Business Matters Series

Business Matters Series - Education, Seminars and Workshops

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

Leading Business to New Places
Amy Proos, CEO, Proos Manufacturing

amy-proosWe’re kicking off our 2015 Business Matters Series with Amy Proos, CEO of Proos Manufacturing, Inc., as she shares her leadership insights about growing her third-generation family business, diversifying its capabilities and services, and being the first women to own and operate the company in a predominantly male industry.

Date | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time | 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Location | Seidman Center, GVSU (downtown campus), 50 Front Ave. SW
Cost | $20/member, $25/future member or late registration after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 22 (includes hot breakfast)

Register Now! or call 616.771.0303

Questions? Contact Noelle Frost for more information.

Save the Date!

Don’t drop the ball. Get in on all the Business Matters action. Next up…

BMS-MarkSellersFebruary 17 | Craft Beer, Craft Company: the HopCat/BarFly Ventures Story with Mark Sellers, Owner

From start up to expansion and everything in between, hear the fascinating story of how one crafty investor brewed up an important role in Grand Rapids’ Beer City USA scene.

A skilled investor and man of many talents, Mark Sellers is creator and owner of HopCat—named third best beer bar in the world by Beer Advocate Magazine—as well as Grand Rapids Brewing Co., Stella’s Lounge and McFadden’s Restaurant & Irish Saloon. Hear how Sellers changed Grand Rapids’ craft brew business with his investments under BarFly Ventures.

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BMS-JDLoeks-CelebrationCinemaMarch 17 | Exploring the “Why?”
J.D. Loeks, President, Loeks Theatres, Inc./Celebration! Cinema

Take a closer look at solving problems by setting a team culture of identifying and discussing the real issue.

Differences in opinion and perspective can cloud the true problem at hand. Hear how J.D. Loeks of Celebration! Cinema gets everyone on board to successfully identify what’s getting in the way of achievement and address the heart of the matter with team communication and strategy.

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Questions? Contact Noelle Frost for more information and registration.

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program.

Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits or contact Diane Cisler for sponsorship information.