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Grand Rapids Connect Welcomes New Grand Rapidians with VIP Experiences

Grand Rapids Connect Welcomes New Grand Rapidians with VIP Experiences

By Elizabeth Cyr | April 11, 2022

If a new coworker asked you what experiences are the epitome of Grand Rapids, what’s the first thing you’d recommend? To some, it’s touring the classic landmarks of the city: […]

Institute for Healing Racism Broadens Emphasis; Renamed to Inclusion Institute

Institute for Healing Racism Takes Broader Emphasis; Renamed to Inclusion Institute

By Elizabeth Cyr | April 11, 2022

Diversity, equity, and inclusion were always important. But they haven’t always looked the same. In 1997, the Grand Rapids Chamber implemented a program, titled “The Institute for Healing Racism”, to […]

West Michigan's Big Impact on Earth Day

West Michigan’s Big Impact on Earth Day

By Connor Smithee | April 11, 2022

Earth Day is Friday, April 22! We’re celebrating with our members to appreciate and protect the resources that help our communities and businesses thrive every day. We partnered with John […]

Minority Business Councils Formed to Lift Up Next Wave of Community Leaders

Minority Business Councils Lift Up Next Wave of Community Leaders

By Elizabeth Cyr | April 11, 2022

The Grand Rapids Chamber has formed several Minority Business Councils to bring together diverse leaders and create an inclusive culture in the West Michigan community for minority-owned businesses.  The three […]

Quarterly Update with President & CEO Rick Baker

Quarterly Update with President & CEO Rick Baker

By Connor Smithee | April 11, 2022

We’ve Come a Long Way It’s hard to believe it’s already April! The year is already a quarter of the way done. At our Annual Meeting in February, we presented […]

Tri-Share Comes to Kent County, Expands Throughout the State    

Tri-Share Comes to Kent County, Expands Throughout the State    

By Elizabeth Cyr | April 6, 2022

Employers have the opportunity to provide affordable child care today.  For the past few years, your Grand Rapids Chamber Government Affairs team has been hard at work addressing the child […]

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The Chamber News | April 2022

By Elizabeth Cyr | April 6, 2022

Published bi-monthly, The Chamber News is a great way to keep up-to-date on Chamber happenings, recently joined members, ribbon cuttings and more. READ OUR LATEST NEWSLETTER HERE Recently Joined Members […]

$4.8 Billion Budget Supplemental Signed

$4.8 Billion Budget Supplemental Signed

By Elizabeth Cyr | April 4, 2022

Last week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer visited Grand Rapids to sign the Building Michigan Together Plan, a $4.8 billion bipartisan budget supplemental utilizing the American Rescue Plan Act one-time federal funds. Below we’ve […]

Unpacking the 2022 Health Care & Human Resources Summit

Unpacking the 2022 Health Care & Human Resources Summit

By Elizabeth Cyr | March 24, 2022

The Grand Rapids Chamber’s 2022 Health Care & Human Resources Summit featured an extended conversation between health care experts and business leaders from across the region. We were joined by […]

Whitmer Vetoes Income Tax Cuts, Will Veto Gas Tax Pause  

Whitmer Vetoes Income Tax Cuts, Will Veto Gas Tax Pause  

By Elizabeth Cyr | March 21, 2022

Last Friday, March 18th, Governor Whitmer vetoed a bill that would lower Michigan’s income tax rate, as well as raise exemptions for retirement income and reinstate a per-child tax credit. […]