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Published bi-monthly, The Chamber News is a great way to keep up-to-date on Chamber happenings, recently joined members, ribbon cuttings and more.


Out and About

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Member Newsflashes

Plante Moran remodels, expands Grand Rapids office to meet growing client base, changing needs of team

Health system adds new hyperbaric chamber

Build-Outs Of Coffee: Last Mile Cafe In Grand Rapids, MI

Arbor Circle hires performance improvement director

Eight SpartanNash Associates Named ‘Top Women in Grocery’

PMP Personnel and Axios HR merge

Captus Creative receives Emmy Award from the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television

Lambert names senior director

Tara Steele, Senior Commercial Lender, Brings 20 Years of Experience to Arbor Financial

The BOB is set to reopen in September

Supermercado Mexico owner plans $4.1M renovation to vacant south side GR building

Incoming Fifth Third Bank CEO sees ‘excellent tailwinds’ in West Mich. market

Minority-owned shoe manufacturer bringing headquarters to downtown Grand Rapids

Haviland Enterprises appoints new president and CEO

Support Local: Midwest Movement Collective

Detroit-based HVAC company invests $1M in Grand Rapids Innovation Center –

Triterra opens West Michigan office

Best pickleball venue in Midwest? New courts open on roof of Grand Rapids hotel

Top insurance brokers, No. 8: Acrisure LLC

SpartanNash reopens upgraded corporate HQ

Acrisure partners with Steelers

Construction association president retires; new hire chosen

Prime days over, find deals at local Grand Rapids shops

State’s first pediatric rehabilitation center to be built in Grand Rapids

Popular kids’ show creators start producing shows in Grand Rapids studio

Huntington Bank names new West Michigan regional president

Warner named leading law firm for 20th consecutive year

Nick Colvin Joins Greater Grand Rapids NAACP Board

Roger Morgan Named Vice Chair of Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority Board

Van Andel Arena, DeVos Performance Hall rank globally on Billboard charts

Old National Bank names George Bailey as Michigan Market President

Silent Observer reveals new initiative to solve crimes

Gentex expanding in Zeeland

Acrisure bolsters cyber services division with two acquisitions

Bank names regional VP for West Michigan

Grand Rapids grand reopening: Arts Marketplace expands at Studio Park

Peckham, Inc. Certified as Great Place to Work

Profile Films acquires long-vacant west side GR industrial property for expansion

SpartanNash Hosts Its Largest-Ever Expo for Independent Grocery Customers

Meijer named best place to work for disability inclusion

Warner Attorney Ashley Yuill Joins American Red Cross of West Michigan Board

Michael Verhulst Appointed to Gerald R. Ford International Airport Authority Board

Cannabis company under new leadership

Baruch Senior Ministries Acquires Two More Communities

AEBetancourt makes big move

Is this the year for Grand Rapids’ Hotel District?

Grand Rapids bicycle company ‘Biked’ works to redefine the industry

Spectrum Health fills key leadership roles

Ribbon Cuttings

A Ribbon Cutting ceremony is a great way to celebrate the opening a new business, expanding a current location, relocating, or celebrating a milestone anniversary.

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Acrisure celebrated the reopening of their office and welcomed back all of their home office employees.

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West Michigan Community Bank celebrated the opening of their new location on Ionia, adding to their 7 locations across West Michigan.

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Midwest Movement Collective celebrated their Grand Opening in the Monroe North Business District and are now offering classes to the Grand Rapids community.

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Dégagé Ministries cut the ribbon on their new Community Center and Dining room, which will expand their ability to offer help and hope top homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community through a variety of programming.

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Meals on Wheels Western Michigan cut the ribbon on their newly renovated Senior Pantry on Fuller to promote the health and independence of older adults in Kent and Allegan Counties.

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American Red Cross Michigan Region opened their new office on Broadmoor. The American Red Cross of Western Michigan offers a variety of services including blood drives, disaster relief, and more.

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KSI Kitchen & Bath celebrated their grand opening yesterday at their new location is located on the East Beltline.

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Biked celebrated their grand opening in Grand Rapids to deliver on-demand bike service at the touch of a button via our mobile app or website.

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A Taste of Cairo launched their Grand Opening and are serving up delicious Egyptian dishes right in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Total Reality VR has officially cut the ribbon on their space in Belmont, providing e-sports to birthday parties and more.

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Michigan State University Federal Credit Union expanded into Kentwood with a new branch!

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The AHC Hospitality team hosted a ribbon cutting and grand opening of the new rooftop pickleball courts at the Amway Grand Plaza.

