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Inside Grand Rapids

Are you looking to plug into the community?

Your fast track orientation to the community, Inside Grand Rapids provides newcomers and longtime residents alike with behind-the-scenes access to the people, places, and programs that play integral roles in shaping the Grand Rapids community.

Over the course of a single day, participants are engaged on exclusive tours with the most up to date content from the region’s diverse business and community leaders.

Inside Grand Rapids is a great way to connect with other professionals and residents of Grand Rapids as well as learn about the area. Price includes a networking reception the evening before as well as group transportation and entry fees to exhibits/venues. 

Sign up for one or all three, register to be an insider today!

 Event Details

May 5-6, 2014
5| Reception: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
6| Day Session: 7:30 - 5:00 p.m.
• Destination Downtown- Revitalization, Living, Business Growth
• Public / Private Partnerships
• Community Service & Philanthropy
Cost | $200/person non-profit, $300/person for-profit 

August 11-12, 2014
11| Reception: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
12| Day Session: 7:30 - 5:00 p.m.
• History of Grand Rapids
• Arts, Culture & Entertainment
• Destination City
Cost | $200/person non-profit, $300/person for-profit 

October 5-6, 2014
5| Reception: 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
6| Day Session: 7:30 - 5:00 p.m.
• Economic Innovation
• The Urban Plan
• Parks and Recreation
Cost | $200/person non-profit, $300/person for-profit 

Questions? Want to register for all three? Call Ciciley, 616.771.0320  or email

Participation in each module is limited to 30 professionals in the community.

Cancellations made less than two (2) weeks before start date will not be refunded; registered participants may send a replacement. Cancellations prior to that time will be refunded less a 20% processing fee.

Thank You to our Sponsors!


"Inside Grand Rapids was an experience like none I've had before. I learned about the history of Grand Rapids, how our town has grown over the decades and continues to grow, as well as behind the scenes of our new cultural growth. Inside Grand Rapids allowed me to network with peers, and I've retained those connections. I would highly recommend IGR as a great way to re-connect to our amazing community."

- Jenn Groendyke, IGR 2012

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