4th Tuesday at Beggar's Banquet

Please join us from 6-8 p.m. on April 28 at Beggar's Banquet, 218 Abbott Road, East Lansing.

Founded in 1973 and named for proprietor Bob Adler's favorite Rolling Stones album, this locally-owned restaurant and saloon caters to an eclectic crowd, looking for elegant dining in a casual atmosphere. From our extensive wine list, 20 rotating craft beers on tap, eclectic menu to our award-winning atmosphere, Beggar's is East Lansing's home to students, professionals and families alikeThe homestyle elegance evident in the menu carries through to the atmosphere, making Beggar’s a destination hot spot for breakfast with the family, a dinner date or a late night out with friends.

Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be provided by Beggar's Banquet.

4th Tuesday at The Beer Grotto

Please join us from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 26 at the Beer Grotto, 500 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing. 

The Beer Grotto opened its first location July 2014, in the town of Dexter, Michigan. From there they have quickly expanded, opening two more locations in Ann Arbor and Lansing, Michigan.  At The Beer Grotto, customers will experience a knowledgable staff, great craft beer (48 to be exact), boutique wine and a flavorful food menu. With the motto “Taste It. Love It. Tote It”, The Beer Grotto strives to eliminate buyers remorse. Craft beer can be an intimidating thing with the vast amount of options for buyers to try. This being said, they will help you find a beer you truly love by offering you the option to sample and try anything in the store, as well bring you a staff that can help you navigate through their selection based on the tastes you love. 

Complimentary appetizers and cash bar will be provided by The Beer Grotto.


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UPCOMING EVENTS

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

OCT
28th

4th Tuesday at Chandler TapHouse

NOV
18th

4th Tuesday at Great Lakes Capital Fund

DEC
4th

Business Breakfast with Bob Trezise

DEC
16th

GRC Holiday Gala

JAN
27th

4th Tuesday at The Black Rose

FEB
3rd

GRC Ladies Night Out

FEB
24th

4th Tuesday at Red Cedar Spirits

MAR
24th

4th Tuesday at Jackson Zone

APR
23rd

Business Breakfast with Jennifer Dubey

APR
28th

4th Tuesday at Beggar's Banquet

MAY
26th

4th Tuesday at The Beer Grotto

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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

Rachael Ruis

Vice President & Chair of Networking Programs

Andrea Ragan

Vice President & Chair of Special Events

Katherine Becsey

Chair of Membership

Tyler Dyke

Chair of Sponsorship & Finance

Olivia Edgar

Treasurer

Pete Brown

Secretary

Hannah Leibinger

Chair of Communications

Andrea Kerbuski

Chair of Media