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Members are welcome and encouraged to attend these events! What a great way to visit with fellow Chamber members and learn about their business.

Dates and times may change. To learn more about the member business or their ribbon cutting event, call or click the link to contact the member directly. Thank you!

Chamber Ambassadors Lindsey Balcazar of Serendipity Media and Michelle Damstra of Office Staffing hit the test track at TerraTrike's grand opening event.


Chamber Staff Member Wesley Trimpe and Chamber Member Brett Blythe of Northwood University, sign the ribbon at Houlihan's.


Chamber Ambassadors Jill Murray (right) of Cornerstone University and Laura Hanis (center) of Decor & You enjoy networking with Kary Moening (left) of Serendipity Media at their 10 year anniversary celebration and launch of West Michigan Woman Magazine.

Fall 2011 Ribbon Cuttings

Congratulations are extended to the following Chamber members on their celebrations!

Old World Olive Press

108 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503


Welcome Old World Olive Press to Grand Rapids!  Old World Olive Press was founded in 2009 and has opened their 4th Michigan location in downtown Grand Rapids.  Old World Olive Press brings the freshest available olive oils and finest balsamic vinegars to their stores so everyone can enjoy great cuisine in their own homes.

Visit them soon to learn more about their featured product specials and recipes.


Grand River Cigar

131 Division Ave S, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI  49503


Grand River Cigar celebrated their grand opening in December, 2011.  Stop in and enjoy their specialty cigar store in downtown Grand Rapids featuring a custom-built walk-in humidor that is 16 feet wide, 8 feet deep and 9 feet tall.  Grand River Cigar stocks 100 types of cigars from 20 different brands.

Stop by and congratulate them, make a purchase, and relax in their lounge while enjoying your cigar. 


Kohler Expos

3000 Ivanrest Ave SW, Suite F
Grandville, MI  49418


Kohler Expos celebrated the relocation of their offices with a Chamber ribbon cutting.   Based in Grand Rapids, Kohler Expos is one of Michigan’s leading exhibition companies providing five consumer shows annually and was recognized by the Grand Rapids Business Journal as the Top Women-Owned Business in 2011.

Visit them at:

Winter Bridal Show of West Michigan | January 20-21, 2012 | DeVos Place |
Grand Rapids, MI

Mid-Michigan Women’s Expo | February 3-5, 2012 | Lansing Center | Lansing, MI

West Michigan Women’s Expo | March 9-11, 2012 | DeVos Place |
Grand Rapids, MI

Spring Bridal Show of West Michigan | March 9-11, 2012 | DeVos Place |
Grand Rapids, MI

Fall Bridal Show of West Michigan | September 14-15, 2012 | DeVos Place |
Grand Rapids, MI



300 Ionia Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503

Owen-Ames-Kimball celebrated the completion of their office renovation as part of their 120 year anniversary.  Since 1891, Owen-Ames-Kimball has been committed to providing the finest professional construction services to meet their clients' need for quality construction.  They are dedicated to the continued growth and success of Grand Rapids and the West Michigan Community and were recently awarded Contractor of the Year by the American Subcontractors Association of Michigan.

Welcome Owen-Ames-Kimball back downtown and congratulations on all of your accomplishments! 


Compass College of Cinematic Arts

41 Sheldon Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Compass College of Cinematic Arts along with their Board of Directors, Staff and Students, held a ribbon cutting ceremony for their relocation to the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. Compass College started in 1997 as a non-profit production company that has grown into an accredited, conservatory-style college, providing gifted artists with the spiritual and creative tools needed to create experiential and culturally impacting stories.

Stop in for a visit and tour their new location. 


Discovery Financial

971 Spaulding Ave SE Suite A
Ada, MI  49301
616.957.9999 - Grand Rapids
269.948.9969 - Hastings

Discovery Financial celebrated the expansion of their service area and additions to their team to service the market in Hastings, MI.  With over 70 years of combined experience in the financial services field, Discovery Financial is here to help educate you about the basic concepts of financial management; help you learn more about who they are; and to give you fast, easy access to market performance data.

Congratulate them on their growing business! 


Homes for Heroes

Grand River Bank and Greenridge Realty celebrated the kick off of West Michigan’s Homes for Heroes! 

