Business Matters Series


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, or 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 of Leadership

Mark Murray
Co-CEO, Meijer, Inc.

Looking for insights & inspiration? Learn lessons from 20+ years of leadership in retail, higher education, government and more.

Mark Murray has led in many roles—most recently as Meijer’s co-CEO since 2013 and president for two years prior. Before that, he served as GVSU president, MSU VP of finance and operations, treasurer for the State of Michigan, and education-policy advisor for Gov. John Engler. Hear his lessons learned.


Date | Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Time | 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Location | Seidman Center, GVSU (downtown campus), 50 Front Ave. SW
Cost | $20 member, $25 future member and registrations after 5 p.m. on Thursday, September 10

Register Now!

Contact Mercedes Cowper at 616.771.0341 for more information and registration.


Exclusive Premier Sponsor

Priority Health

Chamber Champion

Consumers Energy

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program.

Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits or contact Joshua Verhulst for sponsorship information.