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Chamber Applauds Michigan Senate on Passage of HICA Fix

October 20, 2016
Business Community Calls on Governor to Sign Bills The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce applauds the Michigan Senate on the passage of Senate Bills 987-990. The bills reconfigure Medicaid Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) to allow the state to create stable Medicaid funding and responsibly remove the anti-competitive Health Insurance Claims Assessment (HICA) tax on more »

Final Issue Summit Explores Housing for a Growing City

October 3, 2016
Discussion to explore implications and potential solutions… West Michigan is growing. Our region ranks third in the nation for economic vitality and second in best places to start a business. We are creating a thriving and vibrant community—a place where people want to live, work, and play, and now have one of the top housing more »

Election Day is Nov. 8! GR Chamber PAC Weighs in with Endorsements

September 30, 2016
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC), the Friends of West Michigan Business, announced its candidate endorsements on Friday, September 30, 2016 for Grand Rapids Public Schools Board of Education, Grand Rapids Community College Trustee, Kent County Clerk and Kent County Drain Commissioner. Endorsements were based on candidate questionnaires, interviews and more »

2016 EPIC Awards Finalists Announced

September 29, 2016
Chamber awards celebration set for November 2 West Michigan is driving economic growth both regionally and statewide, and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to celebrate 20 area businesses and individuals helping to create a thriving region at the at the seventh annual EPIC Awards. EPIC salutes Entrepreneurial, Progressive, Innovative and Collaborative more »

GR Chamber Named Finalist for Statewide Award

September 27, 2016
The Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals (MACP) has named the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce as a finalist for the Outstanding Chamber of the Year Award in the Large Chamber Category—defined by annual revenue budgets of more than $750,000. The 2016 award recipient will be announced at the MACP Chamber Convention slated for October more »
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