Business Matters Series

Business Matters Series - Education, Seminars and Workshops

Are you looking for ways to grow your business? Need to boost your connections? Want fresh ideas on leadership, management, human resources, marketing and more?

Get informed and stay current while expanding your network of business contacts at the Chamber’s monthly Business Matters Series.

  • You’ll hear from the relevant experts and community leaders on the topics you need to be successful in business and your organization.
  • Plus, you’ll hear about the projects and newsmakers making Grand Rapids great.

Each month, the Business Matters Series features a new topic, keynote presentation, and community update to bring you the expert insights, know-how, and the latest trends you need to know.

This event is the perfect opportunity for attendees to keep in touch with community happenings and developments while building their professional network.

“I enjoyed the program mix of a community update and business growth presentation and discussion.”
— Kris Ridings, Varnum Consulting

Upcoming Event Information

Journey to Leadership
Meredith Bronk, President, Open Systems Technologies (OST)

Meredith Bonk, OSTUncover lessons learned through diversified growth and the rise to leadership in the high-tech industry.

Named OST’s new president in February 2014, Meredith has helped shepherd the company’s diversified growth to $100 million. Hear the lessons of leadership learned since joining OST in 1998—serving as vice president of internal operations and chief operating officer.

Date | Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Time | 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Location | GVSU Seidman College of Business, 50 Front Ave. SW
Cost | $20/Member early registration, $25/member late registration, $25/future members (includes hot breakfast)

Register Now! or call 616.771.0303

Questions? Contact Noelle Frost for more information.

New! Workshop: Strategic Networking

Denise Sherwood, Sandler TrainingDenise Sherwood, Partner and Co-Owner of Sandler Training, returns to lead a NEW Business Matters Workshop on strategic networking.

Smart business people know the significance of strong relationships. Building the “right” relationships accelerates opportunities to go to a new level of success.

Join Denise to learn how to create high-value connections with the right people providing the greatest benefit.

At the end of the program, you will be able to:

  • Understand a strategic approach to networking and tactics to support networking activity
  • Identify biggest networking challenges
  • Build productive relationships for mutual gain
  • Prioritize and manage connections

Date | Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time | 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location | Sandler Training, 2610 Horizon Dr. SE, Suite 110
Cost | $10, limited to 30 people

Register Now! or call 616.771.0303

Questions? Contact Noelle Frost for more information.

Exclusive Premier Sponsor

Priority Health

Speaker Series Sponsor

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan

Program Sponsor

Clark Hill PLC

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program.

Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits or contact Diane Cisler for sponsorship information.