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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 […]

The 2017 Chamber Guide for Supporting Local on Small Business Saturday

The 2017 Chamber Guide for Supporting Local on Small Business Saturday

By Anna Young | November 15, 2017

Competing with the big boys at Target and Amazon can get tricky this time of year. Small Business Saturday (on November 25, 2017) is just one way we can show some much-deserved […]

OutPro Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Songco: On His ArtPrize-Winning Entry & His Big Move from San Francisco to Grand Rapids

OutPro Keynote Speaker Jeffrey Songco: On His ArtPrize-Winning Entry & His Big Move from San Francisco to Grand Rapids

By Anna Young | November 8, 2017

Why would a talented young artist leave San Francisco to move to Grand Rapids? The short answer: ArtPrize. The long answer? Well, we’ll get to that. Jeffrey Augustine Songco was born and […]

Member Spotlight: Nothing Bundt Cakes

Member Spotlight: Nothing Bundt Cakes

By Anna Young | October 26, 2017

What’s the difference between cake and bundt cake? For some, it may just be the gaping hole in the middle. For bakers and foodies, they might know that bundt cake pans […]

Meet the 2017 EPIC Award Recipients!

Meet the 2017 EPIC Award Recipients!

By Anna Young | October 19, 2017

On the 18th of October 2017 at 20 Monroe Live, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 2017 EPIC Awards – where local organizations and professionals were recognized for their outstanding success stories […]

Knights of the CEO Roundtable: Scott Crowley of Highland Group

Knights of the CEO Roundtable: Scott Crowley of Highland Group

By Anna Young | October 5, 2017

Scott Crowley and his wife, Jen, launched Highland Group sixteen years ago with two things in mind: A commitment to delivering smart marketing strategies and great design solutions to their clients A desire […]

Member Spotlight: RC Caylan Atelier

Member Spotlight: RC Caylan Atelier

By Anna Young | October 2, 2017

Filipino fashion designer RC Caylan first migrated to Grand Rapids for love. Today, he has a new dream: to bring Grand Rapids into the spotlight as a city of fashion. […]