Lots of people have lots of ideas of who, exactly, is a part of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. Assumptions that it's all conservative white business owners.
But it's not.
It's everybody. It's latinos, african americans, women, men, all ages. It's the community, and that's what makes it great. It's a community that works together to make West Michigan a better place. A group of people who defy assumptions.
Did you know that The Chamber in Grand Rapids is the only Chamber of Commerce in all of the USA that sponsors an LGBT professional networking group? Here in West Michigan?
The more I learn about these people, the more I realize that I am the chamber too.