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GR Chamber Statement on Michigan Legislature Road Funding Deal

December 18, 2014
On the last day of session, Governor Snyder and legislative leaders agreed to a road funding package that will ask voters to raise the state’s sales tax from 6 to 7 percent in May. The plan also removes the sales tax on gasoline and replaces it with a wholesale tax dedicated to roads. The ballot more »

Trends Driving Business Forward

December 18, 2014
Inc. magazine just reported that Michigan is in a sustained growth pattern with companies blooming across the state, including small towns and rural areas as well as metropolitan regions. The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to support the business community in West Michigan. Here’s just a few of the latest statistics and more »

Michigan House Passes Road Funding Package: Chamber Urges Continued Action

December 5, 2014
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is calling on the Michigan legislature to urgently continue work on a long-term solution for Michigan roads following passage of a funding package by the Michigan House of Representatives on Thursday, December 4, 2014. The passage of House Bills 4539, 5418 and 5477 are a step forward in more »

Why Transformational Change is a New Requirement for Survival

December 5, 2014
We all know that the marketplace today is driven by many fast paced dynamic global change forces. In fact, forces of change can happen at such a rapid pace that at times an organization may not even be fully aware of change and its full impact to the company. Many times driving forces are also more »

Emerge West Michigan Launches Online Business Resources

December 4, 2014
West Michigan is blessed with a wide variety of organizations and business working to assist entrepreneurs and the business community. Now, thanks to a regional collaboration led in part by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber, there is a new one-stop-shop online resource designed to make it easier to find and tap into the area’s strong more »
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