The Biggest Events You Can’t Miss in 2023
The Grand Rapids Chamber is committed to bringing you the latest information impacting your business and helping you build a network with the greatest leaders in the region. Our events are the perfect opportunity to get involved and learn more about your community, and we’ve just released the dates for our annual events in 2023. Save these dates until registration opens in January!
135th Annual Meeting: The State of Grand Rapids Business
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 • DeVos Place
Connect with fellow business leaders at the Grand Rapids Chamber’s largest event of the year. Gain insights on where the West Michigan economy stands and understand where it is going from GVSU’s Seidman College of Business. Regional business leaders will react to the data and discuss strategies related to business growth, talent, inflation, innovation, and more that you can use to prepare for the year ahead.
Health Care & Human Resources Summit
Thursday, March 9, 2023 • Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
The Health Care Summit is a popular half-day event featuring health care leaders and experts who present facts on the future of health care and share options for businesses. Join fellow members to explore the latest health care trends, the impact of health care policy, rule changes at the state and federal level, ways to reduce and contain costs as well as what needs to be done to build a healthier community.
Diversity & Talent Summit
Wednesday, April 26, 2023 • JW Marriott
The annual Diversity & Talent Summit builds upon foundational knowledge and explores the latest DEI trends to enhance business success in an increasingly diverse and global community. This is West Michigan’s premier summit for CEOs, C-Suite administrators, Chief Diversity Officers, DEI practitioners, and human resources and talent acquisition professionals to build leadership capacity.
West Michigan CEO Summit
Thursday, June 15, 2023 • JW Marriott
The West Michigan CEO Summit features a lineup of regional leaders covering topics including culture, mentorship, leadership, talent, strategic planning, industry trends and how to gain traction in your business. Panel discussions and keynote presentations will focus on tools for business growth to help accomplish goals and compete at a higher level.
The Chamber Open
Monday, July 17, 2023 • Watermark Country Club
The Chamber Open is one of the most popular annual events on the Chamber’s calendar. The event attracts a wide range of decision makers and community leaders while providing an opportunity to play eighteen holes of remarkable golf.
Grand Rapids Policy Conference
Wednesday, August 9, 2023 • Frederik Meijer Gardens
The Grand Rapids Policy Conference will provide a platform to celebrate and discuss Grand Rapids’ bright future. National and local thought leaders will share insight on Grand Rapids’ resilience and ability to tackle the problems and challenges ahead to create and thriving and prosperous West Michigan for all.
ATHENA Awards Celebration
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 • JW Marriott
The annual ATHENA Awards Celebration recognizes the top leaders in our region that develop, empower, and encourage the inclusion of women. Three award recipients are announced at the event and are honored for their professional excellence, community service, and for actively assisting women in their pursuit of leadership.
EPIC Awards Gala
Wednesday, November 1, 2023 • JW Marriott
EPIC is the premier business awards celebration in the region recognizing organizations that foster community growth, demonstrate innovation, and have championed alongside others as mentors and collaborators. Award recipients are announced the night of the event, keeping attendees on the edge of their seats.
Save the Date!
Registration for all of these events opens in January! Save the dates and keep your eye out for more details.