Experience GR Wins Governor’s Award

Congratulations to Experience Grand Rapids for winning the Governor’s Award for Innovative Tourism Collaboration for the Cool Brews. Hot Eats. campaign! Richett Media managed publicity for the two-week promotion that paired together local craft beer and food, generating media coverage and social buzz for more than 60 participating restaurants. Sales increased from 20-60 percent during the first week of the event, compared to the same week in 2012. Click here to ready more about the award and take a look at some of our media…

Cool Brews. Hot Eats.

Beer City USA is celebrating Cool Brews. Hot Eats. February 18 to March 2. Nearly 60 restaurants in the Grand Rapids area are offering beer-infused dining creations and craft beer pairings. You can also go on a brewery tour around West Michigan and find out why Grand Rapids was named one of the ‘Top 10 Best Vacation Cities for Beer Lovers.’ Take a look at what’s cookin’ during Cool Brews. Hot Eats.  on WZZM 13, FOX 17, WOOD TV8, REVUE Magazine & Take Five!

Doctors Launch babyQ App

Two West Michigan doctors are helping expecting moms around the globe with the launch of babyQ, a website and free iTunes app. The app has been downloaded by thousands of women from more than 20 countries since it launched in November. It works by generating a babyQ score based on a 22-question survey about the user’s lifestyle, exercise, stress and nutrition habits. The user then receives custom tips via text message or the babyQ website, to help make healthier choices that will increase overall maternal…

Celebrate Spring in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Grand Rapids Downtown Alliance invites the community to celebrate 30 Days in Spring!  Enjoy a multitude of experiences throughout one square mile in beautiful downtown Grand Rapids. From cultural spring break programming, spring fashion, fresh dining, healthy living and hotel packages, you’ll find many reasons to come downtown and explore. Take a look at the participating businesses and events at http://www.downtowngr.org/spring/ You can also watch some of the 30 Days in Spring media coverage from WZZM, FOX 17 & eightWest.  

Conduit Studio Designs iPad App for Grand Rapids Art Museum

 Art iPad App Downloaded in 16 Countries in First Week Grand Rapids-based design firm Conduit Studio and the Grand Rapids Art Museum are celebrating the launch of The Jansma Print Collection iPad app. The app was released on iTunes March 8 and downloaded in 16 countries the first week, including China, Mexico, France, UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Russia, Spain, and Saudi Arabia. The app offers an interactive experience for museum visitors and digital users worldwide. Users can dive deeper into the collection and explore the…

Polar Plunge for Special Olympics

Another icy celebration took place in West Michigan over the weekend. More than a hundred adventurous people, most of them decked out in costume, took the Polar Plunge into Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids on Saturday. The annual event raises money and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan. Taking the plunge also earns you a spot in a thrilling and generous club of volunteers who often return each winter to take part in one of the 27 plunges across the state. To find a Polar…

UICA Live Coverage 2013

Richett Media is partnering with Rapid Growth Media to contribute feature articles and video coverage of noteworthy events, businesses, and people in the Grand Rapids area. The first of these videos takes us to the Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts and the annual Live Coverage fundraiser. The event raised more than $75,000 for Michigan’s largest contemporary art center. Take a look!          

National Conductive Education Day

Thursday, February 21 is National Conductive Education Day. Conductive education is a holistic and intensive approach that combines medical knowledge with educational methods. This world-renowned teaching method has helped millions of children with motor disorders  gain independence. The Conductive Learning Center in Grand Rapids serves children birth to age 26 with motor disorders related to complications of prematurity, Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida or brain injury. For these children with motor disorders, even the smallest tasks – eating, buttoning a shirt, sitting in a chair –can be…

Doorganics Launches Online Store

  Local farm-to-door delivery service Doorganics recently launched a new website, offering custom delivery for local and organic produce, meat and other specialty items. Take a look at the video tutorial on their website to see how easy it is to sign-up and get started! Kim Carson recently toured Doorganics and interviewed owner Mike Hughes for WZZM 13 & GRNow.com. Watch the interview here. Doorganics in the news! Click an article to read the full story. February 2013 “An Entrepreneurial Itch Sparked a New Business” – Grand Rapids…

American RV Celebrates 25 Years

American RV is celebrating 25 years in business, a new website and another successful RV Show at DeVos Place. From print headlines to entertaining TV stories, check out some of the great coverage this month from FOX 17, WZZM 13 and the Grand Rapids Press.  

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