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

Beer, B-Corp, & the Bottom Line

Kris Spaulding, Co-Owner
Brewery Vivant

Brewery Vivant doesn’t just make good beer. They’re also certified as a B-Corporation that monitors their positive impact across a spectrum of indicators including community, environment, workers, and governance.

Learn about this unique for-profit business model that includes people, planet and profit in the bottom line at the next Business Matters. Join guest speaker Kris Spaulding, co-owner of Brewery Vivant, for a discussion on why a company would seek this certification and how being a socially and environmentally-focused business has its benefits.

Kris plays an active role in building the West Michigan B Corporation Network and is an advocate for businesses engaging with their community in a meaningful and impactful way.

Date | Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time | 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Location | Prince Conference Center, 1800 E. Beltline Ave. SE
Cost | $25/member, $30/future member or late registration starting Sunday, June 19 (includes hot breakfast)
Registration | Visit or call 616.771.0303 to sign up today

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