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  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.

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    The annual delegate assembly of Goodwill Industries International brings together about 500 people, including the CEOs and board members from more than 140 Goodwill organizations across the United States and Canada. That’s a lot of good in one place!... Read More ›
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    Video jail visitation demonstrations, examples specially manufactured toothbrushes, and workshops on jail management, use of force and complying with federal laws were on the agenda when the American Jail Association’s 32 nd Annual Training Conference and Jail Expo  came to Grand Rapids The American Jail Association represents the 3,300 jails throughout the United States and members gather each year for training sessions and exhibits of the latest services and technology for the industry.... Read More ›
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    QUESTION: Who is the most qualified to convince an organization to hold their next conference in a certain city? ANSWER: Someone who is familiar with both the needs of the organization and what the... Read More ›