Welcome To GR

Welcome to GR, ArtPrize!

By Steve Volkers Group / September 18, 2018 / 0 Comments

Or, Welcome Back, I should say! I’m absolutely in love with our city. I love playing tourist and checking out new places, so naturally I tend to geek out over ArtPrize every single year.   This year, ArtPrize is taking over Grand Rapids from September 19 – October 7 and will have over 1,000 artists…

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Welcome to GR from our Resident CTA

By Steve Volkers Group / August 7, 2018 / 0 Comments

By the way, what is a CTA? I get this question a lot so I thought I’d explain what it is.   CTA means Certified Tourism Ambassador and it’s a professional nationwide designation that you can earn by taking an initial class to learn the ins and outs of Grand Rapids! To renew each year,…

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5 Ways Grand Rapids Got A Little More Awesome

By Steve Volkers Group / May 9, 2014 / 0 Comments

From inner-city scholarship funding for college to better roads and the elimination of a city program that placed the burden of sidewalk repair on homeowners, Grand Rapids is an even more awesome place to live today than it was as recently as a week ago … Here are some of the reasons why! 1. Area…

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A Real Estate Agent's Perspective on the Infamous Map of Grand Rapids

By Steve Volkers Group / May 2, 2014 / 0 Comments

If you’re a Grand Rapids resident, you’ve no doubt seen the infamous “Map of Grand Rapids” that’s been circulating its way through local media outlets and social media sites over the past few days … Understandably, that map has stirred up quite a bit of controversy, both in the real estate sector and among the…

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5 Grand Rapids 5K Races You Probably Didn’t Know About

By Steve Volkers Group / May 1, 2014 / 0 Comments

Runners, rejoice! You’ve got plenty of options when it comes to fun and funky 5K runs in Grand Rapids this summer! 1. 5K Chocolate Party – May 24, 9:00 AM @ Millenium Park: What greater motivation to get up off the couch and set yourself sprinting through a 5K course than for the promise of chocolate?! The 5K…

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13 Places to Find Your Zen In and Around Grand Rapids

By Steve Volkers Group / April 3, 2014 / 0 Comments

It’s not hard to find excitement and fun stuff to do on just about any given day in Grand Rapids. City festivals, community events and new downtown venues keep things pretty hoppin’ throughout the weeks. But what about those times when you need to disconnect from it all and find your own little quiet corner…

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