Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce'


City aims to cultivate business growth

Grand Rapids and its partners announce many staffing changes to attract retail businesses.

January 31, 2020
The city of Grand Rapids and partners have announced several key staffing changes in an effort to attract and retain a diverse crop of retail businesses. Read More

Chamber undergoes ‘intense transformation’

In first full year at new space, organization offered more than 100 events and programs with more than 8,800 attendees.

January 31, 2020
The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce grew more than ever in 2019. Read More

Survey bemoans lack of talent

Chamber also finds quality infrastructure and housing supply rank in top three.

January 10, 2020
Results of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce’s 2020 government affairs survey are in. Read More

Chamber names Ambassador of the Year

January 6, 2020
The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce has selected its Ambassador of the Year. Read More

Launch Michigan unveils education agenda

Coalition outlines three priorities to tackle state’s declining outcomes.

December 20, 2019
A panel of state business, education, civic and philanthropic leaders unveiled its vision for strengthening education in Michigan and outlined the first phase of recommendations for doing so. Read More

Change Ups: Allen recognized with MACP award

November 22, 2019
Mark Allen, director of business services for the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, was recognized with the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals’ 2019 Michigan Chamber Professional Award. Read More

Summit examines ROI of diversity, equity and inclusion

Panelists from Spectrum, Metro and Trinity Health share how DE&I lends a competitive edge.

November 8, 2019
The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce recently held its annual Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Summit to share best practices for building a better workplace from some of the top organizations in West Michigan. Read More

Chamber opens racism institute to GRCC staff

Partnership allows chamber, GRCC to share expertise and resources and create additional opportunities for faculty and staff.

November 1, 2019
The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce is giving all staff at Grand Rapids Community College access to its Institute for Healing Racism. Read More

Distinguished Alumnus follows his own path to success

Dante Villarreal was the first in his family to finish high school and attend college.

October 11, 2019
Dante Villarreal said the phone call informing him he’d been chosen as this year’s 40 Under 40 Distinguished Alum came as quite a surprise. Read More

Chamber focuses on minority contractors

With almost $1B in construction on the books in GR, organization wants to ensure everyone is represented.

July 12, 2019
The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce has been ramping up its focus on helping minority-owned contractor businesses succeed. Read More