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On February 24, 2015, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors announced its support of Proposal 1—the May 5 ballot question to fix Michigan’s crumbling infrastructure. “Michigan needs to fix its roads. We cannot afford the cost of continued inaction,” said Rick Baker, president & CEO of the Chamber. “Safe roads are more »
We are proud to announce Jennifer Jenks of Great Deals Magazine has earned Ambassador of the Year for 2014! Congratulations… Jennifer has participated in the Ambassadors Committee since the beginning of January 2014 and said: “I am very honored to be named Ambassador of the Year for 2014. The Ambassadors and Chamber staff are an more »
Jake Wood knows good leadership when he sees it and he knows it starts with the ability to inspire those around you. Out of 100 people, he noted, 80 will be sheep, 10 shouldn’t be there in the first place, nine will be fighters—but there will only be one warrior whose job is to bring more »
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 »
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 »