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Upcoming Member Ribbon Cuttings & Celebrations...

April

17 | West Michigan Catering | 4:00pm | 3075 28th St SW | 616.459.8150

24 | Office Staffing & Staffing Inc. | 3:30pm | 632 West Fulton St | 616.451.0454

May

1 | Breton Village Pediatrics & Family Medicine | 3:30pm | 2460 Burton St SE, Suite 300 | 616.805.3846

9 | TapSnap of West Michigan | 4:15pm | Location TBD | 989.451.1841

14 | CORT | 4:00pm | 2950 29th St SE | 616.942.2660

15 | C.H. Robinson | 2:30pm | 801 Broadway Ave NW, Suite 307 | 616.940.1200

20 | Symplicity Communications, Inc. | 4:30pm | 940 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 143 | 616.588.8500

30 | Compass Insurance | 4:30pm | 525 Ottawa Ave NW | 616.245.5555

June

July

17 | Homewood Suites by Hilton | 5:00pm | 3920 Stahl Dr SE | 616.285.7100

August

September

October

10 | Pleune Service Company | 750 Himes St SE | 616.243.6374

Members are welcome and encouraged to attend these events! What a great way to visit with fellow Chamber members and learn about their business.

Dates and times may change. To learn more about the member business or their ribbon cutting event, call or click the link to contact the member directly. Thank you!


Chamber Ambassadors hit the test track at TerraTrike's grand opening event.

 


Chamber Staff Member Wesley Trimpe and Chamber Member Brett Blythe of Northwood University, sign the ribbon at Houlihan's.

 


Chamber Ambassadors Jill Murray (right) of Cornerstone University and Laura Hanis (center) of Decor & You enjoy networking with Kary Moening (left) of Serendipity Media at their 10 year anniversary celebration and launch of West Michigan Woman Magazine.

Recent Ribbon Cuttings

Ribbon Cuttings

The Chamber would love to be a part of your grand opening, ground breaking, ribbon cutting, or relocation event. We bring the big scissors and the ribbon! See your business on this web page as well as in The Chamber News and let other Chamber members share in your celebration.

Click here to download the reservation form (required). Contact Mark Allen at 616.771.0348 for more information.

Please note:

  • Pre-registration with the Chamber for Ribbon Cuttings is required with two weeks advance notice.
  • Events are scheduled based upon availability during business hours only.
  • Submit all changes in writing to Mark Allen.  

Congratulations are extended to the following Chamber members on their celebrations!

FlexCity Fitness

629 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.272.4300

www.flexcityfitness.com

FlexCity Fitness is open for business at their new location in Grand Rapids ~ Welcome to town!

FlexCity Fitness is an interval-based fitness studio blending leading techniques into a one-of-a-kind training concept.  You can get everything you need for your workout with FLEX.  Founders Jenny and Trista incorporate cardio, strength training and flexibility into each and every class.  Their intense 56 minute session leads to effective, noticeable results.

The motto at FLEX is “sweat, stretch….and repeat”.   Contact them today so you can look, feel and perform better!


 

Generation Care Performance Center

4095 Park East Court SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.259.4029

www.generationcare.org

Generation Care Performance Center opened their newest facility in Grand Rapids ~ Congratulations!

Generation Care is a total care rehabilitation and wellness organization.  They are dedicated to providing services to all ages and conditions through their talented team of therapists, professionals, and specialists.  Services available at Generation Care include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech services and more all individualized to the needs of the patient.

Start and end your rehabilitation with Generation Care.


 

Arts & Carafes

6749 Fulton St E Suite D
Ada, MI  49301
616.419.6008

www.artsandcarafesstudio.com

Arts & Carafes is open for business in their new studio! 

Arts & Carafes has a vision to provide art entertainment at a reasonable price to bring people together for a social, fun, and relaxing experience.  Their library of paintings provides variety for all ages along with quality instruction and a comfortable workspace.   Every month, Arts & Carafes will be “painting it forward” and donate a percentage of their proceeds to a charitable organization.

Uncork your creativity at Arts & Carafes ~ Cheers!


 

West Michigan Community Bank

177 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.451.2961

www.wmcb.com

West Michigan Community Bank celebrated their business growth and addition of two commercial lenders to their downtown Grand Rapids office.  Please welcome Brad Bruinsma and Robert Robbins.

West Michigan Community Bank has a strong appetite for lending!  Founded in 1976, WMCB has a record of consistent growth and financial stability.

Visit them at any of their West Michigan locations in Hudsonville, Jenison, Holland, Zeeland and Grand Rapids!


 

Hyatt Place Grand Rapids – South

2150 Metro Lane SW
Wyoming, MI  49519
616.724.1234

www.hyattplacegrandrapidssouth.com

The Hyatt Place Grand Rapids – South celebrated their 5 year anniversary!

The Hyatt Place is a business and pleasure hotel where you can expect quality with unique features and comfortable services.  The hotel features spacious guest rooms with state-of-the-art media and work centers.  Enjoy a free breakfast each morning during your stay and then grab a bite later in the day from their 24/7 the Gallery or Bakery Café.

Let the award winning staff at the Hyatt Place Grand Rapids – South assist you with your overnight accommodations and/or corporate meetings. 


 

Academy of Music in Grand Rapids

6159 28th St SE, Suite 4
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.965.1655

www.academyofmusicgr.com

Business growth has moved Academy of Music in Grand Rapids into their new space!

Academy of Music in Grand Rapids provides quality instruction in piano, guitar, voice, drums, strings, Music Together classes and more.  Their expanded office and additional classroom space provides a learning environment that is not only about music but about their students.  Lessons are available six days a week with their qualified and friendly teaching staff.

Take the next step and contact them to arrange your first lesson. 


Baby Mine

2237 Wealthy St SE, Suite 110
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
616.608.3862

www.babyminegr.com

Congratulations to Baby Mine on the grand opening of their new store in Gaslight Village!

Baby Mine is a premier baby boutique offering extraordinary outfits and trendy clothing (newborn to size 5), wonderful toys and unique gifts. Baby Mine caters to the children providing them with snacks and cars and strollers to play with while Mom does the shopping.

Spring and Summer fashions are on the way including shoes, bathing suits, hats and sunglasses.  The inventory and prices at Baby Mine are appealing to many shoppers’ tastes and their wallets. 

Baby Mine has just the right gifts for that new baby or new Mom; stop in today to purchase yours.


 

Cornerstone University

Main Campus
1001 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.949.5300

 

Professional & Graduate Studies facility
300 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.977.5529

www.cornerstone.edu

Cornerstone University dedicated their new Professional & Graduate Studies facility.  This new facility brings the PGS students together in one location that features seven classrooms, computer stations, a student lounge, break-out space for discussions and multiple conference rooms.  The facility also houses an enrollment office, financial aid office, and other administrative services.

The Professional & Graduate Studies program was created in 1993 to serve the adult student population with a variety of accelerated degree-completion programs.  These programs are designed to meet specific educational needs and exist to empower the adult learner.

Ready to further your education and obtain that Master’s degree you have been thinking about?  Stop by their new facility to learn more about their programs.


 

SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids Airport

5250 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616.464.1130

www.marriott.com/grrse

SpringHill Suites Grand Rapids Airport has been renovated from top to bottom!

SpringHill Suites features 109 guest suites along with 1,572 sq. ft. of meeting room space.  The guest suites at the SpringHill provide each of their guests with the amenities required for an enjoyable stay including a mini fridge, microwave and wet bar area.  Relax and unwind at 52fifity; a lobby bar open Monday – Saturday featuring happy hour and drink specials.

Looking for a place to accommodate your out of town guests? Contact a member of the SpringHill team today to learn more about their services.


 

Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Airport

5200 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616.575.9144

www.grandrapidsairportsuites.hamptoninn.com/

The Hampton Inn & Suites Grand Rapids Airport hosted an open house celebrating the completion of their renovations. 

The Hampton Inn & Suites boasts 98 well-appointed guest rooms and suites and provide their guests with a complimentary hot breakfast, free WiFI, fitness room, and an indoor swimming pool and whirlpool.  Their knowledgeable staff is happy to assist you in finding your way around Grand Rapids and offering recommendations of things to do and see during your visit.

Stop by and check out the renovations and ask for a tour!


 

Residence Inn – Grand Rapids Airport

4443 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616.285.1280

www.residenceinn.com/grrri

The Residence Inn – Grand Rapids Airport is welcoming guests to their new hotel!

Residence Inn Grand Rapids Airport is the newest and brightest extended stay hotel in Grand Rapids.  The hotel features 100 spacious guest suites with full kitchens and separate living, working and sleeping areas.  The hotel also provides a complimentary breakfast, evening social, and in – room DVR systems.

Stop in for a tour and say hello to their staff!


 

myway Mobile Storage

3696 Northridge Dr NW, Suite 20
Grand Rapids, MI  49544
616.540.8860

www.mywaystorage.com

Business growth is cause for celebration at myway Mobile Storage!

myway Mobile Storage, headquartered in Grand Rapids along with their national call center, is one of the fastest growing mobile storage franchise organizations in the country.  Currently they have operations in seven markets including Baltimore, Denver, Grand Rapids, Pittsburg, St. Louis, Salt Lake City, and Tyler Texas.

Moving or looking for storage options?  Contact myway Mobile Storage to see how convenient and affordable their services are.


 

Grand Rapids Law Group

1779 28th St SW
Wyoming, MI  49519
616.530.0101

www.grandrapidslawgroup.com

Grand Rapids Law Group hosted a ribbon cutting event celebrating the establishment of their firm. 

The Grand Rapids Law Group covers Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, Allegan, Ionia and Barry counties. The firm provides services to their clients in the areas of family law, criminal defense, immigration law, and business and real estate law.

Contact one of their lawyers today!


 

Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry

1750 Grand Ridge Ct NE, Suite 205
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.988.9485

www.grandrapidskidsdentist.com

Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry celebrated the opening of their new practice!

Dr. Meggan Krause of Growing Smiles Pediatric Dentistry specializes in all phases of preventative and restorative dentistry for infants through young adults.  In addition to routine cleanings and exams, Growing Smiles offers a wide range of services to help support and maintain your child’s oral health.

Dr. Krause and her caring team maintain a high standard of excellence and provide all patients with high quality pediatric care using the latest dental technology in a child friendly environment.

Learn more about your child’s dental health or schedule an appointment by contacting their office directly.


 

Windstream

40 Monroe Center St NW, Suite 201
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.389.1002

www.windstream.com

Windstream has a new office space in Grand Rapids.  Welcome to downtown GR! 

Windstream is a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company and a leading provider of advanced network communications. 

When you work with Windstream, you can benefit from:

  • high-quality solutions for data, voice, network security, disaster recovery, cloud and datea center, and equipment
  • complimentary communications analysis to better understand your current and future company needs, including a plan to meet your business goals
  • industry-leading technical expertise and unsurpassed service and support 

Whether you run a small business or a multi-location enterprise, Windstream can help meet your business needs. 

Contact and Windstream professional today and learn more about their services and the membership perks they provide to Chamber members!


 

Planet Fitness

www.planetfitness.com

Planet Fitness celebrated grand openings at their two West Michigan locations; one in Grand Rapids and one in Grandville.

     
 Grand Rapids - 3681 28th St SE - 616.464.2000                                                   

   
Grandville - 3845 Rivertown Pkwy - 616.259.7485

Planet Fitness is the innovative health club known for its judgment free zone and absurdly low prices. They provide a unique environment where anyone can be comfortable building a lasting and active lifestyle.

Stop by either of their locations for a tour and ask them about “No Gymtimidation” and the “Lunk Alarm”! 


 

Ally’s Boutique

 2211 East Beltline Ave NE, Suite B
Grand Rapids, MI  49525

734.730.1418

www.allyboutique.com

Ally’s Boutique celebrated their arrival in Grand Rapids with a ribbon cutting and open house event.

Ally’s Boutique features stylish and fashionable Men’s and Women’s apparel and accessories.  A very warm and attentive staff is ready to assist you in finding just the right item. 

Stop in for a visit!


 

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids

870 28th St SW
Wyoming, MI  49509
616.532.4200

www.googwillgr.org

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids celebrated the opening of their 20th Goodwill Store location in their 8 county region!

By shopping in Goodwill stores in the Greater Grand Rapids Area, you help support approximately 20 training programs that provide specific and non-specific skill sets to those in need of assistance including resume building, interviewing protocol, Certified Nurse Aid Training, Youth to Employment, Hospitality Services, Veterans Services, and more.

Shop for a cause……Shop Goodwill! 


 

Mayan Buzz Café

208 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.608.3052

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 The Mayan Buzz Café celebrated their grand opening!

Mayan Buzz Café is a 24 hour downtown café serving a full line of premium organic coffees and teas with a Central American flair along with blended drink and sodas.  The menu also includes sandwiches, salads and soups, all served within an eclectic setting merging vintage and modern.

Stop in and warm up at the Mayan Buzz Café!

 


Applebee’s

4955 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616.977.1900

www.applebees.com

www.teamschostak.com

Congratulations to Applebee’s – Cascade and the Team Schostak Family of Restaurants on their grand re-opening!

Stop in for a visit and check out the new look inside and out at the Cascade Applebee’s location.  From the new awnings and signs to the new open bar layout with updated HD TVs, you are sure to enjoy the fresh food, friendly staff, and great neighborhood atmosphere. 

As part of their celebration, Team Schostak presented a check for $2500 to the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.  Members supporting Members; we are happy to have you in our community!


 

C3 – Collaborative Communications Consulting

2295 Byron Shores Dr SW
Byron Center, MI  49315
616.259.4625

www.go-c3.com

C3 – Collaborative Communications Consulting celebrated their 5 year business anniversary.

C3 – Collaborative Communications Consulting represents virtually all the telecom carriers and works to find the best fit; making interaction with a telecommunications company easier, less time consuming, and less stressful. C3 can assist with Data Services, Voice Services, Cloud Computing and Conferencing.

If you need to connect across town or across the world, C3 will collaboratively construct  a solution that meets your needs.


 

JuiceBlendz Café

15 Ionia Ave SW Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
616.272.3153

www.juiceblendz.com

JuiceBlendz Café hosted a free FroYo event in honor of their grand opening!

JuiceBlendz is growing fast!  Their smoothie and juice bar menu is complimented by a menu consisting of breakfast bagels, wraps, sandwiches, soups and salads.  They also featured a wide variety of frozen yogurt options with plenty of toppings to choose from.

Stop in for a snack or a sandwich and welcome them to Grand Rapids!


 

Life EMS Ambulance

1275 Cedar St NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.458.LIFE (5433)

www.lifeems.com

Life EMS Ambulance dedicated their new, 10,000 square foot Fleet Readiness Center on the campus of their Grand Rapids headquarters.  This new state-of-the-art building is designed to meet the unique needs of servicing 76 of the company’s total West Michigan Fleet of 112 vehicles.

Life EMS is a locally owned and nationally known company providing lifesaving pre-hospital care to eight Michigan counties.  Their service area covers over 3,500 square miles and they employ over 350 dedicated associates.  In addition to their ambulance services, Life EMS provides wheelchair transportation services through their Metro Chair/Mobility division throughout their service areas.

Contact Life EMS Ambulance to learn more about their transportation services, educational classes, and ambulance membership.


 

Macatawa Bank

116 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.235.7000

www.macatawabank.com

Macatawa Bank opened their new office in downtown Grand Rapids!

Macatawa employs over 415 highly trained and experienced professional who provide exceptional customer service to all of their clients.  Their portfolio of services includes Personal Banking, Retail Lending, Commercial Banking & Deposit Services, Commercial Lending, treasury Management Services, Personal Trust Services, Private Banking, Asset Management, Financial Services, Retirement Planning and Employee Benefit Plans, and Health Saving Accounts.

Macatawa Bank is committed to the communities they serve and their employees donate their time to hundreds of events supporting those in need in Ottawa, Kent and Allegan Counties. 


 

littlePOSH

3140 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.363.7929

www.littleposhgr.com

littlePOSH celebrated their grand re-opening under new ownership.

Find everything you want, need and would like for your little one at littlePOSH.  They care new and/or pre-loved children’s apparel, quality baby gear, educational toys and books, along with handmade items crafted by local moms.

Visit their store or check out their website to learn more about their consignment process. 

Kids are expensive……but their wardrobe doesn’t have to be!  


 

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

3000 Monroe Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49505
616.365.3834

Grand Rapids Home for Veterans

The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans celebrated the completion of their canopy and new entrance.  This new canopy fulfills the wish of a member veteran and his wife, a longtime volunteer, keeping veterans out of the weather elements when loading and unloading busses, vans and ambulances.

The Grand Rapids Home for Veterans is located on 90 acres of land adjacent to the Grand River in NE Grand Rapids.  The home provides compassionate and quality interdisciplinary care for the members to achieve their highest potential of independence and wellness.  

Thank you to all of our veterans for your service to our country.


 

Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors

2910 Lucerne Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.949.3200

www.hungerfordnichols.com

The firm known for providing fresh thinking to business leaders across West Michigan has applied some fresh thinking to their own brand.  The leading, locally owned and closely held CPA Firm founded in 1941 will now be known as Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors.

Congratulations on your new name and your new look! 


 

Culligan of Grand Rapids

3470 3 Mile Rd NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49534
616.791.7150

www.culligankaatsmi.com

Hey Culligan Man!  Culligan of Grand Rapids celebrated their 10 year anniversary!

Culligan has been in the water treatment business for over 70 years.  Their mission is to deliver high-quality water treatment products that benefit every aspect of consumer’s lives.  Culligan provides services for your home and your office.

Contact your local Culligan Man at one of their five West Michigan locations.

Grand Rapids – 616.791.7150

Holland – 616.396.0502

Rockford – 616.866.7255

Grand Haven – 616.846.0643

Muskegon – 231.766.5253

10.17.13


 

Behavioral Resources & Institute for Neuropsycholgical Services (BRAINS)

3292 N Evergreen Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.365.8920

www.brainspotential.com

BRAINS is an assessment and treatment center providing multiple services.  BRAINS psychologists provide thorough psychological evaluations, neuropsychological evaluations and education and learning disability evaluations. Services are available for children, teens, adolescents, and adults. Individual counseling, family counseling, couples counseling and group counseling are available.

Contact BRAINS to learn more about their services. 


