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ReThink West Michigan welcomes ex-residents

November 20, 2017
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Former West Michigan residents connect with recruiters at a ReThink West Michigan event in downtown Grand Rapids. Courtesy Hello West Michigan

A pair of local organizations are inviting job seekers home for the holidays.

Hello West Michigan and The Right Place will host their sixth-annual ReThink West Michigan networking event and career party from 5:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday.

ReThink West Michigan is a casual, professional networking event with free drinks, appetizers and prizes.

At the event, several West Michigan companies with job openings will share information about initiatives and projects happening in the region, organizers said.

According to Hello West Michigan, in the past five years, 560 people have attended the ReThink West Michigan event, 32 local companies have participated and 52 attendees have been hired as a direct result of connections made at the party.

Locations

For the first time, the event will be held concurrently in multiple West Michigan cities.

Pure Michigan Talent Connect, Spectrum Health and West Michigan Works! will have representatives at each location.

  • The B.O.B., 20 Monroe Ave. NE, Grand Rapids
  • Walldorff Brewpub & Bistro, 105 E. State St., Hastings
  • Brew Merchant, 442 Washington Ave., Holland
  • Stearns Hotel, 212 E. Ludington Ave., Ludington
  • The Block (above Unruly Brewing), 360 W. Western Ave., Muskegon

Registration

Those who wish to attend are asked to register online.

For more information, contact Cindy Brown, (616) 818-9080, brownc at hellowestmichigan dot com.

Organizations at the event

Grand Rapids

Amway

Aerotek

Brickley DeLong CPAs

Haworth

Meijer

Northwestern Mutual

Padnos

Ranir

SalesPad

SpartanNash

TGW Logistics Group

X-Rite Inc.

Hastings

Flexfab

Gun Lake Casino & Resort

Hastings Hot Line Tools & Equipment

Hastings City Bank

Hastings Mutual Insurance Company

Viking

Holland

Global Concepts Enterprise Inc.

Haworth

Herman Miller

LG Chem

Meijer

Padnos

Plascore

Trans-Matic Manufacturing Company

Ludington

Change Parts

FloraCraft

House of Flavors

Occidental Chemical Corporation

SyncWave

UACJ Whitehall Industries

Western Land Services

Muskegon

ADAC Automotive

Arconic - Whitehall

Hines Corporation

Meijer

Muskegon County

Structural Concepts

The Lakes Mall

Hello West Michigan

Established in 2007, Hello West Michigan is a nonprofit that promotes the region as a place “where business thrives and people want to live and work.”

It seeks to increase member employers’ success in their efforts to recruit top talent, as well as collaborate with organizations to help new residents and those interested in relocating to “find their fit in West Michigan.”

The Right Place

The Right Place, founded in 1985, is a regional economic development agency supported through investments from the private and public sectors.

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