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Chamber producing West Michigan CEO Summit

May 30, 2019
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Joan Budden
Joan Budden. Courtesy Van Andel Institute

The Grand Rapids Chamber is hosting a summit for business leaders.

The West Michigan CEO Summit, geared toward top executives and managers, is meant to engage regional business executives on topics such as leadership, culture, talent, strategic planning and industry trends.

Business leaders from throughout the state will discuss shared challenges, successes, innovations, building business and what leaders are doing to prepare their companies for the future, sharing tools for business growth and ways businesses can become more competitive.

The event will be hosted by Joan Budden, Grand Rapids Chamber board chair and Priority Health president and CEO.

The luncheon keynote speaker is former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder.

The event takes place on June 6 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids downtown.

Tickets are $200 for chamber members and $250 for non-members.


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