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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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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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Tips and Benefits of Offsite Meetings

You know the drill. There's a meeting, there's a budget, and you need to find the most effective venue to deliver the message. One of your first decisions is whether to hold the meeting offsite. There are lots of advantages to doing so, says Holly Froumis, Director of Business Development at Grand…

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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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