 

Flirt Fitness

5366 Plainfield Ave NE Suite J
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.723.7350

www.flirtfitnessgr.com

Flirt Fitness celebrated their new location on Plainfield Ave NE giving them more room to grow!

Flit Fitness encourages fitness for women of all ages, shapes, sizes and backgrounds.  Their positive environment lifts spirits and provides support to each and every member of the class. 

The instructors at Flirt are PFA certified pole fitness instructors.  Class sizes are limited and offer 8 levels of progression with 8 class sessions in each level.

Contact Flirt Fitness to learn more about their classes and pricing. 


 

Supermercado Mexico

1160 Chicago Dr SW
Wyoming, MI  49509
616.245.7443

www.supermercadomexico.com

Supermercado Mexico celebrated the grand re-opening of the restaurant and store at their Chicago Drive location.

Supermercado Mexico is an international supermarket providing all products away from home with impeccable service.  This location has grown to twice its original size since 2010 with a complete renovation of the restaurant.  Supermercado has recently been recognized as one of Michigan’s Top 50 Companies to Watch.

Stop by any of their locations; three to choose from!

1160 Chicago Dr SW | 616.245.7443

3355 Division Ave S | 616.272.4384

1546 Clyde Park Ave SW | 616.243.3364 


 

BioLife Plasma Services

6331 Kenowa Ave SW
Grandville, MI  49418
616.647.4672

www.biolifeplasma.com

BioLife Plasma Services broke ground for the construction of their third West Michigan location!

BioLife Plasma Services in an industry leader in the collection of high-quality plasma that is processed into life-saving Plasma-based therapies.  They operate state-of-the-art plasma collection facilities throughout the United States and Austria.

Thank you BioLife Plasma Services for investing in our community, creating jobs and most importantly, saving lives.

Visit one of their current locations to learn more about their services and becoming a donor.

540 Center Dr NW, Walker – 616.647.4672

3886 Broadmoor Ave SE – 616.285.7900 


 

Keller Williams North

4949 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.447.9100

www.kwgrnorth.com

Keller Williams North is settled in at their new location on Plainfield Ave NE.

Keller Williams real estate professionals are ready to help you with all of your real estate needs.  Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, their agents have all the information and resources you will need. 

Visit their website or contact their office to begin your Keller Williams experience.


Kids’ Food Basket

2055 Oak Industrial Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49505
616.235.4532

www.kidsfoodbasket.org

Kids’ Food Basket kicked of their first service week of the 2013-2014 school year!

Kids’ Food Basket is a non-profit organization attacking childhood hunger.   Celebrating their 10th year of ensuring children in our community do not go to bed hungry; Kids’ Food Basket is providing sack suppers to nearly 5,000 kids in Grand Rapids and Muskegon each day.

Thousands of Grand Rapids community members have joined Kids’ Food Basket as volunteers and there is always room for more.  Contact a Kids’ Food Basket representative today to learn more about volunteering and providing donations to their organization. 


 

Blackford Capital

190 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 600
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.328.6862

www.blackfordcapital.com

Blackford Capital celebrated their new offices with an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony.

Blackford Capital is a private investment firm that acquires, manages, and grows middle-market manufacturing, distribution and service companies.  They are long-term investors who believe that business success is based on character, discipline and experience. 


Financial Advisory Corporation

4251 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.235.5260

www.financialadvisorycorp.com

Financial Advisory Corporation recently celebrated their 25 year anniversary!

Financial Advisory Corporation (FAC) is among the oldest and largest independent registered investment advisor firms in West Michigan.  They offer wisdom, carding advice, and counsel with space and time for exceptional services.

Financial Advisory Corporation takes the worry and stress out of financial matters and works with you to build your financial success. 


 

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids

956 Michigan St NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.532.4200

www.goodwillgr.org

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids celebrated the opening of their 19th Goodwill Store location in their 8 county territory!

By shopping in Goodwill stores in the Greater Grand Rapids Area, you help support approximately 20 training programs that provide specific and non-specific skill sets to those in need of assistance including resume building, interviewing protocol, Certified Nurse Aide Training, Youth to Employment, Hospitality Services, Veterans Services, and more.

Shop for a cause……Shop Goodwill! 


 

Auto Body Xperts CARSTAR

3483 Highland Drive
Hudsonville, MI  49426
616.669.6692

www.autobodyxperts.com

Auto Body Xperts CARSTAR in Hudsonville celebrated their 45 year anniversary with a ribbon cutting and community open house event.

Auto Body Xperts has grown from one small location to three locations serving West Michigan residents in Hudsonville, Holland, and Wayland.  Their focus is always to get your car, and your life, back in order ASAP.   Auto Body Xperts does everything they can to take the stress out of the situation from providing free loaner cars to working with your insurance company.

Contact Auto Body Xperts for a free estimate!

Hudsonville | 616.669.6692

Holland | 616.393.3963

Wayland | 269.792.9408 


 

Fred’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant

3619 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49505

616.361.8994

http://www.fredspizza.com/

Fred’s Pizza & Italian Restaurant celebrated their 50 year anniversary! 

Fred’s Pizza has been a family tradition in Grand Rapids since 1963. From traditional oven bake pizza to mouth-watering seafood, succulent prime rib, fabulous chicken and fresh salads; all complimented by a generous selection of wines, liquors and beers.

Online ordering, catering and delivery services are also available.

Stop by Fred’s for great food and fun!


 

Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR)

702 Hall St SW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.452.7779

www.atrecycle.com

Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) celebrated the one year anniversary of their Grand Rapids location and the expansion of their processing capabilities.

ATR is a full service, nationwide electronics recycling company providing E-Waste recycling and Asset Recovery services for both businesses and individual consumers.  The ATR process provides secure and confidential destruction of your sensitive information while disposing of your IT assets. 

Don’t throw away that old desktop computer, laptop, TV or VCR; take it to Advanced Technology Recycling and have it disposed of properly.


 

Zounds Hearing

381 Baldwin Street, Suite B
Jenison, MI  49428
616.667.9010

http://www.zoundshearing.com/

Zounds Hearing celebrated the grand opening of their second location in West Michigan!

Zounds utilizes a combination of internally developed and exclusively licensed technology to provide solutions for dissatisfied hearing aid users around the world. Their goal is to offer a portfolio of hearing aids and wireless devices that provide the world’s best performing technology at an affordable price.

Visit either of their new locations to learn more about the Zounds technology.

381 Baldwin Street, Suite B

2700 Kraft Ave SE, Suite C 


 

March of Dimes

3351 Claystone St SE Suite G20
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.247.6861

www.marchofdimes.com/michigan

March of Dimes celebrated 75 years of working for stronger healthier babies in the West Michigan Community.

Through programs and services, March of Dimes promotes healthy pregnancies and babies and works to prevent premature birth and birth defects. They educate moms and support families in need if something does go wrong.

Get involved by raising funds, donating your time and talents or joining in on a local event. 


 

Huntington Bank

1997 East Beltline Ave NE (Knapp’s Corner Meijer)
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
800.480.2265

www.huntington.com

Another round of congratulations goes out to Huntington Bank on the opening of their newest branch located inside of the Knapp’s Corner Meijer Store.

Visit this full-service Huntington Bank branch 7 days a week with their expanded hours Monday-Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm. 


 

Bata Plastics

1001 40th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49508
616.452.5300

www.bataplastics.com

Bata Plastics celebrated the achievement of their ISO Certification.  Congratulations!

Bata Plastics is a full service plastic recycling facility that was founded in 1985.  Their facility is a 120,000 square foot building that features sixteen loading docks to facilitate fast drops and pick-ups.

Bata offers a wide variety of services for their customers including toll grinding, baling, palletizing, washing and a complete fines and metal separation system.

Need help with your recycling needs?  Contact Bata Plastics at 616.452.5300 or by email at bataplastics@gmail.com


 

Oxford Place Apartments

2143 43rd St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49508
616.455.0140

www.oxfordplaceliving.com

Oxford Place Apartments celebrated the completion of their re-modeled clubhouse and grand opening of their new fitness center.

Oxford Place Apartments features one and two bedroom luxury apartment homes in a lovely community that is convenient to everything in Grand Rapids.

Contact an Oxford Place Leasing Professional today for a tour of their community. 


 

Zounds Hearing of West Michigan

2700 Kraft Ave SE, Suite C
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.481.6807

www.zoundshearing.com/

Zounds Hearing celebrated the grand opening of their first location in Grand Rapids!

Zounds utilizes a combination of internally developed and exclusively licensed technology to provide solutions for dissatisfied hearing aid users around the world.  Their goal is to offer a portfolio of hearing aids and wireless devices that provide the world’s best performing technology at an affordable price.

Visit their new location to learn more about the Zounds technology.

Coming soon ~ a second Zounds location in Jenison……stay tuned! 


 

Genius Phone Repair

2700 Kraft Ave SE, Suite D
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.285.1900

www.geniusphonerepair.com

The fifth West Michigan location of Genius Phone Repair is open for business!

Genius Phone Repair offers professional iPhone, iPod, iPad & Smartphone repair services to residents in the Greater Grand Rapids Area.

The experienced technicians at Genius are dedicated to getting you back on track with your life. They carefully repair your device while ensuring you the highest level of customer service and every repair comes with a 90-day warranty.

