fbpx

ATHENA Leadership Forum

MI

ATHENA Leadership Forum: Maximizing Your Money Mindset Money; a difficult topic to discuss but one we all have questions about. What if someone told you the life you fantasize about while sitting at your office desk or laying in bed is attainable; that is not just an unrealistic figment of your imagination? Would you believe […]

Business Exchange

MI

Business Exchange Join us for a virtual twist on a networking favorite, Business Exchange. While typically offered in a luncheon format, this event will be hosted via Zoom alongside Grand Rapids Chamber Director of Business Services, Mark Allen. Mark will guide participants through a series of virtual breakout sessions, allowing you to network and build […]

Kent County Small Business Recovery Program Town Hall

MI

Driving Equitable Economic Impact In June 2020, Kent County announced the Kent County Small Business Recovery Program. The program worked to quickly and efficiently distribute short-term financial support to businesses in Kent County dealing with additional barriers such as language, general business knowledge, and those from underserved communities. The county chose to partner with the […]

Creative Chambers Workshop

MI

Create Great Business: Creative Chambers Workshop The Creative Chambers program brings together individuals from across industries to connect with one another and to build relationships with businesses who are seeking creative talent. By fostering opportunities for those working in creative industries, we can enhance our cultural and creative vibrancy in the Grand Rapids area, and […]

ESOP Quarterly Meet-Up

MI

ESOP Quarterly Meet-Up: What's an ESOP, and is it Right for My Business? Join the Grand Rapids Chamber on Wednesday, April 21 for the first ESOP Quarterly Meet-Up of 2021. Justin Stemple, partner at Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, will guide attendees through Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOPs) and address key areas including legality and […]

Policy on Tap

MI

Policy on Tap With sunny days ahead, we're ready to put on real pants and step outside the virtual meeting square we've been occupying for the past year. Join the Grand Rapids Chamber on Thursday, April 22 for Policy on Tap. We will safely gather with elected officials from across the political spectrum in the Center City […]

Breakfast with Legislators

MI

Breakfast with Legislators Join us on Monday, May 3 as we welcome Randy Thelen, newly appointed President & CEO for The Right Place, Inc., to Grand Rapids and dive into updates at both the local and federal levels. Mandy Bolter, Chair for the Kent County Board of Commissioners, will provide a brief state of the county […]

Virtual Town Hall: Economic Trends & Tax Policy Implications

MI

Economic Trends & Tax Policy Implications Join the Grand Rapids Chamber's Tax & Regulatory Affairs Committee on Tuesday, May 4 at 8:00 a.m. as we hear from special guest Kyle Pomerleau, Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI). Kyle will discuss national economic trends and what to expect for federal tax policy, including state […]

OutPro

MI

Knowing Your LGBTQ+ Consumer As 2019 came to a close, an estimated LGBT population of 17.4 million contributed $1.1 trillion in purchasing power to the United States economy. What is your business doing to better understand and serve this consumer base? Join us on Wednesday, May 12 for an in-depth discussion with business leaders and […]

Business Exchange

MI

Business Exchange Make new connections with the West Michigan Business Exchange! The West Michigan Business Exchange will bring together members from the Grand Rapids Chamber, the Rockford Chamber of Commerce, the Sparta Chamber of Commerce, the Walker Chamber of Commerce, and the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce for facilitated virtual networking. Participants will be guided […]

Diversity & Talent Series

MI

The Untapped Labor Market of Refugees Between 2016 and 2018, the immigrant community in Kent County grew by more than 5,000 residents. Today, our community boasts more than 112 countries of origin and speaks close to 40 languages. These neighbors are filling jobs, learning in classrooms, buying homes, starting businesses, and investing in our local […]

West Michigan Minority Contractors After Hours

MI

West Michigan Minority Contractors After Hours Calling all contractors! Join us at The Mitten Brewing Co. for an afternoon of safely connecting with peers and gaining potential business referrals. We will welcome Jeremiah Gracia, Economic Development Director for the City of Grand Rapids, who will provide an overview of the city's inclusion plan. The Grand Rapids Chamber […]