Professional Affiliations

MMPIMichigan Meeting Professional International
Since 1979, MPI Michigan has delivered high-quality education, leadership training, scholarships and professional development to its members. Throughout the year, the chapter hosts an array of industry events and networking forums, including its Mid-Winter Symposium and the MPI Great Lakes Education Summit.

ACCED-I - Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International
The Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International consists of over 1,300 campus professionals who design, market, coordinate, and plan conferences and events on the campuses of colleges and universities around the world. Since 1980, ACCED-I has increased the visibility and enhanced the stature of the collegiate conference and events profession.

NACAS - National Association of College Auxiliary Services
Founded in 1969 as the National Association of College Auxiliary Services, NACAS is a professional trade association that supports the non-academic segment of higher education responsible for generating business through a diverse array of campus services that students need and value – such as food services, bookstores, housing, and transportation. As the leading organization supporting all campus services, NACAS is the community-of-choice for strategic leaders who advance campus environments to improve the quality of life for students.

EXGR – Experience Grand Rapids
Experience Grand Rapids is the official Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) for the area. We are the only community resource devoted to marketing the destination brand by raising visitor awareness of the region’s product – i.e., its appeal as a tourism and convention destination. Our efforts produce millions of dollars in direct and indirect revenues and taxes that uplift the local economy.

KCHA - Kent County Hospitality Association
Our mission is to provide Kent County hospitality related businesses an opportunity to meet professionally with a common interest to better serve our industry & community while furthering the overall tourism landscape of our region.

Grand Rapids Chamber 
For more than a century, the Grand Rapids Chamber has been a major player in the business community. Since 1887, we have been working fiercely to advance the interests of our area businesses. From supporting the furniture industry in the late 1880s, donating land to keep Calvin College here in 1908, and leading the creation of the East Beltline in 1927, to developing programs like The Right Place, Grand Rapids Community Foundation and Experience Grand Rapids, the Grand Rapids Chamber has played a key role in shaping our community’s success.




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