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The Chamber News | December 2022

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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.

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The Chamber News | December 2022 23


Member Newsflashes

‘Comfort for All’ Company Announces New CEO
1 month until the Gentex Santa Parade!
A ‘resilient new era’ for Michigan manufacturing
Acrisure leader shares talent attraction insights
Ada construction company celebrates 60 years
ADHD Online to Connect with Patients, Providers and Industry Experts at Annual … 
Autocam Medical makes $2M investment in solar energy
Black, woman-owned cafe opens in GR with support from community, city
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan ‘renews’ its commitment to Grand Rapids
Change-Ups: Callaway selected as Trinity Health’s CMO 
Convention authority appoints Acrisure leader as board member
Davenport University plans new outreach to boost Latino student population, faculty
Dr. Charles Lepper Appointed President of Grand Rapids Community College
Feyen Zylstra sells industrial tech division to ATS Global
Gold’s first game at new home draws massive crowd
Hall & Romkema, PLC and Maner Costerisan Announce Merger
HAP expands care network in West Michigan as part of statewide growth strategy
Honor Construction adds partner
How Sports Ownership Differs From That Of Other Businesses
JP Morgan names Grand Rapids executive director
KeyBank expands into West Michigan market
Literacy Center adds DEI director to board
Mark Nettleton Elected Chair of Board of Directors for Arbor Circle
Meijer Sports Complex plans $11M expansion as sports tourism exceeds pre-pandemic levels
Mercantile Appoints New Members to Bank Board of Directors
MillerKnoll recognized for supplier diversity
Museum awards community leaders
New East Grand Rapids pizza place offers unique spin on American classic
New Holland Brewing to expand to Battle Creek
Real IT Solutions Has Been Chosen To Speak To West Michigan Small Business Owners
Rehmann to acquire GR financial services firm
Robinson’s Popcorn opens in Holland Town Center
SpartanNash CEO Rings the Nasdaq Opening Bell
Switch expands at Steelcase Pyramid amid $11 billion sale
Therapy center recognizes attorney for 25-plus years of service
University of Michigan Health-West, GRCC take on nursing shortage with new partnership
WHAT’S IN A NAME? Little known outside of Grand Rapids, Acrisure builds brand …
Wolverine Building Group enters new leadership era riding growth wave
WRIGHT AND FOUNTAIN JOIN TRITERRA


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.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 14

Congratulations to BAMF Health! We were joined by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Congressman Peter Meijer, and many other elected officials and community leaders to celebrate the opening of BAMF Health’s new headquarters in Medical Mile.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 13

Congratulations to Viewpond Banquet hall! Viewpond Banquet Hall will host any and every type of event, from weddings to church events to fundraisers. With such a beautiful space, they’re a great location for your next event.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 12

We had the opportunity to join the Storypoint team at Cascade Trails Senior Living for their grand opening! Their new facility is a beautiful retirement community that is already filled with residents excited to call this place their home.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 11

Congratulations to Premier Safety! We celebrated their ribbon cutting and expansion into West Michigan! They’ve been providing safety and environmental solutions for over 70 years, and we’re excited to welcome them into the West Michigan community.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 10

Make-A-Wish Michigan is continuing their great work in West Michigan with their new office inside Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital. This new office will allow them to continue their work to grant wishes to thousands of kids in West Michigan and the rest of the state.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 9

Congratulations to Priority Home Mortgage! Their team is excited to help homebuyers get into their dream homes.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 8

Congratulations to The UPS Store 7582 new location on Alpine! We celebrated their grand opening and they already had a steady stream of customers! Whether you’re shipping something across the country, or returning an amazon package, their team is ready to help you out.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 7

Congratulations to Ghafari Associates for opening a new office in Grand Rapids and celebrating their 40th anniversary! Their new location on Ottawa Ave will bring their team closer to the community and provide a cozy, collaborative space.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 6

Congratulations to Strategies Wealth Advisors! We celebrated the opening of their new office space. Their team is excited to hit the ground running in this amazing new office space on Monroe.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 5

Congratulations to Clark Construction Company! We celebrated the opening of their new location in the McKay Tower right in our Downtown location.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 4

Congratulations to Skymint for the grand opening of their new Grand Rapids location! Skymint is a vertically integrated retail cannabis company that is based in Ann Arbor and expanding into West Michigan.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 3

Congratulations to Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes for opening their new BizTown in Grand Rapids! Their new BizTown will help students learn how to operate their own businesses through partnerships with local organizations.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 2

Last Mile Cafe new location is OPEN for business! We celebrated their grand opening on Hall Street. This is a huge victory for business partners Arick Davis and Sarah Laman, whose vision is now a reality.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022 1

Grand Rapids loves their breakfast food! We celebrated the opening of the new Morning Belle-Breton Village location with quite the crowd braving the cold for their chance to be the first ones in the door.

