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The Chamber News | October 2021

The Chamber News | February 2021 1

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.

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Recently Joined Members

Please join us in welcoming the following companies to the Chamber. We encourage you to do business with fellow Chamber members!

Investor Members:

Dematic Corp.

Trustee Members:

Corporate Technologies LLC
Phoenix Theatres
Waste Management
Worksighted

Executive Members:

The Grove by Watermark
Beacon Hill Technologies
Clark Hill PLC
Construction Simplified
Fraser Trebilcock
Hoekstra Transportation
Nessie Solutions
Peckham
Rhino Media Productions
Root Functional Medicine
Sable Homes
SJA Solutions
Square Interior LLC
US Staffing Agency

Small Business Members:

“Connect with KB” – KB Collaborative/advance Media
Advanced Time
Allied Integrated Wealth
ArtRat Gallery
AYA Youth Collective
Chris Winczewski Inc.
Circle Theatre
ClearVista Advisors
Conversational Management
Cooper People Group
CranHill Ranch
Cre8gency
CURE International
Framers Construction
Friends of Grand Rapids Parks
GreenCup Digital
Junkluggers of Grand Rapids
Koala Insulation of Grand Rapids
ManoByte
Matthew Taylor Media LLC
MediaJel
Michigan Child Protection Registry
O’Grady Orthodontics
Planet Fitness Michigan Group
Robinson’s Popcorn
SEE Human Trafficking Coalition
Shiny Diamond Auto Detailing and Hand Wash LLC
Soldadera Coffee
The Color Forest
The Loading Dock
Total Wine & More
Town Hall Guide
Treetops Collective
True Destination Coaching
VantagePointe Risk Management
WisckAR

Affiliate Members:

Asset360
Beacon Hill Life Sciences
Clark Hill PLC – Birmingham
Clark Hill PLC – Detroit
Clark Hill PLC – Lansing
Erwin Quarder Incorporated – China
Erwin Quarder Incorporated – Czech Republic
Erwin Quarder Incorporated – Germany
Erwin Quarder Incorporated – Mexico
Fishbeck – Detroit
Fishbeck – Indianapolis
Fishbeck – Kalamazoo
Fishbeck – Lansing
Fishbeck – Novi
Fishbeck – Toledo
Fishbeck – Traverse City
Flagstar Bank – 44th St
Flagstar Bank – Lake Michigan
GR Square Properties
Grand Rapids Public Schools Communications & External Affairs
Grand Rapids Public Schools Foundation
Grand Rapids Public Schools – Office of Equity & Inclusion
Grand Rapids Public Schools – Purchasing Department
HealthBar – Holland
HopCat – Downtown
HopCat – Knapp’s Corner
Independent Bank – 17 Mile Road
Independent Bank – Alpine Ave
Independent Bank – Cascade Road
Independent Bank – E. Beltline
Independent Bank – Henry St
Independent Bank – Lake Michigan Dr
Independent Bank – Plainfield Ave
Independent Bank – S. Main St
Independent Bank – S. State St
Playa Nayaritas
Serene Drops
Sierra Detailing
Stella’s Lounge
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation – Belmont
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation – Walker
The Oaks at Byron Center


Ribbon Cuttings

A Ribbon Cutting ceremony is a great way to celebrate the opening a new business, expanding a current location, relocating, or celebrating a milestone anniversary.

The Chamber News | October 2021 1

The Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF) hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate Emerald Flats, their new affordable housing redevelopment located in the Highland Park neighborhood.

 

The Chamber News | October 2021 2

The Loading Dock celebrated their grand opening and launched their small group and personal training services for those who have felt defeated by the fitness industry.

 

The Chamber News | October 2021

DTE Energy celebrated the opening of their new service center in Walker.

 

The Chamber News | October 2021 4

Fifth Third Bank hosted a number of community officials as they celebrated the soft grand opening and one-year anniversary of the NextGen branch in downtown Grand Rapids.

 

The Chamber News | October 2021 5

HealthBar celebrated the opening of their new drive thru medical center. The new facility will offer easily accessible affordable, and convenient healthcare to the Holland area.

 

The Chamber News | October 2021 6

Kessler’s Diamonds hosted a ribbon cutting for their grand opening at their new location on Burton St SE.

 

The Chamber News | October 2021 7

Black Pigeon Studios celebrated their official grand opening and is looking forward to closing the gap between Hollywood and Grand Rapids.

