Join us virtually for our 133rd Annual Meeting



Greater outcomes for your business.

If you want your organization to thrive — and every business does — we can help. Your chamber offers a broad range of services and resources for business.




Virtual ESOP Quarterly Meet-Up



Talent Development

Greater output from your people.

West Michigan's strong economy is powered by people. Your chamber offers events and training programs to create stronger leaders and stronger teams.


Virtual ATHENA Leadership Forum



Advocacy & Government affairs

Your advocate and problem solver.

Our thriving, business-friendly environment is no accident. Your chamber assists our members in working with lawmakers and local officials to reduce red-tape and advance pro-growth policies.

Advocacy & Government affairs


Virtual Breakfast with Legislators



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What's New?

Opportunity Awaits West Michigan – What’s Your Story?

By Mia Jankowiak | December 9, 2020

West Michigan is known for its natural beauty, beer, art, and friendly communities, but we’re so much more. Our region has the fastest growing economy in the United States and […]

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: Shopping Small this Holiday Season 5

Put Your Money Where Your Heart Is: Shopping Small this Holiday Season

By Maddie Werley | December 9, 2020

The season of gifting is here! While many traditions may look different this year, the opportunity to spread joy by shopping small is available to everyone in our community. And […]

Urgent Need to Support Worst Hurt Industries

By Maddie Werley | December 4, 2020

Re: Urgent need to support worst hurt industries Dear Governor Whitmer: The recent three week pause enacted to slow the alarming increase in COVID-19 cases has had a disastrous impact […]

Temporary Structures for Dining Purposes

By Mia Jankowiak | December 3, 2020

In recognition of the current circumstances and the need to accommodate business operations, the Grand Rapids Fire Prevention Division offers the following information for businesses in need of sheltering their […]

Grand Rapids Kicks Off #SupportOurGRBiz Challenge

By Mia Jankowiak | November 24, 2020

Mayor Bliss and Other Partners are First to Participate  (Grand Rapids, MI) – The City of Grand Rapids and a host of community partners have started what they hope becomes […]

Grand Rapids Chamber Welcomes New Government Affairs Coordinator

By Mia Jankowiak | November 23, 2020

Denver Transplant Chooses West Michigan (Grand Rapids, Mich. – November 23, 2020) — The Grand Rapids Chamber welcomes Katie Doyen to the Government Affairs team in a recently created fourth […]

Kent County Continues to Support Impacted Businesses

Kent County Announces Supplemental Grants to Expand Small Business Recovery Program

By Maddie Werley | November 19, 2020

Additional funding available for businesses that must close or curtail operations GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (November 19, 2020) – Kent County, in partnership with the Grand Rapids Chamber, announces an expansion […]

City of Grand Rapids Turns Down $500k for Public Safety

By Maddie Werley | November 18, 2020

Yesterday, in a surprising and unexpected move, the Grand Rapids City Commission rejected $500,000 of Federal CARES dollars to support public safety and crime prevention from Kent County. The Commission […]

Investing in Yourself and Others Through Leadership Advantage

Investing in Yourself and Others Through Leadership Advantage

By Maddie Werley | November 13, 2020

Our Leadership Advantage Cohort 2 is underway. The class is filled with an exceptional group of leaders representing a variety of roles and sectors. Barbara Rapaport has led this group […]

Creating a Sense of Belonging with Skot Welch 1

Creating a Sense of Belonging with Skot Welch

By Maddie Werley | November 13, 2020

We talked with Skot Welch (LGR ’93) Founder and President of DEI Firm, Global Bridgebuilders, about his company’s Belonging Index. Q: What is the difference between Welcoming and Belonging? A: […]