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Matt Fletcher, left, and Rick Harlow, right.

"Balanced Teams Everywhere": Forward-thinking collective returns to Grand Rapids with 2015 Summit

Spearheaded by Matt Fletcher from Atomic Object, the loose group of software professionals known as “Balanced Team” plan to share some of the techniques and methods they’ve developed to help foster diverse, cross-disciplinary project teams when they come to Grand Rapids this summer.


From Grand Rapids to Cadillac: White Pine Trail nears completion

In the coming months, all segments of the White Pine Trail will be completed and connected. What impact does the beloved trail have on the economic development and health of West Michigan? Lauren F. Carlson explores the history and the future of this beloved trail in Rapid Growth's Moments on the Trails series. 

Mercedes Barragan

UIX: Mercedes Barragan helps local professionals blend talents, goals

As president of the BL²END Executive Board, Mercedes Barragan looks for new partnerships and immerses herself in the community to advance the careers of young professionals of color.


You're invited: Rapid Growth freelancers' meet-up!

Calling all writers! Rapid Growth Media is hosting a freelancers' meet-up at LINC on Friday, March 6. Come have a drink, meet the Rapid Growth editor and publisher, and get to know other current and prospective freelance contributors. Read on for all the details.


Embracing the magical: Q&A with place-based education architect David Sobel

In a culture so consumed by digital devices and virtual experiences, how can the natural world compete for students' attention? We talk with David Sobel, architect of place-based education, to find out.

Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: Thomas Edison

The Henry Ford shares inspiring stories that showcase change-makers and the possibilities for future progress. Celebrate the birth month of Thomas Edison by taking a virtual tour of the workshop where he profoundly changed our world. 

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