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On June 21, 2016, West Michigan business leaders voted to support the ballot proposal under consideration by the Kent County Board of Commissioners considering to increase investment in the 911 system. The Chamber Board moved to support the November ballot proposal that would increase the 911 surcharge from $0.45 to $1.15. This request of the more »
The Friends of West Michigan Business select candidates in U.S. House, State Senate, State House and Kent County Races On June 21, 2016, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee (PAC), the Friends of West Michigan Business, announced its candidate endorsements for the United States House of Representatives, Michigan House of Representatives and the more »
Diversity, inclusion and public safety vital for business growth & regional success In the aftermath of the tragic shooting in Orlando, FL on Sunday, June 12, 2016, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce extends sincere sympathies to all those affected. We are deeply grieved by the violence, loss of life, and inherent hatred and more »
On June 17, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is diving deeper into the tech world to discover the relationship between technology, workforce, entrepreneurship, and infrastructure during the June Issue Summit—the third in a series of critical conversations on the most pressing topics facing our businesses and community. Join us to learn more about more »
Statewide collaboration to discuss & expedite Flint’s recovery & revitalization Business executives from four key chambers of commerce across Michigan will convene Tuesday, June 14, 2016 to help craft a vision for a post-water-crisis Flint during the “Moving Flint Forward Leadership Summit”—hosted by the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Grand more »