In need of a smartphone repair?  Visit one of the Genius Phone Repair locations and have them help you out.

Cascade/28th Street | 2700 Kraft Ave SE, Suite D | 616.285.1900

Grandville/Rivertown Crossings | 4693 Wilson Ave SW, Suite J | 616.855.1070

Grand Rapids/Knapp’s Corner | 2090 Celebration Dr NE, Suite 109 | 616.551.3082

Grand Rapids/Alpine Ave. | 4174 Alpine Ave, Suite C | 616.719.0329

Muskegon/Lakes Mall | 5506 S. Harvey St. Suite 105 | 231.766.7154


 

Bin There Dump That

616.977.1777

Bin There Dump That - Grand Rapids

Bin There Dump That celebrated their arrival in Grand Rapids with a ribbon cutting ceremony following the Chamber's Business Exchange Luncheon; their first operation in Michigan.

Bin There Dump That has been providing residential friendly services since 2004. Local owners Ben and Suzanne Bosch are excited to provide the Grand Rapids area with residential friendly dumpster service with a high level of customer satisfaction. 

Contact them to learn more about their services and be sure to check out their clean trucks and attractive bins.


 

91.3 WCSG

1159 E Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.942.1500

www.wcsg.org

91.3 WCSG celebrated their 40th Anniversary ~ Congratulations!

Located on the campus of Cornerstone University, WCSG plays more of your favorite Christian music and they are commercial free!  In addition to your listening enjoyment, WCSG brings together all sorts of family resources to save you time and benefit your family; they make an investment in the lives of their listeners.

Give them a call at 616.942.1500 for a tour of the radio station and to learn more about 91.3 WCSG | 88.3 & 89.9 WaYfm. 


 

One of a Find Furniture

4060 29th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616.956.5129

www.oneofafind.net

One of a Find Furniture opened their new store in Grand Rapids; their second location in Michigan.

One of a Find Furniture features amazing furniture and accents from around the world.  The uniquely crafted products showcase furniture artistry using reclaimed vintage woods, forged iron hardware, and crackled finishes.  The choices are constantly changing with their selection that also includes area rugs, scarves, jewelry and more.

Visit their location on 29th street and discover the treasures they have inside. 


 

Brew’s Creations In Floral

4340 Callendar Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49508
616.283.3132

www.brewscreationsinfloral.com

Brew’s Creations In Floral opened their new Design & Wedding Center!

Brew’s Creations In Floral has been serving the Grand Rapids area since 2005.  Their shop offers a wide variety of fresh flowers and creative gifts to meet your needs.  Brew’s can also assist with flowers for all of your special occasions and offers daily delivery to local funeral homes and hospitals.

Stop by their new location and pick up some fresh flowers today. 


 

GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com

5500 Cascade Rd SE (@Watermark Country Club)
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.802.4969

www.grandrapidsgolflesson.com

Golf Pro Scott Seifferlein and GrandRapidsGolfLesson.com hosted a ribbon cutting celebrating their new location at Watermark Country Club.

Scott has been in the golf business for 19 years and has helped hundreds of golfers fix their game and improve their score. 

Along with instructing, Scott has also written the books “The Game of Golf & The Art of Business”, “Stop Slicing in Five Swings” and “Nineteen Holes of Business Golf Conversation”.  All of Scott’s books are available for purchase on his website.

Connect with Scott and improve your game. 


 

Workforce Employment Specialists

1717 28th St SW, Suite H
Wyoming, MI  49519
616.396.3700

www.workforcemgt.com

Workforce Employment Specialists opened their new office in Wyoming; their third location in West Michigan.

Workforce Employment Specialists strives to achieve the highest possible standards in all they do.  They have a passion for recruiting and helping companies hire great people into satisfying jobs.

Contact a member of the Workforce Team today to learn more about their passion for recruiting and how it can help drive your business forward. 


 

Panera Bread

99 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.304.0638

www.panerabread.com

www.paneracatering.com

A bread-breaking ceremony was hosted by Panera Bread at their new downtown Grand Rapids location!

Panera Bread provides fresh from the oven breads, bagels, and other baked goods along with their delicious line up or soups and sandwiches.  Established in 1981, Panera Bread operates in 1,673 locations across 44 states and Ontario, Canada.

Panera Bread also has solutions for your catering needs to assist in feeding large groups.  Catering is as simple as contacting the Catering Coordinator at your Panera bakery-café.  Delivery options are available. 


 

Comcast Xfinity Store

1971 E. Beltline Ave NE, Suite 116
Grand Rapids, MI  49525 
800.266.2278

www.comcast.com

Comcast celebrated the opening of their first Xfinity store in West Michigan. 

The Xfinity store is designed around the needs of the customer.  A visit to the store provides the opportunity to interact with the Xfinity products such as On Demand movie streaming services and products featured on an assortment of iPads and MacBooks.

The Xfinity store is open Monday – Friday 10:00am – 6:00pm and Saturday 10:00am – 1:00pm.  Stop in to learn more and check out the 3D TV seating area while you are there!

Ribbon cutting photo courtesy of Adam Bird, Photographer


Axios Incorporated

801 Broadway Ave NW Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
616.949.2525

www.axiosincorporated.com

Axios Incorporated celebrated 25 years in business!

Axios Incorporated is a locally-owned, privately-held organization headquartered in Grand Rapids.  The Axios team believes in building strong partnerships with their clients and employees and works hard to serve them.  In 2012, 1,473 people were hired into permanent positions with West Michigan organizations through Axios and their divisions of Office Staffing and Staffing Inc. 

Contact one of the professionals at Axios Incorporated to learn about their human resource solutions, assistance in filling an open position in your organization or help with finding your next career. 


 

Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern

241 W Fulton St
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.233.0766

www.baggerdaves.com

The “BIG SCISSORS” welcomed Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern into downtown Grand Rapids!  The opening of this Bagger Dave’s location marks their third restaurant in the Grand Rapids Area.

Bring your family and friends out to enjoy one of the legendary burgers at Bagger Dave’s.  Build your own or choose one of Dave’s favorites off the menu and wash it all down with a Michigan Craft Beer.  A few of the Chamber favorites are the Train Wreck Burger, Twisted Mac-n-Cheese and Sloppy Fries.

Three Grand Rapids area locations to choose from:

241 W Fulton St | 616.233.0766

4553 Canal Ave SW | 616.608.7498

2817 Kraft Ave SE | 616.977.4349 


 

Demarle at Home

Tarra Parks, Independent Consultant
616.302.3831

www.mydemarleathome.com/tparks

Tarra Parks of Demarle at Home celebrated the arrival of Demarle at Home to Grand Rapids.  Tarra is the first working representative for the Demarle organization in the state of Michigan.

Demarle at Home products encourage simple, natural and healthy cooking experiences.  Some of the product offerings include versatile Flexipans, Silpats, flavorful sea salts, unique blends of balsamic vinegar along with many other staples for the kitchen.

Contact Tarra today and learn about the 10% chamber member discount! 


 

Ross Mortgage Corporation – Cascade

6640 28th St SE Suite 2
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.259.5800

www.rossmortgage.com

Ross Mortgage Corporation opened the doors of their new office in Grand Rapids!

Ross Mortgage Corporation is a residential real estate mortgage lender that has been serving Michigan residents since 1949.  Ross Mortgage combines over 60 years of mortgage experience with state-of-the-art mortgage lending technology.  They deliver superior service and pricing to their customers and retain control throughout the entire transaction.

Whether you are looking to purchase a new home or refinance your existing home; contact Ross Mortgage to learn more about their services. 


 

Fairfield Inn & Suites – Grand Rapids

3930 Stahl Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.940.2700

www.marriott.com/GRRPA

Fairfield Inn & Suites celebrated the completion of their renovations with an open house and ribbon cutting event.

The Fairfield Inn & Suites boasts 82 rooms on 3 floors.  The recently renovated common areas and expanded amenities allow them to provide a full hot breakfast each morning for their guests.  They have also added some suites to their room options inventory list.

Stop in for a tour! 


 

West Michigan Community Bank

177 Ottawa Ave NW Grand Rapids, MI  49503 616.451.2961

www.wmcb.com

West Michigan Community Bank celebrated the 1 year anniversary of their downtown Grand Rapids branch location. West Michigan Community Bank was founded in 1976 and has a record of consistent growth and financial stability.

Visit them at any of their West Michigan locations in Hudsonville, Jenison, Holland, Zeeland and Grand Rapids!


 

World Market

3641 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616.942.7799

http://www.worldmarket.com/

World Market celebrated the opening of their new Grand Rapids location! 

The everyday low prices and high-quality, original items are a great value at World Market.   Their selection of items will bring international beauty and excitement to your home décor.  Choose from eye-catching, trend-setting home accents, an awe-inspiring array of international food, wine and so much more.

Stop by their new location and pick up a few items for your summer celebrations! 


 

Comlink

877-664-1901

www.comlink.net

Comlink celebrated the relocation and expansion of their SE Grand Rapids office.  This new, high-tech data center location will allow Comlink to continue growing and expanding their services throughout the entire state of Michigan.

Comlink provides dependable, high-speed data transport access to the technology-driven business environment of today.  They have an affiliation with over 1,500 network partners across the Unites States providing a superior connection to all of your offices.

Questions about Comlink services available for your business; contact one of their representatives at 877-664-1901 for answers and ideas. 


