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GR Chamber Names Goodwill Industries of Grand Rapids 2015 Diversity Visionary Award Recipient

January 26, 2015
Goodwill Industries of Grand Rapids, Inc. has been selected as the 2015 Diversity Visionary Award recipient by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. This prestigious award will be presented at the March 5 luncheon celebration to be held at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The award recognizes Goodwill’s demonstrated strategic vision, leadership, more »

GR Chamber Welcomes Five New Board of Directors

January 21, 2015
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed five new board members, celebrated key business successes, and announced a new veteran-owned business award at yesterday’s 127th Annual Meeting, which featured leadership lessons with Team Rubicon Co-founder Jake Wood. The Chamber’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of the following new members to more »

New Veteran-Owned EPIC Awards Category Announced

January 20, 2015
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce announced an all new Veteran-Owned Business of the Year category for the 2015 EPIC Awards at today’s 127th Annual Meeting, which featured leadership lessons with Team Rubicon Co-founder Jake Wood. “The Grand Rapids Area Chamber recognizes the many contributions veterans make to our businesses and community. We are excited more »

Standing Up for LGBT Equality with Rep. Frank Foster on January 29

January 12, 2015
OutPro hosts conversation on leadership needed to amend the Michigan’s civil rights act to prevent LGBT discrimination and improve Michigan’s ability to compete for talent Former State House Representative Frank Foster will join OutPro (a program of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce) on Thursday, January 29 for a conversation on the leadership needed to achieve more »

Chamber Announces Two Staff Promotions

January 9, 2015
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce two staff promotions. Kim McLaughlin has been promoted to Vice President of Member & Community Enrichment, a new role in which she will be responsible for developing and overseeing the Chamber’s numerous events and programs. McLaughlin will continue to provide executive supervision and strategic more »
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