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At the Grand Rapids Chamber’s 134th Annual Meeting, we partnered with Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business to present The State of Grand Rapids Business. Using economic data we received from surveying our members, the team at the Seidman College of Business presented an update on where the West Michigan economy currently stands, and an economic forecast for 2022. The team led by Dr. Paul Isely provided insights on the economy as a whole, and indicators related to business growth, talent, inflation, housing, innovation, and more.

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Health Care Summit

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The Health Care Summit is a popular half-day event featuring health care leaders and reform experts who present facts on the future of health care and share options for businesses. Join fellow members to explore the latest health care trends, the impact of health care policy, rule changes at the state and federal level, ways to reduce and contain costs as well as what needs to be done to build a healthier community.

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West Michigan CEO Summit

2021 West Michigan CEO Summit

The West Michigan CEO Summit features a lineup of regional leaders covering topics including culture, mentorship, leadership, talent, strategic planning, industry trends and how to gain traction in your business. Panel discussions and keynote presentations will focus on tools for business growth to help accomplish goals and compete at a higher level.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
7:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Amway Grand Plaza Hotel: Ambassador Ballroom

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The 50th Annual Chamber Open

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The Chamber Open is one of the most popular annual events on the Chamber’s calendar. The event attracts a wide range of decision makers and community leaders while providing an opportunity to play eighteen holes of remarkable golf.

Monday, July 18
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Watermark Country Club

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Grand Rapids Policy Conference

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The Grand Rapids Policy Conference will provide a platform to celebrate and discuss Grand Rapids’ bright future. National and local thought leaders will share insight on Grand Rapids’ resilience and ability to tackle the problems and challenges ahead to create and thriving and prosperous West Michigan for all.

Tuesday, August 16
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
JW Marriott

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12TH ANNUAL EPIC AWARDS GALA

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EPIC is the premier business award celebration in the region recognizing both businesses and individuals that foster community growth, demonstrate innovation, and have championed alongside others as mentors and collaborators. Award recipients are announced the night of the event, keeping attendees on the edge of their seats.

Wednesday, October 19
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Grand Rapids

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Diversity & Talent Summit

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The annual Diversity & Talent Summit builds upon foundational knowledge and explores the latest DEI trends to enhance business success in an increasingly diverse and global community. This is West Michigan’s premier summit for CEOs, C-Suite administrators, Chief Diversity Officers, DEI practitioners, and human resources and talent acquisition professionals to build leadership capacity.

Tuesday, November 15
Summit Program: 7:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon Work Groups: 
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
J.W. Marriott Grand Rapids

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Virtual Diversity & Talent Series

 

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