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Release of Statewide Housing Plan Overview Highlights Urgent Need for MI House and Governor to Take Action

Release of Statewide Housing Plan Overview Highlights Urgent Need for MI House and Governor to Take Action

By Elizabeth Cyr | May 16, 2022

Housing Michigan, a coalition led by the Grand Rapids Chamber, Home Builders Association of Michigan, Michigan Municipal League and HousingNorth, is calling on the Michigan House of Representatives to quickly […]

GR Chamber Hosts Roundtable with White House and DOS Officials on International STEM Talent

GR Chamber Hosts Roundtable with White House and DOS Officials on International STEM Talent

By Elizabeth Cyr | May 16, 2022

Last week, the Grand Rapids Chamber provided members with an opportunity to meet virtually with White House and Department of State officials to discuss international talent in our region. As […]

GR Chamber Tours Vocational Village  

GR Chamber Tours Vocational Village  

By Elizabeth Cyr | May 16, 2022

Recently, Grand Rapids Chamber staff and several members visited the State of Michigan’s Vocational Village. The skilled trades training program, located at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in Ionia, […]

Attracting Psychiatry Talent to West Michigan Through Advanced Training Programs 1

Attracting Psychiatry Talent to West Michigan Through Advanced Training Programs

By Elizabeth Cyr | May 9, 2022

Local psychiatry residency and fellowship programs attract talented physicians at the beginning of their careers to learn and serve in West Michigan Well before the COVID-19 pandemic, West Michigan was […]

5 Unique Small Businesses is Grand Rapids 6

5 Unique Small Businesses in Grand Rapids

By Connor Smithee | May 6, 2022

The first week of May is Small Business Week. At the Chamber we’re committed to seeing businesses of all sizes, especially small businesses grow and prosper.  Our community is made […]

"Grand Rapids By The Numbers" Highlights Evidence of a Growing GR

“Grand Rapids By The Numbers” Highlights Evidence of a Growing GR

By Elizabeth Cyr | May 2, 2022

Grand Rapids is a growing! In a video with Rich App, the Chamber’s Retail, Retention, and Attraction Specialist, we walked through some of the biggest facts and figures behind the […]

GR Chamber Led Housing Bills Move One Step Forward 

GR Chamber-Led Housing Bills Move One Step Forward 

By Elizabeth Cyr | April 29, 2022

Last Wednesday, the Chamber Vice President of Government Affairs, Joshua Lunger, testified in support of the bi-partisan Housing Michigan legislation from sponsors Senator Winnie Brinks (D-Grand Rapids), Wayne Schmidt (R-Traverse […]

Guest Blog: Dialogue and Perspective

Guest Blog: Dialogue and Perspective

By Connor Smithee | April 19, 2022

When I signed up for the emerging leaders program, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I imagined our first day would be like a lecture, that we would listen to […]

Grand Rapids Chamber Visits Congress to Advocate for Workforce Development Funding

Grand Rapids Chamber Visits Members of Congress in D.C. to Advocate for Workforce Development Funding

By Elizabeth Cyr | April 18, 2022

The Grand Rapids Chamber recently visited with members of congress in Washington D.C. in collaboration with Business Leaders United – an organization dedicated to advocating for workforce development. Over 20 states […]

GR Chamber Names Attah Obande as VP of Business & Talent Development 1

GR Chamber Names Attah Obande as VP of Business & Talent Development

By Maddie Werley | April 18, 2022

The Grand Rapids Chamber has named Attah Obande as Vice President of Business & Talent Development. In this role, Attah will serve as a member of the Chamber’s Leadership Team […]