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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. […]

Tax Cut Plans Come as Michigan’s Business Tax Climate Ranks Favorably 

By Elizabeth Cyr | March 21, 2022

Michigan’s business tax climate ranks comparatively well to other states, and election-year tax cuts proposed in Lansing could further improve that standing. The Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation’s annual report ranks Michigan […]

Member Spotlight: Inclusive Empowerment Services Crosses the Bridge Between Mental Wellness and Leadership

Member Spotlight: Inclusive Empowerment Services Crosses the Bridge Between Mental Wellness and Leadership

By Elizabeth Cyr | March 7, 2022

“Business people want to be logical all the time,” says Elisa Perez-Arellano, Founder, CEO and Psychotherapist at Inclusive Empowerment Services. “They don’t realize that once you learn how to use […]

Legislation for Supporting Recovery, Investment and Vibrancy in Downtowns Passes Legislature

Legislation for Supporting Recovery, Investment and Vibrancy in Downtowns Passes Legislature

By Elizabeth Cyr | March 7, 2022

Governor Whitmer has signed House Bill 5062 and has been presented with House Bill 5090 for signature that will support the ongoing recovery in downtowns, important commercial corridors and neighborhood business […]

Greater Grand Rapids Chamber Foundation, H and Other Partners

Greater Grand Rapids Chamber Foundation and Housing Next Announce New Strategic Partnership

By Connor Smithee | March 3, 2022

This morning at Haworth Inc., Housing Next announced a new partnership to grow the effort to identify and remove obstacles to housing supply and affordability in greater Ottawa and Kent […]

Leadership Coach Barbara Rapaport Enters Final Year of Facilitating

Leadership Coach Barbara Rapaport Enters Final Year of Facilitating

By Elizabeth Cyr | February 21, 2022

Barbara Rapaport, a foundational leader for the Chamber’s talent development programs, is embracing her last year as a facilitator for the Chamber’s Leading Edge and Leadership Advantage cohorts. Rapaport has […]

Historic $74.1B Budget Proposed by Governor Whitmer 

Historic $74.1B Budget Proposed by Governor Whitmer 

By Elizabeth Cyr | February 21, 2022

Governor Whitmer presented a historic $74.1 billion budget early this month with funding increases across every department and budget area for the 2022-23 fiscal year.   The massive size of […]

The Hidden Figures of Grand Rapids' History 2

The Hidden Figures of Grand Rapids’ History

By Elizabeth Cyr | February 14, 2022

Every year at this time, we celebrate and recognize the contributions of African Americans who have impacted the American historical timeline. Usually, we focus on people like Rosa Parks, Dr. […]

Grand Rapids Chamber Announces Leadership Changes 5

Grand Rapids Chamber Announces Leadership Changes

By Elizabeth Cyr | February 9, 2022

Today, the Grand Rapids Chamber announced four key leadership changes to advance the organization’s mission of building a thriving and prosperous West Michigan for all. The organization has named Omar […]

A Rich History: Recognizing Black History Month 1

A Rich History: Recognizing Black History Month

By Elizabeth Cyr | February 7, 2022

Black History Month is an important time for African Americans. It is an important time for all Americans. It’s a time to reflect, remember, and rejoice about the incredible contributions […]