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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 Named to FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For List

Grand Rapids home to one of the world’s only total-body PET scanner

Aquinas College welcomes new president: Alicia Córdoba

Gerald R. Ford International Airport celebrates $110 million expansion to accommodate growth

Acrisure Closes $725 Million Equity Funding, Valuing Business at $23 Billion

Grand Rapids Public Library Receives $59,541 in Grants

BHSH System, CMS Energy to partner on solar energy

Hire for Hope promotes employee to managing director

Third Thursdays invites tourists, locals to explore downtown

Van Dyke Horn partners with Lambert, makes new hires

Change-Ups: Rhoades McKee hires Kowalski as COO

Warner Again Selected as One of Top 10 Health Law Firms by American Bar Association

Kennari Consulting transitions leadership

Tech Defenders names VP of business development

Gazelle Sports expansion a ‘monster bonus’ for downtown Grand Rapids retail

PNC hires Krista Flynn as Midwest regional executive 

SpartanNash Foundation Announces In-Store Fundraiser to Benefit Special Olympics

Matt Shafer Powell to join Michigan Radio as Program Director

Shannon Wilson Named Vice President of Population Health and Health Equity at Priority Health

UFP Industries buys recycler to supply its composite decking business

Local contractor breaks down barriers to employment

The Right Place expands county work with new appointments

Grand Rapids company makes top freight brokerage list

Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing to Invest $160M in Expansion

Rehmann appoints CEO-elect

Recently Joined Members

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


EOS World Wide


Bay to Bay Building Concepts, LLC Customer Service Center (USA) Inc.
Further Degree
GLM Companies/ Conway Residential Group
HOLO Footwear Inc.
Jackson Control
Lear Corporation


Berkshire Hathaway Home Services
Biked, Inc.
Fortis Life Sciences
Great Lakes Motorcoach
GTF Technologies
Holland Litho Printing Service
Hope for Single Moms
Smart Mechanical Solutions LLC
Thresholds, Inc.
United Commercial Services, Inc.

Small Business:

American Red Cross of West Michigan
Amigos Home Improvements LLC
Belwith Keeler Decor Solutions
Clear Focus Counseling
CMIT Solutions of Grand Rapids
DataWise Consulting, LLC
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Grand Rapids Ace Hardware
Grand Vin
Oakdale Neighbors
One Way Coffee Snacks Sweets
Principal Financial Group
Strategies Wealth Advisors
The Caribbean Bite
The Owner’s Rep, LLC
The Shoe Boss
Total Control Health Plans
VanDyk Mortgage Corporation


43Forty Fabrication Services
Air Company
Atomic Honey
Edward Jones – Nate O’Brien
Edward Jones – Zachary Tyler
HighTalian Farms
Huntington Bank – Bridge Street Branch
Huntington Bank – Chateau Branch
Huntington Bank – East Paris Branch
Huntington Bank – Walker Branch
Third Coast Test and Balance

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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Congratulations to the Ace Hardware team for the opening of their new store on East Beltline. The team at Ace is ready to help with you with all of your hardware needs.


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Congratulations to the Oh Hello Branding Group & Oh Hello Co. Paper & Gifts for cutting the ribbon on their new store: Courage and Soar! Courage and Sour will sell art and other merchandise from local artists and crafters in the area.


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Congratulations to Disability Advocates and Thresholds! We were able to join them for the grand opening and ribbon cutting for their new space inside the Special Olympics Michigan Southwest Region’s office.


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Fiduciary Financial Advisors is moved in and open for business at their new headquarters in downtown Grand Rapids! Their team provides financial planning and investment management for their customers.


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Congratulations to Franca’s Pizzeria for their grand opening! This fast-casual, take-out pizza destination was founded by Dan and David Uccello and pays tribute to their mother, Franca.


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Congratulations to Gazelle Sports! They celebrated the grand opening for their downtown location.


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Deksia and HealthBar celebrated the opening of their new shared workspace! These two companies are charting a new course together at their shared location on Coldbrook Street.


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Congratulations to Le Macaron! They celebrated their grand opening in downtown right next to Rosa Parks Circle.


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Congratulations to Monsoon Vietnamese Cuisine for celebrating their grand opening! Monsoon is the first Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Congratulations to Phoenix Theatres! They celebrated their grand opening in Woodland Mall with state-of-the-art screens and sound systems.


