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All welcome to attend open forum TONIGHT – evening of Wednesday, July 13 What: There’s been a lot going on in the news lately regarding race and policing, so let’s talk. In light of recent events, Black Women Connect GR is hosting a pop up discussion tonight, Wednesday, July 13. A program of the more »
From social media to video and traditional print materials, there seems to be an overabundant array of options for marketing and communicating the value an organization, product, or service offers. Plus, growing amounts of analytic data and insights are available to track and measure results. All this makes formulating the right marketing mix and finding more »
June 2016 was a busy month for the Chamber as the Legislature looked to wrap up a number of their priorities before heading home for the summer in-district work period. While a number of items passed the Legislature and are now awaiting the Governor’s signature, some key bills were left on hold for the fall. more »
On June 21, 2016, West Michigan business leaders voted to support the ballot proposal under consideration by the Kent County Board of Commissioners considering to increase investment in the 911 system. The Chamber Board moved to support the November ballot proposal that would increase the 911 surcharge from $0.45 to $1.15. This request of the more »
The Friends of West Michigan Business select candidates in U.S. House, State Senate, State House and Kent County Races On June 21, 2016, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC), the Friends of West Michigan Business, announced its candidate endorsements for the United States House of Representatives, Michigan House of Representatives and the more »