Get out! Community happenings in the 616.

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We are addicted to networking and our community holds some pretty kickass events. We want to invite YOU, to come out with us and make some new acquaintances.
Networking is so important, don’t believe us? Read our blog on the importance of networking.
Here are some great events that we are attending and we are fun, so you should join us.
Econ Club, Matt Stinchcomb, founder of Etsy
Monday, February 6, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Matt Stinchcomb is co-founder of and Executive Director of Etsy is a peer-to-peer (P2P) e-commerce website launched in 2005, focused on handmade or vintage items and supplies, as well as unique factory-manufactured items. The company’s incredible success has led to more than 55 million users registered as members, 35 million items for sale, 1.6 million active sellers, 24 million active buyers and gross merchandise sales of 2.39 billion dollars on the platform., a 501(c)(3), provides business education programs that foster the confidence, clarity, and compassion needed to work in ways that make our lives, our enterprises, and our planet thrive.
Register here.
GVSU LGBT Alumni Networking Event
Tuesday, February 7, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Well congratulations, you survived another year of work ‘parties’, family ‘gatherings’, and all of the coping mechanisms (alcohol perhaps?) that got you through. Here’s to a new year where we’ll do it all again – but hopefully better.
To kick it off in good spirits, we hope you’ll join the GVSU LGBT Alumni Chapter for our 2017 winter fundraiser. We’ll be announcing our event lineup for the year and raising money to support further community outreach. Plus, you’ll have a chance to meet our new Advisory Board members.
Register here.
Wine & Wishes to Benefit Make-A-Wish Michigan
Friday, February 9, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Enjoy a night of comedy, food, drinks and friends while supporting a local cause. The first annual Wine & Wishes is happening Feb. 9, with all proceeds going toward Make-A-Wish® Michigan. Laugh at Pop Scholars’ impressive improv skills while helping make wishes come true for local children who are battling life-threatening medical conditions.
In addition to the Pop Scholars performance, attendees will be treated to a three-course meal, wine, and beer with ticket purchase.
To see all ticket options please visit Eventbrite.
West Michigan Woman Wine Down
Wednesday, February 22, 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Office dressing isn’t what it used to be—and busy schedules demand more versatility than ever before. We’re bringing you the best suggestions for navigating your professional life in style from the fashion experts at Leigh’s during West Michigan Woman’s February “Wine Down” event.
Register here.
West Side Refresh
Thursday, February 23, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Join your West Side business neighbors for our Winter Refresh networking event. Long Road Distillers will host us in their event space with all attendees being treated to light apps.

First drink is on us. RSVP to

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