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Business Breakfast with Andre Hutson

Join us from 7:30-9:30 a.m. Tuesday, August 5 for our next Business Breakfast featuring former Spartan basketball player and Conquest Health and Fitness founder Andre Hutson!

Andre, owner of Conquest Health and Fitness, was born in Dayton, Ohio and attended Trotwood-Madison High School where he started an amazing basketball career. He was awarded a basketball scholarship to Michigan State University where he earned a degree in Finance, played in three Final Fours, won a National Championship and 4 Big Ten titles. After his collegiate career, he was a second round draft pick by the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks. Andre started his first business, Evergreen Car Wash and Detail in 2009 and his second business Conquest Health and Fitness in 2012. Andre sits on the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Hutson has co-chaired the Capital Area United Way campaign, participated in numerous charitable events and has a deep passion for volunteer coaching on all levels. Andre has also put on camps and clinics for youth of all backgrounds and is highly regarded as a true philanthropist in the mid-Michigan community.

Breakfast and drinks provided by the Henry Center.

Save the date! 4th Tuesday at Lansing Lugnuts (August)

Stay tuned for more details on August's Fourth Tuesday Networking Event!
 

Call for nominations: Ten Over The Next Ten Awards

For the eighth consecutive year, the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce and Grand River Connection will recognize the Lansing region’s top young professionals who are expected to contribute significantly to our community over the next ten years at the 10 Over the Next Ten Awards, held September 23 at the University Club of Lansing. The recipients of the 10 Over the Next Ten Awards are selected based on their professional achievement, community involvement and personal success. Applicants are required to be 35 years old or younger, professionally centered in the tri-county area (Ingham, Eaton, and Clinton counties) and with a minimum of two years working in the Mid-Michigan Community. Nominations are due by August 22. View Press Release ›

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GRC March 4th Tuesday at Troppo!

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April 4th Tuesday at Tavern on the Square

MAY
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4th Tuesday at Peckham with Gourmet Gone Wild!

JUN
11th

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

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June Fourth Tuesday Networking Event Aboard the Michigan Princess!

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GRC's Anniversary

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20th

GRC Networking Night at the Lugnuts!

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10 Over the Next 10 Awards

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4th Tuesday at the Old Town Marquee

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4th Tuesday at Zoobie's Old Town Tavern

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4th Tuesday at Suits

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Special offer: LRCC Annual Dinner

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27th

4th Tuesday at HopCat East Lansing

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4th Tuesday at Wharton Center

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4th Tuesday at Dublin Square

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5th

Business Breakfast with Andre Hutson

AUG
26th

Save the date! 4th Tuesday at Lansing Lugnuts (August)

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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 Zylstra

Vice President & Chair of Communications

Andrea Ragan

Vice President & Chair of Special Events

Pete Brown

Secretary

Olivia Edgar

Chair of Finance & Sponsorship

Katherine Becsey

Chair of Membership

Andrea Kerbuski

Chair of Media

Pat Firtl

Treasurer