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Congratulations to the Grand Rapids Public Museum! They celebrated the reopening of the Spillman Carousel after extensive renovations.


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Qualified Staffing opened their new location in Wyoming. With talent being a top issue for employers, it’s great to see a team supporting our business community right here in Grand Rapids!


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Congratulations to the team at Shiny Diamond Auto Detailing and Hand Wash! They cut the ribbon on their new location on Madison Avenue.


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We celebrated the opening of The 1530 event space! Their facilities include a bar, new sound and AV systems, a rooftop deck, and more. Congratulations to the Grand Rapids Center for Community Transformation and the entire team!


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Congratulations to The Grove! We celebrated the grand opening of their new luxury apartments with a ribbon cutting.


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Congratulations to Trinity Chiropractic! We celebrated the grand opening of their new location on Leonard.


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Congratulations to Vine Line Logistics! We celebrated the opening of their new office space in downtown Grand Rapids which provides third-party logistics solutions for companies locally, regionally, and nationally.

Member Anniversaries

30+ Years as a Member

Dickinson Wright PLLC
Elevated Technologies, Inc.
Grand Rapids Christian Schools
Handorn, Inc.
Nu-Wool Co., Inc.
Rest Lawn Memorial Park
Senior Neighbors
The Timothy Group

25+ Years as a Member

ABFS Insurance Agency, Inc.
Cornerstone University
Dégagé Ministries
Disability Advocates of Kent County
Gerald R. Ford International Airport
San Chez–A Tapas Bistro

20+ Years as a Member

ADAC Automotive
Advantage Benefits Group, Inc.
All-Flo Plumbing LLC
EV Construction
IBOA International, Inc.
Lighthouse Group – Holland 16th St
Lighthouse Group – Muskegon
Lighthouse, An Alera Group Company
Pfeiffer Lincoln
Thompson Remodeling, Inc.
US Small Business Administration

15+ Years as a Member

Barnes & Thornburg LLP
Black River Lawn and Landscape, LLC
Dykema Excavators
FASTSIGNS of Grand Rapids
Furst Cleaning Service LLC
Granger Construction Company
Kennari Consulting
Lighthouse Group – Kalamazoo
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
MVP Athletic Club
MVP Metro Club
MVP Sports Clubs
MVP Sportsplex
Nederveld, Inc.
Next IT
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Assoc. of Western Michigan PLC
Powell Relocation Group
RT London Co
San Chez Cafe
Saskatoon Golf Club
SecurAlarm Systems Inc
Sun Title Agency
Swift Printing & Communications

10+ Years as a Member

AltoGas, Inc.
Barber Creek Sand & Gravel Inc.
Covert Township
DeVries Landscape Management
EconoLodge Inn & Suites
First National Bank of Michigan
Governmental Consultant Services Inc.
Hyatt Place Grand Rapids-South
Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF)
InterActive Studio LLC
Management Business Solutions
Michigan Certified Development Corporation
Midwest Industrial Lumber, Inc.
Miedema Auctioneering Inc.
Monroe, Sweeris & Tromp, PLC
Patten Monument Co.
Paycor, Inc.
Primary Home Care
Spectrum Health Office of Medical Education
The Home Studio
West Shore Services, Inc.

5+ Years as a Member

91.3 WCSG
Ace Asphalt & Paving
AppleTree & Gilden Woods-Central Services
Atrio Home Care
Boy Scouts of America
Carrier Law
Choice Schools Associates
Coldwell Banker / Schmidt Realtors Relocation Services- Cascade
Creston Market
Crystal Flash
Flagstar Bank- Comstock Park
Grand Rapids Housing Commission
Jireh Metal Products, Inc.
Korte & Kowatch
LCS Record Retrieval
Link Learning – Alpine
Meijer Credit Union
Michigan Education Trust
Miedema Asset Management Group
MVP Athletic Club
MVP Athletic Club
Our Daily Bread Ministries
Parker-Arntz Plumbing & Heating Inc.
Posh Petals LLC
SunMed, Inc.
Superior Asphalt, Inc.
The Haven
The Potter’s House
Van Haren Electric, Inc.
West Michigan International
Woodland Airstream
Worthen Coated Fabrics/Worthen Industries, Inc.


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