Diversity & Inclusion Services

Diversity Statement

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

About D & I

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.

Capacity Building Services

1) Assisting your organization with constructing and updating your Diversity & Inclusion Plan
2) Organizational training on the following topics:


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 is no surprise that businesses that embrace diversity have a better standing in the marketplace rather than those who resist it.

Questions or Comments?

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