How a comfy café went from Sparrow to Scorpion

Usually, when a business rebrands, it’s in response to the fact things aren’t working out business-wise.

Baring it all in book form

Graci Harkema, international speaker and owner of DEI consulting firm Graci LLC, published Rising; From a Mud Hut to the Boardroom- and Back Again in 2022.

Symphony awarded NEA grant

The Grand Rapids Symphony has announced it is the recipient of a $15,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

$3 Million awarded to Michigan nonprofits

Two Michigan nonprofits have been jointly awarded a $3 million grant from the U.S. Minority Business Development Agency. 

Fielding questions about good books

What was once a liquor store is now a thriving, independent bookstore in the heart of Ada that draws readers of all ages to its bright, open spaces and loads of glorious books.

Spotlight on Citizen Keen

Chances are, if you’ve lived in Grand Rapids for a while you’ve heard Citizen Keen play.

Residents recall U2’s Fountain St. Church show

Well before U2 became the biggest band in the world, they found an enthusiastic audience at the Fountain Street Church.

Annual dog swim set for city pool

The City of Grand Rapids Parks and Recreation Department will host a free dog swim event at Richmond Park Pool.

Open house provides info on sponsored recruits

The Grand Rapids Police Department will host an open house for those interested in learning more about sponsored recruit positions.

Top tips for water safety

Summers in Michigan can be beautiful, fun filled, and for many families this includes lots of time in or near the water. 

A really fun guy?

The Mycophile's Garden is a Grand Rapids based mushroom farm and wild mushroom foraging service that was started by Chris Swinson, CFO. In this case, CFO stands for Chief Fungal Officer.




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