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Political Action Committee Contributions

Established in 1978, the Friends of West Michigan Business has grown into a statewide political powerhouse. Through support from Chamber members, the PAC has helped elect hundreds of candidates throughout the state who understand business. Your support will ensure the voice of West Michigan business continues to be heard.



Friends of West Michigan Business

The Friends of West Michigan Business, the Chamber’s Political Action Committee (PAC), is a vehicle for Chamber members to join with like-minded businesses leaders to achieve desired political and public policy goals. A natural component to the Chamber’s successful public policy advocacy program is an aggressive, well-funded, highly organized political action committee.

The Chamber PAC’s engagement in the political process has certainly contributed to our public policy achievements in Lansing. The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is now of vital interest to candidates, throughout the state, looking for support of their campaigns, and is a key player in the legislative process in Lansing. Thanks to the Chamber’s combined political action and legislative advocacy efforts we are making sure your voice is heard loud and clear in the halls of government.

The Friends of West Michigan Business is not operated by any membership dues.  Its make up is entirely derived from individual contributions from members who wish to invest their resources to ensure pro-business candidates are elected to office.


Join the President's Club

The President’s Club is West Michigan’s exclusive, members-only, political investment club for individuals who personally contribute $250 or more to the Friends of West Michigan Business. By becoming a member of the President’s Club, you are helping us elect pro-business candidates to office and advance the Chamber’s member-driven legislative priorities. As a member you will be able to participate in quarterly meetings featuring dynamic speakers who share insider perspectives on the decisions happening in Lansing and Washington DC.

Please help us succeed in our efforts by joining the 2014 President’s Club.  With your support, we will ensure that the voice of West Michigan business is heard loud and clear.

If you have any questions, please contact Joshua Lunger at 616.771.0336.

2013 Political Action Committee Board

Mr. Robert Roth
RoMan Manufacturing
Mr. Rick Baker
Grand Rapid Area Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Bill Benson
WilliamCharles Search Group
Mr. Doug Dozeman
Warner Norcross & Judd
Ms. Birgit Klohs
The Right Place Inc.
Mr. David Bilardello
Priority Health
Mr. Tom Bylenga
Star Truck Rentals
Mr. Lew Chamberlin
Whitecaps Professional Baseball Corp.
Ms. Kim Clarke
Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett
Mr. Troy Cumings
Warner Norcross & Judd
Mr. Doug DeVos
Amway
Mr. Dean Ferris
Grotenhuis
Mr. Michael Gallagher
Spartan Stores
Mr. Bryan Harrison
Amway
Mr. Bob Hughes
Advantages Benefits Group, Inc.
Mr. J.C. Huizenga
National Heritage Academies
Mr. Jon Laureto
Wolverine Building Group
Ms. Eileen McNeil
SeyferthPR
Mr. Dean Pacific
Warner Norcross & Judd LLP
Mr. Jason Pater
Westwater Group
Mr. Rusty Merchant
McAlvey, Merchant & Associates
Mr. Matt Uhl
Huntington Bank
Mr. Carl Ver Beek
Varnum Riddering Schmidt & Howlett
Mr. Jim Zawacki
GR Spring & Stamping

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