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Local residents key in bringing national conferences to Grand Rapids

Allmon Forrester is director of operations for the John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and president of the board of the Aquarium & Zoo Facilities Association (AZFA). But as far as his local convention and visitors bureau is concerned, he is a champ – a Hometown Champ to be exact. For more than…

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Guests at BMM 2017, an Indian business & culture conference, feel at home in Grand Rapids

When Experience Grand Rapids began working with an organization that would bring 3,000 mostly Hindu attendees to the city, they reached out to Fred Stella, Prachark (which is Sanskrit for Outreach Minister) for the West Michigan Hindu Temple. Tapping Local Expertise “The attitude [Experience Grand…

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