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2016 ATHENA Young Professional Finalists Named

August 18, 2016
Final award recipient to be announced from among top 10 finalists at 2016 ATHENA Award Celebration on September 15! The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the top ten finalists for the 2016 ATHENA Young Professional Award, which will be celebrated on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at the 27th annual ATHENA Award more »

National Career Readiness Certificate

August 11, 2016
ACT NCRCHelp Us Reach Our Goal Are you using the National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) in your hiring practices? Would you like to? If so, we need your help! Kent County is 98% of the way to our goal of registered employers, and we need only 30 more businesses to who recognize the certificate to push more »

Skilled Trades Training Fund

August 11, 2016
West Michigan WorksTap into the Skilled Trades Training Fund for 2017! West Michigan Works is hosting Skilled Trades Training Fund (STTF) informational sessions. The STTF program provides competitive awards to employers for training leading to increased employee productivity and increased competitiveness of Michigan businesses. This fund is a priority for the Chamber and we hope you will more »

WGVU’s Shelley Irwin Named 2016 ATHENA Recipient

August 2, 2016
We are thrilled to announce Shelley Irwin, host/producer of WGVU’s Morning of Show and several local PBS shows, as the 2016 ATHENA® Award recipient in recognition of her leadership, mentorship, and many remarkable contributions to the greater Grand Rapids community. “Shelley has relentlessly given back to the West Michigan community in numerous ways both in more »

Pop-Up Discussion on Race & Policing with Black Women Connect GR

July 13, 2016
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 »
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