 

OST (Open Systems Technologies)

605 Seward Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
616.574.3500

www.ostusa.com

OST celebrated the opening of the 5,000 square foot expansion to their offices. This expansion allows their #1 ranked Application Development practice to continue to collaborate, grow and flourish.

OST provides business process solutions; data center solutions, application development and managed services to their clients in Healthcare, Manufacturing & Distribution, Finance & Insurance, and Enterprise Technology.  They have been placed on the Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest growing private companies every year since 2007.

Check out their website or stop by their office for a tour and learn more about what OST can provide for your business. 


 

Ferris State University

151 Fountain Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.643.5719

www.ferris.edu/grandrapids

 

Ferris State University dedicated their Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory in the Applied Technology Center on the campus of Grand Rapids Community College.  The first group of students utilizing the lab will graduate from the Molecular Diagnostics program later this year.

The laboratory includes a multi-room space with room-pressure regulatory controls and is broken up into three main parts; a main laboratory space, a cold storage room, and an instrument and imaging room. 

Interested in learning more about the lab and the Molecular Diagnostics program?  Visit this link on the Ferris University Website: http://www.ferris.edu/HTMLS/news/archive/2012/november/molecular.htm


 

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital

235 Wealthy St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.242.0300

www.maryfreebed.com

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital broke ground on their $54 million expansion and renovation project.  The addition to their Grand Rapids facility will double the space for patients and provide more time for patients to spend with nurses and therapists.   In addition, the establishment of the Betty Bloomer Ford Cancer Rehabilitation Program honoring the late Betty Ford was announced by her daughter Susan Ford Bales.

Mary Free Bed is a not-for-profit; acute care hospital dedicated exclusively to providing rehabilitation services for adults and children.  Mary Free Bed has focused on assisting patients for more than 100 years providing a continuum of care that ensures patients and their family receives the support they need throughout the recovery process.

Learn more about the history and future of Mary Free Bed by visiting www.maryfreebed.com.


 

Office Task Force

616.520.4097

www.officetaskforce.com

Office Task Force (formerly Beyond Basic Business) celebrated their re-branding, new name and additional services that have been added to their portfolio.

Office Task Force is a virtual company providing administrative business support and development. Their business support services allow business owners to focus time and energy on what they do best…running and managing the business operations.

Contact Donna at 616.520.4097 and learn about the portfolio of services available with Office Task Force. 


 

The Apartment Lounge

33 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503

616.451.0815

www.apartmentlounge.net

The Apartment Lounge celebrated their re-launch under new ownership continuing a 40+ year history in Grand Rapids. Congratulations to Bob and The Apartment Lounge family!

Stop in for a visit and checkout the new flat-screen TVs, audio-visual systems and food and drink specials. 


 

Wine & Canvas Grand Rapids

616.970.1082

www.wineandcanvas.com

Wine & Canvas celebrated their arrival to Grand Rapids with a ribbon cutting event at Chamber member Pietro’s

A painting class with cocktails!  Wine and Canvas is a mobile business that brings the party to your favorite venues, corporate events, or living room.  Their talented artists will instruct you step-by-step through re-creating the featured painting of the day.  At the end of the event, you will take home a work of art that you created. 

Contract Cheryl or Gordon to schedule your Wine & Canvas event! 


 

Huntington National Bank

315 Wilson NW (inside the Standale Meijer)
Grand Rapids, MI  49544
616.453.2601

www.huntington.com

Another round of congratulations goes out to Huntington Bank on the opening of their new full service branch located inside of the Standale Meijer store.

Visit this full-service Huntington Bank branch 7 days a week with their expanded hours Monday-Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm. 


 

Huntington National Bank

5531 28th St SE (Inside Cascade Meijer Store Location)
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616.956.6250

www.huntington.com

Congratulations to Huntington National Bank on the opening of their new branch located inside the Cascade Meijer Store.  The opening of this branch is just one of the many Huntington Bank branches that will open in Meijer store locations in Grand Rapids and throughout Michigan.

Visit this full-service Huntington Bank branch 7 days a week with their expanded hours Monday-Friday 8:00am - 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00am - 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm.


 

Senior Meals Program

2900 Wilson Ave SW Suite 500
Grandville, MI  49418
616.459.3111

www.seniormealsonwheels.org

Senior Meals Program celebrated the opening of their newly renovated central kitchen and delivery facility located at 2900 Wilson SW.  This newly renovated facility will accommodate the administrative offices, central kitchen and delivery operations.

Senior Meals Program is the largest independent senior nutrition provider in Michigan.  This expansion will allow the organization to increase its fee-for-service programs and expand service operations to the region.

Senior Meals Program strives to provide for the entire aging community in West Michigan.  Contact them today to learn about their programs and services or to make a donation.   


 

Flagstar Bank

2090 Celebration Dr NE, Suite 122
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.447.7916

www.flagstar.com

Another round of congratulations goes out to Flagstar Bank on their second grand opening celebration in 2013!

Flagstar Bank has 111 branch offices across Michigan. Chartered in 1987, today Flagstar has assets of $14.9 billion and is the largest banking company headquartered in Michigan.

Flagstar offers a wide range of products and services for individuals and businesses; all delivered with award-winning customer service.

Stop in for a visit and have one of the Flagstar professionals help you put your best financial foot forward. 


 

Flagstar Bank

5925 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.485.4949

http://www.flagstar.com

Flagstar Bank celebrated the opening of their newest branch on 28th Street SE in Grand Rapids.  Flagstar Bank has 111 branch offices across Michigan.  Chartered in 1987, today Flagstar has assets of $14.9 billion and is the largest banking company headquartered in Michigan.

Flagstar offers a wide range of products and services for individuals and businesses; all delivered with award-winning customer service. 

Stop in for a visit and have one of the Flagstar professionals help you put your best financial foot forward.  


 

Harbortouch

www.harbortouch.com 

Harbortouch celebrated the arrival of their services to the Grand Rapids market with a ribbon cutting celebration hosted at the Chamber offices.

Harbortouch is a leading national supplier of point of sale (POS) systems, credit card processing equipment and a full range of merchant services. The company offers an unprecedented “free” program that supplies a full-featured POS system to restaurants and retail businesses with no up-front costs. Custom programming, professional installation and onsite training are included with every order and award-winning, in-house customer service and technical support are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Ranked by the Nilson Report as one of the largest payment processors in the United States, Harbortouch currently handles the merchant accounts for over 110,000 merchant locations and processes in excess of $9 billion annually, with those numbers constantly increasing. Consistently recognized as a leader in innovation, Harbortouch is a five-time consecutive Inc. 500/5000 honoree and was ranked on Deloitte’s 2008 “Fast 50” list of fastest growing technology companies.

Harbortouch is also actively involved in the community and philanthropic causes, contributing tens of thousands of dollars to Make-A-Wish Foundation and other charitable causes over the years. 

Please contact Sara Fiorenzo at 616-820-4370 or email her at sfiorenzo@harbortouch.com  for more information. 


 

Grand Rapids Family Credit Union

1815 Breton Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
616.456.8848

www.grfamilycu.org

Grand Rapids Family Credit Union celebrated the opening of their third location!

Established in 1935 as Grand Rapids Municipal Employees Credit Union, GRFCU has a long history of providing services to their members.  Today, they welcome members from varies locations throughout West Michigan.  A quick visit to http://grfamilycu.org/about-us/newsletters/  will outline the membership guidelines.

If you are thinking of starting the New Year with a new credit union membership, stop in for a visit at their new location! 


 

Harbor Freight Tools

3460 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.447.8079

www.harborfreight.com

Harbor Freight tools opened their new store on Plainfield in Grand Rapids.

Quality tools at ridiculously low prices are the norm at Harbor Freight Tools.  Power tools and welding supplies to household and lawn and garden needs are what you will find when you visit the store.  Join their Inside Track Club and receive exclusive member only savings, weekly exclusive emails, and daily coupons.

Congratulations on your new store and welcome to Grand Rapids!


 

Massey State Farm Insurance

5384 Division Ave South
Kentwood, MI  49548
616.532.6071

Massey State Farm Insurance celebrated their new office during their Customer Appreciation Week.

Massey State Farm is a full service agency with an experienced staff to handle your insurance needs.  Their mission is to help families and businesses protect what is important to them.  Along with insurance, Massey State Farm can also help with your financial needs through State Farm Bank, Mutual Funds and Annuities. 

Contact the team at Massey State Farm for a quote on your insurance needs. 


 

Mercantile Bank

310 Leonard St NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
616.406.3000

www.mercbank.com

Mercantile Bank recently celebrated their 15 year anniversary.

Mercantile Bank was founded in 1997 as a financial institution with local roots serving their community.  Their seven branches (five in Grand Rapids, one in Holland, and one in Lansing) are ready to serve you and all of your banking needs.  Mercantile Bank provides free ATM services to all of their customers, anytime no matter where you are.  Mercantile Bank believes strongly in community involvement and has been rated “Outstanding” for their Community Reinvestment Act performance.

“Mercantile Bank of Michigan; Our focus in on you.”


 

Donk’s Mexican Joint

820 Michigan Street NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503

616.883.6036

www.donksjoint.com

Congratulations Donk’s Mexican Joint on the opening of their new restaurant on Michigan St NE!

