Items Tagged with 'Experience Grand Rapids'


Hospitality industry names WAVE winners

November 20, 2015
Eight hospitality professionals have been recognized for excellence at a special awards celebration. Read More

Tourism contract extended

As occupancy rates continue to skyrocket, Experience Grand Rapids reaps rewards.

November 6, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) As Experience Grand Rapids continues to fulfill its duty of bringing people to Kent County, county commissioners continue to see its value. Read More

Beer draws tourists, $7M to Kent County

GVSU study finds more than 42,000 came last year.

October 19, 2015
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) When Experience Grand Rapids heads to trade shows, it often sets up a mini Founders Brewing taproom — complete with co-founder Dave Engbers. Read More

Hotels are on pace to break records

Occupancy rates are 12.7 percent ahead of last year following a stellar summer.

September 18, 2015
Bolstered by what is likely to be another successful ArtPrize, Experience Grand Rapids hopes Kent County will build on strong summer hotel numbers and see record hotel occupancy rates again in 2015. Read More

Kent County books record-setting pace for tourism

September 17, 2015
Grand Rapids and Kent County are on track to see a record-breaking year for tourism. Read More

Restaurant Week serves farm-to-table specials

August 10, 2015
West Michigan farms are flush with produce right now, and more than 60 local restaurants will take advantage of the bounty to create new menu items for this year’s Restaurant Week. Read More

Quite an experience

Could ‘disruptive’ ideas make Grand Rapids the next Austin?

July 24, 2015
With one great disruptive idea, could Grand Rapids be the next Austin? Read More

Experience Grand Rapids marketer wins 30 Under 30 honor

July 23, 2015
An Experience Grand Rapids marketer has been recognized as a 30 Under 30 honoree by an international association. Read More

Billboards paint Grand Rapids as art city

June 29, 2015
Five local artists have been given the opportunity to celebrate Grand Rapids with billboards that will be featured along Michigan highways this summer. Read More

Grand Rapids sees $206M in spending after 'Pure Michigan' ad

June 8, 2015
The numbers are in, and Grand Rapids’ participation in the statewide “Pure Michigan” campaign is paying off, to the tune of $206 million in incremental spending last year. Read More