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

bill-pink-headshot-web-readyDeveloping Tomorrow’s Workforce

Dr. Bill Pink
Vice President & Dean for Workforce Development,
Grand Rapids Community College

Discover what it takes to close skill gaps and matriculate a strong and engaged workforce of the future.

Dr. Bill Pink has been deeply engaged in talent and workforce development since his previous role as vice president for Academic Affairs at Oklahoma State University. He now brings his expertise and leadership to GRCC’s effort to further advance the educational and training opportunities West Michigan’s workforce needs— including certificate and degree-seeking occupational education as well as customized business and industry training.

Date | Tuesday, November 17, 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, November 12

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Questions? Contact Mercedes Cowper at 616.771.0341 for more information and registration.

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From preparing West Michigan’s workforce to nurturing corporate culture, join Business Matters to examine the latest insights and ideas enhancing businesses today.

Team Building That Matters | December 15, 2015

Jim Murray, President, A.K. Rikk’s

Hear a real-world case study on developing a team-building philosophy and how it impacts and benefits company culture.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program.

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