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About OutPro

As a champion for a diverse and inclusive community, the Chamber is proud to provide OutPro, an LGBTQ+ professionals group that can serve as both a resource to employers and employees, as well as an affinity group for the LGBTQ+ community.

OutPro promotes a welcoming culture in the West Michigan community and offers social and professional networking opportunities throughout the city. OutPro events are attended by professionals at all career levels, representing a diversity of corporations, small businesses, and public and non-profit organizations.

Be sure to visit the events calendar and OutPro Facebook page for the most up-to-date details on Outpro happenings!

Interested in joining the OutPro Council?

The OutPro Council meets on the third Tuesday of each month and helps with planning OutPro events throughout the year. The Council has spots for up to 15 members and is open to LGBTQ+ professionals and allies.

Those interested in participating in the OutPro Council in 2020 should contact Ken James, Director of Inclusion, at 616.771.0320 or ken@grandrapids.org.

2020 Council Members 

Leandro Robles, First United Methodist Church

Jennie Mills, Advanced Cardiac & Vascular Centers for Amputation Prevention

Janelle Hill, Arbor Circle

Courtney Failer, Warner Norcross + Judd

Rowan Leo 8THIRTYFOUR Integrated Communications

Chris Andrus, The Mitten Brewing Co.

Dana Mate Dones, Mitten Foundation, Inc.

Questions or Comments?

Please reach out to Ken James, Director of Inclusion, at 616.771.0320 or ken@grandrapids.org.

Series Sponsors

Event Underwriter

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit 7

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Summit & Diversity Visionary Awards 2

Community Trustee

EPIC Awards Gala 4

Chamber Champion

132nd Annual Meeting 20