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Grow Your Business
While you are busy doing what is best for your customers, co-workers, and community, we are by your side, helping your business work harder for you. We work with businesses of all sizes and business owners of all experience levels. With a variety of individualized and group services, we can help you identify new opportunities to grow and connect you with peers who are excited to advise and support you along the way.
The Chamber facilitates such connections through our business development services, CEO Roundtable, Business Exchange Luncheons, and other events and programs. With tracks geared toward individuals at every level of leadership and in various sectors, your business will benefit from the relevant insight of peers and meaningful interactions with decision-makers.
Shape Your Business Environment
In the midst of changing times, your business needs an advocate that speaks your language. The Chamber is more than a cheerleader for your business—we are shaping the environment that drives bottom-line business success. We help you navigate policies that challenge your industry, and we bring your voice to the table when new opportunities arise. We’ve got your back.
Our relentless advocacy supports businesses of all sizes and types. More than 80% of our members are small businesses, so we are especially engaged in influencing and setting policies and practices that save money and lead to job creation.
We offer members many opportunities to learn about the legislative process and share their voice directly. These programs include Public Policy Breakfasts with Legislators, after-hours networking events, the West Michigan Business Day at the Capitol, issue forums, and online resources.
Strengthen Your Leadership
We equip talented professionals with intensive training, active networks, and meaningful resources to shape their careers, innovate within their companies, and engage in community change. If you want to become a stronger leader and a more connected professional, the Chamber is your ally.
For professionals in new leadership roles, new to the area, or interested in getting more involved in local leadership, our community orientation programs provide insider knowledge on what is happening in greater Grand Rapids, access to leaders who are shaping the future of the area, and practical tools for taking action. For leaders seeking to develop their skills, we offer development programs such as Leadership Grand Rapids and Leadership Advantage.
Enhance Your Prospective
Nothing is more powerful for business and our community than people—the perspectives they share, the conversations they spark, and the action they take. Encouraging the diversity of our people is the key to creating a community where everyone is welcome and where businesses thrive through new ideas.
The Chamber is your ally and change agent on the road to creating a more diverse and inclusive workforce. We work alongside businesses as they welcome, connect, and engage the talent they need. Our programs include Cultural Tour Experience, Multiracial Association of Professionals and Institute for Healing Racism.
Join us today and discover the power of an ally, advocate, and change agent standing behind your business.