🌱 MLK Vaccination Clinic + Spectrum Health Planning New Buildings

Get on, Grand Rapids! Here’s everything you need to know to get this Friday off to a good start.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Colder with shifting clouds. High: 24 Low: 10.

Here are the top three stories in Grand Rapids today:

  1. Spectrum Health plans to open three new buildings in Grand Rapids, Lakeview and Big Rapids. The building will be an 11-story, 240,000 square foot ambulatory care building located on the north side of Michigan Street NE just west of Lafayette Avenue and is expected to open in the spring of 2024. (WOODTV.com)
  2. Grand Rapids will host a vaccination clinic for communities of color on Martin Luther King Jr. To ensure that communities of color are vaccinated in West Michigan, The Grand Rapids African American Health Institute is in partnership with Brown-Hutcherson Ministries, University of Michigan Health-West and the Grand Rapids MLK Worship Celebration Committee. The clinic will take place next Monday, January 17 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Brown-Hutcherson Ministries, located at 618 Jefferson Avenue SE. (WOODTV.com)
  3. Grand Rapids is set to host several concerts at downtown venues over the next few months. Headliners include Papa Roach, Brian Regan, Dierks Bentley, and more. (GR|MAG)

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Today in Grand Rapids:

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From my notebook:

  • Forllow @grandrapidsmi for the best views, meals and treats in GR! (Instagram)
  • The Grand Rapids Police Department asks the public to contact them if they have any information location of a missing teenager. (Facebook)
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You are now in the loop and ready to start this Friday on the right foot. I’ll be in your inbox tomorrow morning with another update!

Erica Zenn

About me: Erica Zenn is a master’s student in applied psychology at the University of Southern California, originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. With a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, Erica is an expert in verbal and written communication who brings extensive experience in employee engagement and corporate customer experience. Erica is passionate about community building and enjoys using her writing and communication skills to bring people together.

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