Talent Development

Talent Development

Grow your people, not your payroll.

Improve your skills and those of your team, with help from your chamber.

We know that our community’s growth and success are powered by a skilled, diverse workforce. That’s why we’re committed to helping West Michigan businesses to expand the depth and breadth of their talent at every level of the organization. From CEO roundtables to the ATHENA awards, we’re committed to developing a more creative and capable workforce for our community.

Interested in sponsoring a Chamber program? Click here to view sponsorship opportunities for our programs. Contact Omar Cuevas at omar@grandrapids.org with questions.

Applications are now open for some of our leadership programs!


From breakfast meetings to 9-month programs, your chamber provides a wealth of opportunities to improve your skills and to connect with other businesses for counsel and collaboration.

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I need programs like the Chamber's both as a professional and as an artist. I’m actively looking for safe spaces to connect with people who share similar stories, struggles, and successes.” - Jeffrey Songco/ArtPrize Winning Artist
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