The Buzz

Have you heard the latest buzz from the Chamber? Check out our special updates, press releases, business stories, and online-only content posted to our blog-style newsfeed, The Buzz.

OutPro Videos Showcase LGBT Talent & Community

October 20, 2014
OutPro is launching a video awareness campaign—called OutPro Perspectives—and the first video will go live this month during the October 23 OutPro Networking Night. “More than just information…it’s about engagement. The video project delivers a lesson in storytelling—of how OutPro welcomes the whole professional person to the table with other leaders,” said David Abbott, OutPro more »

Leadership Lessons from Meredith Bronk

October 16, 2014
Leadership is a journey—one that forms through gentle molding, growth by movement, the addition of others to your goal, and outside influences (both good and bad) to shape you. That’s what Meredith Bronk, president of Open Systems Technologies (OST), shared with Chamber members recently when she shared her own personal journey to leadership and the more »

Supplier Diversity: Opening Doors for Business Growth

October 14, 2014
Whether it’s working with supply chain partners who are minority-owned, woman-owned, veteran-owned, or those with disabilities, increasing your supplier diversity creates new opportunities for growth in your business as well that of your vendors and the regional economy. “Engaging in supplier diversity is mutually beneficial to both the minority-owned enterprise and to us at Spectrum more »

Minority Business: Building Our Future Together

October 7, 2014
A welcoming and inclusive community for your business is more than just a good idea. More evidence than ever suggests it is an essential piece of the economic growth puzzle. Supporting minority business development in West Michigan is increasingly becoming a significant factor in determining the future success of our region. “It’s in everyone’s best more »

Why You Should Turn Your Product into a Service!

October 3, 2014
Oftentimes, truly innovative products reach the marketplace and fall short of expectations. The reasons can be varied and many. Maybe the product was ahead of its time, was not completely validated in the marketplace before commercialization, or tried to address a market need that didn’t exist. Perhaps there is another compelling reason: the waste generated more »
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