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    Neighborhoods
  • Downtown
    Enjoy a huge range of entertainment, dining, shopping and sightseeing opportunities, all within an easy, eye-catching 10-minute walk.
    West Side
    From tigers and coffee to meat markets and Mexican restaurants, the West Side is a fascinating mix of old-school and up-and-coming.
    East Grand Rapids
    A charming business district, all-season sports lake and beautifully maintained parks and homes distinguish this family-oriented suburb.
    Heartside
    Grit, growth and creativity characterize this downtown neighborhood, which boasts unique galleries, clever dining spots and many pleasant…
    Heritage Hill
    One of the nation’s top old-house neighborhoods – with 1,300 buildings dating back to 1844 – is just a five-minute walk from downtown.
    Medical Mile
    This world-class health-sciences corridor is spurring new retail and residential developments well beyond its namesake mile.
    North Quarter
    The city’s largest park, tiniest burger joint, oldest sweet shop and newest best-bar winner are just a few of the pleasures that await visitors.…
    Southtown
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    Uptown
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Krystal Kirby

    Event Manager
    AKA: Dilemma Deactivator

    kkirby@ExperienceGR.com
    (800) 678-9859 (800) 678-9859 ext. 3573

    Twitter - SmallTwitter.com/Krystal_VisitGR
    LinkedIn Can - SmallLinkedIn.com/in/krystalann

    Focus:

    Planning State Market Events, Managing our Suburban Hotel Program (4 Corners), Managing Services Projects, Running our Sales Social Media-Meeting Planner Blog (Meeting Minds), Twitter (MeetingMindsGR), and LinkedIn (Experience Grand Rapids).

    Degrees/Certifications:

    Bachelors in Hospitality and Tourism Management with an emphasis in Food and Beverage and Business Management - Grand Valley State University, Certified Meeting Planner (CMP), Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA)

    Professional Affiliations:

    KCLA, ESPA, MSAE

    What do you love most about Grand Rapids?

    I love how there is always something to do, whether its attending a Broadway Show or going to a cooking class at the Downtown Market!

    What is your favorite outdoor activity in and around Grand Rapids?

    Going to the beach in the summer!

    What is your favorite season?

    Spring- I love watching the city bloom as the temperature heats up!

    What is you favorite place for breakfast?

    I love Rockwells & Republic. They have a fantastic bloody mary bar on the weekends!