Items Tagged with 'West Michigan HIspanic Chamber of Commerce'


Hispanic chamber kicks off college and career initiative

Building Bridges Through Education aims to increase degree and career attainment of Latino college students.

November 1, 2019
The local Hispanic chamber has launched a long-term program to improve education outcomes for Latino students and increase their inclusion in the state’s workforce. Read More

Transformando participants roll past obstacles

Organizers and entrepreneurs in the grant-funded program share challenges and successes.

August 2, 2019
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce recently shared a one-year progress report on its Transformando West Michigan program, revealing the need to give Hispanic entrepreneurs additional help removing barriers to their success. 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

EDC grants $94K for Transformando program

Hispanic chamber must produce biannual report showing achievement of stated outcomes under the agreement.

August 31, 2018
A minority business program that launched earlier this year is fully funded for the next three years. Read More

Immigrants and refugees are invaluable part of economy

August 31, 2018
Over the last 10 years, immigration and refugee resettlement have had no shortage of political maneuvering and executive branch controversy. Read More

City of Grand Rapids’ economic ‘help’ for ‘business’ is confounding

July 27, 2018
The city of Grand Rapids’ Economic Development Corporation “approved two agreements to help boost minority business development” in the “greater Grand Rapids area.” Read More

Hispanic chamber launches Transformando West Michigan

First phase of Latino entrepreneur coaching program targets restaurant owners.

June 8, 2018
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce launched an ambitious plan to transform the region’s economy by giving Latino entrepreneurs the tools they need to grow. Read More

Street Talk: City funds Latino leaders

Mental note.

April 6, 2018

Initiatives that address issues of economic disparity, workforce development, civic engagement and leadership development in the Latino community are getting a boost from the city.

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Hispanic chamber honors award winners

March 22, 2018
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of its annual awards. Read More

Hispanic chamber names nominees for awards gala

February 28, 2018
The West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is hosting an awards gala soon downtown. Read More