Inside Grand Rapids

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Looking to better engage and connect in the Grand Rapids community? Curious about the area in which you live? 

Applications for the 2020 Inside Grand Rapids cohorts are now open.

Click Here to Apply for Inside Grand Rapids

Your application is NOT COMPLETE without a signed commitment form. Please submit this to megan@grandrapids.org to be considered for Inside Grand Rapids.

Click Here to Fill Out the Commitment Form

About the Program

This four-session program connects a cohort group of up to 40 professionals. Together, participants explore our community, learn about social and community engagement opportunities, and delve into how to connect in Grand Rapids and surrounding areas by following their passion.

Studies show that employees who are connected to their communities have a higher likelihood of being retained. Whether you are new to the city, have relocated with a partner, or are simply looking to learn more about the Grand Rapids area, Inside Grand Rapids is for you!

Inside Grand Rapids is right for you if you:

  • Want to explore and learn more about Grand Rapids
  • Are looking to find their place to engage in the community
  • Seek to connect with a diverse group of professionals
  • Are interested in discovering new places, faces, and resources in the community

Chamber leadership programs prioritize creating spaces where diverse perspectives can come together to learn, grow and push our community forward.

*We ask that spouses/partners go through the program separately. Due to the importance of a balanced class, attendance at all sessions is critical. If you plan to apply, please block off the following dates and times.

Session Dates:

Cohort 1: CANCELED


All sessions run on Thursdays from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m.

  • Thursday, October 1
  • Thursday, October 15
  • Thursday, October 29
  • Thursday, November 12

Program Cost:

Tuition must be paid in full by the first class session.

Chamber Member:  $500

Non-Member: $650

Questions or Comments?

Please reach out to Megan Steenwyk, Talent Development Program Coordinator, at megan@grandrapids.org.

Program Sponsors
Premier Sponsor
Inside Grand Rapids

Chamber Champion
The Chamber Open 3

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