The Grand Rapids Chamber is committed to bringing you the latest information impacting your business and helping you build a network with the greatest leaders in the region. Our events are the perfect opportunity to get involved and learn more about your community, and we’ve just released the dates for our annual events in 2024. Mark your calendars or register today!
Wednesday, January 31, 2024
Connect with fellow business leaders at the Grand Rapids Chamber’s largest event of the year. Gain insights on where the West Michigan economy stands and understand where it is going from GVSU’s Seidman College of Business. Regional business leaders will react to the data and discuss strategies related to business growth, talent, inflation, innovation, and more that you can use to prepare for the year ahead.
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
The Grand Rapids Policy Conference will provide a platform to celebrate and discuss Grand Rapids’ bright future. National and local thought leaders will share insight on Grand Rapids’ resilience and ability to tackle the problems and challenges ahead to create and thriving and prosperous West Michigan for all.
The West Michigan CEO Summit features a lineup of regional leaders covering topics including culture, mentorship, leadership, talent, strategic planning, industry trends and how to gain traction in your business. Panel discussions and keynote presentations will focus on tools for business growth to help accomplish goals and compete at a higher level.
Economic Inclusion Summit
More information coming soon!
New in 2024, the Economic Inclusion Summit will bring together regional leaders to gain the tools, solutions, and momentum necessary to shift from enhancing supplier diversity and procurement connections to powering the economic inclusion that will build a thriving and prosperous West Michigan for all.
November 12, 2024
JW Marriott Grand Rapids
The Diversity & Talent programs explore the latest DEI trends and address the talent needs of West Michigan to enhance business success in an increasingly diverse and global community. The programs focus on the different avenues available to attract and retain the right workforce in today’s competitive marketplace. The summit will also include breakout sessions featuring subject matter experts who will share proven strategies on how to address the talent shortfall in innovative ways.
ATHENA Grand Rapids provides the information, access, and connections to support the professional development of women leaders in West Michigan. The programs focus on issues and topics relevant to women professionals at all career levels in corporations, small businesses, public and non-profit organizations within our community. The program offers the annual ATHENA Leadership Award, ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award, and ATHENA Organizational Leadership Award, scholarships to women, and leadership forums and events.
Save the Date!
Registration for all of our 2024 events & programs will open early next year. Save the dates and keep your eye out for more details!