Items Tagged with 'Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce'


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

Survey reveals immigrant challenges

Results will help community leaders establish ways for better immigrant inclusion in Kent County.

July 12, 2019
A group of community leaders is taking the next step for better immigrant inclusion in Kent County. Read More

Needed: A state budget that supports infrastructure, talent and economic growth

May 31, 2019
West Michigan’s economy has been on the right track — earning the region national recognition for being a great place for businesses, entrepreneurs, jobs, millennials and families. Read More

Michigan chambers list legislative priorities

Grand Rapids among eight to recognize need for skilled workers as top issue.

May 17, 2019
The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce and seven other chambers and organizations around the state have released a joint list of legislative priorities. Read More

Grand Rapids Chamber pushing creative fields

Organization’s goal is for region to be known as a hub for creative talent.

March 8, 2019
The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce is making a push to enhance creative fields locally. Read More

Talent tops employers’ concerns

Cost of health care comes in close second on annual Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce survey.

January 25, 2019
The top concerns for area employers in 2019 are availability of skilled labor and cost of health care. Read More