Chamber Members & Staff Named Newsmakers of the Year

Chamber Members & Staff Named Newsmakers of the Year

This morning, the Grand Rapids Business Journal hosted their yearly Newsmakers of the Year Awards at the Frederick Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Richard App, Retail Retention, and Attraction Specialist for the Grand Rapids Chamber, Downtown Grand Rapids, Inc. and the City of Grand Rapids was awarded this prestigious award for the Retail category. Rich has helped dozens of businesses open in our downtown and has helped implement social zones throughout Grand Rapids. Congratulations, Rich!

Several of our members were also named Newsmakers! Congratulations to all of these individuals:


HEALTH CAREAnthony Chang, BAMF Health

EDUCATION: Juan Olivarez, Grand Rapids Community College

FINANCE: Greg Williams, Acrisure

LAW: Ron DeWaard, Varnum

SPORTS: Steve Jbara, Grand Rapids Gold

SUSTAINABILITY: Erik Petrovskis, Meijer

Congratulations to all recipients and finalists and for continuing to create great in our community!


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