GR Chamber Promotes Jessie Stek to Director of Operations

Today, the Grand Rapids Chamber announced the promotion of Jessie Stek to Director of Operations.

Jessie joined the Chamber team in December 2018. Her role entails managing the Chamber’s collaborative office, assisting members in effectively using event spaces, conference rooms, and work areas within the Grand Rapids Chamber offices, and supporting the Chamber Board. With a passion for excellent service and helping others thrive, Jessie is dedicated to creating an environment that helps drive the Grand Rapids business community forward.

Over the course of her five years at the Chamber, Jessie has taken on a variety of responsibilities, including leading a complete redesign of the room rental program and preferred caterer process.

Jessie provided leadership through the Chamber’s office expansion, which added 5,000 square feet and nine new meeting rooms. Since the completion of the expansion in July 2023, utilization of the Chamber’s meeting rooms has more than doubled, with an average of 100+ room rentals monthly.

“Jessie has been instrumental in ensuring excellent member experiences when visiting the Chamber space,” said Kate Wezeman, Senior Vice President of Finance & Operations for the Grand Rapids Chamber. “She has grown our room rentals exponentially and always hustles to find optimal solutions for our guests. She is an example of someone who lives our Chamber values, and we’re thrilled to celebrate her growth on the team.”

As the Director of Operations, Jessie will play a pivotal role in shaping the strategic direction of the Chamber’s collaborative workspace and room rental utilization.

To send a congratulations or schedule a tour of the Chamber space, please contact Jessie Stek at


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