Entrepreneurship

Feature Story Team members from Zeeland High School's robotics team — known as Built on Brains, or B.O.B. — were one of two teams to compete at the F.I.R.S.T. Robotics World Championship in Houston last month.

Robotics students are next tech workforce


Feature Story Jocelyn Hines (right) poses with her parents (left) and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer after Hines received the 2019 Youth Volunteer of the Year award.
Feature Story Ferry and Voyager students are learning about botany and native plant species at The City Farmer.
Feature Story Blue Star Trail is a nearly 20-mile recreational trail, connecting South Haven to Saugatuck. 

Foundation grants support placemaking in rural communities


Feature Story Lakeshore Advantage President Jennifer Owens at the opening of the SURGE Center. (Lakeshore Advantage)

Lakeshore Advantage launches startup incubator


Feature Story A craft beer enthusiast, Jeremy Grossenbacher grew up in Coopersville.

Coopersville brewery creates sense of community


Feature Story West Michigan Works
Feature Story Patricia and Paul Christopher, co-owners of Patrcia's Chocolates in Grand Haven
Feature Story A Creative Dining Services employee in a community garden.
Feature Story The city of Zeeland plans to demolish two buildings and is seeking proposals that will create one mixed-use building and a pathway to parking.
Feature Story Exclusive tours are giving a sneak peak at the inner workings of Muskegon's art scene.
Feature Story When Grand Haven decided to sell its aging trolleys, the local businesses bought them with ideas for giving them a new way to serve the community.

How a community is finding a new use for transit trolleys


Feature Story RIX Logo

Issue Media Group Launches Rural Innovation eXchange


Feature Story Cecil McCarty began by holding workout sessions at a park before opening BFFS. (Paul ApPaul)

Pandemic inspires woman to open hip-hop fitness center


Feature Story Jennifer Owens is CEO of Lakeshore Advantage.