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As health care shifts from treatment of diseases to prevention, physicians will need more tools to determine patients’ predispositions toward diseases.

When Lori Slager saw a need in the community for a creative literacy program, she took action.

A new state program wants to make it easier for businesses to tap into the brainpower and resources at the state’s research universities.

John Wheeler has roots firmly planted in the Grand Rapids community.

Although the iLabs Innovation Index from the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Center for Innovation Research rose by over 5 points in the first quarter of 2012, the post-recession recovery has been volatile at best.

Networks help innovators grow ideas

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Orville Crain had what he believed was a great idea, but he needed some help.


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Downtown Grand Rapids Thrives!

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Through his efforts to guide the Equest Center for Therapeutic Riding out of financial hardship, Jeff Agar has helped bring more alternative therapy options to children and adults with disabilities in West Michigan.

Sustainability isn't just some esoteric concept for Rob McCarty. It's a philosophy by which he runs his business, and he believes in it so strongly that he focuses his volunteer efforts around it as well.

The new satellite patent office in Detroit is the first of four new locations planned around the nation to spur innovation and creativity. 

Corporate clients might be singing the blues when they approach attorney Mark Smith for legal counsel, but they might not know that he can be found on the radio spinning blues tracks as a volunteer programmer on WYCE.

When Erhardt Construction Co. set out to celebrate its 50th anniversary, the company's management team wanted to do something other than throw a big party. Instead, what Ben Wickstrom and the team developed was a plan to make a statement of gratitude to the community that has supported the company in its five decades of growth.

"Rather than talk about ourselves, we want to celebrate the community," Wickstrom said.

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