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GRC Holiday Gala

Please join us from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 19 for our annual GRC Holiday Gala! Arrive dressed to impress at Lansing Brewing Company for cocktails and conversation with fellow #LoveLansing young professionals.
 
Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar (beer, wine and liquor) will be provided! Please note: For this one event each year, we ask for a $5 donation that will go toward the Greater Lansing Food Bank and GRC, as well as a nonperishable food item as a donation to food bank. 
 
We are The Lansing Brewing Company. The first full-scale brewery in Lansing to open their doors in over a century. That means we are going to brew, serve, can an sell it in a city near you. We have an exclusive Mug Club, private event space and a pretty delicious menu. We can't wait for you to stop in. 

 

 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

JUL
26th

4th Tuesday at Impression 5 Science Center

AUG
4th

GRC Business Breakfast featuring Jason Ruud, CPA and Mallory Griffin

AUG
16th

Networking Event at Lansing Lugnuts

SEP
27th

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

OCT
25th

4th Tuesday at Troppo

NOV
15th

Networking Event at Midtown Brewing Company

DEC
20th

GRC Holiday Gala

JAN
24th

4th Tuesday at The Creole

FEB
7th

Ladies Night Out at Curvaceous Lingerie

FEB
28th

4th Tuesday at UrbanBeat

MAR
28th

4th Tuesday at FieldHouse

APR
25th

4th Tuesday at Waterfront Bar and Grill, Lansing City Market

MAY
23rd

4th Tuesday at Lansing State Journal

JUN
27th

4th Tuesday at Lansing Lugnuts

JUL
25th

4th Tuesday at Zoobies

AUG
3rd

GRC Business Breakfast Featuring the Lansing State Journal Team

AUG
22nd

4th Tuesday at The View

SEP
26th

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

OCT
24th

4th Tuesday at the Nuthouse Sports Grill

NOV
28th

4th Tuesday at Troppo

DEC
19th

GRC Holiday Gala

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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 20s and 30s. 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 20s and 30s 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

Tyler Dyke

President

Katherine Japinga

Vice President & Chair of Networking Programs

Mark DeLuca

Secretary

Tim Zylstra

Treasurer

Stephanie Collier

Chair of Sponsorship and Finance

Briana McNamara

Chair of Communications & Media

Greg Rokisky

Chair of Membership