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A few engaged Chamber members can make all the difference in solving issues in our community. Case in point: a new collaboration has evolved among members from transportation, manufacturing and higher-education over the last few months and is making headway in addressing a key issue in the business community—the scarcity of truck drivers. The transportation industry is one more »
Nominations are now open for the prestigious ATHENA Award and the ATHENA Young Professional Award. Presented annually by the Chamber, these awards recognize individuals for professional excellence, community service, mentoring, and active assistance in helping women attain professional excellence and leadership skills. Nominations (both women and men) can be submitted at www.grandrapids.org/athena-celebration for the 2016 more »
In 2012, two Grand Rapids area businesses—Butterball Farms and Cascade Engineering—started the 30-2-2 Initiative as a goal to have 30 local companies hire at least two ex-offenders for at least two years. Under the leadership of Mark Peters and Fred Keller, respectively, the 30-2-2 Initiative recognized the community and corporate value of employing those who more »
The secret is out. Grand Rapids is a city on the rise and you live here! Get tapped into the local scene with fresh connections through the Chamber. We’re here to help foster the relationships and create the spaces so you can dig deep roots into the community. Here are a few options—for you, your more »
Congratulations to the second-stage entrepreneurs selected for the Chamber’s newest business growth program—ELEVATE Minority Business. NOËL CUELLAR Primera Plastics, Inc. Precision injection molding manufacturing plastic parts MICHAEL DAVENPORT Jireh Metal Products, Inc. Certified ISO9001 manufacturer of progressive metal stamping functions and assemblies JAVIER OLVERA Supermercado Mexico, Inc. International grocery and supermarket JODI (VANDEN BERG) VAN more »