Please join us for a panel discussion featuring four local business professionals. Our panel will address challenging issues that face businesses in our Forest Hills community. Click here to register.
Our panel includes:
Christine Morse - Christine has over 20 years of experience in marketing, team leadership, client relations and sales with companies such as Herman Miller, Amway International, Spectrum Health, Disability Advocates of Kent County, and Avid Marketing
William Smith - Bill is the founder/owner of CompuCraft Technology Solutions which he has led for over 33 years. He is also involved in the real estate market through his company GoWest Properties LLC. Bill’s degrees include a BBA in Marketing, and MBA in Finance from GVSU.
Summer Vasquez - Summer is a Certified Staffing Professional through the American Staffing Association and is the Branch Manager for Williamson Employment Services where she has worked for over ten years. She is also active in the Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce, Grand Rapids Chamber, and the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Manny Rosa - Manny is a Coffee and Water Specialist with Gordon Water Systems. He is a member of the Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce, Rockford Chamber of Commerce, and the West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Our November meeting will feature Michigan’s Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson. Elected to office on November 6, 2018, Benson became Michigan’s 43rd Secretary of State and the first Democrat to serve since Richard Austin left office in 1994. An attorney and politician, Benson graduated magna cum laude from Wellesley College, received her J.D. from Harvard University Law School.
Networking and a light breakfast provided by Vantage Pointe and Keller Williams begin at 7:30 am, and the meeting will begin at 8:00 am. Click here to register.
Please join us for our August meeting which will feature Katherine Jandernoa, Program Manager at Local First, an organization with the vision to lead the development of an economy grounded in local ownership that meets the basic needs of people, builds local wealth and social capital, functions in harmony with our ecosystem, and encourages joyful community.
Networking and a light breakfast provided by Battle GR Tactical Games and United Bank begin at 7:30 am, with the meeting scheduled to begin at 8:00 am.
We invite you to join us for our May meeting. Lisa Verhil, the Visitor Services Manager at Experience Grand Rapids, will tell us about the CTA (Certified Tourist Ambassador) Program and other exciting things Experience Grand Rapids is doing to promote our great city.
Networking and a light breakfast provided by Expedia CruiseShipCenters begins at 7:30 am. Meeting will begin at 8:00 am.
Our April meeting will be Speed Networking! Bring a stack of business cards and come prepared with your “elevator speech” so you can make the most of this popular event.
A light breakfast provided by Battle GR Tactical Games begins at 7:30 am. Meeting will begin at 8:00 am.
Join us for a presentation by John Helmholdt, Executive Director of Communications & External Affairs with Grand Rapids Public Schools. John will be speaking on GRPS Reformatting Schools.
Networking and a light breakfast provided at 7:30 am. Meeting to begin at 8:00 am.
Please join us for our February Monthly Members meeting. Our speaker is Matthew Cunningham from Reveles Consulting. His topic will be: Understanding Energy Leadership: What is it and how do I become a better communicator using it?
For over 20 years Matthew has been passionately focused on customer and client relationships. After 8 years in retail management and 7 years as a business owner, Matt decided to use his business and psychology; he pursued his relationship coaching certification and starting a coaching business.
The dynamics of dealing with others on a continual basis can be challenging. The customer is always right philosophy has somewhat damaged the view that compassion and awareness mean something. The philosophy that in order to have a great relationship or marriage you have to put your own dreams and desires aside have destroyed countless relationships.
Now, Matthew focuses on coaching as a means to help people better understand themselves. Better understand that each of us is meant to complement and work in harmony with those around us. Through 1 on 1 coaching, business workshops and motivational speaking, Matthew is making the most out of every moment he has with others and seeing that each of us sees that we have unlimited potential to be more.
Light breakfast provided by The Village of Heather Hills at 7:30 am. Meeting to begin at 8:00 am.
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Join us for the January Monthly Members meeting at United Bank with Steve Jbara, President/CEO of the Grand Rapids Drive. He will be talking about teamwork how any business can thrive from a successful team.
Light breakfast provided by United Bank at 7:30 am. Meeting to begin at 8:00 am.