Donk’s Mexican Joint features the (almost) famous Grande Burrito along with a full menu of additional Tex-Mex favorites.  Donk’s provides dine in, take out and drive through service.  Catering will be available soon. 

Stop in and check out their menu! 


 

Cellular & More

5563 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616.942.7600

www.celluarandmore.com

Cellular & More celebrated the grand opening of their new store at 28th Street SE & Kraft Avenue in Grand Rapids.

Cellular & More is a Michigan-based Premium Retailer for Verizon Wireless.  Superior customer service and extensive knowledge of Verizon Wireless products and services are what you will find when you walk through the doors of this new location.

Visit their new location and check out their inventory of cell phones and accessories; just in time for the holiday! 


 

Specialized Language Development (SLD) Center

2650 Horizon Dr SE Suite 230
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.361.1182

www.sldcenter.org

The Specialized Language Development (SLD) Center celebrated the redesign of their office; a generous gift from the Christman Company.

Since 1974, the SLD Center has been a community resource of West Michigan for individuals with dyslexia and other unique learning styles, enabling them to achieve their full potential.   The SLD Center provides a professional tutoring network throughout the region for students ranging in age from five to adult. 

Contact SLD Center to learn more about their programs and available tutoring opportunities. 


 

Chemical Bank

2185 3 Mile Rd NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49544
616.785.3400

www.chemicalbankmi.com

Congratulations Chemical Bank celebrating their 95th anniversary!

Chemical Bank is the second largest bank headquartered in Michigan with 142 branch offices divided among their 15 community banks.  The staff of Chemical Bank has a hometown approach to banking and a dedicated focus on the communities they serve.

The Chamber would also like to extend a special “Thank You” to Chemical Bank for their sponsorship of the Chamber Ambassadors Committee in 2011 and 2012. We appreciate your support. 


 

Sun Title Agency

1410 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49505
616.458.9100

www.suntitleagency.com

Sun Title announced the opening of their Award-Winning expanded offices and new 1,500 square foot conference center.

Sun Title began in 2005 on the principles of good work product, professionalism, strong communication and accountability.  Sun Title created the industry’s first Mobile Closing Unit and their 15-Day Final Policy Guarantee.

Sun Title is a full service agency serving both the commercial and residential markets; a trusted and experienced partner to assist with the entire transaction. 


 

VanDyk Mortgage Corporation

2449 Camelot Ct SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546

616.940.3000

www.vandykmortgage.com

VanDyk Mortgage Corporation celebrated their 25th business anniversary!  VanDyk Mortgage is headquartered in Grand Rapids and licensed in 30 states with over 50 branch offices.  They are a direct Lender approved by FannieMae as well as a Direct FHA/VE DE lender.  VanDyk Mortgage has their own in house underwriting, closing and funding departments which allows them to pass along savings to their clients.  As a family owned business, VanDyk Mortgage proud of their ability to keep current with the needs of their clients.

Considering a home purchase or refinance?  Contact one of the industry experts at VanDyk Mortgage. 


 

Creative Studio Promotions

25 Jefferson Ave SE, Suite 102
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.485.0065

http://creativestudiopromo.com/

Congratulations go out to Creative Studio Promotions on their new office space!

Looking for a unique item to hand out at a trade show or a cool t-shirt design with your logo?  Creative Studio Promotions can help with screen printing, embroidery, promotional products, fulfillment and e-stores.  Creative Studio Promotions uses state of the art processes to increase your visibility and maintain your brand integrity. 

Don’t let your scrap material or left over items from other promotions end up in a landfill; let Creative Studio Promotions create a promotional product for you that is truly unique and original.  Check out the new marketing firm in town and give them a call to see what they can create for you. 


 

Paychex

625 Kenmoor Ave SE Suite 100
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
855.848.1875

www.paychex.com

Paychex celebrated the completion of renovations at their Grand Rapids office.  Paychex has been recognized as a leader in the payroll, human resource and benefits outsourcing industry.  The staff of 25 in their Grand Rapids office provide service and solutions to their clients in the West Michigan Region.

Contact Paychex Sales Consultant and Chamber Ambassador Ashley Barnes to learn more about their services and their exclusive member-to-member discount program.      


   

Tim Hortons

900 West Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
616.662.2512

www.timhortons.com

Tim Hortons celebrated another grand opening at their newest location in Grand Rapids on West Fulton Street.  Tim Hortons features their legendary coffee and donuts along with iced coffee, specialty tea and hot beverages, snacks, baked goods, sandwiches, wraps, hot bowls and breakfast.  David Straub, the owner of this franchise location is the first to participate in the Tim Hortons Veterans Franchise Program.

One of the Chamber favorites at Tim Hortons is the Cherry Chip Timbits.  Grab the family and head over to Tim Hortons! 


 

Snap Fitness

9321 Cherry Valley Ave SE
Caledonia, MI  49316
616.536.2662

www.snapfitness.com/caledonia

Congratulations to owners Ryan Cook (2011 Snap Fitness National Owner of the Year) and Kim VonKaenel (2010 Snap Fitness National Manager of the Year) on the grand opening of their 6th Snap Fitness location!

Snap Fitness in Caledonia provides you with a convenient and affordable workout.  This location is packed with the industry’s best cardio and exercise equipment along with tanning and group fitness classes.

Stop by the new location and learn about their 24/7, month-to-month, no contract memberships. 


 

Hello Again

5763 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.608.6265

www.helloagain.biz

Hello Again celebrated their grand opening!  Hello Again is an upscale consignment store selling men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, gifts and refinished furniture in a contemporary setting.  The mission at Hello Again is to keep Grand Rapids in fashion without paying full retail.

Walk through the doors at Hello Again and see what they have in store that you can’t live without! 


 

Gymco Sports

2121 Celebration Dr NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.570.0948

www.gymco.com

Congratulations Gymco Sports on the opening of their second Grand Rapids location!  Gymco provides kids with the opportunity to learn sports skills, gymnastics and cheerleading while developing a positive attitude about physical activity.  In addition to a full class schedule, the new Gymco facility offers a Brunch Bunch and a weekly Kids’ Night Out program.

Bounce, run, swing, roll or hop into Gymco and bring your kids with you! 


 

West Michigan Sports Commission – Art Van Sports Complex

171 Monroe Ave NW Suite 700
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.233.3560

www.westmichigansportscommission.com

The West Michigan Sports Commission broke ground for the development of the Art Van Sports Complex.  Phase I of the construction calls from the completion of eight fields including a championship field, plus a Miracle Field for players with disabilities.

The Art Van Sports Complex is located just North of Grand Rapids on 10 Mile Rd in Rockford; East of the US 131 Expressway.  Phase I is expected to be completed by late summer of 2014 with a full schedule of games in 2015. 


 

Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail

@Meijer Corporate Office
2929 Walker NW (Corner of Three Mile Rd & Walker)
Grand Rapids, MI  49544

The Meijer family celebrated the opening of the Fred Meijer Pioneer Trail; the last addition to the Fred Meijer trailways.  The Pioneer Trail connects with a memorial park located at the Meijer Corporate Offices on the corner of Walker Ave and Three Mile Rd NW.

A special thank you to the Wolverine Building Group and West Michigan Trails & Greenways Coalition for their efforts in bringing this memorial park and trail the residents of Grand Rapids, Walker and all those who will enjoy it for many years to come.

With more than 11 Fred Meijer trails covering approximately 250 miles throughout West Michigan; there is bound to be a trail near you.  Visit www.meijer.com/content/content_leftnav_manual.jsp?pageName=fred_meijer_trailways for additional information.


 

Fettig (formerly Ameritemp Staffing)

6151 28th St SE, Suite 9
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.975.3011

www.fettigteam.com

Fettig (formerly Ameritemp Staffing) celebrated their new name, new brand and office expansion at their recent ribbon cutting and open house event.

Fettig provides staffing services in the areas of office, skilled manufacturing, direct hire and light industrial.  Their team consists of individuals with specific skill sets in each of their staffing areas to meet the broadened needs of their customers.  

Getting to know their clients and their business cultures is a passion for the Fettig Team.  “Fettig ~ when the right person matters.”


 

Huntington National Bank

3757 Plainfield Ave NE (inside Plainfield Meijer)
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.447.0887

www.huntington.com

Another round of Congratulations goes out to Huntington National Bank on their new location inside the Plainfied Ave Meijer store!  The opening of this branch is just one of many you will see coming soon to a Meijer location near you.

Visit this full-service Huntington National Bank branch 7 days a week with their expanded hours Monday-Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm, Saturday, 8:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm. 


 

Family Fare

2755 Lake Michigan Dr NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
616.453.8251

www.familyfare.spartanstores.com

The renovations are complete at the new and improved Family Fare location on Lake Michigan Drive! The enhancements to this location include new entrances and storefront, new shopping carts with aisle directories, complimentary coffee and popcorn area, new fresh produce presentation, new floral display, new service deli department, fresh sushi, remodeled Subway, new Starbucks, expanded seating area, new beer, wine and liquor department, new bakery display with fresh fired donuts, remodeled pharmacy with new drive-up window, new easy-to-shop low profile health and beauty care, new interior signage and graphic décor, and the addition of a new fuel station.

Add a stop to Family Fare on your shopping list!


 

IT Resource, Inc.

