Stay Informed. Stay Connected. Your Community. Your Chamber  

 Wednesday, September 11 Join us as we hear from Patrick Waterman, Hudsonville City Manager as he shares their initiative to pilot a new regional, commuter-based transportation service in the Chicago Drive corridor that links the communities of Holland, Zeeland, Hudsonville, Grandville and Grand Rapids together. The larger “framework” idea that is exciting leaders is imagining the Chicago Drive corridor as a “Prosperity Corridor” that encourages transit-oriented development patterns and enhances economic growth and quality of life in our region.   More info/Register

Friday, October 11 – City and School Leaders will give us brief update on the happenings of our Community!   As an    investor, we want to ensure you know about all the Chamber has to offer.   Different programs, events, and networking groups work for different companies.   We invite you to join us on Friday, October 11 over lunch for a “Community Update and Chamber Benefits Review”. More Info/Register

Community Events 

Fall Expo at Grandville Middle School For our eighth annual expo, we are making a location and date change. We are moving up one week, so we can capitalize on “Trick or Treating” at the event and moving to the newly renovated Grandville Middle School on Wilson Avenue.       Saturday,   October 26 10 am – 2 pm.  More Info/Register

Member Events & After Hours Networking 

If you have an office or product to show off, invite the Chamber. You provide the food and drinks, and we’ll bring people through the doors. Tuesday, September 17 @ United Bank More Info/Register  | Monday, Mingle at United Church Outreach Ministry , Monday September 23,  More Info/Register 

Multi Chamber Events

We partner with 9 local chambers for a  variety of events designed to expand your network. Wednesday,  Sep.25   Business Blind Date, Hosted by Grandville Jenison Chamber @ Red Lobster  More Info/Register

Friday, Nov. 8   Connected Chamber Women, Hosted by Wyoming Kentwood Chamber – Building Your Network One-Liner Style   More Info//Register 

Membership Groups

  • Leads Referral Groups –  Chamber has 2 different leads/referral groups that meet on a regular basis to exchange leads and referrals, while building  relationships along the way. [email protected] for more details
  • Toastmasters International is a US headquartered nonprofit educational organization that operates clubs worldwide for the purpose of promoting communication, public speaking, and leadership skills. More Info
  • Peer-to-Peer Small Groups .  There will be no cost to join these groups and the meeting times and frequency will be determined by members in each group.  (HR & Office Manager Round Table, Wed. Oct.16)  More Info/Register 

 

Building Relationships Through Serving-Operation Shoe Boxes for Troops 

Many Ways to Participate . Packing| Donate | Serve as a Drop Off Location | Sponsor Postage | Write Letters | Recommend a Soldier   More Info/Register 

In 2019,  the Grandville Jenison Chamber celebrated 10 years.  In celebration, we wanted to observe old traditions while also offering new opportunities to build relationships and contribute to our community.

One of the new programs created was “Building Community Through Serving”.  The event which is held four times a year allows our members to volunteer at one of our local non-profits over lunch.   It is also an opportunity for our members to attend as a company for team building.   We began the year in February packing lunches for Hand2Hand, we organized a food pantry at United Church Outreach Ministry, and collected school supplies and packed backpacks for LoveINC.   Our final 2019 “Building Community Through Serving” project will be in partnership with the American Legion Post 179 for Operation Shoeboxes for Troops.  About 

Chamber Road Show     

Tuesday, October 1 | Wednesday, October 2 | Thursday, October 3   Board Members, Ambassadors and Volunteers will head out in 2 hour shifts to thank our members and let non-members know Who we are.   Ambassadors are back and are committed to the Chamber and building community.    They will have their ears to the ground informing us of new businesses, attending ribbon cuttings and serving team leaders for the Chamber’s Road Shows held twice a year in May and October.  More info/Register

Membership Appreciation Reception

Sponsored by the Chamber’s Premier Partners, heavy appetizers, drinks and plenty of networking.   Thursday, December 5  4:30 pm – 7:00 pm.    More Info/Register