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The Grandville Jenison Chamber’s mission is to “Foster business development and promote business expansion through community connections”. We understand that membership is not a one size fits all, so we look forward to the opportunity to tailor your membership to fit your goals.  The Chamber’s business membership is $250 per calendar year. After March the membership is pro-rated.

     September 2017 – December 2018 – $300  

                                                 Join  online today or call 616.531.8890 or sandy@grandjen.com

Reasons to Join! 

Chamber benefits offer the opportunity to participate in community projects, networking and dual membership in the Small Business Association Michigan.

Community Involvement 

Our Members Believe in Being a Part of the Big Picture... Whether or not members participate in networking or take advantage of member benefits, they are investors in the big picture for the benefit of the Grandville/Jenison communities.

Advocacy 

Our Members count on us to be the leading voice and community coordinator for business, government, education and the local community.  We stay connected with our local, state and federal elected officials, so if you have any issue or concern we are happy to find the correct person or department to assist you.   We are also a member of the West Michigan Strategic Alliance, where you have access to local lobbyist to address issues and/or concerns that affect your business.  http://grandjen.com/grandville-jenison-chamber-joins-west-michigan-chamber-coalition/          http://grandjen.com/advocacy/

Savings 

Dual Membership in the Small Business Association of Michigan https://www.sbam.org/WelcomegrandvillejenisonMembers      This partnership gives you the best of both worlds by providing the membership benefits of the GJCC alongside everything SBAM has to offer.  (Valued at $190 includes 20% Davenport discount to employees and their families)

Chamber Office Space Rental – The Chamber Office is available for members only for a nominal rental fee.  The room has a capacity of up to 40 , and is equipped with a TV and whiteboard for presentations.

Certificates of Origin  Certificates of Origin (COs) are international trade documents used to determine the origin of goods for official, commercial and financial reasons.

Use of Chamber’s Bulk Mail Permit –  Through our partnership with the United States Post Office, your businesss or organizatoin may utilize the Chamber’s Bulk Mail Permit to access a savings of .20 per piece of mail with a minimum of 200.

Events 

Multi Chamber Events – The Chamber partners with 8 local chambers to provide a variety of relationship building opportunities. Business Blind Date | Speed Networking | Connected Chamber Women | Annual After Hours at Gun Lake Casino.   Participating Chambers: Allendale, Byron Center, Caledonia, Cutlerville-Gaines, Coopersville, Grandville-Jenison, Hudsonville, Wayland, Wyoming-Kentwood.

Chamber Events: Monthly Luncheon, Connecting Business & Community Leadership Breakfast, B2B Expo & Networking After Hours, Professional Development and Member 2 Member Events.

Visibility in the Community 

Opportunity to participate and/or sponsor community events. Community Expo at the Mall, Fall Community Expo at Jenison High School, Music in the Park, Beer, Bands and BBQ and Community Awards Reception.

Access to Membership Programs

The Chamber has 3 leads/referral groups and one Business Leaders Round Table.

 Partnership with Education

The Chamber is dedicated to educating members and connecting area workforce with prospective work opportunities to advocate for talent development and retention.  The following opportunities are available for the 2017/2018 School Year.

Jenison Public Schools – Entrepreneurship Program, Mentor Opportunity Contact:    Joel Hunt  jhunt@jpsonl

The mentor program would be asked to meet with students twice a month. The visits would ideally be a mixture of meeting at the high school as well as the mentors place of work.  Students will be working on creating a business plan with a focus on an actual opportunity/need of the surrounding community. In addition, students will be assigned to work in one of the following departments for our virtual business: Art and Publications, Communications, Sales, Marketing, Human Resources, Digital Media, Accounting, and Administration.