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Locally Owned & Operated LGBTQ+ Businesses to Check Out

Grand Rapids is home to many locally owned and operated LGBTQ+ businesses. The city is becoming a destination to live and work for people of all ages and identities as more inclusive businesses open within walking distance of the urban core. You’ll notice many bars, restaurants, and businesses…

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#BLACKLIVESMATTER Everyday, Everywhere Even in Grand Rapids

In 2020 Angela Nelson, former Vice President of Multicultural Business Development, shared this statement and open letter addressing the 2020 killings of Black people, protests in our city, and destruction to downtown businesses. On May 25, 2020 George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, died in…

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