Grand Rapids' Airport is Full of Art

The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA, or GRR as it is known locally) became home to an impressive art collection as part of its commitment to highlight and support the thriving art culture in the Grand Rapids area. The installations — all created by local artists — are displayed on…

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Unique meeting locations a short drive from Grand Rapids

Off-site meetings can be game-changers, and, if you get creative with the location, they can be combined with a lot of effective team building – or just plain fun. Ever tried your hand at target ax throwing with your coworkers? Or ridden a funicular to get to your meeting site? How about…

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Looking for walkability? Try Grand Rapids

Downtown Grand Rapids is walkable – one of the top 14 walkable destinations in the U.S., according to Trips to Discover. Attendees at meetings and events held at any of the city’s downtown venues have everything they could need within a few short blocks. Take a look: Hotels There are 13 hotels…

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The rise of Grand Rapids as a midsized meeting destination

Meeting planners are well aware of the cost advantages of midsized cities vs. first-tier meeting destinations. It’s just that affordability often takes a back seat to the allure and amenities of larger metropolitan areas. Grand Rapids, Michigan is upending that calculation by investing in meetings…

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Planning an outdoor event? 8 tips to help ensure success

A great outdoor event can be a spectacular experience that your guests will be talking about for days afterward. Whether the stories they tell are positive or negative will depend a lot on how much planning you put into it. Unlike indoor events, outdoor venues require a few extra checkboxes on your…

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Grand Rapids as a top destination for the medical industry

With world-class medical facilities (many of which lie within the city’s “Medical Mile”), rigorous medical universities, and prestigious medical professionals, Grand Rapids is a leader in medical advancements. The founding of medical-research facility Van Andel Institute in 1996 jump started a…

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