Good Company: The Podcast
When you live in Grand Rapids, you’re in good company.
The Grand Rapids area is home to an array of colorful individuals – creatives, professionals, people looking to make a difference, social influencers, and even the newbies in town with a cool backstory. Tune in as we explore these stories one guest at a time… while drinking Michigan-made craft beer!
S2 Episode 26: The Chamber Government Affairs Team Discusses Recent Survey Results and Gives Their 2020 ForecastJan 15, 2020
S2 Episode 25: Nothing Bundt Cakes on Charitable Giving and their Connection to Cooper’s Hawk WineryDec 4, 2019
Special Edition: CEO Summit Podcast Series (Pt. 1)Jun 13, 2019
The 2019 Inaugural West Michigan CEO Summit brought over 600 regional business executives together to engage on key topics, such as leadership, culture, talent, strategic planning and industry trends. We know that everyone has something valuable to share. In addition to the leadership lessons shared at the event, we are pleased to present this special podcast series, featuring business […]
S2 Episode 11: Meg Goebel Talks Art, Mentors, Travel and Good WineMay 27, 2019
Meg Goebel, President & CEO of Paul Goebel Group, has been noted for her energetic enthusiasm in the insurance industry and community at large. Meg has been very involved in giving her time and treasure back to the West Michigan community, serving on multiple boards, including spending time as the chair of the Grand […]
S2 Epsiode 10: A Chat with Grand Rapids City Manager Mark WashingtonMay 17, 2019
Mark Washington was appointed Grand Rapids City Manager last July, and hit the ground running when he officially started the role in October. With nearly 24 years of experience working in local government, including his most recent role as Assistant City Manager of Austin, Texas, Mr. Washington told us what drew him to Grand […]
S2 Episode 9: J.D. Loeks on Studio Park & the Impacts of Leadership Grand RapidsMay 9, 2019
J.D. Loeks didn’t think he would be living in GR and working for his family’s business, but after a few years in Denver he moved home and fell in love with the company. Now serving as President of Studio C, J.D. has led the charge on the company’s latest development: Studio Park. This exciting […]
S2 Episode 8: State Representative Tommy BrannMay 3, 2019
State Representative Tommy Brann has been working in the restaurant business since the age of 17. At the age of 19, Tommy opened his restaurant “Tommy Brann’s Sizzling Steaks and Sports Grille.” He is also an author and song writer, detailing the hard work needed by small-business owners in the book “Mind Your Own Business,” […]
S2 Episode 7: Ruben Ramos of R & R Mechanical ServicesApr 16, 2019
From getting picked on as kids to becoming first-generation business owners, twin brothers Ruben and Rolando Ramos know the value of hard work. Ruben sat down with Anna Young, Digital Content Specialist, and Dante Villarreal, Vice President of Business and Talent Development. They chatted about why it’s important to engage with and give back […]
S2 Episode 6: Chamber VP of Gvt. Affairs Andy Johnston Interviews Brad Williams, His Counterpart at the Detroit Regional ChamberMar 29, 2019
On this week’s episode of Good Company, we hit the road and headed to Lansing where Andy Johnston interviewed his counterpart at the Detroit Regional Chamber, Brad Williams, Vice President of Government Relations. They cover the great bacon vs. sausage debate, the Gordie Howe International Bridge, and the upcoming Mackinac Policy Conference – all while […]
S2 Episode 5: Cannabis Beat Reporter Dishes on Recreational Marijuana in MichiganMar 19, 2019
In December 2018, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize recreational marijuana. Chamber staff sat down with Amy Biolchini, Cannabis Beat Reporter for MLive, to learn more about what this law means for Michigan residents and employers… all while enjoying The Hemperor HPA, purchased from the Craft Beer Cellar!