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Welcome to Grand Rapids:

State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting and ICLE Solo & Small Firm Institute

September 17 - September 19, 2014
DeVos Place/Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

 Amway Grand Plaza Hotel  


State Bar of Michigan has negotiated reduced room rates at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel for those attending the State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting and ICLE Solo & Small Firm Institute in Grand Rapids.

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel (headquarters hotel connected to the DeVos Place Convention Center)

To make your reservation, call 800-253-3590 and identify yourself as being with the State Bar of Michigan to receive the group discounted rate.

Or, click here to reserve your hotel room online.

Registrants are responsible for their own hotel expenses.

 DeVos Place - Top 10  

DeVos Place

DeVos Place is the state-of-the-art convention center located in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids on the Grand River. Nestled beside the Grand River, the picturesque riverfront setting is the perfect backdrop for your event. DeVos Place offers a unique combination of meeting and exhibition space to accommodate a variety of events. DeVos Place is connected to the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel via enclosed, elevated skywalk - and it's just around the corner from more than 75 restaurants, nightclubs, museums and other entertainment options.

Eats JDeck outside dining  


Grand Rapids offers an astonishing breadth and depth of restaurants that offer choices for every palate and pocketbook, from mainstream American fare to a wide assortment of cool and cozy eateries. Check out this downtown dining map with discounts to see for yourself!

Local chefs emphasize fresh, creative, farm-to-table cuisine. There are dozens of eateries within walking distance of downtown hotels and hundreds throughout the city. Click the Restaurants link at the top left for a taste.

Nightlife - the BOB  


Grand Rapids is the perfect place to unwind after a long day! Brewpubs, sports bars, live music and comedy clubs can be found within walking distance of downtown hotels, and throughout the city. Click the Nightlife link at the top left to plan your night(s) out.



From mega malls to independent boutiques, Grand Rapids is a treasure-hunter's paradise. Unique art galleries and specialty shops are found throughout downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. Click the Shopping link at the top left to see what's in store for you.

 Family - Running at Gardens  

Family Playcation

Families of all ages will find lots to see and do in Grand Rapids. From amusement parks to zoos, your kids will enjoy a safe, friendly, wholesome good time. Click on Other Things To Do at the top left to get your kids excited about coming to town with you.

 Family Biking  

Outdoor Escape

Outdoor enthusiasts love Grand Rapids for its incredible variety of recreational pursuits. Championship golf courses, fishing and swimming lakes, biking and hiking trails, and much more are just minutes away from wherever you are. Explore your options at the Other Things To Do link at the top left.

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Grand Rapids Videos

Click here to check out some of our recent short videos about Grand Rapids.