We are excited to share a list of events happening this month in our community with organizations we are proud to be partnering with. See below for a list of events tailored to professionals in and around the Grand Rapids area.
6/5/17 - Grand Rapids Chamber Breakfast with Legislators
Event Summary: Breakfasts with Legislators events provide Chamber members and their employees the opportunity to establish relationships with key decision makers and voice opinions on issues moving forward in Lansing.
Networking and facilitated question and answer sessions offer firsthand information on upcoming legislation and House and Senate committee activities, prompting great dialogue between legislators and Chamber members.
Monday, June 5, 2017
7:30 AM — 9 AM
Cathedral Square – 360 Division Ave. S
$25 for members, $30 for future members and late registration starting Thursday, June 1.
6/8/17 - Grand Rapids Chamber Business Exchange Luncheon
Event summary: Networking is the name of the game at the Chamber’s monthly Business Exchange Luncheons. Where else can you network with over 100 people in one room? Bring plenty of business cards and get ready to make lots of new connections.
Showcase your business, promote your products, and find that next business partner or unexpected supplier for your business needs. The luncheon features free-style networking as well as facilitated tables during lunch.
Thursday, June 8, 2017
11:30 AM — 1:30 PM
The Bluff Banquet Center – 2035 28th St. SE
$25 for members, $30 for future members and late registration starting Sunday, June 4.
6/8/17 - ACG Western Michigan June Breakfast: Tom Ryan - Homecoming
Event Summary: Join us to hear from Smashburger CEO and Grand Rapids native Tom Ryan at our first-ever "Hometown Hero" Breakfast, where he will share his "special sauce" for "double decker" growth.
THURSDAY June 8, 2017, 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
7:30 AM- 8:00 AM - Registration & Networking
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Program
Thousand Oaks Country Club
4100 Thousand Oaks Drive
Grand Rapids MI, 49525
Member - FREE
Nonmenber - $40.00
6/13/17 - Family Business Alliance - The Journey of the Family Business Leader
Event Summary: Traveling through the life of a family business leader can be most revealing and educational for those in the midst of their journey. Members of each generation have their own frame of references that add to the flavor and uniqueness of each stage of the family business experience. Come join us as we share the experiences of four panelists representing four demographic generations – Traditionalist, Baby Boomer, GenX and Millennial. Each panelist will describe elements of his or her family business story focusing on the path of leadership development.
- Gain greater understanding of each generation’s perspective on leadership development.
- Hear about guidelines and policies used to increase the odds for successful growth as a family leader.
- Learn about training and development programs that have worked for each generation.
- Develop stronger skills in working with multiple generations.
- Take away ideas to help you prepare for the next stage of your family business journey.
Thursday, June 13th, 2017
2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
The Goei Center818 Butterworth St SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 + Google MapPhone: 616.949.2421
6/13/17 - ACG Women in Finance Lunch: What Shapes a Female Leader?
Event Summary: Join us for a discussion on leadership with one of Grand Rapid’s foremost authorities on female leadership and talent. Faye Richardson-Green spent many years as a Director of Global Talent for Steelcase before branching out to share her expertise with the world at large as a consultant. The discussion will include:
- How beliefs and behavior matter when you are developing leadership skills
- Common gender based tendencies of leadership
- The impact of the organizational culture
Wednesday, June 13, 2017
11:30 AM - 1 PM
6/14/17 - AHRM Diversity in the Workplace: Integrating Social Justice into Your Work
Event Summary: Please join us for lunch, networking, and a fabulous presentation from Tracey & Kenyatta Brame of WMU Cooley Law and Cascade Engineering, respectively.
Do you ever feel as though you have two “selves” – the one that you bring to work every day to a job, and the one that cares deeply about societal issues affecting your community others? Feeling as though you cannot bring your whole self to work can lead to feelings of hopelessness and frustration as you try to maintain two separate personas. Kenyatta and Tracey Brame have worked throughout their careers to use the platform given them at work to affect change in the broader community. Kenyatta has been able to so even in a corporate world where the bottom line is often king. The Brames will discuss how you can, in just about any field integrate social justice into the work that you do, and in the process of making a living, change a life.
- Learn the value of having a diversity of voices in the workplace, including your own.
- Learn why and how to create a safe and nurturing environment in which discuss issues of diversity and social justice at work.
- Discuss how to craft a space within your work to affect change at work and beyond.
- Learn why money is not the only bottom line, and how a company that cultivates diversity and helps members of the broader community can be successful.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017
11:15 AM - 1:30 PM
Prince Conference Center
6/15/17 - AHRM Liquid Therapy HR Happy Hour
Event Summary: I’ve heard the comment from HR colleagues so many times, “I could write a book!” and “You can’t make this stuff up!” Well, here’s our opportunity to share the best stories of the week, bounce ideas off each other, and talk about nothing work related at all. Catch up with old friends and introduce yourself to someone new. RSVP through AHRM website requested. Non-AHRM members are welcome. AHRM provides the appetizers and first round of drinks. Join us at Gravity Taphouse Grille for an evening of fun!
Thursday, June 15, 2017
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
6/15/17 - HRG June Meeting: Identifying and Managing the Violent Employee, Contractor or Customer
Event Summary: Threat management requires differentiating between an employee “work performance problems” versus those employees who “pose a real threat of harm”. Behavioral Threat Teams must know OSHA General Duty responsibilities, the process of threat assessment, early warning signs of violence, types of threats and how to initiate protective actions for employees and assets from potentially violent individuals. Materials from actual threat cases will be used for case examples.
This program will define varieties of threats from employees, contractors, clients, customers or other individuals towards the organization’s personnel and assets. Participants will learn documentation requirements for assessing threats and the process of investigation, risk assessment and reasonable protective strategies in terms of:
- Potential perpetrator;
- Other “at-risk” individuals;
Organizational assets and interests
Thurdsay, June 15, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Watermark Country Club
5500 Cascade Rd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546