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March 2018

Member Meeting

March 15, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
The Grand River Hotel, 270 Ann St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Speaker: Angela Nelson – Experience GR (Multicultural Business Development & Inclusion)

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April 2018

Member Meeting

April 19, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Topic: Sexual Harassment Awareness Month Download the Agenda

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May 2018

Member Meeting

May 17, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Kid’s Food Basket, 2055 Oak Industrial Dr. NE #C
Grand Rapids, MI 49505 United States
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Topic: Giving Back to the Local Community Join us for a Happy Hour at the Kids’ Food Basket farm on Leonard Street. Parking is limited and carpooling is encouraged. Download the Agenda

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June 2018

‘Putting for Pineapples’ Annual Golf Outing

June 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stonewater Country Club, 7177 Kalamazoo Ave SE
Caledonia, MI 49316 United States
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Benefiting Hospitality Student Programs & Education Around Michigan 8-8:45am — Check-In & Driving Range Practice 9:00am — Welcome & Shotgun Start 2:00pm — Awards & Raffle REGISTER ONLINE Click here to register online. Please read the instructions under each sponsorship / team category to make sure all the appropriate information is submitted. NOTE: If you wish to register and pay with a company check, please click the green REGISTER button, then click “Enter Promotional Code” and type in CHECK. You…

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August 2018

Member Meeting

August 16, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Gray Skies Distillery, 700 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Topic: The Spirit of Grand Rapids (Cocktails & Distilled Spirits)
Topic: ArtPrize – Todd Herring & Janelle Ott

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September 2018

Michigan Cares for Tourism Volunteer Event

September 16, 2018 - September 18, 2018
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park, 15223 US-41
Copper Harbor, MI 49918 United States
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This year's volunteer event will be at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park in Copper Harbor, MI. To register, Visit the Michigan Cares for Tourism website.

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Member Meeting

September 20, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand Valley State University Downtown Campus, 401 Fulton St. W
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-6431 United States
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Topic: Student & Industry Networking Meeting will be held in 107C DeVos Center

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October 2018

Member Meeting

October 18, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Thornapple Brewing, 6262 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546 United States
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Speaker: Chris Jack - American Hotel & Lodging Association Download Agenda

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November 2018

WAVE Awards Ceremony & GR International Wine, Beer & Food Fest

November 15, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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December 2018

Holiday Celebration with Women in Leadership

December 6, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
City Built Brewing, 820 Monroe Ave NW, Suite 155
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Join KCHA and Women in Leadership for a holiday celebration featuring an UGLY SWEATER PARTY! Click here to register The Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan Needs Your Help! Don't forget to bring a donation for the Ronald McDonald House. A list of items needed is attached. Download the Ronald McDonald House Holiday Wishlist

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January 2019

WAVE Awards Ceremony

January 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Member Meeting

January 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Doubletree Hotel, 4747 28th Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
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Speakers include Dave Lorenz from Travel Michigan and Justin Winslow, President & CEO from the newly reformed Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association. We will be voting on our 2019 board members. Download the Agenda

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CTA Class

January 22, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Airport, 3063 Lake Eastbrook Blvd.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
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February 2019

CTA Laughfest Training

February 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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CTA Class

February 18, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Downtown, 310 Pearl St. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 United States
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Member Meeting

February 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce, 250 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
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Topic: Proposition I and it’s impact on the Local Hospitality Industry – Grand Rapids Chamber Download the Agenda

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March 2019

CTA Class

March 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Homewood Suites Downtown, 161 Ottawa Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Member Meeting

March 21, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Grand Rapids Brewing Co., 1 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Topic: Respect & Anti-Harassment in the Hospitality Industry Speaker: Ellen Winterburn, VP of Human Resources, BaryFly Ventures Download the Agenda

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April 2019

CTA Class

April 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Baymont Inn Walker, 2151 Holton Court
Grand Rapids, MI 49544 United States
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Member Meeting

April 18, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
ArtPrize Offices, 41 Sheldon Blvd SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Meeting will be held in the Theater. Topic: Project 1 (ArtPrize Changes) Speaker: Jaenell Woods, Communications Manager Download the Agenda

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CTA Class

April 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Key Realty, 401 Hall St. SW, Suite 313
Grand Rapids, 49503 United States
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May 2019

CTA Class

May 8, 2019
20 Monroe Live, 11 Ottawa Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Closed to the Public

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Member Meeting

May 16, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Embassy Suites, 710 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Topic: Mental Health in the Hospitality Industry Speaker: Bob VandePol, MSW – Executive Director of Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ Employee Assistance and Church Assistance programs Happy Hour at Big E’s immediately following the meeting. Download the Agenda

