Chamber Blog

Five West Michigan Entrepreneurs & Professionals Share Their New Year’s Resolutions

January 16, 2018
01/16/2018 For many, New Year’s Resolutions are strictly personal goals: exercise, eat healthily, travel more… finally sign up for that photography class. While those are great goals to prioritize for the year, a new practice worth integrating is to make resolutions for your professional life, as well. There is always room for improvement in every more »

2018 Government Affairs Chamber Survey: Businesses like What They See, Addressing Talent Critical to Growth

January 10, 2018
1/10/2018 Results from the annual Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs survey confirms talent and workforce development, coupled with parking and mobility, remain the top concerns of West Michigan business. More than 600 members contributed to this year’s survey, with two-thirds of respondents representing small and mid-sized business. The Chamber uses the survey more »

Chamber Guest Blog: Tips from TeamLogic IT on Protecting Your Business from Disaster

January 5, 2018
1/8/2017 Article submitted by Grand Rapids Chamber Member, Max Gibbard of TeamLogic IT Grand Rapids, Michigan Every business needs a disaster recovery plan. Regardless of your industry or location, the danger of losing your organization’s critical data is a serious concern. While a degree of risk is involved in decisions made in business every day, more »

Outgoing City Commissioner Dave Shaffer Discusses What’s Next and Why the West Side is the Best Side

December 20, 2017
12/20/2017 Grand Rapids has seen a drastic transformation through the years. From once living in the shadows of larger cities across the United States, Grand Rapids is now known as Beer City, USA and has been ranked among the top cities to start a business and the fastest growing US economy in 2017. Not to mention being more »

Member Spotlight: Eastown Veterinary Clinic

December 15, 2017
When you imagine a veterinary clinic, what probably comes to mind is a stale space with white walls, fluorescent lighting, and the strong scent of wet dog. With Eastown Veterinary Clinic, you not only get high-quality medicine for your pet but also a modern wellness center for your furry best friend. From the moment you more »
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