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Who Bounces Back from Hard Times?

By Maddie Werley | May 17, 2021

We’ve all had a worst day of our life. Perhaps many of us have just experienced our worst year. Life can be hard. Life is hard. But we can bounce […]

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander National Heritage Month – Q&A with Floriza Genautis

By Mia Jankowiak | May 14, 2021

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. As we celebrate and honor those in our community and our country in the AAPI community, we wanted to highlight one […]

Grand Rapids Chamber Statement on CDC Announcement

By Mia Jankowiak | May 13, 2021

Highlights Need for Governor and MDHHS to Update Restrictions Immediately and Pull Back Proposed Permanent COVID Workplace Rules   “Today’s CDC announcement that anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in […]

Grand Rapids Chamber Testifies on Housing Supply and Affordabilit

Grand Rapids Chamber Testifies on Housing Supply and Affordability

By Maddie Werley | May 13, 2021

Bipartisan Legislation Provides Tools to Address the Crisis Grand Rapids, Michigan – Today, the Grand Rapids Chamber, along with Executive Committee members of the Housing Michigan coalition, testified on the […]

Defining Community | Emerging Leaders Series Session Two Recap

Defining Community | Emerging Leaders Series Session Two Recap

By Mia Jankowiak | May 11, 2021

Next up on our Emerging Leaders Series Blog, hear from boomerang, Marissa Fellows!   What does it mean to be in a community? The answer to that question is as […]

Grand Rapids Chamber 2021 Q1 Update

By Mia Jankowiak | May 6, 2021

The Grand Rapids Chamber continues to work toward cultivating a region that is thriving and prosperous for ALL. In the first quarter of 2021, emerging from a year of much […]

Grand Rapids Chamber X GRAM – Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing Episode III

By Mia Jankowiak | May 6, 2021

Join the Grand Rapids Chamber, Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing, and Opportunity Awaits West Michigan as we embark on an adventure around our community celebrating the prominent life-sciences industry in Grand […]

MDHHS Updates Epidemic Order and Lifts Mask Requirements for Outdoor Gatherings of Under 100 People

By Maddie Werley | May 5, 2021

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is updating its COVID-19 Gatherings and Face Masks epidemic order to encourage safer outdoor activities as spring and summer bring warmer […]

Governor Whitmer Unveils Plan to Get ‘MI Vacc to Normal’

By Mia Jankowiak | April 29, 2021

During a press conference this morning, April 29, Governor Whitmer announced new standards to reopening Michigan’s spaces that have been restricted to low-capacity limits. The ‘MI Vacc to Normal’ plan will use four vaccination-based milestones — using data for Michiganders 16 years or […]

Open Michigan

By Mia Jankowiak | April 28, 2021

Dear Governor Whitmer: With the vaccine rollout well underway in Michigan, it’s time to set a date when we can welcome indoor meetings, conventions, and events back to the Great […]