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The DuraVent Group celebrated the grand opening of their new facility and their acquisition of Hart & Cooley.

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The Stockbridge Business Association cut the ribbon on their new social district in the Westside neighborhood.

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Iris Torres and the Clear Focus Counseling LLC team celebrated their Grand Opening on Friday, providing bilingual counseling services for the Grand Rapids community.

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Kentwood Office Furniture Grand Rapids celebrated their new showroom and offices with a ribbon cutting.

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HOLO Footwear celebrated their ribbon cutting at their brand new Grand Rapids location, officially making Grand Rapids their home.

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Comprehensive Therapy Center celebrated a remodel of their office to meet the therapeutic and educational needs of adults and children with disabilities who are at-risk or disadvantaged.

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The Arts Marketplace At Studio Park celebrated their expansion and redesign to their space.

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Grace Christian University celebrated the opening of their new student townhouses, which will allow their students to enjoy being in community together on campus.

Recently Joined Members

Please join us in welcoming the following companies to the Chamber. We encourage you to do business with fellow Chamber members!


Blue SalesFly
ddm marketing + communications
Duravent Group
TGW Systems, Inc.


Envizion IT LLC
Grand Rapids Chair
LABR Technologies, LLC
Lume Cannabis Co.
MBI Automation
Pulse Building Services
S.A. Morman & Co.
Society of Saint Vincent de Paul – Grand Rapids Diocese
Viewpond Banquet Hall
West Michigan Advisors
Whole Foods Market


Republic Services

Small Business:

AGL Building Fixing Maintaining
Amped Virtual Reality
Bitzerk LLC
Century Flooring & Cleaning
Cerva Imprints LLC
Conduit Studio
Controlled Plating Technologies, Inc.
Glitter Booth Photo Booth
Health Net of West Michigan
JJ’s Mirror Booth
Koala Insulation of Grand Rapids
Metro Engineering
Ontario Trade and Investment Office – Chicago
RaiderTek Signs & Graphics
Short South Realty Group Inc.
Taste Of Toya’s World, LLC
The Collaborative Lab
Total Reality VR
Units Moving and Portable Storage of West Michigan
Xaymaca LLC


Courage & Soar
Deksia – Branding
Deksia – Digital Marketing
Deksia – Marketing Strategy
Deksia – Photo & Video
Deksia – Social Media
Deksia – Websites
DeWys Manufacturing
Huntington Bank – Carson City Branch
Huntington Bank – Edmore Branch
Huntington Bank – Grand Haven Branch
Huntington Bank – Grand Haven Washington Branch
Huntington Bank – Greenville Branch
Huntington Bank – Holland Downtown Branch
Huntington Bank – Holland East Town Branch
Huntington Bank – Holland North River Branch
Huntington Bank – Holland Westshore Branch
Huntington Bank – Hudsonville 32nd Branch
Huntington Bank – Hudsonville Branch
Huntington Bank – Jamestown Branch
Huntington Bank – Spring Lake Branch
Huntington Bank – Stanton Branch E Main
Huntington Bank – Stanton Remote Drive Thru Branch
Huntington Bank – Zeeland Branch
Lume Cannabis Co.- Cedar Springs
Lume Cannabis Co.- HQ
Lume Cannabis Co.- Kalamazoo
Lume Cannabis Co.- Lowell
MI Home Group- Byron Center
Mobile Defenders
Oh, Hello Co. Paper & Gifts

Member Anniversaries

50+ Years as a Member

Grand Rapids Rubber Products Co.
Krell Paper Stock Co. Inc.
Mika Meyers PLC
Spectrum Health
TGG Solutions
University of Michigan Health-West
Wolverine Building Group, Inc.

40+ Years as a Member

Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan, Inc.
Cascade Engineering, Inc.
FOX 17
Grand Rapids Community College
Hansen-Balk Steel Treating Co.
Hungerford Nichols CPAs + Advisors
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
Sharpe Cars

30+ Years as a Member

Anderson Keegin & Associates, Inc./OI Global Partners – West Michigan
Bulman Products, Inc.
D & M Metal Products
Financial Advisory Corporation
Grand Valley Metropolitan Council
J. Mark Systems, Inc.
Joe Carlson Well Drilling, Inc.
Macatawa Bank
Mercy Health Physician Partners
Miller Canfield
Overhead Door Co. of Grand Rapids
Priority Health
Professional Maintenance of Michigan
Spectrum Health Special Care Hospital
The Oldenburg Co., Inc.
Two Men and A Truck Grand Rapids

