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Janet Korn

Janet Korn is the Senior Vice President of Experience Grand Rapids. She has over 20 years of experience working with EXGR and currently leads the efforts of the marketing team. Prior to this Janet worked as an adjunct instructor in Hospitality Education at Grand Rapids Community College and as a restaurant manager. Janet is a Michigan State University graduate with a BA in Hospitality Business. She is also currently a member of Destination Marketing Association International. She is knowledgeable in areas such as beer tourism, destination marketing, and the economic impact of tourism.

Art matters to Grand Rapids. Especially public art. That affinity is evidenced in the city’s veneration of La Grande Vitesse , a 42-ton steel sculpture by Alexander Calder that graces Calder Plaza in... Read More ›

Our Grand Outdoors

by Janet Korn on March 20, 2019
When you think of Grand Rapids, you might think about the award-winning craft beer and food scene . Or perhaps the fact that it’s Michigan's second largest city with a history of furniture... Read More ›
“What does Experience Grand Rapids do?” That’s a question I’m often asked. I reply saying we inspire people to visit Grand Rapids for leisure and conventions. Which is the short, not so fun, answer.... Read More ›