Items Tagged with 'Mike Guswiler'

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Task force aims to get more women in sports

WMU, GVSU athletic directors among members of committee.

July 5, 2019
The state of Michigan is committed to providing more opportunities for girls and women in sports. Read More

Street Talk: Taxes out of thin air

Good sport.

June 7, 2019
Last year, Kent County Treasurer Ken Parrish negotiated with Airbnb to begin collecting the same lodging excise tax that is paid on regular hotel rooms. Read More

Inside Track: A passion for sports

For 10 years, West Michigan Sports Commission president has helped region become a go-to destination for youth, amateur sports.

March 16, 2018
For Mike Guswiler, the 2018 Winter Olympics brought back memories. Read More

Sports tourism revenue reaches new heights

Visitor spending pumped $61.1 million into West Michigan economy last year, according to sports commission.

January 26, 2018
Revenues from sports tourism have soared, creating a ripple effect on the West Michigan economy. 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

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

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

WMSC prepares to strut its stuff as host of national symposium

April 1, 2016
As a relatively young organization, the West Michigan Sports Commission will get a nice feather in its cap this week when 1,000 peers — and potential clients — visit downtown. Read More

Sports commission builds area’s athletic profile

Art Van Sports Complex, NCAA championships boost tourism economy.

August 21, 2015
With the West Michigan Sports Commission’s inaugural Gridiron Classic this week, the organization’s summer is nearing an end. Read More

WMSC to add new summer sports and new Winter Games

Work on Art Van baseball and softball complex is underway.

March 4, 2013
The West Michigan Sports Commission is adding five more sports to its signature event, the Meijer State Games of Michigan, growing to 36 sports this June. Read More