20+ Years as a Member

Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty
Best Leasing Services LLC
Edward Jones – Randy A. Renker
Gordon Water Systems
Greenridge Realty, Inc.
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Inc.
Hampton Inn North
Home Repair Services of Kent County Inc.
iChiro Clinics
Knape Industries, Inc.
Mercy Health
Michigan Small Business Development Center
Midwest Juice Inc. of Michigan
Morris Builders, Inc.
Northpointe Bank
NTH Consultants, Ltd.
Rapid Green Group
Spectrum Health Medical Group
Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
Whitneyville Land Company

10+ Years as a Member

Alles Law
Bruce Heys Builders, Inc.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Buffalo Wild Wings- 28th St
Buffalo Wild Wings- Alpine Ave
Buffalo Wild Wings- Downtown
Camp Blodgett
Care Resources
Catered Creations, Inc.
Chase Creative
Clarity Realty
Complete Investigations
David, Wierenga & Lauka PC.
Flagstar Bank
Flagstar Bank- Cascade
Fritz Wahlfield Construction Company
Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation
Grace Christian University
Grand Wealth Management, LLC
H&S Companies
Hospice of Michigan – Greater Grand Rapids
Hylant, LLC
iChiro Clinics
Independent Bank
Intaglio, LLC
Kent Country Club
Key Green Solutions, LLC
Macatawa Bank – Burton
Macatawa Bank – Cascade
Macatawa Bank – Forest Hills
McAlvey, Merchant & Associates
State of Michigan Attorney General – Grand Rapids Office
State of Michigan Attorney General – Lansing Office
Wedgwood Christian Services
Zeeland Lumber & Supply

5+ Years as a Member

2005 Division
616 Events Center
Ambit Limen Development Studio
American Cancer Society Northwest Michigan Office
Aquastar Cruises
Bergmann Associates
Black Pigeon Studios
Boost Mobile- Grand Rapids NW
Boost Mobile- Grand Rapids SE
Boost Mobile- Wyoming
Caretakers Property Maintenance
Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids South
Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids Woodland
Celebration! Cinema RiverTown
Children’s Healing Center
Christian Reformed Church in North America
Clark Communications
Consumers Credit Union – Plainfield Ave.
Creative Dining Services
Dean Transportation, Inc.
Do More Good
Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
Edward Jones
Edward Jones- Antoinetta Freeman
Edward Jones-Jim Van Stensel
Edward Jones-Kyle Underwood
Edward Jones-Tina Fierro
Elevator Service, LLC
Elexicon, Inc.
Elite Lubrication Specialties
Environmental Law & Policy Center (ELPC)
Fox Subaru
G.A. Bondon Insurance Services
GKW Business Solutions
Grand Rapids Ophthalmology
Grandville Pediatric Dentistry
Gravity Taphouse Grille
H&S Computer Consulting
Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa
Henry & Josh, Inc
Hidalgo & DeVries, Inc.
Hilton Garden Inn Grand Rapids East
Holiday Inn Express Grandville
House of Style
Hungerford Technologies
Icon on Bond
Integrity Educational Services
Jennifer Velderman
Keller Williams Grand Rapids East
Kelsey Robinson- Riverbank Finance
Knapp’s Corner Flats
Lachman King PLC
LOGICDATA North America
Martin Waymire
Mason Dynamics, Inc.
MI Home Group
Michigan Premier Events
Mod Fuel Wholesale
Oh Hello Branding Group
Palladian West
Paradigm Design
Pine Rest Employee/Church Assistance Program
Planet Fitness/JP Plainfield LLC
Postma Center
Pure Architects
RC Caylan Atelier
Redstone Homes
Rohde Construction
ServPro of Northeast Grand Rapids
SolisMatica Data Analytics
SSS Spring & Wire
Stock Da Bar LLC
Supermercado Mexico – Clyde Park
Sweet Details Grand Rapids
Swoboda, Inc.
Syscom Business Technologies
Tanger Outlets
Team Restoration Inc.
The C2 Group
The GreenHome Institute
The H.T. Hackney Co.
The Nonprofit Spot
The StoreHouse
The Vantage Group, Inc
Transport ON Demand LLC
Trillium Ventures
UICA – Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
Ulliance, Inc.
VA Enterprises
Valley City Electronic Recycling
Waters Building, LLC
West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology
West Michigan Credit Union
West Michigan Partnership for Children
Wise Men Distillery


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