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

December Business Matters – The Future of Healthcare

freese-deckerchristina-originalAs an experienced leader and president of Spectrum Health Hospital Group, Christina Freese-Decker is responsible for the strategy, operations, and growth of their 12 hospitals, ambulatory care sites, and outpatient locations.

Health care is a major issue for our US economy and economic growth.  Health care spending for 2016 is projected to be $3.4 trillion, with the majority being hospital care. Several factors are shaping the future of health care – aging population, advances in technology and personalized medicine, new financing models and greater consumer engagement. This session will discuss these trends and Spectrum Health’s approach to navigating the future.

Read more about Christina here.

Date | Tuesday, December 13, 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, December 11 (includes hot breakfast)

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Priority Health

Program Sponsor



Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program.

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