The Grand Rapids Chamber - West Michigan businesses relentless advocate!

In the midst of changing times, your business needs an advocate that speaks your language. At the Chamber, we work tirelessly to shape policies, ideas, and opportunities that improve the business environment.

Our relentless advocacy supports members of all sizes and types. We bring the voice of business to the table when new opportunities arise, and we are especially engaged in influencing policies and practices that save money and lead to job creation.

Make Your Voice Heard
If you are interested in assisting the Government Affairs Division in defining issues
that support your business interests, we welcome your involvement.
View our committees here or take action by visiting Act for West Michigan.

Employee Education
As an employer, you have the opportunity to encourage your employees to vote and
the credibility to educate them so they can make informed choices at the polls. Learn
the how to’s on encouraging your employees to vote: Communicating with Employees on Politics & Public Policy.

Candidate Endorsements

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC), the Friends of West Michigan Business, announced its candidate endorsements recently for the Grand Rapids Public School Board and Grand Rapids Community College Trustee as well as the state and federal races.

2014 General Election Endorsements

For information on how to vote and who will be on your ballot, visit

Questions? Contact Joshua Lunger at 616.771.0336 or


For more information about our advocacy efforts, please contact a member of the
Government Affairs team.

“The opportunity to meet with representatives and discuss issues critical
to business in Michigan is truly appreciated.”

– John Roggow, Marshall Plastic Film

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