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RapidBlog: Our City (Still) Needs Fiber

Andrew Rushmore, owner of Rushmore: Marketing and Media Consulting, makes a case for why Grand Rapids (still) needs Google Fiber.

Wedding show to feature independent, hip vendors - Jan 25

GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM)- GRUnveiled is a wedding show featuring 20 plus vendors from West Michigan.

Aletha Vandermaas & Joy VerHeul stopped by the Weekend Morning News to share details of the event.

It happens Friday, January 25th from 5-8 p.m. at St. Cecilia Music Center in downtown Grand Rapids.

To learn more, click HERE.

Are you buying "local" for the holidays?

Are you buying "local" for the holidays?

Are you supporting your local economy?

Local First has a holiday gift guide with suggestions that support locally owned businesses.

You can also find gift suggestions on our WZZM 13 Made in Michigan page that lists nearly 500 companies that make their products in Michigan.

According to ABC News, if each American spent just $64 on American made goods, it would create 200,000 new jobs.  ABC also has information on Made in America goods.

Take Advantage of the DTE Energy Offer

Take Advantage of the DTE Energy Offer

I am not a person for letting just anyone into my home but after talking to one of my neighbors, I think I would take DTE Energy up on this deal.

My neighbor told me her daughter had the Energy Checkup from DTE at no charge to her and was very pleased. What a great way to get ready for the cold winter months & save on air in the summer.

DTE will arrange for one of their employees to come to your home but before coming, they will contact you to let you know and the person will show up with proper ID. Once there, they will go through your home and point out things that may need to be addressed and help save you money. They will also put faucet aerators on both your kitchen & bathroom faucets, wrap your water pipes and replace your shower heads with water saving devices.

All of the above is done for you at no cost and well worth the visit according to my neighbor. The visit takes approximately one-half hour.

Modern, Yesterday and Today: Moxie Beauty & Hair Parlor

Modern, Yesterday and Today: Moxie Beauty & Hair Parlor

Audria Larsen

Moxie Beauty & Hair Parlor is more than a boutique. The salon is a personal extension of founder Stephanie Strowbridge, retro maven specializing in 1930s through 1960s styling. A magnet for pin-up models and rockabilly queens, Moxie has become a hub for vintage enthusiasts, making a name for Grand Rapids, and Strowbridge herself.

Originally located at a strip mall in Kentwood, this month Moxie Beauty & Hair Parlor boasts a new location in the Wealthy Street Business District. Couched among hip resale shops, popular coffee and beer joints, eclectic eateries and theatrical houses, Moxie has found a perfect home. “I looked around a few places and this spot came up,” says Strowbridge. “I already love Wealthy Street and this area so much that it sort of just clicked.”

Goodwill hosts fashion evening at the East Hills ‘blue’ boutique

Goodwill hosts fashion evening at the East Hills ‘blue’ boutique

Are you a ‘60’s fashionista, ‘80’s to the max, or love the flapper era? The East Hills ‘blue’ boutique is hosting a Retro Soiree on Thursday, July 19 from 7:00 – 9:00pm to showcase fashionable items from multiple decades. Guests will enjoy shopping, fashion displays, appetizers, and a cash bar during the event held at the boutique at 974 Cherry Street.

The event is open to the public and will appeal to those who appreciate fashion history while shopping vintage and current trends. “We are excited to host the Retro Soiree to showcase some of our vintage clothing along with our boutique items,” said Chief Marketing & Communications Officer Jill Wallace. “From beaded bags and little black dresses to vintage women’s hats and shoes, guests will experience fashion from multiple decades.”