Chamber Blog

Chamber announces Vice President of Business Services

April 19, 2017

Dante Villarreal joins the Chamber from the Michigan Small Business Development Center, where he spent 11 years as the Regional Director for West Michigan.

In his role there, he interacted with and advised entrepreneurs, business leaders, and economic support organizations across a 13-county West Michigan region and developed many new and innovative programs to grow small business.

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Speakers announced for ATHENA Leadership Forum on May 25

April 11, 2017


The Chamber is excited to bring Ciciley Moore and Stacy Stout to the May 25 ATHENA Leadership Forum. Ciciley and Stacy have spent their careers dedicated to education, community development, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in our community and in the workplace.

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Upcoming summit to address business talent needs

March 30, 2017


The first of seven events in our Summit Up! Series, the Talent Summit will address how to develop, attract, and retain talent within our state, community, and your organization.

In order to help bring our community up to speed on what’s happening in our region and what they can do to grow their own talent, we’re excited to share the Talent Summit.

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Grand Rapids Parking Conversation

March 30, 2017

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The continued growth and vibrancy of Grand Rapids is creating increased parking pressures in the urban core, particularly for employee parking. We are committed to ensuring parking and mobility is not a barrier to business and job growth in Grand Rapids. Catch up on the parking conversations and what the Chamber has been doing to help its members.

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Fierce Advocacy: A Journey with Shelley Irwin

March 13, 2017

ATHENA Shelley Fierce Advocacy
Take the journey of personal advocacy with Shelley Irwin, 2016 ATHENA Award recipient and host/producer of The WGVU Morning Show who spoke at the January ATHENA Leadership Forum.

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