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Motivational Monday: The Salvation Army

Volunteer at Salvation Army

We partner with FOX 17 to bring you inspiring stories of organizations doing amazing work in West Michigan. The Salvation Army may be an international organization, but they’re making a big impact locally. Throughout West Michigan, The Salvation Army provides a variety of services for individuals and families throughout West Michigan. Available services include food pantries, assistance… Read more »

Motivational Monday: Feeding America West Michigan

Feeding American West Michigan Mobile Food Bank

Get motivated this Monday by learning about an organization doing good within our community! We’ve teamed up with FOX 17 Morning Mix to bring you bi-weekly segments to get you motivated and inspired. Did you know that hunger threatens one in eight of your neighbors? Feeding America West Michigan exists to ensure safe food is… Read more »

Motivational Monday: Kids’ Food Basket

Kids' Food Basket

Did you know? One in five Michigan kids is affected by hunger. Kent County alone has 28,700 children that are considered “food insecure.” Kids’ Food Basket is leading the way to ensure that kids in our community don’t miss any meals. Each and every weekday Kids’ Food Basket and their many volunteers are serving children across… Read more »

Motivational Monday: Women’s Resource Center

Women's Resource Center

Get motivated today to make an impact on your community! We’re partnering with FOX 17 to bring you a new segment that features local organizations, businesses and stories of good things happening throughout the Greater Grand Rapids area. It’s our hope that we can inspire more good to take place. This past week, we featured… Read more »

Motivational Mondays: Alzheimer’s Association

Alzheimer's Association: A world without Alzheimer's Disease

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month. This disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, and more than 180,000 people in Michigan have the disease. In our new partnership with FOX 17, we’re featuring organizations and stories to motivate you to make our community a better place. Last week, we featured The Greater… Read more »

Shop Local this Holiday Season

Art of the Table

It’s time to think small this holiday season. While Small Business Saturday may be behind us, you can still make an impact in your community by shopping at small businesses this holiday season. If you have holiday shopping to tackle, we suggest visiting local businesses to find something special for everyone on your list–and maybe… Read more »

An Afternoon at Rapid Central Station

Rapid Central Station

Every day, more than 9,000 people pass through Rapid Central Station on their way to work, errands and appointments. When was the last time you stopped to take in your surroundings while visiting Rapid Central Station? Rapid Central Station is The Rapid’s intermodal transit station located in downtown Grand Rapids. Steps away from the heart of… Read more »

Get Inspired By 3 Active Commute Week Challenge Participants


A potential record-setting number of Grand Rapidians are walking, riding and rolling to get around this week for the fifth annual Active Commute Week Challenge! With half the week done, there have been nearly 1,000 commute trips logged in 2016 – already surpassing last year’s entire week total. In an effort to promote awareness about the… Read more »

Is Your Employer Committed to Active Commuting?


Active commuting isn’t just good for your health; it’s also good for the community and the environment. This is why so many local organizations are committed to the health and wellness of their employees, as well as their customers. We want to celebrate the many fantastic local organizations who have teams participating in the Active Commute… Read more »