age group last weekend), fox hunting, and the reasons Diane has dug her roots into this town.

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