Community Development in Grand Rapids

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What is community development? It sounds nice in a press release or printed brochure but what does it actually mean for Grand Rapids neighborhoods? Tiffany and Luke discuss the four sectors that influence community development and the challenges facing our city. Plus they break down the "G-word” (gentrification) and celebrate success stories of community development in Grand Rapids. 

iheartGR x City Built x YOU

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Making Friends in Grand Rapids

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Making friends as an adult is hard, especially in a close-knit community like Grand Rapids. Per our listeners’ request, Tiffany and Luke chat about the challenges and opportunities to build a lasting friendship in the Grand Rapids community.

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Parking in Grand Rapids

Photo evidence of Tiffany’s recent experience parking in Grand Rapids.

Photo evidence of Tiffany’s recent experience parking in Grand Rapids.

Grand Rapids’ most controversial topic—parking! Tiffany and Luke escape the Michigan winter at The Plant Parlor to discuss the logistics, finances, and culture of parking in Grand Rapids.

City Manager and Grand Rapids Parking

Grand Rapids Parking Data

Mobile GR 2018 Parking Demand Study

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Parking meter locations in Grand Rapids.

Parking meter locations in Grand Rapids.


Grand Rapids Stories to Follow in 2019

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Don’t miss the Grand Rapids stories you need to follow in 2019. Tiffany and Luke return to one of their favorite locations—the Grand Rapids Public Library—to discuss what you should look forward to this year. Topics include the new city manager, food trucks, new businesses, ArtPrize, parking, and more.

MLive story on the new food truck policy

Grand Rapids Public Library Small Business Resource Center

Revue Magazine’s 50 Things To Do

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Catching Up, Holidays, and More

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Celebrate the holiday season and catch up on the stories that are making us feel good this year. PLUS Tiffany and Luke introduce iheartGR’s social media superstar Aubrey Kuipers to the podcast. The group discusses their favorite holiday spots in Grand Rapids and what they are looking forward to next year.

This episode was streamed live on Instagram TV. Stay tuned to our social channels for future streamed episodes where you can be part of the show in real time!

Tiffany, Aubrey, and Luke recording the iheartGrandRapids Podcast LIVE on Instagram TV.

Tiffany, Aubrey, and Luke recording the iheartGrandRapids Podcast LIVE on Instagram TV.


Halloween Special

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Get out the candy and put on your favorite costume for iheartGR’s Halloween Special! Tiffany and Luke discuss their favorite and not-so-favorite Halloween traditions, the spookiest places in Grand Rapids, and the cultural fascination and disdain for the holiday.

Halloween Activities in Grand Rapids

Full Moon Yoga at Lions & Rabbits

Zoo Goes Boo!

Trick or Treat at Fulton St. Market

Rocky Horror Picture Show October 30th: Meanwhile Film Series at Wealthy Theater

Founders Film Series: Halloween and Backwoods Bastard

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The Mindful Entrepreneur

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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.

Post #RockYourHustle on our Facebook page or The Mindful Entrepreneur to win free tickets to the event. Space is limited to get your tickets today!

The Mindful Entrepreneur

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Beyond 616: Indie Filmmaking in Michigan

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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.

Learn about Ken's film Sincerely, Brenda

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