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Chamber Resource Calls

The Grand Rapids Chamber has been actively following the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, and we are evaluating actions daily, to best identify how to serve you. One of the ways we’re doing that is through regular conference calls covering topics that are top-of-mind for the business community.

This is a complimentary resource, but registration is required. Upon registering you will receive the webinar access link.

Stay Tuned for Upcoming Resource Calls

Archived Calls

Tuesday, July 28 | Virtual Town Hall featuring Chief Isaiah McKinnon
Presented in partnership with the Economic Club of Grand Rapids

 

Tuesday, July 14 | Virtual Town Hall featuring Chris Leinberger, Co-Founding Partner & Managing Director, Places Platform
Presented in partnership with the Economic Club of Grand Rapids
View PowerPoint Presentation

 

Tuesday, June 30 | Virtual Town Hall featuring Dr. Leadriane Roby, Superintendent, Grand Rapids Public Schools
Presented in partnership with the Economic Club of Grand Rapids

 

Thursday, June 18 | Q&A with Sean Egan, Michigan Director of Workplace Safety

 

Tuesday, June 16 | Virtual Town Hall featuring Joan Budden, President & CEO, Priority Health
Presented in partnership with the Economic Club of Grand Rapids

 

Tuesday, June 9 | Virtual Town Hall featuring Jim Keane, President & CEO, Steelcase
Presented in partnership with the Economic Club of Grand Rapids

 

Tuesday, June 2 | Virtual Town Hall featuring Rick Keyes, President & CEO, Meijer
Presented in partnership with the Economic Club of Grand Rapids

 

Thursday, May 28 | GR Guide to Reopening Restaurants*
Presented in partnership with the City of Grand Rapids, Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. and Experience Grand Rapids
View PowerPoint Presentation

*There was an error in the recording for the introduction of this call, but the majority of the content is there.

 

Wednesday, May 27 | Virtual Town Hall featuring Lt. Governor Garlin Gilchrist
Presented in partnership with the Economic Club of Grand Rapids

 

Monday, May 18 | Virtual Town Hall featuring Tina Freese Decker & Dr. Adam London
Presented in partnership with the Economic Club of Grand Rapids
View Dr. London’s 10 Tips to Minimize Risk here.

 

May 5, 2020 | Return to Work(place): Our Point of View
Featuring Franco Bianchi, Chief Executive Officer, Haworth & Paul Nemschoff, Vice President of Global Strategy and Marketing, Haworth

 

April 28, 2020 | Health Care & Human Resources Committee Meeting
Featuring Dr. Adam London, Health Officer for the Kent County Health Department

 

April 23, 2020 | Steelcase on Working Safely
Featuring Sara Armbruster, Vice President of Strategy, Research, and Digital Transformation, Steelcase

 

April 16, 2020 | The Impact of COVID-19 on our Economy
Featuring Dr. Paul Isely, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs at GVSU
View PowerPoint

 

April 14, 2020 | Business Community Update
A Conversation with Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey

 

April 10, 2020 | Ensuring You’re Covered: Health Insurance Resources for Employers
Featuring Megan Schmidt, Vice President, Sales & Client Services, Priority Health
View PowerPoint

 

April 9, 2020 | Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
Featuring Jacob Swier, Wage & Hour Investigator, U.S. Department of Labor
View PowerPoint

 

Abril 7, 2020 | Programa de Protección de Nomina- Una guía para Empresas Pequeñas
Presentado por Solmeris Hernandez, Asistente de Vicepresidente y Gerente de la institución financiera Fifth Third Bank
View PowerPoint

 

April 6, 2020 | Paycheck Protection Program – Guidance for Small Business
Featuring Eric Mills, Senior Vice President & Business Banking Regional Manager, Fifth Third Bank
View PowerPoint

 

April 3, 2020 | Business Community Update
A Conversation with U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow

 

March 30, 2020 | What to Do: Ways to Communicate with Customers During Covid-19
Featuring Jennifer Crowley, Owner, The Highland Group
View PowerPoint

 

March 27, 2020 | Navigating Employment Considerations
Featuring Michael Doversberger, Attorney, Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge

 

March 26, 2020 | Supporting Small Business and Utilizing Financial Services
A Conversation with Congressman Bill Huizenga

 

March 25, 2020 | How to Prepare Your Business for Remote Work
Featuring Chip LaFleur, President, LaFleur Marketing & Dirk Arends, President, Virtual Systems
View PowerPoint

 

March 24, 2020 | Navigating Cash Flow Crunch
Featuring Brooks Kindel, MBA, CSBC, Business Growth Specialist, Michigan Small Business Development Center, Seidman College of Business, GVSU

 

March 23, 2020 | Executive Order & Public Health Update
Featuring Adam London PhD, RS, DAAS, Health Officer, Kent County Health Department

 

March 20, 2020 | Managing the Stress of the Unknown
Featuring Bob VandePol, MSW, Executive Director, Pine Rest Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

 

March 19, 2020 | SBA Disaster Relief Loans
Featuring Ed Garner, Regional Director, Michigan Small Business Development Center

 

March 18, 2020 | Unemployment with Steve Gray