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Grand Rapids Chamber Applauds Senate for Taking Action on Roads

June 30, 2015
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce applauds the Senate for advancing a roads proposal, which balances new revenue and existing resources for a long-term fix for Michigan’s roads. “We need to take action to keep Michigan competitive and support job growth,” said Rick Baker, president & CEO of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of more »

The GR Chamber is Hiring!

June 15, 2015
We are seeking candidates for two open positions on our membership team. Director of Membership Visibility The Director of Membership Visibility is responsible for managing the following components of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce sponsorship program: expansion of current partnerships and the development of new partnerships for sponsorships and advertising. This position is more »


June 11, 2015
New networking group enhances professional & community connections Black Women Connect GR, a new affinity group from the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, successfully launched the evening of Monday, June 8. The filled-to-capacity inaugural event held at Blue35 met with high praise and positive energy from over 65 participants who said the new networking group more »

Congratulations 2015 EPIC Awards Recipients!

June 2, 2015
Chamber honors seven outstanding organizations and individuals during one EPIC night! The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce announced the 2015 EPIC Awards recipients—honoring them for their outstanding business growth and success stories—during the annual awards celebration held at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park on June 1. This year’s awards included the inaugural presentation of more »

GR Chamber PAC Announces Endorsements for GR Mayor and City Commission

May 14, 2015
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce’s Political Action Committee (PAC), the Friends of West Michigan Business, has announced its support of Commissioner Rosalynn Bliss for Mayor, and Commissioner Ruth Kelly, Jon O’Connor and David Allen for Grand Rapids City Commission. Endorsements were based on candidate questionnaires, interviews and past performance for incumbents. “The Chamber more »
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