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  • 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.
    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.…
    Diversity is the hallmark of Southtown, with numerous ethnic groups contributing to a vibrant mix of restaurants, shops and events.
    An eclectic mix of specialty shops, galleries, restaurants and entertainment venues reflect this area’s friendly, funky, fabulous character.
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    Staff - Mary Manier

    Mary Manier

    Mary Manier

    Director of Sales

    AKA: City Princess
    (800) 678-9859 ext. 3554

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    My focus is to bring conventions and meetings to Grand Rapids in the following markets - educational, health/medical, trade/business, Amway Independent Business Owners, hobby and collectibles and cultural/arts.


    Certified Tourism Ambassador, Certified Travel Industry Specialists and Certified Tour Professional.

    Professional Associations:

    PCMA -Capital Chapter, AMPS

    Volunteer Associations:

    American Cancer Society

    How long have you worked in the Tourism Industry?

    30+ Years

    How did you become a part of the Tourism Industry?

    In college I decided to change my major to hospitality. All the students in that program looked like they were having fun.

    Favorite Vacation Spot?

    Any beach

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

    You will be surprised by what Grand Rapids offers visitors.  You will be amazed at the food and beer.

    What are you looking forward to in 2016?

    I am going to be a Grandma for the first time.