Your Biz, Your Town

Great segment this morning of “Your Biz, Your Town” on WGVU’s Morning Show with Shelley Irwin (95.3 & 88.5 FM).

On the segment we welcomed guests Ellen Markel of the newly renovated Holiday Inn of Grand Rapids and Sheri Compton of the American Marketing Association. Lots of exciting happenings in the month of January!

Ellen shared with us all the changes happening at the Holiday Inn, including open houses, a green focus, and a community exhibit space. Find out more at

Sheri of the American Marketing Association filled us in on upcoming luncheon programs, including January’s on Tech Trends for Marketers: CRM Best Practices for Now and the Future with speaker Keith Brophy on January 28th at Kent Country Club. Find out more info at
So what else is going on this month you ask? Well here you go, a quick rundown of January’s events.

Monday, January 5th – 6-8 p.m.
Women’s Networking Group
Evolve Center for Success

January 14th & 15th – 5-7 p.m.
Holiday Inn Grand Opening to the public
Holiday Inn of Grand Rapids

Tuesday, January 19th – 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
GRYP Breakfast Series on Personal Growth
Eastern Floral

Tuesday, January 19th – 11:30 – 1:30 p.m.
GRACC 122nd Annual Meeting – Get Connected…Innovate…and Be Successful in 2010!
Steelcase Ballroom, DeVos Place

Tuesday, January 19th – 6-7:30 p.m.
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids – Club Red
Gilda’s Club

Monday, January 25th – evening
Soup’s On For All
The B.O.B.

Thursday, January 28th – 11:30 – 1:00 p.m.
American Marketing Association CRM Best Practices for Now and the Future
Kent Country Club

If we missed any upcoming community events, let us know – Don’t forget to tune in next month for another segment of “Your Biz, Your Town” – the 4th Thursday of every month at 9 a.m.

Happy New Year!

Organization Event Date Time Where Cost Contact Information Other
Catholic Charities of West Michigan Soup’s On For All Monday, January 25th The B.O.B. $50 paid in advance       $60 at the door fundraiser for Catholic Charities West Michigan’s food program at God’s Kitchen encourages guests to partake in a selection of soups, breads and desserts as well as taking home a hand painted bowl as a reminder that hunger happens everyday.
Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids Clubhouse – Club Red Get Connected Tuesday, January 19th 6-7:30pm Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids Clubhouse – 1806 Bridge Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Free or 616-453-8300 Business casual attire, complimentary drinks and appetizers
Women’s Networking Group Monday, January 5th 6-8pm Evolve-Center For Success            1031 Wealthy St Grand Rapids, MI 49506 Leah Grace                          Email: Phone: 616-813-8601
GRYP Breakfast Series on Personal Growth Tuesday, January 19th 7:30-8:30am Eastern Floral 818 Butterworth SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Free Any questions please contact Stephanie at, or Jessica, at Please join GRYP for the first event in a new breakfast series on Personal Growth! Hosted by Eastern Floral, and GRYP’s newly developed Leadership Development Committee, this new series will focus on subject matter pertaining to personal development and leadership skills.
Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce Chamber’s 122nd Annual Meeting Get Connected…Innovate…and Be Successful in 2010! Tuesday, January 19th 11:30-1:30pm Steelcase Ballroom, DeVos Place $50/members, $75/future members, $700/corporate table of 10 William C. Taylor is an agenda-setting writer, speaker and entrepreneur who has shaped the global conversation about the best way to compete, innovate and succeed. He was founding editor of Fast Company magazine and co-author of the bestselling Mavericks at Work. His new project, Practically Radical, provides cutting-edge ideas, reality-tested case studies and inspiring role models that point to where the ever-changing world of business is going. Practically Radical will be published in 2010.
GRYP January Unwind Thursday, January 28th 5:30-8:30pm 25 Kitchen + Bar Free Angela Versluis

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