Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce'


Research eyes impact of refugees, immigrants

Samaritas, city of Grand Rapids and chamber receive challenge award to create ‘welcoming’ city.

October 6, 2017
Thanks to a national initiative in its second year, Grand Rapids will be one of 25 communities getting an assist quantifying the economic contributions of refugees and immigrants. Read More

Chamber announces ATHENA winner

August 10, 2017
A local chamber of commerce has selected a health insurance executive as the recipient of its annual award geared toward women in leadership roles. Read More

Part-time legislature proposal under fire

GR Chamber of Commerce forum discusses a number of current and upcoming policy issues, including Lt. Gov. Brian Calley’s plan.

June 9, 2017
Eight West Michigan legislators recently sat down for a roundtable forum hosted by the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce to discuss current and upcoming policy issues. Read More

Eat, sit and die

Health Care Summit addresses behavioral choices and resulting trends.

October 2, 2015
Prolonged sitting is a serious condition in America today. Read More

Chamber selects Athena winner

August 13, 2015
The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce has announced its 2015 Athena Award recipient. Read More

Inside Track: Change agent for inclusion

Sonya Hughes is proud of GRACC’s continued leadership in racial equity and its LGBT initiative.

May 1, 2015
The day the Business Journal sat down with Sonya Hughes, Grand Valley State University’s Johnson Center had just released its VoiceGR survey, which found that racism is “very much an issue” for 11 percent of respondents and “somewhat of an issue” for another 33 percent. Read More

Street Talk: Young professionals bring out the best in Athena

Ink spots.

September 6, 2013
The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has revealed the 10 finalists for the Athena Young Professional Award, which will be announced Thursday. Read More

Metro Council chooses chamber president

May 10, 2013
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Rick Baker is the newest member of the Grand Valley Metro Council board. Read More

West Michigan exporters see green light at bridge to Canada

April 16, 2013
West Michigan exporters could see an economic boost now that the Obama administration has given the International Trade Crossing project in Detroit its stamp of approval to move forward. Read More