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The 12 Biggest Wins for Government Affairs in 2021

By Elizabeth Cyr | December 2, 2021

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Member Spotlight: Restoring One Bag at a time with Ageless Beauty

Member Spotlight: Restoring a Community with Ageless Beauty

By Elizabeth Cyr | November 23, 2021

Ageless Beauty, a small business medical spa in Grand Rapids, is leaving a lasting effect on more than just their clients. As the winter season approaches, owner Felicia Steimel has […]

Guest Blog: Fierce Advocacy at the ATHENA Leadership Forum

Guest Blog: Fierce Advocacy at the ATHENA Leadership Forum

By Connor Smithee | November 19, 2021

Guest Blog Post Authored by Jaime Counterman, Foundation Director, University of Michigan Health-West Advocacy is often perceived as a macro-level action… evoking efforts such as the civil rights movement, LGBTQ […]

Areas of Focus for the Grand Rapids City Commission

Grand Rapids City Commission Holds Retreat to Discuss Areas of Focus

By Elizabeth Cyr | November 12, 2021

The Grand Rapids City Commission held a retreat to discuss and review progress on near-term focus areas. These retreats offer a snapshot of the City and much greater insight into the workings of Grand Rapids.  This includes dialogue […]

Emerging Leaders Series Session 2 Recap

Emerging Leaders Series Session 2 Recap

By Connor Smithee | November 11, 2021

by Ellery Blasch, Engagement Manager, ITS Solutions What a privilege it is to be in a space committed to serving your community, hearing from leaders and advocates in the community, […]

The Inclusion Solution: Solving Diversity Fatigue in Your Organization

The Inclusion Solution: Solving Diversity Fatigue in Your Organization

By Elizabeth Cyr | November 8, 2021

Just the mention of a diversity training can bring up a sense of dread in employees, executives, and DEI professionals alike. As a never ending journey, the mission behind diversity, […]

Details and Resources on the New Federal Vaccine Mandate

Details and Resources on the New Federal Vaccine Mandate

By Elizabeth Cyr | November 4, 2021

Today, the Biden Administration published its vaccine mandate for businesses with 100 or more employees. The mandate, which set a January 4 deadline for compliance, comes from OSHA as an […]

Leadership Grand Rapids 2022 Blog Series: Opening Retre

Leadership Grand Rapids 2022: Opening Retreat

By Elizabeth Cyr | October 28, 2021

It was a power packed two days of the Opening Retreat of LGR 2022. We found out a new baby girl is on the way, celebrated proud graduates in the […]

GR Chamber Announces New Director of Inclusion

By Maddie Werley | October 28, 2021

The Grand Rapids Chamber has welcomed Andre Daley as their new Director of Inclusion. In this role, Andre is responsible for overseeing diversity, equity, and inclusion programming at the Chamber, […]

2021 EPIC Awards Recipients Revealed

2021 EPIC Awards Recipients Revealed

By Elizabeth Cyr | October 26, 2021

The Grand Rapids Chamber honors individuals and organizations that are Entrepreneurial, Progressive, Innovative, and Collaborative. On Monday evening, the Grand Rapids Chamber celebrated the return of the EPIC Awards Gala, […]