 

The Chamber News | October 2021 8

Grand Rapids Brewing Company celebrated the grand opening of their Mini-Bar: an outdoor walk-up bar that serves beer and pizza in Grand Rapids’ refreshment zone.

 

The Chamber News | October 2021 9

Thacker Sleight, a woman-owned boutique law firm, celebrated the grand opening of their new Cherry St location with a ribbon cutting and open house.

 

The Chamber News | October 2021 10

ArtRat Gallery hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the newest gallery in the Grand Rapids’ Heartside neighborhood.

 


Member Anniversaries

100+ Years of Membership

Ball Park Floral & Gifts

50+ Years of Membership:

Brann’s Corporate Offices
Ferris State University-GR
Proos Manufacturing Inc.
Superior Business Solutions
West Michigan Tourist Association

40+ Years of Membership:

Berends Hendricks Stuit Insurance Agency Inc.
Blue Care Network of Michigan
Dan Vos Construction Co. Inc.
DeWys Manufacturing, Inc.
NPF Investment Advisors
Plante Moran, PLLC
Reliance Community Care Partners
Seaman’s Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Inc.
STAR Collision & Glass
WGVU Public Media

30+ Years of Membership:

Algoma Products, Inc.
Bella Furs
CU*Answers
Doyle & Ogden, Insurance Advisors
Flying Dutchman Flags
Forest View Psychiatric Hospital
H & H Management & Development
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown
Keller Ford
Lake Michigan Insurance Agency
Law Enforcement Supply, Inc.
O’Grady Orthodontics
Professional Courier Service
The Campbell Group
Youngblood Automation, LLC

20+ Years of Membership:

Alternative Pathways, Inc.
Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC
BASIC Payroll Plus
Colliers International
CWD Real Estate Investment
First Community Bank
Flex Administrators, Inc.
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Gerald R. Ford Museum
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids
GYMCO, Inc.
Hughes Management, LLC
Kent County Board of Commissioners/Administrator
Major Pipeline, LLC
Mike & Johnny Brann’s Sizzling Steaks and Sports Grille
MOKA
New York Life Insurance Co.
Office Depot – Walker
Parker Excavating Gravel & Recycle, Inc.
Progressive Building Services
Rockford Construction
TACK Electronics, Inc.
Thum Insurance Agency, LLC

15+ Years of Membership:

Action Plumbing & Mechanical
Amerikam
Bernie Fogg Solutions
Broadmoor Products Inc.
Cascade Charter Township
Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce
Council for Educational Travel USA (CETUSA)
Covenant Developments
David’s House Ministries
Gazelle Sports
Gilmore Inc.
HS Inc.
Kuyper College
Lakeshore 504
Matthysse, Kuiper, DeGraaf Funeral Directors
Nonlinear Technology Services, Inc.
Pondera Advisors LLC
Service Express, Inc.
State Spring Service
The Design Forum Inc.

10+ Years of Membership:

Action Plumbing & Mechanical
Amerikam
Bernie Fogg Solutions
Broadmoor Products Inc.
Cascade Charter Township
Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce
Council for Educational Travel USA (CETUSA)
Covenant Developments
David’s House Ministries
Gazelle Sports
Gilmore Inc.
HS Inc.
Kuyper College
Lakeshore 504
Matthysse, Kuiper, DeGraaf Funeral Directors
Nonlinear Technology Services, Inc.
Pondera Advisors LLC
Service Express, Inc.
State Spring Service
The Design Forum Inc.

5+ Years of Membership:

Acrisure
Atwater Brewery
Blue35
Brilar
City Made Clean
Commercial Alliance of REALTORS
Founders Brewing Company
Full Circle Care
Herb & Fire Pizzeria
JLL
John & Sons, Inc.
KCAD – Kendall College of Art & Design
Kitchen 67 Brann’s Cafe
Meritage Hospitality Group
Proforma Infinite Marketing Solutions
Red Line Security
Rest Haven Homes
Stan Diego Baja Taco Kitchen
Switch
Twisted Rooster
Uccello’s Ristorante – Caledonia
Uccello’s Ristorante – Grand Rapids
Uccello’s Ristorante – Grandville
Uccello’s Ristorante – Rockford
Uccello’s Ristorante – Standale
Vista Springs

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