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

 Crisis Communication
“There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full.”

Fisk HeadshotA crisis can hit anyone, at any time. You and your business need to be prepared. Learn more about crisis communications from guest speaker Mark Fisk, Partner at Byrum and Fisk, and find out how to face the challenge, keep your reputation intact, and come out stronger at the next Business Matters series.

An award-winning journalist and a veteran of numerous communications projects, Fisk is one of the best practitioners of the craft of message development and has given presentations and seminars across the nation on crisis communications, rapid response, public relations and advocacy communications.

Date | Tuesday, August 16, 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, August 14 (includes hot breakfast)

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September Business Matters

Join us to hear an inspiring story of business growth from David Vanderveen, founder of XS, energy drink and sports nutrition company. More details to come!

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

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