August 2022


Upcoming Events!

Join us at our Upcoming Unwind this Thursday, August 18th.

This cocktail-style networking event happens the third Thursday of every month. These are great events to meet new people and to develop good connections.
Partner Highlight

This months business highlight is our gracious host, Turnstiles.

Westside Grand Rapid's newest entertainment venue that offers daily live music, bodacious bar food, and a wide variety of libations, including signature, classic, and spirit-free cocktails.
New Connections and Opportunities

Grand Rapids Young Professionals is looking for you to join our Board of Directors and committees!

If you are interested or have any questions, please email Brandon Diller directly.
We are looking forward to you all joining us at our upcoming Events! Follow us on social media and Eventbrite to stay in the know on all the event postings.
August Unwind
Networking Happy Hour
Date: August 18th, 2022
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Join Grand Rapids Young Professionals for our unwinds on the 3rd Thursday of every month. Be sure to bring your business cards!
Please Join us for our August Unwind!

This is a causal networking mixer that provides a space for young professionals from Grand Rapids and the surrounding area to come and meet one another. This mixer style event happens on the 3rd Thursday of every month where we choose to highlight a local restaurant and/or venue within the greater Grand Rapids area. This months location will be at westsides very own, Turnstiles.

There will be food and drinks for purchase at the restaurant. Immediately following the unwind, Turnstiles will be transitioning to their weekly open mic night. Be sure to stay after the event and join in on all the buzz around town about this wonderfully eclectic live music venue.
GRYP 2022 Gala
Date: October 6, 2022
Cost: $50

We are excited to announce the 2022 Gala on Thursday October 6th, 2022!
Join us as we recognize young professionals who have stood out among peers. We will award local young professionals from the Greater Grand Rapids area that have been nominated by friends and colleagues in various categories, representing some of the best in the Grand Rapids young professional world.

In addition to awards, we will hear from a guest keynote speaker!

The evening will start off with a social hour, followed by scheduled programing.

Please use the link below to nominate your peers within different categories. This will help us make sure we take into consideration people from all over the community who are working to make our city a better place!
Partner Highlights
Featuring local and national musicians every weekend, Turnstiles also offers karaoke on Mondays, Creative Collective Tuesdays, and Open Mic Thursdays. Whether you're a seasoned musician or taking the stage for the first time, this establishment invites artists of all levels to share their talents.

Open for lunch and dinner, Turnstiles' menu offers from-scratch, "turnt" up bar food, including award winning burgers and nachos, heat-packed wings, flavorful salads, and more!
New Connections and Opportunities!
Looking for passionate individuals looking to make a difference in our community!
GRYP is 100% volunteer run by our board and committees, and we're looking to fill some open roles!

Whether you're brand new to GRYP or you're a seasoned member, we'd like to invite you to get more involved with the organization. We're looking to add both board members and committee members to our team. For more information on any of these opportunities or to apply, email Brandon Diller directly at
Open Board Positions:

  • Vice-President
  • Legal Counsel
  • Associate Director of Membership
  • Associate Director of Public Relations
  • Associate Director of Fundraising
  • Associate Director of Community Involvement
  • Associate Director of Social Engagement
Committees Looking for Members:

  • Social Engagement
  • Fundraising
  • Community Involvement
  • Membership
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Public Relations