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The COVID-19 crisis has cut straight to the core of the meetings industry, as stay-at-home orders, travel shutdowns and health recommendations necessitated the cancellation of thousands of events across the country. While there continues to be uncertainty about the short term, Experience Grand…

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Grand Rapids Delivers on Sustainable Meeting Goals

Adam London had a challenge. As a board member of the National Environmental Health Organization, he and his colleagues are responsible for planning an education conference that draws health officers from across the country each year. Their conferences were losing money, despite the fact they were…

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Grand Rapids Holds Its First Safe Face to Face Meeting

Police chiefs from around the state of Michigan did something recently that most people haven't done in more than a year: They held a statewide conference – in person. Yes, 210 members of the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police (MACP) gathered in Grand Rapids in February for their 2021 Winter…

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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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