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Sunday Morning Townsquare – October 21 2012

This week on Sunday Morning Townsquare, Paul speaks with:

  • George Heartwell, Mayor of Grand Rapids
  • George Aquino, General Manager, JW Marriott Grand Rapids

 
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  • Mayor George Heartwell

 
I’m joined by Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell. Mayor Heartwell and I chat about what inspired him to run for mayor, the list of goals he had when he first took office in 2004, things he’s been able to accomplish and what he’s still hoping to see come to fruition, challenges he’s faced as mayor and what he’s done to overcome them, what a day in the life of a mayor is like, he and former Mayor Logie’s interest in getting a full time Mayorship position for Grand Rapids, the Decriminalize Marijuana ballot initiative, being recognized as a green city, things Grand Rapids can learn from similar sized cities and what they can learn from us, things Grand Rapids and Detroit can do to work better with together, and more…..

Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell
http://grcity.us/city-manager/pages/mayor-george-heartwell.aspx

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  • George Aquino, JW Marriott and “My Hotel Life”
  • Rudy Postmaa and Rachel Najar, Image Travel

 
I’m also joined by My Hotel Life’s George Aqunio and Rudy Postmaa and Rachel Najar from Image Travel. George, Rudy, Rachel and I chat about their upcoming Europe Tours for Foodies that they’re coordinating for October 11-22, 2013, what inspired them to put it together, what the concept is behind a foodie tour, the cities they will be guiding people through in France, Switzerland, and Italy, some of the foods and sights they want their guests to experience in each of the cities, advice for those visiting these cities for the first time, how folks can be part of the tour, and more…..

Europe Tours for Foodies http://europetoursforfoodies.com/

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I do hope you’ll have a chance to tune in! I’m really looking forward to introducing you to folks around West Michigan every week who are helping to positively shape our area with their music, their art, their bold business ideas, and the causes they’re passionate about!

~Paul Jendrasiak

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