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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.
    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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    Andie Newcomer

    Andie Newcomer

    Convention Services Manager

    AKA: Manager of Meticulousness

    ANewcomer@ExperienceGR.com
    (800) 678-9859 ext. 3559

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    Focus:

    Convention Services for State Events.

    Education:

    Bachelor of Science, Business Administration, Aquinas College, Certified Meeting Professional (CMP), Government Meeting Specialist (GMS), Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA)

    Professional Associations:

    Michigan Society of Association Executives (MSAE), Event Service Professionals Association (ESPA)

    How long have you worked in the Tourism Industry?

    13 years

    How did you become a part of the Tourism Industry?

    I attended Grand Valley State University where I major in Hospitality/Tourism Management.

    Favorite Vacation Spot?

    Hawaii

    One piece of advice or tip you would give to a first time visitor to Grand Rapids?

    Pack your walking shoes because there are so many things to do in downtown Grand Rapids that are walkable.

    What are you looking forward to in 2016?

    I am looking forward to traveling more often and reconnecting with friends.