Explore: In The Community

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 »

Dancing on The Rapid

  For those seeking a unique art experience, we have the perfect exhibit for you. “A Gallery Exhibition of New Works in Screendance“ will be showing at the UICA until January 17. Local artists Amy Wilson of Dance in the Annex, Erin Wilson of ArtPeers, as well as local actors, dancers, organizations like SideCare Studios joined to create a collection… Read more »

7 Reasons To Ride The Bus More in 2016

New year, new you, right? With 2016 almost here, you may be searching for something meaningful to stick to in the year to come. Here’s one goal we think you should try on for size: riding the bus more. OK — We may be a little biased, but hear us out. Getting on board the… Read more »

Celebrating Connectivity: Sidewalks Completed along 28th Street

A major milestone was achieved this week with the completion of continuous sidewalks from Kalamazoo Avenue to Patterson Avenue along 28th Street. These sidewalks now physically connect Grand Rapids and Kentwood to Cascade Township.  After seven years and nearly $2 million in federal, state and local dollars, seven miles of sidewalks in this busy business… Read more »