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OutPro: Rise Up – Stepping OUT into Grand Rapids

Wednesday, May 18th | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Create Great Community: OutPro

OutPro is a professional group within the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce that promotes a welcoming culture in the West Michigan Community for LGBTQIA+ individuals and allies. OutPro offers opportunities for education and networking, with an emphasis on policy impact, and assisting businesses in creating a more inclusive and welcoming work environment for LGBTQIA+ individuals.

We’re excited to team up with the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre for our May OutPro event. We will gather for a happy hour at Lambert & Co’s rooftop patio and time to network and then head to the Civic Theatre for a showing of the broadway musical “Kinky Boots”. We will be joined during the happy hour by Bill Anderson Jr., the director of Kinky Boots. This is a Chamber event you won’t want to miss!

About the Musical
Charlie, a straight-laced business owner, and Lola, an ambitious drag performer overcome their differences and discover that if you change your mind, you can change the world.

Charlie Price reluctantly inherits his family’s failing shoe factory. Uninspired by the work but desperate to succeed, Charlie forms an unlikely partnership with cabaret performer and drag queen Lola. Together, they produce a line of custom high-heeled boots to save the business. In the process, Charlie and Lola discover that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible. Inspired by true events, Kinky Boots, winner of six 2013 Tony Awards (including Best Musical) features a joyous score by Cyndi Lauper and a hilarious, inspiring book by Broadway legend Harvey Fierstein.

Wednesday, May 18

Happy Hour from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Lambert & Co, Rooftop Patio

Kinky Boots at 7:30 p.m.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre

Members: $35 / Non-Members: $50
(Registration includes ticket to Kinky Boots)


Event Sponsors

Event Underwriters

         134th Annual Meeting: The State of Grand Rapids Business 8

Chamber Champions

OutPro: Rise Up - Stepping OUT into Grand Rapids 2    ATHENA Leadership Forum 59      Virtual Diversity & Talent Series 14

Host Sponsor

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Community Trustee

2022 Grand Rapids Policy Conference

Interested in sponsoring OutPro in 2022? Please contact Omar Cuevas to learn more.