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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 Levels

    Partner With Us in Marketing this Great Destination!

    The mission of Experience Grand Rapids is to strengthen the region’s economic vitality and quality of life by marketing Grand Rapids/Kent County as a preferred visitor destination.

    Our mission transcends tourism. When tourism is thriving, local businesses thrive too. Love Grand Rapids and want to help us in our mission to drive visitors here? We invite you to partner with us!

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

    Gold Partnership: $250 annually

    If your organization fits the mission of Experience GrandRapids, we want to partner with you!
    Included in a Gold Partnership:

    • Your business included on our website (sees over 5,000 clicks daily). Includes unlimited photos, connection to your social media channels, and a description of your business. 
    • Opportunity to promote your local events on our online calendar of events
    • Access to bi-monthly Partner Bulletin where we include business boosting tricks, and invite you to share your business stories with us so that we can better market your organization
    • Access to our PartnerNet, where you can update your website listings and information at any time
    • Access to our Convention Calendar where you can view which groups are coming to Grand Rapids.

    Platinum Partnerships - Individual Hotel Pricing

    For our hotel partners, we have a special partnership opportunity- the Platinum Partnership.

    Pricing is # of rooms x $1.50 annually ($250 minimum)
    Includes all of the benefits of a Gold Partnership plus:

    • Convention room sales leads
    • Complimentary copies of Visitor Guides and Maps
    • Attraction Admission Pass Program for Front Line staff
    • Participation in Hotel Forum
    • Opportunity to participate in Experience Grand Rapids marketing programs
    • Participation in Team Grand Rapids meetings

    Meeting Marketing Add On: $150 additional annually

    Do you have a space for people to meet in? Join us in a Meeting Marketing Partnership and we can help to fill that space.

    • Meeting facility description, specs, and layout included in the Meeting Facility area of our website. This area is utilized by meeting planners searching for a space to meet in Grand Rapids.
    • Convention facility sales leads from the EXGR Sales Team

    Ready to become a partner?

    Please complete the online application form here. 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.

      Please contact Kate Lieto, Director of Marketing at with any 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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