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January 30, 2012
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Tuesday Forum-George Erickcek
Grand Haven Community Center
421 Columbus Avenue, Grand Haven
Reservations required by February 3, 2012. To make a reservation or additional information call 616.842.4910. areainfo@grandhavenchamber.orgquote
 Erickcek monitors the economic conditions in west Michigan and prepares numerous economic impact reports for the region's businesses, non-profit organizations, and governmental units. In addition, he gives many presentations to the region's economic development stakeholders. Finally, he prepares and presents short-term employment forecasts for all six of the region's metropolitan areas including Ottawa, Muskegon, Kent, Kalamazoo, Calhoun and Berrien Counties. 
His economic impact studies for the west Michigan region include:


  • Estimating the impact and importance of industrial design for west Michigan manufacturers to remain competitive
  • The construction of economic impact models for the several West Michigan cities
  • Assessing the region's labor force and talent base for the changing economy 
Events Sponsors;
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Marketing GHSP Using Social Media
February 3, 2012
JSJ Corporation
700 Robins Road, Grand Haven
(drive around to the rear of building, Training Room is on left as you enter)
To register contact Courtney Geurink at 
Cost: $15 Chamber Members
$20 Non Members
Time: 7:20am Registration
GHSP's Global Marketing Manager, Bob Mersereau, will use case studies to demonstrate how GHSP uses social media and other tools to market GHSP and to track effectiveness. Bob will be asking attendees to talk about how they use various social media tools. ghsp logo
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Join us for NETWORKING at the Chamber B*A*S*H 

Thursday, February 9th

5:00 - 7:00 p.m. at the Bank of HollandLakeshore Office 

16930 Robbins Rd Suite 120; meet the staff and network as you enjoy hors d' oeuvres served up by Anthonys Kicked Up Catering. The Chamber B*A*S*H... the Chamber's most prestigious networking event, bring plenty of business cards! 


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Boat Show is set for 
February 16th!

It may be hard to think of sunshine, beach days, and boating during this time of year, but we have the perfect opportunity for you to do just that!  The Grand Rapids Boat Show, February 15th-19th, is hosting a special Grand Haven | Spring Lake Night on Thursday February 16th.  Join us as we celebrate our communities at this well-known event, held at the DeVos Place, Grand Rapids. 


The evening will consist of local eateries at the Grand Haven | Spring Lake vendors' booths, Grand Haven and Spring Lake themed prizes and giveaways, performance by Steel Doin' It,  a potential fashion show, community booth, and more.  Come support your community, and help us show it off at the Grand Rapids Boat Show on February 16th. Make sure to visit our local vendors:

Grand Isle Marina, Reed Yacht Sales, Grand River Sailing Club, Wharf Marina, Portside Yacht Brokers, North Shore Marina, Barretts Boat Works, Hall's Sport Center, and Skipper Bud's.

If you are interested in getting involved, or would like additional information, contact Courtney Geurink at

Chamber Leads Networking ~ Over 130 Chamber members meet each week sharing and passing business leads and referrals, generating business through Leads Networking. 
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Visitors welcome! Stop by and enjoy breakfast or a cup of coffee and experience how together the group works as a team to grow their businesses by developing relationships that lead to more referrals. For more information call the Chamber 842-4910 or
visit the Chamber web for the list of Leads Group members and meeting locations.


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