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

Business Matters Workshops

Health Care Reform: What Lies Ahead in 2015

Marti Lolli, Senior Director, Product Development & Health Care Reform, Priority Health

Marti LolliFive years after the law was passed, many Affordable Care Act provisions are still being implemented. Explore what lies ahead for 2015 with health care reform regulations and reporting requirements with Priority Health expert Marti Lolli.

Since 2010, Marti has led more than a dozen webinars on health reform topics, and has been invited to speak at more than 100 events in Michigan. In addition, she serves as an advisor to state and national associations working in both Lansing and Washington, D.C. on implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

Date | Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time | 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location | Marywood Dominican Center, Room 10, 2025 Fulton St. E
Cost | $10/person, limited to 30 participants

Register Now! or call 616.771.0303

Take It to the Cloud

Mike Ritsema, Partner, & Patrick Kuras, Senior Network Engineer, i3 Business Solutions

Mike RitsemaPatrick KurasLearn how to leverage cloud technologies to drive business productivity during this interactive discussion and demonstration. Presenters Mike Ritsema and Pat Kuras will focus on cloud concepts and applications that help you eliminate the chaos of digital communications and better equip your business to achieve organizational results. Bring your own wireless device if you wish.

Date | Thursday, November 6, 2014
Time | 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location | Worklab by Custer, Summit Room, 99 Monroe Ave. – Suite 200
Cost | $10/person, limited to 30 participants

Register Now! or call 616.771.0303

Questions? Contact Noelle Frost for more information.

Exclusive Premier Sponsor

Priority Health

Speaker Series Sponsor

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan

Program Sponsor

Clark Hill PLC

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program.

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