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August 5th Primaries Voters Guide

July 30, 2014

Next Tuesday, August 5, Michigan voters will head to the polls to select the candidates that will appear on the November ballot for both parties.

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Support Proposal 1 – Vote Yes on Aug 5!

July 16, 2014
The August 5 election is quickly approaching and absentee ballots are out, so please join us in support of Proposal 1. The Grand Rapids Area Chamber is proud to support the campaign for Michigan Citizens for Strong and Safe Communities to protect local community services and help small businesses without increasing taxes for anyone. By more »

Older Adults are an Economic Engine in Michigan

July 14, 2014
By Jennifer Feuerstein, AARP Michigan Associate State Director for Economic Security We have a saying that’s gaining prominence at AARP: Gray is gold. And we have the numbers to back that up. Today, there are nearly two million state residents age 60 or older—a 20 percent increase over the past 10 years. By 2030, nearly more »

Chamber Job Opening: CCL Program Coordinator

July 7, 2014
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is currently seeking a team-oriented individual to join our fast paced team as the Community Leadership Program Coordinator with the Center for Community Leadership, a highly visible program of the Chamber. Under general direction, this position will be responsible to plan and coordinate all programs and events for the Center more »

Use Sustainability Practices for Effective Communications & Meetings

July 3, 2014
Today, we are all bombarded with an incessant flow of incoming “messages” 24/7 with communications coming in a variety of forms and types. Companies and organizations are afloat in emails with many managers receiving 100-200 messages per day. There has also become an expectation that upon receipt of an email you are to respond immediately more »
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