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Chamber Supports Investment in 911

June 23, 2016
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 »

GR Chamber PAC Announces 2016 Endorsements

June 21, 2016
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 »

GR Chamber Responds to the Orlando Tragedy

June 14, 2016
Diversity, inclusion and public safety vital for business growth & regional success In the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Orlando, FL on Sunday, June 12, 2016, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce extends sincere sympathies to all those affected. We are deeply grieved by the violence, loss of life, and inherent hatred and more »

Examine WMI High-Tech Infrastructure to Remain Competitive

June 14, 2016
On June 17, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is diving deeper into the tech world to discover the relationship between technology, workforce, entrepreneurship, and infrastructure during the June Issue Summit—the third in a series of critical conversations on the most pressing topics facing our businesses and community. Join us to learn more about more »

GR Chamber Partners with Moving Flint Forward Statewide Summit

June 13, 2016
Statewide collaboration to discuss & expedite Flint’s recovery & revitalization Business executives from four key chambers of commerce across Michigan will convene Tuesday, June 14, 2016 to help craft a vision for a post-water-crisis Flint during the “Moving Flint Forward Leadership Summit”—hosted by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Grand more »
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