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, and 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

Finding & Keeping Your Top Talent

Date | Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time | 7:30 – 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, July 16

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Beth Kelly - HR Collaborative, LLC


Beth Kelly
Managing Partner, HR Collaborative, LLC

Hiring the right people is the foundation of a successful business. Keeping them onboard is the next step.

Learn from Beth Kelly—Managing Partner at HR Collaborative, LLC—as she uncovers the best ways to attract and retain talent… and create a company culture where the best employees want to work.

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Contact Mercedes Cowper at 616.771.0341 for more information and registration.

 Fast Forward >>>

Catch the full line up of Business Matters this quarter!


August 18 | The Future of Work & the Workplace
Ryan Anderson, Director of Future Technology, Herman Miller

Your workspace is a strategic asset. Get an inside look at the trends changing the way we work.

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September 15 | Journey of Leadership
Mark Murray, Co-CEO, Meijer

Looking for insights & inspiration? Learn lessons from 20+ years of leadership in retail, higher education, government and more.

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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 Shari Dick for sponsorship information.