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

Business Matters Workshop

Optimize Your Company Online
Pete Brand, CEO & Co-founder of MINDSCAPE at Hanon McKendry

Pete Brand 10-1 HeadshotAre you tired of looking at your competitors online performance with envy? Are you struggling to take control of your online business and simply don’t know what it takes to succeed?

Uncover exactly what it takes to be successful online and how to continually optimize online performance with this fast-paced and highly-interactive workshop. Come prepared to get a head start on planning your company’s online strategy.

Date | Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time | 7:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Location | Bicycle Factory @ GVSU, 201 Front Ave. SW, Room 340
Cost | $10/person, limited to 30 participants

Register Now!

Questions? Contact Noelle Frost for more information.

Business Matters Monthly Speakers

Conscious Capitalism

Raj Sisodia, Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Conscious Capitalism Inc.

Discover new ways to deliver extraordinary financial performance while creating multiple kinds of positive value for all stakeholders. Conscious Capitalism is an emerging paradigm that realigns business to the emerging realities of our world.

A thought leader in the Conscious Capitalism movement, Raj Sisodia is a distinguished professor at Babson College and the bestselling author of Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business, The Rule of Three: How Competition Shapes Markets, and Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose.

Date | Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Time | 7:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Location | Salvation Army Kroc Center, Fireside Room, 2500 S. Division Ave.
Cost | $20/member early registration, $25/future members or late registration after 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 4 (includes hot breakfast)

Register Now! or call 616.771.0303

January Business Matters Speaker

Date | Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Time | 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location | TBD (Tentative: Seidman Center, GVSU, 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.

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.