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Top Five Features of the New Chamber Office that Our Members Will Love

Top Five Features of the New Chamber Office that Our Members Will Love

By Anna Young | February 20, 2018

We’re sure you’ve heard the big news by now: the Chamber is relocating to 250 Monroe Ave. on March 1st! The modern and fresh building, with tons of windows overlooking the DeVos Place […]

A Day in the Life of Chamber Government Affairs 3

A Day in the Life of Chamber Government Affairs

By Anna Young | February 9, 2018

If there’s some strange policy in your neighborhood, who you gonna call? The Chamber Government Affairs Team! Chamber members may not realize that with their membership, they get three registered […]

The Chamber Guide to Valentine's Day in Grand Rapids

The Chamber Guide to Valentine’s Day 2018 in Grand Rapids

By Anna Young | February 2, 2018

For the hopeless romantics, the cliche-haters, and everyone in between.  Let’s face it: Even if you’re in a happy and committed relationship, coming up with ideas for Valentine’s Day can […]

Member Spotlight: Flirt Fitness

Member Spotlight: Flirt Fitness

By Anna Young | January 31, 2018

Amy Schoonover’s career as a pole instructor and founder of her studio all began with a Google search. Although she was a capable salesperson, she was ultimately dissatisfied. “After I […]

Member Spotlight: Pine Rest Offers Psychological “First Aid” Across the U.S.

Member Spotlight: Pine Rest Offers Psychological “First Aid” Across the U.S.

By Anna Young | January 22, 2018

Did you know Grand Rapids is home to one of the largest free-standing behavioral health providers in the United States? Since 1910, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services has been helping patients […]

Five West Michigan Professionals & Entrepreneurs Share Their 2018 Resolutions

Five West Michigan Professionals & Entrepreneurs Share Their 2018 Resolutions

By Anna Young | January 4, 2018

For many, New Year’s Resolutions are strictly personal goals: exercise, eat healthily, travel more… finally sign up for that photography class. While those are great goals to prioritize for the […]

Outgoing City Commissioner Dave Shaffer Discusses What's Next and Why the West Side is the Best Side

Outgoing City Commissioner Dave Shaffer Discusses What’s Next and Why the West Side is the Best Side

By Anna Young | December 20, 2017

Grand Rapids has seen a drastic transformation through the years. From once living in the shadows of larger cities across the United States, Grand Rapids is now known as Beer […]

Member Spotlight: Eastown Veterinary Clinic

Member Spotlight: Eastown Veterinary Clinic

By Anna Young | December 7, 2017

When you imagine a veterinary clinic, what probably comes to mind is a stale space with white walls, fluorescent lighting, and the strong scent of wet dog. With Eastown Veterinary Clinic, […]

The Chamber's Easy Guide to Giving Back During the Holiday Season

The Chamber’s Easy Guide to Giving Back During the Holiday Season

By Anna Young | December 5, 2017

While we’re all drawing up our wishlists for the holidays, it’s important not to forget that this time of year is about more than just getting presents, eating your heart […]

Barbara Rapaport Discusses Introspection, Peer Coaching & the Makings of a Good Leader

Barbara Rapaport of Leadership Advantage Discusses What Makes a Good Leader

By Anna Young | November 29, 2017

Now in its 10th year, Leadership Advantage is the Grand Rapids Chamber’s intensive leadership coaching program designed to enhance the knowledge and critical thinking skills of emerging and established leaders. The unique […]