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OutPro: Rise Up – Stepping OUT into Grand Rapids

MI

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 […]

Breakfast with Legislators

MI

Create Great Policy: Breakfast with Legislators Breakfast with Legislators events provide Chamber members and their employees the opportunity to establish relationships with key decision makers and voice opinions on issues moving forward in Lansing. Networking and facilitated question-and-answer sessions offer firsthand information on upcoming legislation and House and Senate committee activities, prompting great dialogue between […]

Hump Day Happy Hour

MI

Create Great Community: Hump Day Happy Hour Join us Wednesday, May 25 from 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. for Hump Day Happy Hour! The Grand Rapids Chamber is hosting a happy hour in our Work Café with Grand Rapids Brewing Co. to build a sense of community between our members and staff. Gather ’round for […]

Monthly Government Affairs Update

MI

Create Great Policy: Monthly Government Affairs Update On the first Friday of every month, our Government Affairs team hosts a 30-minute virtual meeting to briefly highlight key issues and stay in communication about our top priorities. Join us from 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m for a brief virtual conversation. Sign up below to register and stay […]

ATHENA Leadership Forum: Courage Under Fire

MI

Create Great Community: ATHENA Leadership Forum Arise ATHENAs! Join us for our next ATHENA Leadership Forum on Tuesday, June 7 to uplift female voices in our community and support woman leaders through conversations, connections, commerce, and more. In our journey to empower more women leaders in our community, we'll be gathering at a woman-led venue, […]

Business Exchange Luncheon

MI

Create Great Connections: Business Exchange Luncheon The Chamber’s most popular networking event provides members and future members with facilitated networking as well as an opportunity to leave the event with at least 14 new, quality leads. Facilitators walk attendees through conversations at one table during lunch, and another after lunch. Expo tables and open networking […]

West Michigan CEO Summit

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel 187 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, State

Create Great Business: West Michigan CEO Summit 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 […]

Celebrating Juneteenth: Honoring our History and Imagining our Future

MI

Create Great Inclusion: Celebrating Juneteenth Juneteenth is the observance of the end of slavery in the United States. This holiday was first celebrated in Texas where, on June 19, 1865, Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas with the news that the Civil War had ended and enslaved people were free - two and a half […]

Inclusion Solutions

MI

Create Great Inclusion: Inclusion Solutions The Grand Rapids Chamber is committed to walking alongside you wherever you are in your DEI journey. Designed for DEI practitioners, leaders, and HR professionals, […]

American Rescue Plan Discussion with Kent County

MI

Create Great Policy: American Rescue Plan Discussion Members are invited to discuss the plans for Kent County’s allocated one-time federal funds from the American Rescue Plan with county leaders Administrator Al Vanderberg, Commission Chair Stan Stek, and Commission Minority Vice-Chair Stephen Wooden. Participants will have the opportunity to hear what’s been planned, what dollars are still available, and share their […]

West Michigan Minority Contractors Golf Outing

MI

Create Great Community: West Michigan Minority Contractors Golf Outing The West Michigan Minority Contractors Golf Outing brings together minority-owned and women-owned subcontractors, general contractors, and community partners for a full day of golf. By giving businesses in the construction community a chance to build awareness for their services and build relationships with general contractors and […]

Tri-Share Informational Webinar

MI

Create Great Policy: Tri-Share Informational Webinar Learn how to offer child care support to your employees During this live webinar, employers can learn how to participate in the Tri-Share program and offer child care support to their employees. In a critical time for talent attraction and retention, Tri-Share is one solution to attracting and retaining […]