Diversity & Inclusion Services

Diversity Statement

In principle and practice, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce believes in the value and power of diversity, equity and inclusion.

Without diversity, equity and inclusion we limit our talent, resources and the business opportunities necessary to thrive in an increasing competitive global marketplace. In efforts to better serve and represent our membership the Grand Rapids Chamber is committed to actively seeking a diverse, equitable and inclusive board, workforce, membership, business environment and community.

We support these values through our polices, practices, membership services and community engagement.

Diversity & Inclusion Capacity Building Services

  • Assistance with constructing and updating Diversity & Inclusion Plan of Work
  • Training topics:
    • The Business Case for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
    • Diversity & Inclusion Awareness
    • Unconscious Bias
    • Institute for Healing Racism

Whether it’s diversity of race, gender, or sexual orientation, it is a key ingredient in adapting to the modern U.S. client base. To that end, it’s no surprise that businesses that embrace diversity have a better standing in the marketplace rather than those who resist it. Click here to read 5 facts about the benefits of diversity in the workplace that may surprise you.


Questions? Contact Ken James, Director of Inclusion, at 616.771.0320 or jamesk@grandrapids.org.