Grand Rapids entrepreneurs and business owners know the challenges of balancing work and family. The Mindful Entrepreneur is a weekend retreat in downtown Grand Rapids that is all about creating the space to grow and learn about finding balance in your busy life. Tiffany and Luke chat with Monika Krimendahl and Rick Hayhurst about the retreat and their tips to finding balance in hectic schedules.
What's it like to make a movie in Michigan? In the first ever episode of iheartGR's Beyond 616 episode series, Luke chats with indie filmmaker Ken Nelson. They discuss Ken's new film Sincerely, Brenda and the challenges and benefits of making a movie on a shoestring budget in a local community.
Beyond 616 is an opportunity to share stories of people connected to Grand Rapids that are making an impact in our state and beyond.
iheartGR's first-ever repeat guests, Michael Bulthuis and Brittany Schlacter, return to the show to discuss the new Wave Card and other news from The Rapid. Topics include the new Rapid CEO Andy Johnson, the extended DASH hours, and route 19's new fare-free partnership.
The first ever iheartGR crossover podcast episode! Although it’s not quite as dramatic and complex as a DC Comics TV show, Tiffany and Luke were honored to sit in on the Two Guy in Search of an Argument podcast. It’s a show on arts, culture, law and the good. Normally the show’s three co-hosts are spread across the globe but they recently all came together in Grand Rapids. As a disclaimer, this podcast does dip into a bit more controversial topics, so this episode is more opinionated than we normally share. PLUS hear some behind the scenes stories of the iheartGR Podcast came about and why you should not go out for coffee with internet trolls.
Escape rooms are the new craze all across the country. But in Grand Rapids, The Ruse Escape Rooms is taking the experience to a whole new level. Tiffany and Luke chat with owner Steve about creating an immersive experience where everyone can participate in the story. PLUS some live audio clips of Tiffany and Luke solving puzzles in the escape room.
Lending Tree has named Grand Rapids the #2 best city in the country to start a small business. But how do you turn an idea you had in the shower into business reality? Tiffany and Luke head to Richet Media to chat with Joe from AVAIL Coolers. His idea for a backpack cooler came from the need for a quality product that was both durable and comfortable to carry.
Grand Rapids has been widely recognized as a great place to raise a family. But what makes Grand Rapids a place to make memories and have fun with your family? Tiffany and Luke chat with Stephanie from Experience Grand Rapids about why Grand Rapids is an exciting and practical place to raise a family and visit with a family—no matter its size or makeup.
Special thanks to Experience GR for hosting us. Visit their website for ideas on things to do with your family.
For visitors that want to save some cash and see the best sites in the city check out the Culture Pass GR.
What if a product as simple as a pair of socks could make a bold statement that could impact the world? That's what the team at boldSOCKS is striving to accomplish every day. Tiffany and Luke sit down with Ryan and Eric of boldSOCKS at their Division Ave. storefront to discuss business, ethical supply chains, and making a statement with a pair of socks.
Special thanks to Anna Geurink for taking working portraits of the episode (you'll hear her lens clicking in the background. Click here to check out more of her work.