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Chamber is Hiring: Communications Job Opening

February 1, 2016
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking a part-time Communications & Social Media specialist to join the Marketing & Communications team. This position supports the Chamber by assuming responsibility for a range of projects involving internal and external communications and social media. The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in journalism, advertising/PR more »

New Program Accelerates Growth Of Sizable Minority-Owned Businesses

January 29, 2016
Application deadline for ELEVATE Minority Business is Friday, February 5, 2016. The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce proudly announces a new program—ELEVATE Minority Business—designed to accelerate the growth and development of sizable minority-owned businesses in West Michigan. A maximum of 10 second-stage minority entrepreneurs will be selected to participate in the inaugural class of more »

Grand Rapids Chamber Welcomes Four New Board Members At 128th Annual Meeting

January 20, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI—With nearly 700 business and community leaders in attendance, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed four new board members, announced a new series of Issues Summits and celebrated successes at the 128th Annual Meeting, held at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids on Tuesday, January 19, 2016. The event also featured more »

Chamber Survey: Health Care and Talent Top Concerns for West Michigan Businesses

January 14, 2016
Grand Rapids, MI—Results of a public policy survey released today by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce show the cost of health care continues to be the top concern for members heading into 2016 for the fourth year in a row. Difficulty finding qualified talent was cited as the number two concern for the more »

#GRACCchat: Business Trends 2016

January 5, 2016
#GRACCchat is a new Twitter chat hosted by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. EST. This one-hour Twitter chat is dedicated to helping small businesses succeed and offers valuable insights on topics impacting your business. It’s also a great opportunity to grow your network and online more »
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