D.C. Fly-in

DC Flyin

The Chamber recognizes the need for Grand Rapids and West Michigan to play a more significant role in Washington. We have an opportunity to exercise our unique voice to advocate for issues and projects that are critical to our region’s success.

Our annual two-day trip to Washington D.C. takes business, civic, and community leaders of the West Michigan to meet with members of Congress, the Administration, and agencies on issues and projects affecting West Michigan business.

We invite you to join more than 50 participants from West Michigan for this trip to lobby Congress and the Administration in support of our region’s vitality and economic growth.

This year, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber will be hosting its DC Fly-In in conjunction with the US Chamber’s Small Business Summit. The 10th Annual America’s Small Business Summit will bring together more than 800 business owners and chamber executives from across the country to network, hear from business and policy experts, and meet with their legislators on Capitol Hill.

Confirmed speakers include:

General Colin Powell, Former Secretary of State
Charlie Cook,
Political analyst, who will be giving a preview of the 2014 midterm elections
Steve Case, the co-founder of AOL and well-known entrepreneur
Susan O’Malley, first female president of a professional sports franchise;
Jim Vandehei, the founder and CEO of Politico.

While the keynote speakers alone are reason enough to attend, the summit will also feature a Governors Roundtable, a West Michigan reception on Capitol Hill Wednesday night, Hill visits Thursday morning and a special 10th anniversary reception at the Newseum.

See full US Chamber Summit agenda here.

Event Information

Date | June 11, 12 & 13, 2014
Location | OMNI SHOREHAM HOTEL: 2500 Calvert St. NW, Washington, D.C.
Cost |  $275 per person, includes most meals, Wednesday afternoon programming and Thursday afternoon programming at the US Chamber Summit.

*Attendees are responsible for arranging their own flights and hotel accommodations as well as fees for activities / events / receptions not included in programming schedule listed above.*

Registration | Register online by clicking the ‘Register Now!’ button below.
Last day to register is Sunday, JUNE 8, 2014 by 11:59PM EST.


Register Now!

2014 Sponsors

Fly-In Underwriter



Government Affairs Underwriter
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Major Sponsors



Michigan Congressional Reception Sponsor



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Develop and strengthen relationships between your business and legislative leaders on the national scene with sponsorship of the Chamber’s D.C. Fly-In. Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits or contact Diane Cisler at cislerd@grandrapids.org or 616.771.0357.