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Nothing beats building a community by hanging out together. Our team always has an exciting line-up of educational, networking and advocacy events up our sleeve designed to accelerate leaders and organizations in Southwest Michigan. We can do it live—and we can do it virtually—so, get ready to shake things up on relevant, timely and creative topics. Sign up today for one of our upcoming events.

Upcoming Events

Portage Business Townhall

Join us on Tuesday, March 21 for our Portage Business Townhall in partnership with the City of Portage. During this event, we will hear from city leadership, learn some of the results of the recent Portage community survey, and have a chance to weigh in on issues that affect us all.

Business First | Industry 4.0 Technology Implementation Grant

Join us on Thursday, March 23 to hear from the team at the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center (MMTC) who will share more about additional funds that have been allocated for the Industry 4.0 Technology Implementation Grant in the Southwest Michigan region, as well as the ways in which Industry 4.0 can help optimize operations.

Virtual Legislative Update

Join us for this virtual event on Monday, March 27 to hear from elected officials and municipal leaders as they share their priorities, what they’ve been working on, and how it impacts our region. Attendees will be able to help guide the conversation via questions submitted during the registration process.

Green Drinks | Sustainable Business on the Kalamazoo Mall

Join us on Tuesday, March 28 at the Kalamazoo State Theatre for a free panel discussion on sustainable business practices. The findings from a recent study with 22 businesses on the Kalamazoo Mall will be shared, along with key takeaways and actionable goals to help businesses become more sustainable.

Black & Brown Connect Mixer

The Black & Brown Connect Mixer on Thursday, March 30 is the perfect opportunity to meet, share, and connect with folks from across the spectrum of industry, including business and community leaders and entrepreneurs. No matter what field you’re in, you can count on engaging and relevant discussion, leadership, and other personal development opportunities, hearing from community leaders and mentors, and leaving energized. You will not want to miss this one!

Cocktails with Clarence

Join Chamber Director Clarence Lloyd on Thursday, April 6 for a cocktail at HUB Tavern + Grill. This is a great chance for area business leaders to connect with the Chamber team, and one another, in a smaller and more intimate setting. You’ll be able to share what’s going on in your company, the challenges you’re seeing, and your ideas. The first round is on us!

Path to Regional Prosperity Community Breakfast

The community is invited to join us for breakfast on Wednesday, April 12 as we publicly share our three-year strategic action plan for the first time. The action plan, called “The Path to Regional Prosperity”, operationalizes and builds upon the Pillars of Work established by our Board of Directors in 2021 and is designed to guide the effective delivery of our existing work while illuminating the path ahead. Advanced registration is required as seating is limited.


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