Note: We had a great time during our two-day tour of Grand Rapids on April 19 and 20. In the coming days, we’ll provide individual thoughts on the visit and highlight some of our destinations in more detail.
MLive.com and The Grand Rapids Press Reporter Zane McMillin and Photographer Emily Zoladz joined the Van Andel Millennial Board for several of its visits during the first day of the Grand Rapids tour. Each posted coverage of the visit on MLive.com, with McMillin’s article and Zoladz’s photos really capturing the essence of our visit.
Here’s an excerpt from the article:
They were eight members of the Van Andel Millennial Board, an endowed youth council comprising students from 14 private Michigan colleges, including several in Grand Rapids and West Michigan.
An arm of the Michigan Colleges Foundation, the Millennial Board works to “develop and implement … strategies to attract and retain students in Michigan,” according to its website.
The Millennial Board’s ArtPrize visit Thursday was one leg of a rigorous, two-day whirlwind tour of sorts to sites around Grand Rapids that, in some way, highlighted parts of the city that would attract a young, right-out-of-college crowd.
The group started their day at The Rapid bus system’s Central Station, where the group learned about recent service changes and the upcoming bus rapid transit Silver Line.