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2014-04-11 12:22:51

More than $3,000 in QuiltWeek Awards Available GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Experience Grand Rapids has announced the inaugural 2014 Young Textile Art Challenge. The contest, hosted in conjunction with the American Quilter's Society (AQS) 2014 Grand Rapids QuiltWeek®, is open to artists ages 18-30. With more than $3,000 in prize money available, organizers hope the competition will encourage younger textile artists to enter the competition and attend the show....

2014-04-07 12:34:31

Retailer continues to be a destination for healthcare needs with Meijer Optical shops GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer announced today that it has selected U.S. Vision, Inc. as its exclusive vision center in its stores moving forward in an effort to enhance its retail healthcare services across the Midwest. U.S. Vision, a separately owned and operated company based in Glendora, N.J., is currently a tenant in 50 Meijer stores in Michigan, Indiana,...

2014-04-02 08:26:38

Now available from the Howard Books division of Simon & Schuster NEW YORK and NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In his fifth book, Rich DeVos shares the story of his remarkable life, from his humble beginnings to the friendship with Jay Van Andel that led to the founding of Amway and to his many achievements as a global business icon. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/DE93402 "Simply Rich: Life and Lessons from the Cofounder of Amway" published by the...

2014-03-26 08:26:12

Designer Todd Oldham will Offer Keynote at Symposium that Hails Michigan's Role in American Modernism LANSING, Mich., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- World renowned designer Todd Oldham will deliver the keynote address as the "Michigan Modern(TM): Design that Shaped America" symposium moves from Cranbrook Educational Community to Grand Rapids this summer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/MM85741LOGO Oldham, best known for his fashion lines, interior design, books and...

2014-03-17 12:28:54

Grand Haven, Mich. Manufacturer Becomes Third Company in Michigan Prosperity Fund GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to build on its commitment to invest Michigan private equity in Michigan-based companies, Blackford Capital today announced the acquisition of Grand Haven, Mich.-based Grand Transformers, Inc. (GTI), a designer and manufacturer of transformers and inductive components serving the drives, elevator, power quality, instrumentation, energy and...

2014-03-07 23:00:43

Visitors to several garden shows in the Great Lakes Region will escape the cold to living walls of lush green plants. The vertical gardens, courtesy of LiveWall, LLC of Spring Lake, Mich., are currently on display at several home and garden shows. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 Grand Rapids, MI | Lansing, MI | Kalamazoo, MI | Visitors to several garden shows in the Great Lakes Region will escape the cold to walls of lush green plants. The living wall displays, courtesy of LiveWall,...

2014-02-05 16:28:04

Partnership Brings Renowned Physician-Scientist to Grand Rapids GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Van Andel Research Institute and Spectrum Health announced today that they have collaborated to bring world-renowned cardiovascular researcher and cardiologist Stefan Jovinge MD, Ph.D., to Grand Rapids. Jovinge, of Sweden, will lead teams of researchers and clinicians at the Spectrum Health Frederik Meijer Heart & Vascular Institute and Van Andel Research...

2014-01-29 12:24:29

Photo contest will pair iconic penny horse with retailer's youngest shoppers GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer is offering its younger customers a chance for a co-starring role in an upcoming television commercial at the cost of one cent. The commercial is scheduled to debut across the Midwest retailer's five-state footprint in 2014, and will feature images of children riding its iconic penny horse, Sandy, over several generations. Meijer is asking customers...

2014-01-08 20:21:35

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Just as Napa, California is known as "Wine Country," Grand Rapids, Michigan is known as "Furniture City" - and has been since the 1800s when the city became a major lumbering center and the first city in the United States to mass-produce fine furniture. This nickname has set the standard exceptionally high for the craftsmanship that is done in Grand Rapids, particularly in custom-built homes. Just as people flock to Napa to get the best wine...

2014-01-04 23:01:40

In response to an article published by MLive.com, ArtSchools.com, an online directory featuring the best art schools in the country, confirms the arts education renaissance. Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) January 04, 2014 ArtSchools.com, an online directory of the best art schools, responds to an article published by MLive.com on December 29th, which discusses how a public school district in Michigan is attempting to bring back arts education. According to the MLive.com article titled “Grand...


Word of the Day
grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'