4th Tuesday at University Club: 10 over the Next Ten Awards

Join the Grand River Connection as we partner with the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce to honor ten local young professionals who are anticipated to have a major impact on our community over the next ten years. Chamber President Tim Daman and GRC President Brian Gallagher will present the awards to ten impressive nominees during our monthly Fourth Tuesday Networking Event at the University Club of MSU on Tuesday, September 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be provided by the University Club. Plenty of parking is available on site.

Winners of this year's awards will receive a free one-year social membership to the U-Club! Well known for its pool and tennis facilities, the University Club is actually a year-round social, business, dining, and recreation club. Some membership levels also include full golfing privileges at Forest Akers. Membership at the U-Club is surprisingly affordable, with special "Junior Membership" packages available for those under the age of 35.

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Once at Wharton Center

Join GRC and NextGen@Wharton on Thursday, October 16 for the Broadway musical, Once! Grand River Connection is excited to partner with NextGen@Wharton to see the smash Broadway hit, Once. Through NextGen@Wharton, GRC members have reserved seats (Zone 1) at a discounted rate! Before the show, join the NextGen festivities at 5:30 p.m. at Wharton Center, which includes complimentary refreshments and a chance to meet and network with other show-goers.

To order tickets for Once, please visit whartoncenter.com/promo and enter the promo code: GRC

To learn more about NextGen@Wharton and other upcoming shows with discounts for young professionals click here. The deadline to purchase tickets is Wednesday, October 1
For more info about Once the Musical and to watch a video clip, click here.  

UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY
28th

4th Tuesday at Peckham with Gourmet Gone Wild!

JUN
11th

GRC Special Event: Enjoy Gourmet Gone Wild—and take it one step further

JUN
25th

June Fourth Tuesday Networking Event Aboard the Michigan Princess!

JUL
23rd

GRC's Anniversary

AUG
20th

GRC Networking Night at the Lugnuts!

SEP
24th

10 Over the Next 10 Awards

OCT
22nd

4th Tuesday at the Old Town Marquee

NOV
19th

4th Tuesday at Zoobie's Old Town Tavern

DEC
17th

GRC Holiday Gala

JAN
28th

4th Tuesday at Suits

FEB
20th

Special offer: LRCC Annual Dinner

FEB
25th

4th Tuesday at Simplified (February)

MAR
25th

4th Tuesday at Tripper's Sports Bar (March)

APR
8th

Pilobolus at Wharton Center

APR
22nd

4th Tuesday at Eden Rock (April)

MAY
27th

4th Tuesday at HopCat East Lansing

JUN
24th

4th Tuesday at Wharton Center

JUL
22nd

4th Tuesday at Dublin Square

AUG
5th

Business Breakfast with Andre Hutson

AUG
26th

4th Tuesday at Lansing Lugnuts

SEP
23rd

4th Tuesday at University Club: 10 over the Next Ten Awards

OCT
16th

Once at Wharton Center

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Our Mission

The Grand River Connection seeks to develop a stronger network to support Lansing and East Lansing’s young and vital workforce. We exist to bring together young professionals in our community who are in their 20’s and 30’s. Our diverse, non-partisan group provides fun, social, and professional connections that encourage economic growth and community involvement where we live, work, and play.

Our History 

The Grand River Connection was founded in Spring 2005 to fill a gap in the community. Greater (East) Lansing is a great place for college students and a great place to raise a family, but for those in between there was no viable social network. With a goal of filling that gap in mind, the GRC was born. 

Young professionals in their 20’s and 30’s in the Greater Lansing area are welcome to join the group, and joining is very simple. There are NO membership fees, and most of our events are FREE! Simply sign up for our monthly newsletter by clicking the big button at the top right of this website. 

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GRC BOARD

Brian Gallagher

President

Andrea Ragan

Vice President & Chair of Special Events

Pete Brown

Secretary

Olivia Edgar

Chair of Finance & Sponsorship

Rachael Ruis

Vice President & Chair of Communications

Katherine Becsey

Chair of Membership

Andrea Kerbuski

Chair of Media

Pat Firtl

Treasurer