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CTA Class

May 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Sleep Inn Suites Airport, 4284 29th Street
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
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June 2019
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Golf Outing

June 10, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunnybrook Country Club, 624 Port Sheldon Street SW
Grandville, MI 49418 United States
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This year's golf outing, Putting for Pineapples, is presented by Experience Grand Rapids,
AHC+ Hospitality & Suburban Inns

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CTA Class

June 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hyatt Place South, 2150 Metro Lane
Wyoming, MI 49519 United States
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July 2019

CTA Class

July 23, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Downtown Courtyard by Marriott, 11 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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August 2019

CTA Class

August 14, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
J. W. Marriott, 235 Louis St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Member Meeting

August 15, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Holiday Inn Airport, 3063 Lake Eastbrook Blvd.
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
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Location: Hampton Inn Airport Topic: Employment issues in the Local Hospitality Industry Download the Agenda

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September 2019

Michigan Cares for Tourism Leelanau State Park

September 16, 2019 @ 11:30 am - September 17, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Leelanau State Park, 15390 N Lighthouse Point Rd
Northport, MI 49670 United States
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The 2019 Michigan Cares for Tourism event is at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse at Leelanau State Park. Download the Event Flier Register at the event Website

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Member Meeting

September 19, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Downtown Courtyard by Marriott, 11 Monroe Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Topic: Active Shooter & Security Concerns Speaker: Russ Aubil, Director of Security & Safety, Amway Hotel Corp. Download the September Agenda

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CTA Class

September 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Embassy Suites, 710 Monroe Avenue NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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October 2019

Member Meeting

October 17, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Frederik Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525 United States
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Topic of Discussion: 2020 Association Goals & Objectives Download the Agenda

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CTA Class

October 23, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Doubletree Hotel, 4747 28th Street, SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49512 United States
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December 2019

Annual Holiday Gathering – KCHA & WIHL-GR

December 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hyatt Place Grand Rapids Downtown, 140 Ottawa Avenue Northwest
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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KCHA and WIHL-GR invite you and your staff to join us for our annual holiday gathering...full of fun, bites and bubbles (from the bubbly wall) at the NEW Hyatt Place Grand Rapids/Downtown. CLICK HERE TO RSVP WEAR YOUR UGLY SWEATER! Last year, we had so much fun, we're doing it again. We'll have a couple prizes for the ugliest of the ugly. BRING YOUR DONATIONS! We are once again collecting for the Ronald McDonald House West Michigan. Here are some…

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January 2020

2020 Pool Operator Training

January 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kent County Health Department, 700 Fuller Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn what you need to know about: Pool Water Quality Public Pool Liability lssues Pool Water Chemistry Michigan Public Pool Rules This session will be focused on indoor Pool Operations, but all pool operators are welcome to attend. There is no fee for this training but registration is required: Email: alicia.klomp@kentcountymi.gov to reserve a seat. Download the event flyer

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Member Meeting

January 16 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Prince Conference Center, 1800 E Beltline Ave SE
Grand Rapids, 49546 United States
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Voting for President & Secretary and approval of the bylaw changes. Download the Agenda

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March 2020

Member Meeting

March 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Studio Park, 123 Ionia Ave SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Speaker: Dave Lorenz – Travel Michigan Speaker: Caitlin Hopkins - Group Sales Strategist, Studio Park Download the Agenda

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May 2020

2020 Pool Operator Training

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Kent County Health Department, 700 Fuller Ave. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503 United States
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Learn what you need to know about: Pool Water Quality Public Pool Liability issues Pool Water Chemistry Michigan Public Pool Rules This session will be focused on Outdoor Pool Operations, but all pool operators are welcome to attend. There is no fee for this training but registration is required: Email: alicia.klomp@kentcountymi.gov to reserve a seat. Download the event flyer

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Member Meeting (via Zoom)

May 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Speakers on the State of the Hospitality Industry During COVID-19 • Doug Small – Experience Grand Rapids • Dave Lorenz – Travel Michigan • Justin Winslow – Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association Download the Agenda Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/94371520187?pwd=bkl1MGZPelJlSElwZE42d3F5T2pzZz09 Meeting ID: 943 7152 0187 Password: 085260 One tap mobile +19292056099,,94371520187#,,1#,085260# US (New York) Dial by your location: +1 929 205 6099 US (New York) Meeting ID: 943 7152 0187 Password: 085260

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