 

The Chamber News | December 2022

Wholehearted Veterinary Care is now open and ready for furry friends! (Or feathery, or scaly!) Located right on the East Beltline, Dr. Malone and her team are ready to make sure Grand Rapids’ pets are healthy and happy.


Recently Joined Members

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

Investor:

Skymint Brands
FairLife

Trustee:

Ascend Cannabis

Executive:

Velo Law Office
Pure Voice Solutions, Inc.
Paylocity
The Learning Experience of Beltline
The Salvation Army
EM Services LLC
LaFleur Marketing
XcelABLE
Van Andel Institute
Pure Hot Yoga GR
The Veridus Group

Micro-Enterprise:

VanHarra Basura Removal and Hauling
P.I.E. Management, L.L.C.
Virginia Tile Company
VanPutten Consulting, LLC
Brine and Brie Charcuterie
Scooter’s Coffee
Guilde
Ignyte Design
Business Impact, LLC
CycleSafe
KūL Studio
Joe Homebuyer West Michigan
LINC UP Nonprofit Housing Corp
Betka-Pope Productions, LLC
Nonla Burger
H&H Painting Co.
New Finish Painting Solutions LLC
Isabel Media Studios

Affiliate:

Hand Therapy Clinic
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
Pleune Service Company – Lansing
Gazelle Sports- Birmingham
Gazelle Sports- Downtown Grand Rapids
Gazelle Sports- Holland
Gazelle Sports- Kalamazoo
Gazelle Sports- Northville
Grand Valley State University – Seidman College of Business
Real Seafood Company
Family Business Alliance
The Leaning Experience of Beltline – Jenison
National Heritage Academies, Inc.
Cherry Health – Burton Health Center
Members First Credit Union – Ann Street Branch
Members First Credit Union – Blue Grass Branch
Members First Credit Union – Broadway Branch
Members First Credit Union – Clare Branch
Members First Credit Union – Dartmouth Branch
Members First Credit Union – Evart Branch
Members First Credit Union – Gladwin Branch
Members First Credit Union – Harrison Branch
Members First Credit Union – Jenison Branch
Members First Credit Union – Kentwood Branch
The Bissell Tree House at John Ball Zoo
Jackson Control – Chicago
Jackson Control – Garfield Heights
Jackson Control – Cincinnati
Jackson Control – Nashville
Jackson Control – Birmingham
Jackson Control – Pittsburgh
Palio – Grand Rapids
Truscott Rossman – Detroit
Truscott Rossman – Lansing
Truscott Rossman – Washington D.C.
Hoekstra Transportation – Troy
Wellcare Urgent Care – Leonard St
Freightliner and Western Star of Kalamazoo
Lakewood Construction – Grand Rapids
Fifth Third Bank – 54th And Division
Fifth Third Bank – Ada
Fifth Third Bank – Byron Center
Fifth Third Bank – Caledonia
Fifth Third Bank – Callander And 44th
Fifth Third Bank – Cascade
Fifth Third Bank – Chicago Drive And Godfrey
Fifth Third Bank – Downtown
Fifth Third Bank – East Grand Rapids
Fifth Third Bank – Eastbrook
Fifth Third Bank – Forest Hills
Fifth Third Bank – Gezon Parkway
Fifth Third Bank – Hudsonville
Fifth Third Bank – Jenison
Fifth Third Bank – Kentwood
Fifth Third Bank – Knapp Corners
Fifth Third Bank – Northland Drive
Fifth Third Bank – Rockford West
Fifth Third Bank – Standale
Fifth Third Bank – Westgate MI
Fifth Third Bank – Wilson And 44th
Fifth Third Bank – Wyoming
Ascend Cannabis – Ann Arbor
Ascend Cannabis – Detroit
Ascend Cannabis – East Lansing
Ascend Cannabis – Grand Rapids 28th St
Ascend Cannabis – Grand Rapids Scribner Ave
Ascend Cannabis – Morenci
Martin Commercial Properties – Lansing
Feyen Zylstra – Kalamazoo
Feyen Zylstra – Charleston
Feyen Zylstra – Charleston; Downtown Office
Feyen Zylstra – Charlotte
Feyen Zylstra – Industrial Tech Center
Feyen Zylstra – Nashville
Feyen Zylstra – Traverse City


Member Anniversaries

120+ Years as a Member

PADNOS – Leitelt Division
Siegel Jewelers

120+ Years as a Member

Fox Ford Mazda

50+ Years as a Member

Employee Assistance Center
Rhoades McKee PC

40+ Years as a Member

Eastbrook Homes, Inc.
Hobart Sales & Service
P & F Supply Company, Inc.

