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136th Annual Meeting: The State of Grand Rapids Business

January 31 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

136th Annual Meeting: The State of Grand Rapids Business

Your Grand Rapids Chamber has been the voice of West Michigan business for 136 years.

At our 136th Annual Meeting, you鈥檒l hear about how the Grand Rapids Chamber is working to inform, connect and advocate for West Michigan businesses and support business growth, build strong relationships, and create a thriving and prosperous West Michigan for all.

 

What to expect:

馃搮 The Grand Rapids Chamber Board of Directors and executive team will re-cap 2023 and share our goals for 2024

鈽曪笍 Networking with over 600 fellow Chamber members and business leaders

馃挼 State of Grand Rapids Business economic forecast to help you plan for the year ahead

馃帳 A panel of local industry leaders will react to the economic forecast and provide insights on issues you care about

Agenda:
7:30 a.m.聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Registration and Networking
聽8:15 a.m.聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Welcome and Breakfast
聽9:00 a.m.聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Board Chair Remarks
聽9:10 a.m.聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Economic Forecast
聽9:40 a.m.聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Reaction Panel
10:12 a.m.聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽聽Close
10:30 a.m.聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽聽Adjourn

The State of Grand Rapids Business: Using economic data from surveying members, the team at the GVSU Seidman College of Business will present an update on where the West Michigan economy currently stands, and an economic forecast for 2024. Dr. Paul Isely will provide insights on key economic indicators like business growth, talent, inflation, housing, innovation, and more.

馃憯 Dress: Business casual / attire with your company logo

Venue

DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Cost

Member Registration
$65.00
Non-Member Registration
$100.00
Member Corporate Tables
$800.00

Non-Member Corporate Tables
$1,200.00

Corporate tables include 10 attendees with preferred seating + logo recognition

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136th Annual Meeting: The State of Grand Rapids Business

January 31 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 am

136th Annual Meeting: The State of Grand Rapids Business

Your Grand Rapids Chamber has been the voice of West Michigan business for 136 years.

At our 136th Annual Meeting, you鈥檒l hear about how the Grand Rapids Chamber is working to inform, connect and advocate for West Michigan businesses and support business growth, build strong relationships, and create a thriving and prosperous West Michigan for all.

 

What to expect:

馃搮 The Grand Rapids Chamber Board of Directors and executive team will re-cap 2023 and share our goals for 2024

鈽曪笍 Networking with over 600 fellow Chamber members and business leaders

馃挼 State of Grand Rapids Business economic forecast to help you plan for the year ahead

馃帳 A panel of local industry leaders will react to the economic forecast and provide insights on issues you care about

Agenda:
7:30 a.m.聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Registration and Networking
聽8:15 a.m.聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Welcome and Breakfast
聽9:00 a.m.聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽Board Chair Remarks
聽9:10 a.m.聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Economic Forecast
聽9:40 a.m.聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Reaction Panel
10:12 a.m.聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽聽Close
10:30 a.m.聽 聽 聽 聽 聽聽聽Adjourn

The State of Grand Rapids Business: Using economic data from surveying members, the team at the GVSU Seidman College of Business will present an update on where the West Michigan economy currently stands, and an economic forecast for 2024. Dr. Paul Isely will provide insights on key economic indicators like business growth, talent, inflation, housing, innovation, and more.

馃憯 Dress: Business casual / attire with your company logo

Venue

DeVos Place
303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
+ Google Map
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Meet the Speakers

Headshot of Dr. Paul Isely

Dr. Paul Isely

Associate Dean and Professor of Economics

Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University

Dr. Philomena Mantella

President

Grand Valley State University

James Byl

Founder/Owner

Multi-Automatic Tool & Supply Co.

Headshot of Jeff Connolly

Jeff Connolly

Senior Vice President and President, West Michigan & Upper Peninsula

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Jen Crowley

Chief Marketing Officer

Highland Group

Rick Baker

President & CEO

Grand Rapids Chamber

Event Sponsors

Premier Sponsor

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Care Network of Michigan

Trustee Sponsors

Corewell Health聽 聽GVSU Grand Valley State University Seidman Logo
Huntington聽聽Priority Health聽 聽RoMan Manufacturing

Business Partner

Amway

Executive Sponsors

AT&TCrains Crain's Grand Rapids Stacked Logo 聽 聽聽 聽Be Independent Bank
Jandernoa Foundation聽 聽 Meijer聽聽The Rapid LogoTrinity Health

Lead Supporters

DisherGRCC Grand Rapids Community CollegeGrand Valley State University
Haworth聽 聽 Windquest Group

Media Sponsor

WOOD TV8

Chamber Champions

AccidentFund Insurance Company of America Part of the A F GroupCusterFeeding America West Michigan FAWM Ferris State University FSU
LMCU聽 聽Outfront Media Logo PNGParadigm DesignWolverine Building Group Logo

Furniture Sponsor

Interphase Interiors

Technology Sponsor

Chase Creative Audio Visual & Event Staging Services