701 W Randall St Suite C
Coopersville, MI  49404
616.837.6930

www.itrw.net

IT Resource, Inc. celebrated the expansion of their offices along with their 13 year anniversary!

IT Resource is a well-established, premier provider of Information Technology services for Grand Rapids, the Lakeshore, and beyond.  Their talented staff is able to provide localized on-site and remote support quickly and efficiently.  IT Resource has a full suite of IT services available for companies of 10 to 10,000 employees.

When you are planning your next IT project, contact IT Resource, Inc. 


 

Tropical Smoothie Café

5088 28th St SE, Suite C
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616.975.7777

www.tropicalsmoothiegr.com

Tropical Smoothie Café celebrated the grand opening of their 1st West Michigan Location.

The menu at Tropical Smoothie Café boasts bold, flavorful food and smoothies with a healthy appeal.  Both the smoothies and food are made to order with fresh ingredients.  The menu consists of All Day Breakfast items, Toasted Flatbreads, Toasted Sandwiches, Toasted Wraps, Fresh Salads and a wide variety of Smoothies to choose from.  Tropical Smoothie Café also features an extensive catering menu with a boxed lunch option.

Stop in for a smoothie today!  Some of the Chamber favorites include the Totally Turkey Wrap, Hummus Veggie Wrap, and the Strawberry Lemonade Smoothie. 


 

Jenuine Creations

560 5th St NW Suite 110
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
616.693.2141

www.jenuine-creations.com

Jenuine Creations celebrated the grand opening of their new  location in downtown Grand Rapids.

Jenuine Creations is a mother-daughter duo, professional photography studio.  Between the two of them they capture senior, family, wedding, pet and corporate portraits.  Jen & Nicole have photographed numerous events together ranging from weddings and corporate events to fashion shows and concerts.

Considering a new professional portrait or updating your family photo?  Contact Jen & Nicole for pricing and information. 


 

Prince Conference Center

1800 East Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
616.526.7200

www.princecc.com

Happy 10th birthday was the theme of the celebration at the Prince Conference Center at Calvin College.

The facilities at the Prince Conference Center are ideal for groups of 4 to 400 accommodating meetings, social events and weddings.  13 well-appointed conference rooms and 66 guest rooms set in the woods surrounded by trees, wetlands and a nature trail, offer a peaceful environment for you and your guests.

Contact a Group Sales Coordinator or Events Coordinator at the Prince Conference center to check availability for your group. 


 

DADDS Magic Bus

407 Turner Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
616.235.3233

www.dadds.com

Congratulations go out to DADDS Magic Bus on their 25th anniversary!

DADDS Magic Bus has the vehicle you need to transport your group in style.  Their fleet of 15 vehicles includes SUV Limos; Limousines, Limo Buses, Party Bus, Charter Coaches, and Sedan Town Cars. Many of their vehicles are customized with state of the art sound and lighting systems to make your event memorable.  Group tour and special event packages are also available.

Contact DADDS Magic Bus today to book your event. 


 

The Ballroom @ CityFlatsHotel

77 Monroe Center NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503

CityFlatsHotel

83 Monroe Center St NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503

616.451.1892

www.cityflatshotel.com

CityFlatsHotel celebrated the grand opening of their new Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids!

The Ballroom @ CityFlatsHotel blends historic architecture with modern style.  The features of the Ballroom provide an elegant background for events big and small; accommodating up to 225 guests with on-site catering and drink services. 

The Ballroom @ CityFlatsHotel is the perfect location for your next corporate meeting or celebration event.  Contact Katie Reid for information and event scheduling at 616.451.1892. 


 

El Granjero Mexican Grill

950 Bridge St NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
616.458.5595

www.elgranjerogr.com

El Granjero Mexican Grill celebrated their 5th year anniversary!

El Granjero offers authentic Mexican meals using their own special blend of spices in every dish.  Along with lunch and dinner, El Granjero offers a wide variety of catering options for social events and business meetings in the Grand Rapids Area.  Appetizers, Entrees and Desserts….they are all delicious!

Contact El Granjero Mexican Grill today to make your reservation!


 

i3 Business Solutions

560 Fifth St NW, Suite 404
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
616.719.4100

www.i3businesssolutions.com

i3 Business Solutions celebrated 20 years of providing technology services in West Michigan.  i3 is a consulting firm providing information technology and computer networking services to small and mid-sized organizations. 

Congratulations i3 and thank you for your commitment and dedication to West Michigan! 


 

Williamson Employment Services, Inc.

3940 Broadmoor Ave SE Suite 101
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616.575.5627

www.williamsonemployment.com

Congratulations Williamson Employment Services, Inc. on the celebration of their 20th Anniversary!

Williamson Employment Services has a passion for building relationships with their client companies and employees allowing them to deliver superior results.  Williamson Employment Services can assist you in matching skills and experience with manufacturing, management, IT, skilled industrial, accounting or administrative needs.  Temporary, Temporary-to-Hire or Direct Hire placements are available.

“Placing People First” is what they do at Williamson Employment Services. 


 

Verizon Wireless

1979 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.361.3955

www.verizonwireless.com

Verizon Wireless opened their new full service; LEED Certified Store on the East Beltline adjacent to Kitchen 67.  Visit this new and improved location for your next phone upgrade or tablet purchase. Need personalized training on your wireless device; stop in and ask one of their sales professionals or attend one of their wireless workshops. 


 

Plainfield Avenue – North Quarter

Plainfield Ave NE between Leonard & Ann Streets
Grand Rapids, MI  49505

Following a summer long construction project, Plainfield Avenue is Open For Business!  The Plainfield Avenue corridor improvements included the installation for Storm Water Quality Islands.  This Water Quality Island is the first project of its kind in the State of Michigan and was funded in part by a grant from MDOT as a pilot program for storm water capture.

More than 30 Chamber member businesses are in the Plainfield/North Quarter area and were impacted by this project; please stop by and show them your support!
Graydon’s Crossing | Bros BBQ | Centric Laboratories | The Cheshire Grill | Harrison Chiropractic Center | Kay Pharmacy, Inc. | Kent County Credit Union | Mcdonald & Associates, PC | STAR Collision CARSTAR | TigerLilly Arabic Language Institute & ServiceShippert Photography | Van's Pattern | McShane & Bowie, PLC | NTH Consultants, Ltd. | Rotary Club of Grand Rapids | Walgreens #2806 | Mercantile Bank of Michigan | Mike & Johnny Brann’s | Belden Brick & Supply | ICON Sign Company | Micro Visions, Inc. | Insurance Advantage, Inc. | The Shade Shop, Inc. | Crop Mark’s Printing | West Michigan Tag & Label, Inc. | Catered Creations, Inc. | The Griswold Group | Moore & Bruggink, Inc | Morrison Industrial Equipment | Pinnacle Insurance Partners | Alliance for Health | Artists Creating Together | Cascade Fresh Cleaning Company | Commercial Appraisal Services  | Ed DeVries Properties, Inc. | Economic Development Foundation | Community Rebuilders | Hansen-Balk Steel Treating Co | Literacy Center of West Michigan

A special thank you to Chamber member STAR Collision CarStar for inviting the Chamber to participate in this celebration. 


 

Complete Nutrition

3464 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
616.285.5006

www.completenutrition.com

Complete Nutrition opened their new store on 28th Street SE in Grand Rapids.  Complete Nutrition is an upscale nutritional supplement retail store.  Their goal is to help each one of their customers look better, feel better and perform better every day.   Each one of their in-store consultants are certified personal trainers, strength coaches and experienced fitness professionals.

Stop in today to learn about their products and wellness programs. 


 

YoChef’s Café

17 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.259.1220

www.yochefscafe.com

Congratulations YoChef’s Café on their grand opening inside the new Kendall College building.  YoChef’s Café features a full menu with many Gluten Free, Vegan and Vegetarian friendly items.  Stop in for breakfast, lunch or a quick bite late in the afternoon.  Call ahead ordering is available and a full online menu is coming soon!


 

Goldfish Swim School

2845 Thornhills Ave SE Suite S
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.422.5586

www.goldfishswimschool.com

The pool is open and the water is always 90 degrees at the new Goldfish Swim School in Grand Rapids.  Goldfish Swim School offers state of the art aquatic facilities dedicated entirely to indoor swim classes and programs for children 4 months and up.  The opening of the Grand Rapids school marks the 5th Michigan location for the company.

Contact Goldfish Swim School today to learn more about their lessons, enroll, or schedule an upcoming birthday party event with them.


 

Hope Network - West Lake Campus

11652 W Grand River Ave
Lowell, MI  49331
616.897.5230

Hope Network – Corporate Office
3075 Orchard Vistsa Dr SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.301.8000

www.hopenetwork.org

Hope Network unveiled the renovations of their gymnasium facility at the West Lake Campus in Lowell.  Hope Network West Lake provides a comprehensive therapeutic environment for persons challenged with chronic mental illness.  The West Lake facility maximizes the residents’ own abilities to live in the least restrictive and most supportive environment possible.

Hope Network cares for the whole person addressing the social, mental, physical, emotional and spiritual needs with programs and services offered in 240 plus communities, by 2,500 staff members, to more than 20,000 people throughout Michigan on an annual basis. 