35+ Years as a Member

D & K Engineered Construction, Inc.
PADNOS

30+ Years as a Member

Baker Holtz
Broadway Grand Rapids
Escape World Travel
Fitzgerald’s Men’s Store
Fox Buick/GMC
Grand Rapids Public Museum
IKUS Life Enrichment Services
John Ball Zoo
Meals on Wheels Western Michigan
Mortgage 1, Inc.
Old National Bank
Variable Concepts, Inc.
Windquest Group, Inc.

25+ Years as a Member

Apex Spring & Stamping Corporation
Barr Engineering Co.
Bio-Chem Laboratories, Inc.
Clean Rooms International, Inc.
DAC Industries, Inc.
Fixall Electric Motor Service, Inc.
Hull Lift Truck, Inc.
Mercantile Bank of Michigan-Corporate Headquarters
Onion Crock of Michigan
Plunkett Cooney
ShowSpan, Inc.
Van Andel Arena & DeVos Place/ASM Global
World Affairs Council of Western Michigan

20+ Years as a Member

Comcast Business
Craig’s Cruisers Family Fun Centers
DLN Integrated Systems, Inc.
Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center
Grand Valley Auto Parts
Huntington Bank
Huntington Bank – 28th St Wyoming
Huntington Bank – Alpine Branch
Huntington Bank – Breton Village Branch
Huntington Bank – Byron Center Branch
Huntington Bank – Cascade Branch
Huntington Bank – Downtown GR Branch
Huntington Bank – Eastcastle Branch
Huntington Bank – Gaines Branch
Huntington Bank – Jenison Branch
Huntington Bank – Lowell Branch
Huntington Bank – Plainfield Branch
Huntington Bank – Private Banking
Huntington Bank – Rockford Branch
Huntington Bank – Standale Branch
Huntington Bank – Waters Circle Branch
Lakeshore Scale Inc.
Studio C
Team Financial Group, Inc.
Thousand Oaks Golf Club
Universal Sign, Inc.
Westgate Bowl
WilliamCharles Search Group

15+ Years as a Member

Fox Kia/Hyundai
Fox Nissan
Grand River Builders, Inc.
Huntington Bank – Allendale Branch
Huntington Bank – Bayberry Branch
Huntington Bank – Wealthy Branch
Innovative Software Solutions
Life EMS Ambulance
Michigan First Credit Union
Noordyk Business Equipment, LLC
Old National Bank-Downtown Branch
Pipp Mobile Storage Systems, Inc.
Senior Advisors of Michigan, Inc.

10+ Years as a Member

In The Image
Lafleur & Godfrey LLC
Lake Michigan Credit Union
Michigan Auto Law
Multi-Automatic Tool & Supply Co.
NuWave Technology Partners
Office of the Vice President for Government Relations
Old National Bank-Northland Branch
Old National Bank-Wilson Branch
PROCARE Landscape Management
Serendipity Media
StoneWater Country Club
Sunnybrook Country Club
Symplicity Communications, Inc.
The W.L. Burmeister Company
Watermark Country Club
West Michigan Roofing & Construction
West Michigan Woman
Wonderland Tire Company
Workbox Staffing

5+ Years as a Member

Huntington – Business Banking
Huntington Bank – Cascade Meijer
Huntington Bank – Gaines Twp Meijer
Huntington Bank – Knapps Corner Meijer
Huntington Bank – Mortgage
Huntington Bank – Rockford Mejier
Huntington Bank – Standale Meijer
Iron Workers Local 25
James S. Riemersma Construction Services, Inc.
Joost Vapor
Link Learning – Alger
Link Learning – Fuller
Manpower of Lowell
Michigan First Credit Union
NN Inc. / Autocam Precision Components Group
Opportunity Resource Fund
Pine Rest Caledonia Clinic
Pine Rest Christian Counseling Center
Pine Rest Forensic Psychiatric & Psychological Svcs
Pine Rest Northeast Clinic
Pine Rest Northwest Clinic
Pine Rest Southwest Clinic
Resch Strategies
StoryPoint
Superior Asphalt
Superior Stone Products, Inc.
TeamLogic IT
Trillium Staffing
Uccello’s Hospitality Group

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