Keeping old traditions and offering new opportunities to build relationships through serving is a great description for the Grandville Jenison Chamber’s 2019 Program of Events. While many of our signature events will return, we are introducing “Building Relationships Through Community Service”, “Just 4 Fun” and bringing back our Young Professionals Group. While the way we do business may have changed and evolved, our mission to “Foster business development and promote business expansion through community connections” remains the same.
Building Relationships Through Community Service (Four Times a Year) *
This new 2019 event is for volunteering as a group at one of our local non-profits over lunch. Come alone or bring members of your team for team building. You might even make a few connections while you’re there.
( 3) $100 Lunch Sponsorship’s Available
Our first one will be on Wed. Feb. 13 – H.O.P.E. Gathering for Hand2Hand at Fairhaven Ministries
11 am – 12 pm – 1st Volunteer Group | 12 pm – 12:30 pm – Lunch for all | 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm 2nd Volunteer Group
Stay Informed. Stay Connected. ( Twice a Year)
Twice a year over lunch we will bring in educators, business leaders and elected officials for topics that will be chosen based on a member survey! You get to choose! Friday, March 15 | Friday, October 11
Just 4 Fun (Four After 4 pm Events)
You can only have so much screen time! Get out of the office a bit early, turn your ringer off and enjoy some old fashioned networking before you head home!
March Madness , Date TBD | On the Patio with the Chamber at Sunnybrook Country Club , Tuesday, June 18 | Bowling Over a Beer – October, Date TBD | Membership Appreciation Reception – Thursday, December 5
Chamber Annual Signature Events *
The Chamber has a variety of annual events that have sponsorship opportunities as well as committee participation to brainstorm and provide “all hands on deck” on the day of the events. Check with Heather or Sandy for more details on any the following: Annual Meeting | Community Awards Reception | Golf Outing | Community Events – Winter Expo | Fall Expo | Beer, Bands & BBQ | Music in the Park Series
And for our Power Networkers …….
Team Building/Lunch & Networking
Throughout the year we will have a handful of events that encourage informal networking and a great avenue to send members of your team as a “fun field trip” or make some new contacts. Tarry Hall Skating Rink is hosting us in April for lunch and skating. Don’t want to skate? No problem…come for the lunch and networking.
Multi Chamber Events
We partner with 9 local chambers for a variety of events designed to expand your network. Connected Chamber Women , Business Blind Date, Speed Networking & Multi Chamber After Hours at Gun Lake
These new groups will be formed around a shared interest or common goal and will be run solely by members of the group. There will be no cost to join these groups and the meeting times and frequency will be determined by members in each group. We currently have an interest for a Young Professionals group. Feel free to contact us if you have a group you would like to lead and form.
Leads Referral Groups – Membership Group
The Chamber has 3 different leads/referral groups that meet on a regular basis to exchange leads and referrals, while building relationships along the way.
To see if there is an opening for your category, please contact Sandy LeBlanc, 616.531.8890 or [email protected]