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Introducing the Chamber Ambassador of the Year

Introducing the Chamber Ambassador of the Year

By Connor Smithee | January 17, 2022

The Chamber is honored to recognize Robin Bartells of Gordon Water Systems as our 2021 Ambassador of the year! Since starting her Chamber Ambassadorship in April of 2018, Robin has […]

Michigan Redistricting Update

Michigan Redistricting Update

By Elizabeth Cyr | January 7, 2022

On December 28th, Michigan’s Independent Citizens Redistricting Commission (MICRC) approved three final maps for U.S. House, Michigan State House and State Senate. These lines, drawn by the first time by […]

Guest Blog: Reflections on the Leadership Advantage Experience

Guest Blog: Reflections on the Leadership Advantage Experience

By Elizabeth Cyr | December 23, 2021

The Leadership Advantage cohort was led by one of the best executive coaches that I have ever had the privilege of working with, Barbara Rapaport of Real-Time Perspectives. Not only […]

Engaging Events & Programs in 2022

New Year, New Programs: Engaging Events in 2022

By Maddie Werley | December 20, 2021

As we close out another year, the Grand Rapids Chamber is looking forward to continuing to create great with our members and the Grand Rapids business community. As we reflect […]

Michigan House, Senate pass Economic Development Incentives, Business Relief Funds, and Personal Property Tax Exemption Increase

Michigan House, Senate pass Economic Development Incentives, Business Relief Funds, and Personal Property Tax Exemption Increase

By Elizabeth Cyr | December 20, 2021

An economic development and business relief bill package, supported by the Chamber, swiftly made its way through the Legislature and is headed to the Governor’s desk. The House and Senate […]

Grand Rapids Chamber Announces Nate Henschel as Director of Government Affairs

By Maddie Werley | December 10, 2021

The Grand Rapids Chamber announces Nate Henschel as their new Director of Government Affairs.   Nate joins a well-respected team and will report to Andy Johnston, Vice President of Government Affairs. He will primarily focus […]

Winter Happenings to Check Out this Holiday Season 3

Winter Happenings to Check Out this Holiday Season

By Maddie Werley | December 7, 2021

The most wonderful time of the year is here! Whether you’re looking to embrace the cold and snow this winter or escape it, there are plenty of opportunities to take […]

Tackling Talent Needs by Expanding Programs in 2022

Tackling Talent Needs by Expanding Programs in 2022

By Elizabeth Cyr | December 6, 2021

Your Grand Rapids Chamber has made it a top priority to tackle the current talent crisis facing our region. In 2022, our team of talent experts is dedicated to attracting, […]

The Chamber News | December 2021 13

The Chamber News | December 2021

By Elizabeth Cyr | December 6, 2021

Published bi-monthly, The Chamber News is a great way to keep up-to-date on Chamber happenings, recently joined members, ribbon cuttings and more. READ HERE Recently Joined Members Please join us […]

Grand Rapids Chamber Participates in Press Conference on Status of Health Systems in West Michigan 2

Grand Rapids Chamber Joins Health Care Leaders to Protect West Michigan

By Maddie Werley | December 3, 2021

This afternoon, Grand Rapids Chamber President & CEO Rick Baker joined leaders from our area health systems for an update on the current state of our health facilities, variants, vaccine effectiveness […]