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Celebrating Pride Month | Guest Blog by Rowan Leo

By Maddie Werley | June 7, 2021

It’s Pride Month, and like most members of the LGBTQIA+ community, I’m celebrating the occasion. Still, like several others in my community, there was a time when I didn’t celebrate […]

Finding Your Strengths | Emerging Leaders Series: Session 3

Finding Your Strengths | Emerging Leaders Series: Session 3

By Maddie Werley | May 27, 2021

Emerging Leaders Series 2021 is underway! This group of leaders is primed for connection, learning and impact. We are excited to add our ELS Blog Series, where each session will […]

MIOSHA Permanent Rules Rescinded

MIOSHA Permanent Rules Rescinded

By Maddie Werley | May 24, 2021

Employees return to office with added clarity.  Today, office employees in Michigan have been welcomed back with a maskless smile (if vaccinated) – a move that the Grand Rapids Chamber and the Reopen Michigan Safely coalition have been advocating for […]

New Signage to Reflect Updated Mask Guidance

By Maddie Werley | May 19, 2021

With the announcement that masks are no longer necessary for anyone who is fully vaccinated, we are happy to provide our members with updated signage options for your place of […]

Who Bounces Back from Hard Times?

By Maddie Werley | May 17, 2021

We’ve all had a worst day of our life. Perhaps many of us have just experienced our worst year. Life can be hard. Life is hard. But we can bounce […]

Celebrating Asian American Pacific Islander National Heritage Month – Q&A with Floriza Genautis

By Mia Jankowiak | May 14, 2021

May is Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. As we celebrate and honor those in our community and our country in the AAPI community, we wanted to highlight one […]

Grand Rapids Chamber Statement on CDC Announcement

By Mia Jankowiak | May 13, 2021

Highlights Need for Governor and MDHHS to Update Restrictions Immediately and Pull Back Proposed Permanent COVID Workplace Rules   “Today’s CDC announcement that anyone who is fully vaccinated can participate in […]

Grand Rapids Chamber Testifies on Housing Supply and Affordabilit

Grand Rapids Chamber Testifies on Housing Supply and Affordability

By Maddie Werley | May 13, 2021

Bipartisan Legislation Provides Tools to Address the Crisis Grand Rapids, Michigan – Today, the Grand Rapids Chamber, along with Executive Committee members of the Housing Michigan coalition, testified on the […]

Defining Community | Emerging Leaders Series Session Two Recap

Defining Community | Emerging Leaders Series Session Two Recap

By Mia Jankowiak | May 11, 2021

Next up on our Emerging Leaders Series Blog, hear from boomerang, Marissa Fellows!   What does it mean to be in a community? The answer to that question is as […]

Grand Rapids Chamber 2021 Q1 Update

By Mia Jankowiak | May 6, 2021

The Grand Rapids Chamber continues to work toward cultivating a region that is thriving and prosperous for ALL. In the first quarter of 2021, emerging from a year of much […]