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Welcome to the CMC

For over 25 years the Community Media Center has acquired and maintained technology tools, media services and community venues to benefit the Grand Rapids community. Explore this site to discover how CMC's television, radio, IT, education and live theatre resources are here to help you.

The New History Grand Rapids

Posted: 12/06/2012

The New History Grand Rapids

The CMC IT Team is happy to announce the launch of the all new HistoryGrandRapids.org, the online archive of the Grand Rapids Historical Commission. A long time client, and partner on other projects, the Commission decided it was time to update the site we had built for them years ago, and update we did. Everything from the design all the way down to the database has been changed.

The design pushes latest and highlighted content front and center to engage users right off the bat, and users of modern browsers get a beautiful full...

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Grand Rapids 2nd Ward City Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss talks with Lee Mueller, the GR Urban Forest Project Coordinator about our tree canopy, the new tree mapping app, and what to do when a tree needs help.




Michigan Association of Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs Redesign

The CMC IT Team is proud to announce the launch of the new and improved website for long time client Michigan Association of Foster Grandparent & Senior Companion Programs, or MAFGSCP. The site is not only a new design, but also included numerous security enhancements which allowed us to further increase the functionality for the client and their member organizations.

Using our Shared Secure Hosting Platform we were able to seemlessly integrate online donations through the site with the client's payment provider without having to...

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GR's Got Talent Text-to-Vote

Posted: 09/21/2012

GR's Got Talent Text-to-Vote

The CMC IT team recently worked with the Arena District to provide voting via text message at the finale of GR's Got Talent, a brand-new, multi-day talent competition that seeks to find and showcase the best performers in West Michigan.

Using a service called Twilio, we were able to have attendees at the show send a simple text message with an act's name and the website was able to keep track of all of the votes. We also decided to keep people from voting for the same act more than once, but still allow them to vote for other acts....

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Your votes can help sustain your community media services

Someone nominated CMC as a worthy and deserving nonprofit organization for the Chase Bank Community GIving program. We are truly  honored! That designation alone means we will receive $1000 from Chase Bank. Now we are included in the public voting phase, where based on votes, Chase will award a total of $5 million dollars to be split among the top vote getting organizations. Grants will range from $10k to $250,000.

From the Chase Facebook site, this explains the voting process. "Everyone gets 2 votes on Facebook to use on 2 different...

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