Homes for Heroes connects Realtors, lenders and other real estate related services offering substantial rebates and discounts to the Heroes who serve our nation and our local community every day.  

Have questions about the program or wonder who qualifies as a hero?  Please contact: 

Stacy Beers – Grand River Bank – 616.929.1600 

Karla Wagner – Greenridge Realty – 616.974.6884 

Ken Ghent – Greenridge Realty – 616.974.5034


Snap Fitness – Alpine

3588 Alpine Ave NW
Walker, MI 49544
(616) 635-2363

Congratulations Ryan Cook and Kim VonKaenel on the opening of their 5th Snap Fitness location ~ Snap Fitness on Alpine.  Get started with a fast, convenient and affordable workout every time at Snap Fitness – Alpine, packed with the industry's best exercise equipment.   Snap Fitness has everything you need in a fitness club ~ cardio, weight machines, tanning, personal training, and group fitness classes.

Get a jump start on your New Year’s Resolution and visit them for a tour.


Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

100 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids,MI 49503
(616) 774-8000

Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge celebrated the relocation of their Grand Rapids office to the newly renovated Flat Iron Building on Monroe Center.  With a history of success that stretches back to 1941, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge offers comprehensive legal experience from some of Michigan’s most trusted attorneys. 

Congratulations Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge on your new location! 

To learn more about the about the history of the Flat Iron Building and the renovation, please visit


Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan

648 Monroe Ave NW Ste 104
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan, along with their Board of Directors, celebrated the opening of their new Grand Rapids office with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony.  The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Michigan grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.  Since 1984, they have granted wishes to more than 6,500 special Michigan children.  

Congratulate them soon and learn more about making a child’s wish come true.


Ju Sushi & Lounge

1144 East Paris Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Ju Sushi & Lounge celebrated their grand opening with a chamber ribbon cutting.  Ju Sushi & Lounge is the premier sushi lounge in Grand Rapids. They cater to an exclusive clientele, who are educated about the benefits of sushi and the mind-boggling range it offers. Ju Sushi & Lounge intends to plug the gap that is still prevalent for authentic Japanese cuisine.

Visit them soon to congratulate them, order something from the menu or purchase a gift card for a friend.


DeWys Manufacturing

15300 8th Ave
Marne, MI 49435

DeWys Manufacturing hosted a ground breaking ceremony celebrating the expansion of their facility and the addition of 24,000 square feet of manufacturing and training space.  DeWys Manufacturing has been in business for 30+ years employing over 130 team members, serving 11 different industries, with over 115 different clients located in Michigan,Ohio,Indiana and Wisconsin.

 DeWys Manufacturing ~ Run with Precision.


Edward Jones

Philip Streng, Financial Advisor
825 Parchment Dr SE, Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Edward Jones - Philip Streng

Philip Streng and his staff celebrated the grand opening of their relocated and recently remodeled Edward Jones branch office.  Edward Jones is a leader in the financial-services industry, taking a personal approach to business that starts with a face-to-face meeting between a financial advisor and you.  

Stop in and congratulate them on their new office and Philip’s 15 years of serving his clients with Edward Jones. 


P.F. Chang’s

2065 Apple Orchard Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525


Welcome P.F. Chang’s to Grand Rapids!  A grand opening celebration was held at their new location near Knapp NE and the East Beltline.  Enjoy a unique environment combining influences of Chinese and American cultures while enjoying a dish prepared to order using the freshest and highest quality ingredients. 

Visit them soon and welcome them to theGrand Rapids community! 


Sears Hometown Store

4255 Alpine Ave NW
Comstock Park, MI 49321

Sears Hometown Store celebrated the grand opening of their new Comstock Park location.  At Sears Hometown Store you will find Sears brand home appliances, lawn & garden equipment, home electronics, tools, and fitness equipment right in your community. 

Stop by to congratulate them and do some holiday shopping at the same time.


Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill

760 Butterworth St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

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Congratulations Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill on the grand opening showcasing their neighborhood award winning interior renovation.  Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill features live entertainment, daily drink specials, and a variety of delicious food items to choose from. 

Looking for a night out with friends?  Stop by Tip Top Deluxe Bar & Grill.


Care Resources

1471 Grace St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Care Resources celebrated their 5th year anniversary with a celebratory luncheon. 