 

Kitchen 67 Brann’s Café

1977 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.272.3778

www.kitchen67.com

Kitchen 67 Brann’s Café is open for business!  Kitchen 67 is an innovative concept that will challenge the restaurant industry with high flavored food in a unique tech-forward design and will give a new meaning to dining out.   The name Kitchen 67 is a tribute that pays homage to the Brann family heritage and the first “sizzler steak” sold by John Brann, Sr. in 1967.

Experience Kitchen 67 for breakfast, lunch, dinner, an afternoon snack, or a refreshing beverage.  


 

Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan

161 Ottawa Ave NW Suite 203D
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.454.7979

www.epilepsymichigan.org

The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan opened the doors of their new West Michigan Office in Suite 203-D of the Waters Building in downtown Grand Rapids.  The Epilepsy Foundation of Michigan id dedicated to empowering individuals with seizure management tools through their many programs and services.

Contact them to learn more about their programs and services along with their dedicated staff and volunteers demonstrate their commitment to the individuals they serve. 


 

ITT Technical Institute

3518 Plainfield Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
616.365.4800

www.itt-tech.edu

ITT Technical Institute celebrated the debut of their new school on Plainfield Ave with a ribbon cutting and open house event.  ITT is committed to helping their students develop skills and knowledge to pursue opportunities in many of today’s promising career fields. 

Contact an ITT representative today to learn more about their convenient class schedules in a technology focused learning environment. 


 

Serendipity Media

535 Cascade West Parkway SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.458.8371

www.serendipitymediallc.com

The team at Serendipity Media celebrated their 10th anniversary along with the launch of their first local magazine, West Michigan Woman.  Serendipity Media specializes in magazine and eNewsletter publishing along with managing various websites and social media platforms.   They are also known as a custom publisher for digital and print media servicing specialty markets with an international audience reach.

Serendipity Media would love to tell you more about their story and their services; contact them today! 


 

Advanced Technology Recycling

702 Hall St SW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.452.7779

www.atrecycle.com

Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) opened their first Michigan location in Grand Rapids.  ATR provides E-Waste recycling and Asset Recovery services for businesses and individual consumers.  The ATR process provides secure and confidential destruction of your sensitive information while disposing of your IT assets.  In addition to their electronics recycling services, ATR provides complete office recycling solutions for paper, cans, plastics, and document shredding.

Don’t throw away that old laptop, TV or VCR; take to Advanced Technology Recycling and have it disposed of properly. 


 

Sam’s Club

3901 Alpine Ave NW
Comstock Park, MI  49321
616.785.0001

www.samsclub.com

The renovations are complete at Sam’s Club on Alpine!  To celebrate, Sam’s Club hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and gave back to the community with a $2500 grant donation split among three local organizations; YMCA of Greater Grand Rapids, Kids Food Basket, and Gilda’s Club.  The next time you are in Alpine Township, stop by Sam’s Club and check out the renovations; be sure to visit the new Photo Center, Optical Center and Hearing Center.

Congratulations Sam’s Club and thanks for supporting our community. 


 

Huntington National Bank

1540 28th St SE (inside the Meijer store at 28th & Kalamazoo)
Grand Rapids, MI  49508
616.243.4123

www.huntington.com

Congratulations to Huntington National Bank on the opening of their new branch located inside the Meijer store at 28th & Kalamazoo.  The opening of this branch marks the first of many branches that will open in Meijer store locations in Grand Rapids and throughout Michigan. 

Visit this full-service Huntington Bank branch 7 days a week with their expanded hours Monday-Friday 8:00am – 8:00pm, Saturday 8:00am – 5:00pm and Sunday 10:00am – 4:00pm. 


 

First National Bank of Michigan

141 Ionia Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.706.1958

www.fnbmichigan.com

The new downtown branch of First National Bank of Michigan celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on July 31, 2012.  First National Bank of Michigan is locally owned and believes in supporting their local communities to see them grow and prosper.  Banking with First National keeps your money in West Michigan.

First National Bank was ranked the #1 bank in Michigan; stop in and open an account with them soon.  


 

G’s Grill

3603 Division Ave S
Wyoming, MI  49548
616.608.4521

www.GsGrill.net

 

G’s Grill is open for business and Chef Joseff VanHorn is cooking up some classic American food with a twist. G’s Grill, named after the VanHorn’s special needs daughter Gabrielle, will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Great Food! Great Friends! Great Fun!  Stop by G’s Grill and tell them what G means to you and be sure to have a cheeseburger and a malt while you are there. 


 

International Student Exchange (ISE)

 www.cmw-exchange.org or www.iseusa.com

616.455.6338

International Student Exchange (ISE) celebrated 30 years of excellence in placing foreign students in American homes & schools.  ISE programs are carefully developed and designed putting students, schools and families above all else to achieve their goal in bringing people of the world closer together.  ISE accepts highly qualified and well-screened students from over 55 countries around the world.

Considering hosting a foreign exchange student?  Contact Dawn at International Student Exchange today; placements for the 2012-2013 school year are still available. 


 

Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

11 Sheldon Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.235.4726

www.grcm.org

The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum unveiled their new exhibit, Imagination Playground, at their 15th Birthday Celebration on July 17, 2012.  This new exhibit was made possible through a $9,000 grant from KaBoom! along with donations from The Dr. Pepper/Snapple Group and Farmers Insurance Group who donated funds in honor of longtime Executive Vice President of Agency Operations, Jack Hannigan.

The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum celebrates childhood and the joy of learning by providing an interactive, hands-on environment that inspires learning and encourages self-directed exploration.

Stop in and play for a while and experience all of the exciting things the Children’s Museum has to offer. 


 

Crop Marks Printing

128 Coldbrook St NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.356.5555

www.cropmarksprinting.com

Crop Marks Printing celebrated their business growth with a relocation and expansion into a new 9,000 square foot facility.  Crop Marks is a service-oriented print and sign shop providing copy services, screen printing, tradeshow display work, and other unique gifts and personalized printed products.

Stop by the shop to browse their product samples and see what they have cool for you and your business. 


 

Rita Girls Bakery

40 Monroe Center St NW (MoDiv Building)
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
616.710.1580

Check them out on Facebook!

Rita Girls Bakery is serving treats and cakes in downtown Grand Rapids!  Cupcakes, Brownies, Cookies, Cakes and more! They even take their sweets to the streets with their mobile bakery cart.

Have a sweet tooth?  Stop into Rita Girls and indulge yourself.  A chamber favorite is the red velvet cupcake! 


 

Houlihan’s Restaurant + Bar

1968 Breton Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
616.957.1683

www.houlihans.com

Houlihan’s made their arrival in Grand Rapids official with a ribbon cutting ceremony along with a $500 donation to Kids Food Basket.  The new Houlihan’s is located at the corner of Breton and Burton and features a modern, warm restaurant design with an open kitchen and prominent bar.  Their outdoor patio is the perfect spot for relaxing and enjoying appetizers and a refreshing beverage with friends and family.  

Hang out at Houlihan’s and try some of the Chamber favorites from the appetizer menu; Goat Cheese & Artichoke Poppers, Jumbo Stuffed Shrooms; and Seared Rare Tuna Wontons. 


 

Macatawa Bank - Cascade

6330 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.719.4280

www.macatawabank.com

Macatawa Bank celebrated the 5th anniversary of their Cascade Branch location.  Macatawa Bank provides financial service in an exceptional manner for the mutual benefit of their customers, communities, employees and shareholders.  Macatawa Bank offers a wide range of personal and business financial products and services at the 27 locations throughout West Michigan

Contact Macatawa Bank and learn more about their commitment to their customers. 


 

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids

Cascade Retail Store
2700 Kraft Ave SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
616.532.4200

www.goodwillgr.org

Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids, Inc. opened its newest store Saturday, June 30, 2012 with a ribbon cutting celebration!

By shopping in Goodwill stores in the Greater Grand Rapids Area, you help support approximately 20 training programs that provide specific and non-specific skill sets to those in need of assistance including resume building, interviewing protocol, Certified Nurse Aide Training, Youth to Employment, Hospitality Services, Veterans Services, etc.

Visit their new Cascade location at 2700 Kraft Ave SE and Shop Goodwill! 


 

Ribbon Cuttings
Year-To-Date

Thank you for inviting the Chamber to participate in your events!
2014 Member Celebrations Year-To-Date = 17


"Thank you so much for all the Chamber did for our hotel at our Grand Opening. Everyone was wonderful and I can't thank you enough for all the support the Chamber Staff and Ambassadors showed."

Bethany Day
Director of Sales, Residence Inn - Grand Rapids Airport


“We really enjoyed the Chamber and the Ambassadors Committee joining us for the opening of our Fleet Readiness Center.  Having their support made our celebration even more special.”

Jan Mosson, LMSW
Life EMS Ambulance

 


"We had a wonderful celebration and the show of support from the Chamber Staff and Ambassadors was fantastic!"

Doreen Bolhuis
President, Gymco Sports


Ribbon cutting events are a fun way to shine the spotlight on your business and let other Chamber members know you're there to serve them. We have a fun time doing them, too!

 


Chamber Members Brett Blythe, Northwood University (pictured below, 1st photo) and Brad Haverkamp, Chase Bank (pictured below, 2nd photo) enjoyed test driving some of the riding lawn mowers at Bergman Power Equipment.

 


 

 

 

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