GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, Crain's Michigan Business and the Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) are partnering to host the first ever Grand Rapids House Party on August 29. The event will showcase the amazing people and places of Grand Rapids while helping party goers build their network of contacts in the community.
"One of our priorities at the Chamber is to help people connect and build their network," said Rick Baker, President and CEO of the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. "The Grand Rapids House Party is a perfect chance for new and long-time residents to find out why Grand Rapids is such a magnetic community and make new connections."
Modeled after seven successful years of the Detroit House Party, party goers will have the opportunity to casually connect in small groups over cocktails hosted by homeowners in several of the most desirable Grand Rapids' residential areas that include Front Row Condos, River House Condos, Plaza Towers, Amberg House and a Heritage Hill Bed & Breakfast.
After cocktails, party guests will move downtown for an afterglow reception hosted by OST—one of Michigan's fast-growing software companies—in the renovated Drueke Building at 605 Seward NW. The exciting reception offers three floors of food, fun, and music as guests meet and mingle with up to 200 additional people in a lively and hip atmosphere.
Grand hosts and fun people are welcome and wanted at the Aug. 29th Grand Rapids House Party! Cocktail parties start at 5:30 p.m. and the Afterglow is at 7:30 p.m. Cost to attend a cocktail party and the afterglow is $60 per individual or $40 to attend the afterglow reception only. Register at www.grandrapids.org/houseparty or contact Alexis Rangel at 616.771.0941 or [email protected] for more information.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for this inaugural event and are designed to help highlight your company's identity to other members of our community. For more information, please contact Leslee Fritz at 616.771.0357 or [email protected].
About the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
With more than 120 years of experience creating opportunities for business success, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is the premier business membership organization in West Michigan. Though the area's largest employers are among its 2,700 member businesses, more than 80% of members are small companies with 50 or fewer employees. By helping members connect, grow and succeed, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is a community partner that provides value for members, enhances the business climate in the area, and advocates for public policy that supports economic growth and vitality.
SOURCE Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce