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

Five Leadership Lessons to Help Shape Your Career

Hear Joan Budden, the new president and CEO of Priority Health, as she shares important lessons she’s learned on her journey to becoming the leader of Michigan’s fastest growing health insurance company.

Joan will share her personal growth experiences, including the challenges, successes and opportunities that helped shape her 25-year-long career. Over the course of the discussion, attendees will learn the five key attributes Joan finds critical to becoming a successful leader.


Date | Tuesday, February 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 Sunday, February 14 (includes hot breakfast)

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Next Up…


March 22 | The Business Case for Workplace Diversity

Explore the business case for incorporating diversity and inclusion in your workplace! Jesse M. Bernal, Ph.D., vice president of inclusion & equity at Grand Valley State University, will share his insights on providing a rich, inclusive, learning and working environment that attracts, retains and supports a diverse community of students, staff and faculty.

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Questions? Contact Mercedes Cowper at 616.771.0341 for more information and registration.

Exclusive Premier Sponsor

Priority Health

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this program.

Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits or contact Josh Verhulst for sponsorship information.