Care Resources offers long-term care choices that promote independence, dignity, and a high quality of life for the frail elderly members of our community.  Their experience and expertise in the delivery of services is drawn from their five partner organizations; Holland Home, HHS Health Options, Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, Metro Health Hospital, and Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services. 

Congratulations are extended the entire Care Resources team! 


KSS Enterprises

410 44th St SW Ste A
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

The team at KSS Enterprises celebrated the opening of their new Grand Rapids Office and Showroom with a ribbon cutting on November 3, 2011.  KSS Enterprises is a premier distributor of quality custodial, laundry and ware wash supplies, equipment and service.  For over 65 years they have been working with organizations as their total cleaning solutions partner. 

Stop in for a visit at their new showroom and pick up some cleaning supplies for your home or office.


Bella Furs

660 Croswell Ave SE
Grand Rapids,MI 49506

A great time was had by all at the Bella Furs grand opening on October 21, 2011.  Bella Furs is carrying on the same great traditions and history with a new name and emphasis on customer satisfaction. With over 120 years of experience in the fur fashion and fur service industry they are here to cater to your every need.

Visit them soon and return often!


Tree Huggers

947 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids,MI 49506

Tree Huggers celebrated the grand opening of their new Grand Rapids location on October 21, 2011.  Tree Huggers is extremely proud to offer you products you can feel good about purchasing.  All of the products have been carefully researched by their team to assure you of their environmental friendliness. 

Visit them online or in the store ~ happy shopping! 


Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids

3959 Clay Ave SW
Wyoming, MI  49548
(616) 281-2021

The Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids (HBAGGR) celebrated the grand opening of their new home on October 18, 2011.   The HBAGGR is professional nonprofit trade organization.  Members of the HBAGGR are committed to providing quality homes, building, renovations, products and services for the entire region through adherence to ethical practices, community involvement, advocacy and education. 

Stop by and visit their new location soon!


Kent District Library

814 W River Center Dr NE
Comstock Park, MI 49321
(616) 784-2007

The Kent District Library (KDL) celebrated their 75th anniversary on October 18, 2011.  The KDL system encompasses 18 libraries in 26 communities throughout Kent County, Michigan.  Their goal since 1936 has been to provide library resources that enhance the quality of life for their residents. 

Visit your KDL branch and congratulate them ~ you might be surprised by what you find inside! 


Christian Brothers Automotive

1464 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49508

Christian Brothers Automotive celebrated the Grand Opening of their new 28th street location.  They are a full service automotive repair facility with 9 service bays and a knowledgeable team of automotive service technicians.  Stop by and congratulate them.

Christian Brothers Automotive ~ caring for the family; caring for the family car. 





iLocal celebrated their grand reopening on October 13, 2011; reintroducing themselves to the Grand Rapids business community.  iLocal provides daily deals; visit their website soon to view the deals in Grand Rapids. 

iLocal ~ keeping an “i” out for businesses. 


Covenant Developments

The Villas of Ada
830 Bridgecrest Drive
Ada,MI 49301

Covenant Developments celebrated the grand opening of Phase II at the Villas of Ada on October 11, 2011.  Phase II features 48 home sites with 7 floor plans to choose from.  Stop in for a tour of their community.



Gordon Water Systems

100 54th St SW
Grand Rapids,MI 49548


Gordon Water Systems has been providing solutions for families and businesses throughout West Michigan since 1973.  On October 7, 2011, they celebrated the grand opening of their new Grand Rapids location. 

Gordon Water, it’s good for you! 


Re/Max of Grand Rapids, Inc.

0-113 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids, Mi  49534

Re/Max of Grand Rapids, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of their new location at 0-113 Lake Michigan Dr NW.  Re/Max of Grand Rapids, Inc. has been serving our community for over 30 years. 

Buying or selling your home?  Contact a Re/Max professional today!



Ribbon cutting events are a fun way to shine the spotlight on your business and let other Chamber members know you're there to serve them. We have a fun time doing them, too!

 "A HUGE thank you to the Chamber for making our Open House such a great success!  We really appreciate all the wonderful things that you have done and continue to do for us." 

Maryann Gillespie
Sales & Marketing Assistant
Great Lakes Bottling Company



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