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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.

    Partnership FAQs

    When can I join?

    We accept new partners anytime throughout the year. However, you must be a partner before September 15 of the current year to be included in the following year's Visitor Guide (due to printing/editing deadlines).

    When do I renew?

    Partner renewal invoices are sent in February of each year. Failure to renew your membership within 60 days of receiving your invoice may cause your partnership to expire.

    When does my partnership begin?

    After your payment is processed, our staff will Email you a letter welcoming you to Experience Grand Rapids. This will contain your login name and password, which will allow you to access our "partner only" area on the website.

    I am not quite ready to join as a paying partner, what can I do?

    We do our best to be an accurate and complete source of information for the Grand Rapids area. Even if you are not quite ready to become a paying partner, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Kate Herron, Director of Marketing, to let her know about your organization.

    Ready to become a partner?

    Please complete the online application form here. After you have completed the application, we offer an online payment option via PayPal for Gold and Meeting Add on Partners. Access the online payment page here. Platinum (hotel partners) payment can be arranged through Kate Herron.

    Who can become a partner of Experience Grand Rapids?

    Partnership with Experience Grand Rapids is available to area businesses who align with our mission and are subject to organizational approval.

    Please contact Kate Lieto (Herron), Director of Marketing at or by phone at 616-233-3553 with questions. 

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    ACKNOWLEDGMENT: By submitting the Partnership Application, Applicant seeks membership in Experience Grand Rapids and agrees to support its mission.  All decisions regarding membership are made at the sole discretion of the Experience Grand Rapids Board of Directors or its Executive Committee.

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