Chamber Office Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting // Coffee and Networking
Wednesday, October 18
Ribbon Cutting at 9am
Allendale Area Chamber of Commerce
11325 54th Avenue, Allendale MI 49401
On behalf of the Allendale Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, you’re invited to celebrate the Grand Opening of the new Chamber office and suites. Join us for coffee and tours of the new space. The ribbon cutting will take place at 9am.
Hosted by the Allendale Area Chamber of Commerce
Friday, October 20
9:00am – 10:00am
Boulder Ridge MHC
4370 Pingree Street, Allendale
Residential/commercial realtors, developers, property managers and housing industry stakeholders are invited to have a conversation about the current real estate/housing market to help the Chamber better understand and assess our community’s needs.
We are also seeking feedback on the upcoming Allendale Area Community Profile and Business Directory to ensure information included is relevant to promoting the Allendale area as a great place to live.
In addition, Lyn Raymond, Director of the Lakeshore Housing Alliance/Greater Ottawa County United Way will be in attendance to share information about regional initiatives regarding housing.
Please respond with your intention of attendance before October 16 to email@example.com.
Addressing the Workforce Crisis | Chamber Member Luncheon
Wednesday, October 25
11:45am – 1pm
OAISD Careerline Tech Center
13663 Port Sheldon Street
Holland, MI 49424
Businesses are struggling to find employees with the right skill sets. It’s hindering business growth and the ability to compete in the global marketplace.
On Wednesday, October 25, the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District Careerline Tech Center (CTC) will open their classroom doors to show us how students are being prepared for the workforce of the future and more importantly, how businesses can be engaged to address the workforce crisis today.
We will hear from David Searles, the Director of the CTC and Shayna Carlson, CTE Work-Based Learning Supervisor share how the Careerline Tech Center is providing the training needed to produce employees with the most in demand skill sets. With over 28 skilled trade programs offered to students and adults, we will hear how non-paid work experiences, co-op and capstone experiences, internships and job shadows have catapulted those individuals from the classroom to a career.
Representatives from Star Crane & Hoist, Kenowa Plumbing and JR Automation will share their stories and how they are managing the workforce crisis to come out ahead of the competition.
A gourmet lunch of flank steak salad will be prepared and served by students from the culinary program.
Space is limited to 50 attendees.
West Michigan Chamber Network
Connected Chamber Woman's Luncheon
Friday, November 3
3330 Highland Drive
Hudsonville, MI 49426
11:30am – 1:00pm
$15 for members of participating chambers
Speaker: Kelly Hover, owner of BeYOUtiful
Kelly will talk about knowing your Color Code to help you choose the best clothing and makeup colors to accentuate your natural coloring (wearing the wrong colors can even make you look sick or tired), help identify your body shape, to know the best clothing to fit your body and create balance and as an accessory specialist, she can help you identify your best metals and what size jewelry is best on you (accessories are the last thing you put on but the first thing people notice!).
Allendale Chamber Members - Please make payment payable to Grandville/Jenison Chamber of Commerce.
Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions.
Participating Chambers: Allendale, Byron Center, Coopersville, Grandville/Jension, Hudsonville, Wayland, Wyoming/Kentwood
Annual Holiday Kick Off Business After Hours
Wednesday, November 8
5:30pm – 7:30pm
5980 Lake Michigan Drive
You’re invited to the most anticipated Chamber gathering of the year! You and your guest will enjoy a relaxing evening with good company, complimentary heavy hor d’oeuvres, festive beverages and silent auction. We'll kick off the Holiday Season with a toast!
Joint Coffee & Networking with Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce
Wednesday, November 15
8:00am – 9:00am
Northern Physical Therapy
25 Conran Drive
Coopersville, MI 49404
Promote your business in a powerful way! Sponsorship provides our members the opportunity for recognition and publicity. Your business name and logo will be included on all promotional material and invitations. For some events, sponsorship will also include tickets to the event, the opportunity to speak to attendees, to display promotional materials or to distribute promotional items.
We have a long list of opportunities for you to engage in 2017!