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Richard Branson speaks downtown
British billionaire Richard Branson is scheduled to be in town tonight.
Branson will speak tonight at the annual dinner of the Economic Club of Grand Rapids at DeVos Place.
Branson is founder of the Virgin Group, one of the world's most recognized brands.
The club will also present its annual Business Person of the Year and Slykhouse Lifetime Achievement awards at the dinner.
Members are permitted to order up to four tickets each to the event.
The club has hosted several global leaders as keynote speakers in the past: former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, U2 lead singer Bono and British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair.