Vision & Mission


Our Vision

Our vision is to lead the West Michigan business community in creating an exciting, dynamic, top-of-mind region.

Chamber membership means being a visible part of a vibrant, local economy and strong community.

Our Mission

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber is a champion for West Michigan business.

We are driven by that mission, and we proudly serve as the collective voice for our business community.

Our Expertise

We’re focused on three mission-based areas to provide the credibility, connections, influence and expertise needed to drive regional growth and success.

In addition, we deliver value to our members and the community at-large by:

  • being an invested partner and trusted resource for growing a business in West Michigan
  • offering access to a diverse and rich network for building connections and relationships
  • creating places for people to come together to share ideas, insights, and expertise
  • developing diverse talent and empowering leaders and community trustees
  • facilitating vital partnerships and conversations needed to make a positive impact in our community
  • leading the charge on long-term initiatives that drive West Michigan’s economic prosperity and create regional success
  • advocating for public policies at the local, state, federal levels that shape a pro-business environment

Click to view the 2016 Annual Report