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Create Great Business: West Michigan Minority Contractors After Hours
West Michigan Minority Contractors After Hours events provide attendees the opportunity to connect with peers and gain potential business referrals. These social hour events provide a platform for buyers to connect with local minority-owned business construction professionals, as well as remove barriers for smaller construction companies to enter the market.
This month, we’re excited to meet at Rockford Construction. We’ll hear from Jon Ippel, the Executive Director of Amplify GR. In addition to great networking participants will learn from Ippel about several upcoming jobs that will be bid within the next 9 months. In total the projects equate to approximately $75 Million in construction. This is an event you won’t want to miss!
Tuesday, September 13
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m
The ROC at Rockford Construction
601 First St. NW
Meet the Speakers
Jon Ippel, Executive Director, Amplify GR
A Grand Rapids native, Jon Ippel serves as the Executive Director of Amplify GR. Jon comes to the organization with 15 years of community development experience. Prior to joining Amplify GR, he worked in local government in the areas of city administration, sustainability, and community development. In those capacities, Jon launched a nationally recognized and award-winning environmental sustainability program, developed several public-private partnerships that created over 300 affordable housing units, coordinated over $1 billion in City infrastructure projects, and served as the city director the 2012 NBA All-Star Weekend.
Jon feels passionately about the momentum in Grand Rapids and is committed to ensuring more residents in our community benefit from community growth through a holistic approach focusing on education, housing, jobs and entrepreneurship, and community wellbeing.
Jon is proud of the partnerships Amplify GR has formed with neighbors, nonprofits, and local businesses alike. These relationships afford Amplify GR the opportunity to provide additional resources to both residents and businesses in the community.
Small Business Sponsor
Interested in sponsoring West Michigan Minority Contractors in 2022? Please contact Omar Cuevas to learn more.