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Business is mushrooming for Grand Rapids' first gourmet mushroom CSA

The Urban Mushroom is bringing gourmet mushrooms to West Michigan's fungi-loving foodies. Zinta Aistars learns why growing this uber-local food is one entrepreneur's dream come true.


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.


G-Sync: Brewing a Better City, USA

"Behind the Beer City, USA pomp and circumstance is something else - a city quietly attempting to brand itself as a new innovation center for startups to feel welcome here." - Tommy Allen, Lifestyle Editor and WMPRSA's Media Person of the Year (2014). Find out how our local craft brewers are steadily transforming startup and sustainability culture in Grand Rapids just in time for Earth Day.

Jeremy Moore, left,and John Hey, right.

Do Good: Mama's Boys run to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer

Jeremy Moore, 37, and John Hey, 43, met as participants in the 2012 Chamber of Commerce Leadership Grand Rapids Program and discovered both their mothers had died from pancreatic cancer. With this sad interest in common, Moore and Hey set out to see if any strides had been made in the protocol for treating pancreatic cancer.


UIX: Melvin Eledge and the Grand Rapids Safety Ambassadors

Katie Jones talks with Melvin Eledge to find out what the Grand Rapids Safety Ambassadors are all about. Turns out they're taking hospitality and customer service to a whole new level downtown.


RapidBlog: AIGA West Michigan takes design-centric spring break

From Grand Rapids to Iceland, local designers traveled for good food, design events, and creative inspiration. Gwen O'Brien was along for the ride, and she shares what one design community can learn from another about politics, education, and sustainability.

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