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Chamber Job Opening

April 8, 2015
The Chamber is seeking an Events Administrative Associate to join the Member and Community Enrichment team. This position requires a person with superior organization skills, great attention to detail and the ability to manage their time effectively to meet multiple deadlines. This position is responsible for the delivery of program and event information to internal more »


February 24, 2015
On February 24, 2015, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced its support of Proposal 1—the May 5 ballot question to fix Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure. “Michigan needs to fix its roads. We cannot afford the cost of continued inaction,” said Rick Baker, president & CEO of the Chamber. “Safe roads are more »

Ambassador of the Year 2014 Announced

February 3, 2015
We are proud to announce Jennifer Jenks of Great Deals Magazine has earned Ambassador of the Year for 2014! Congratulations… Jennifer has participated in the Ambassadors Committee since the beginning of January 2014 and said: “I am very honored to be named Ambassador of the Year for 2014. The Ambassadors and Chamber staff are an more »

Take Command with Veteran-Styled Leadership

February 3, 2015
Jake Wood knows good leadership when he sees it and he knows it starts with the ability to inspire those around you. Out of 100 people, he noted, 80 will be sheep, 10 shouldn’t be there in the first place, nine will be fighters—but there will only be one warrior whose job is to bring more »

Goodwill Industries of Grand Rapids Named 2015 Diversity Visionary Award Recipient

January 26, 2015
Goodwill Industries of Grand Rapids, Inc. has been selected as the 2015 Diversity Visionary Award recipient by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious award will be presented at the March 5 luncheon celebration to be held at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The award recognizes Goodwill’s demonstrated strategic vision, leadership, more »
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