Items Tagged with 'West Michigan Sports Commission'

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Lodging tax revenue sees unexpected increase

More funding will be sent to Kent County’s destination marketing organization.

December 8, 2017
An unanticipated amount of tax revenue from Kent County’s lodging excise tax will result in more funds appropriated to Experience Grand Rapids. Read More

Region’s pitch lands international sports competitions

August 11, 2017
The West Michigan Sports Commission is bringing another $2.2 million in economic impact to the region. Read More

GRBJ Podcast: Eric Engelbarts of Meijer State Games of Michigan

August 1, 2017
Eric Engelbarts, executive director of Meijer State Games of Michigan, is the featured guest in episode 45 of the GRBJ Podcast. Read More

Pro soccer impressed by Grand Rapids market

USL officials term on-site visit an ‘awesome’ experience.

June 9, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) Grand Rapids “checked all the boxes” as a possible market for a team in the United Soccer League’s new Division III league, according to an official who recently visited the city. Read More

Mark Dantonio speaking at sports commission event

March 8, 2017
A three-time Big Ten champion coach will speak at the West Michigan Sports Commission luncheon this spring. Read More

Association names athletes of the year

December 26, 2016
A trio of Michigan athletes were named national athletes of the year. Read More

Sports commission expects to bring 80 events in 2017

Organization to host State Games of America, with estimated economic impact of $5.6 million.

December 23, 2016
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) With 2017 rapidly approaching, West Michigan Sports Commission president Mike Guswiler made a confident claim: “It’s going to be a good year.” Read More

College hosts national track and field championships

July 11, 2016
More than 1,000 of the nation’s best track and field athletes are expected to create a $1.1-million economic impact on the area this week. Read More

Sports commission scores disc golf world championships

April 22, 2016
West Michigan has won a bid to host some of the best professional disc golfers in the world. Read More

Session sets table for sports tourism

April 15, 2016
As the amateur and youth sports industry continues to grow, so does the role Grand Rapids plays in hosting dozens of events each year. Read More