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

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Denise VanEck
Owner & Founder, Thought Design

Explore the latest insights into creating a strong workplace that enables employees to be and do their best. Denise VanEck, owner and founder of Thought Design, works with high-potential individuals and teams interested in doing what it takes to be the very best versions of themselves. An expert in the area of performance and leadership development, Denise specializes in turning traditional learning and development on its head and bridging the gap between the latest brain science and the challenges that confront today’s organizations and individuals.

Date | Tuesday, October 20, 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, October 15

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.