January 5, 2014
New to Grand Rapids, Michigan?
If you are new to Grand Rapids, please see below. Items
for visitors are listed first, then links for people who live
If you are only here for a day or two, please see:
• Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park
• Gerald Ford Museum
Music and Performances
View videos "My Giant Little Town - Visit Grand Rapids"
and "The Grand Rapids LipDub".
Grand Rapids is NOT a dying city.
MUSIC AND PERFORMANCES
(mostly computer programmer-type)
JOBS (mostly computer
Object (awesome) (GR) now hiring! as of
2011-01-12 and 2012-10-22
- Consolidated Resource Imaging (CRI)
Aerospace (staffing up)
Aviation > About > Careers, and its contracting
• Technisource/Randstad Technologies (head recruiter, my recruiter, say Hi from me),
• DornerWorks, or
• Belcan (GE's
preferred Integrated Supplier ISA, but don't see badges)
• Performance Software
PSW (Phoenix, Arizona and elsewhere)
(Zeeland) now hiring! as of 2010-8-20 and 2010-11-30
- Gordon Food Service GFS
Aerospace Manufacturers Association (GR-based)
Human Software (Grand Rapids)
- Precision Aerospace (GR)
- Spectrum Health (GR)
- X-Rite laid
off lots of people. Then posted entry-level and senior
- Got some Java jobs in my Inbox somewhere.
- Keep ears open on renewable energy companies:
• United Solar
• Cascade Engineering
(by GRR airport) and others.
- I hear that of the outsourced Smithies who did not go to the
above, some moved to Maryland (Lockheed Martin), Phoenix
(Honeywell?), Cedar Rapids, Iowa (Rockwell Collins), and Los
- General job-hunting
tips (ignore if you came from my other page).
Many Michiganders need help these days:
INDEPENDENCE DAY ACTIVITIES,
- July 3 dusk, the valley behind Forest Hills Central High
School, bring a blanket to sit on and a flashlight and maybe a
cooler, many people park in this neighborhood and
walk—get here at 9 or 9:30pm, park and follow everyone
else, more info, free.
- Grand Rapids, East Grand Rapids and Grandville seem
to be putting on their fireworks July 4.
- More fireworks locations.
- July 4 7-9:30am pancake breakfast at the Ada firehall,
10am parade nearby, etc.
- July 4 parade and so on in Cascade info.
- Most communities have activities all weekend long, see this list or check your local paper!
- Grand Haven
Coast Guard Festival July30-August 8, 2010
Closest school districts are (in order):
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Authored by Eric Piehl 2006/2014. Comments on/updates to this Web page.
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