Ballot Preview (November 2017)

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Tiffany and Luke break down the ballot for the November 7th election. Topics in include millage proposals (aka property taxes) for The Rapid, Grand Rapids Public Library, and Grand Rapids Public Schools. And for those of you that use the excuse “I’m not informed enough” we're about to make or break your day.

Click here to look up your sample ballot and polling location. 

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Childcare and Workforce Development

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How do childcare and early education influence business in Grand Rapids? Tiffany and Luke break down the topic with special guest Katharine B. Stevens, who leads the American Enterprise Institute’s (AEI) early-childhood program, focusing on the research, policy, and politics of early-childhood care and education.

She will be speaking in Grand Rapids on Monday, October 23rd from 11:30am-1:00pm at Frederick Meijer Gardens. The event is called Lunch with Legislators: Workforce of Today, Workforce of Tomorrow Hosted by the West Michigan Chamber Coalition and Talent 2025.

***This episode was brought to you in partnership with the Grand Rapids Area Chamber. If you’re interested in partnering with us just email iheartgrandrapids@gmail.com with the headline “Partnership Episode.”

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Click here to view the research on childcare and workforce development. 

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[HERO] series (ArtPrize 9)

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Tiffany and Luke visit [Has] Heart's [HERO] series at Veteran's Memorial Park. The entry is a juror finalist for the 2-D category. They discuss the mission of [Has] Heart with co-founder and chairman Michael Hyacinthe as well as the entry's impact in sharing veteran's stories. 

Click here to vote for the HERO [Series]

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Lions & Rabbits Gallery (ArtPrize 9)

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ArtPrize 9 is upon us! Tiffany and Luke head to the northernmost boundary of the festival to visit Lions & Rabbits Gallery in the Creston neighborhood. They chat with the owner and curator Hannah Berry about dreams, artistic collaboration, and creating a unique community space.

Click here to learn more about Lions & Rabbits

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ArtPrize 9 Preview with Allison Palm

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Grand Rapids' largest and arguably most important event returns for its ninth edition. Tiffany and Luke preview ArtPrize 9 with ArtPrize Education Coordinator Allison Palm. They discuss tips to navigate the festival, why art is important in the city and education opportunities. 

Plan your ArtPrize 9 experience

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Grand Rapids Chamber with Andy Johnston

Luke sits down with Andy Johnston of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Andy is the Vice President of Government & Corporate Affairs at the chamber. His enthusiasm for the city and its people is contagious. They discuss his work at Capitol Hill in Lansing as well as the economic growth opportunities and challenges in Grand Rapids.

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Carpe Diem Grand Rapids

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Tiffany and Luke get some motivation from Matt and Yoshi of Carpe Diem GR. They're a grassroots, free fitness group which meets every Wednesday at 6:14 AM on the corner of Bostwick and Lyon. We discuss making exercise fun and how to break into the Grand Rapids social bubble.

Check out Carpe Diem GR on Facebook and Instagram

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