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The Chamber's Political Action Committee - April 2018 Update

Chamber Political Action Committee Update: 2018 Candidate Endorsement Process

By Anna Young | May 7, 2018

On Wednesday, April 18, Steve Mitchell, a long-term Michigan pollster and Chairman of Mitchell Research & Communications, shared his insight into this coming election cycle with members of the Chamber […]

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Mindscape Shares Five Quick Tips for Small Businesses to Generate Leads & Sales Online

By Anna Young | May 2, 2018

Unfortunately, relying on “word of mouth” isn’t enough to grow a small business as quickly as one might hope. That’s why, with Chamber programs like the Small Business Series, small […]

Andi & Joni Johnston Celebrate Mother's Day!

Andy & Joni Johnston Celebrate Mother’s Day!

By Anna Young | May 1, 2018

It’s that time of year where we give mom the special attention she actually deserves 24/7. To get in the spirit of Mother’s Day, we asked Andy Johnston, Chamber Vice […]

Member Spotlight: Oh, Hello Co. 2

Member Spotlight: Oh, Hello Co.

By Anna Young | April 13, 2018

He’s an army brat who paid his way through college by doing wedding photography – and lying about his age at the time to score new clients. “Who wants to […]

New NAEP Scores Highlight Michigan’s Education Crisis

New NAEP Scores Highlight Michigan’s Education Crisis

By Anna Young | April 10, 2018

Today, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progression (NAEP) scores were released. The scores reveal a slight increase in some categories, stagnant scores in others, and overall, continued cause for […]

Chamber Member Perks: The Davenport University Tuition Discount 4

Chamber Member Perks: The Davenport University Tuition Discount

By Anna Young | March 27, 2018

We want our Chamber members to get the biggest return on their investment as possible and we’re making it a goal to help members navigate the ins and outs of […]

Grand Rapids Chamber Takes Stand on Two Ballot Proposals

By Anna Young | March 26, 2018

At its March meeting, the Grand Rapids Chamber Board of Directors moved to oppose two proposals seeking to be on the November ballot – the statutory initiative to legalize the […]

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The Chamber Cheat Sheet for a Spring Break Staycation in West Michigan

By Anna Young | March 20, 2018

Spring break is quickly approaching! If you haven’t made plans to go away this year, you’re in luck. West Michigan has lots to offer during the spring, and the GR […]

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Letter to President Trump Regarding Proposed Tariff on Steel and Aluminum

By Anna Young | March 7, 2018

Below is a letter sent to President Trump on March, 7, 2018, regarding a proposed tariff on steel and aluminum. Dear President Trump, On behalf of the Grand Rapids Area […]

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Here’s How Four Chamber Staff Members will be Celebrating St. Patty’s Day 2018

By Anna Young | February 28, 2018

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner – and with Grand Rapids’ reputation as “Beer City, USA,” you can expect to have a good amount of options on the […]