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Networking in West Michigan

Our region is home to countless networking organizations and professional associations. Whether they are based on career level, industry, or a common interest, all of them provide opportunities for professionals to connect and expand your network. Some even offer social gatherings in addition to professional events. Take a look below and there is sure to be one that will fit your interests.

ACG — Association for Corporate Growth 


Association of Fundraising Professionals – West Michigan – membership opportunity for those interested in philanthropy, volunteering, and fundraising.

BL2END — Business Leaders Linked to Encourage New Directions – organization for young professionals of color to connect socially, professionally, and within the community.

Drinks and Digital: Symposia Labs – marketing agency driven by data collection, relationships, and measuring company success.

Executive Transition Roundtable – career transitioning that assists in networking and supporting all business aspects.

Grand Rapids Area Speech Pathology Network – network for speech pathologists in Grand Rapids area.

Grand Rapids Bar Association – association which welcomes lawyers to work together to improve legal services and challenges.

GRAPE — Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence – group of professionals that connect, educate, and inspire working professionals in the community to reach their fullest potential.

GRJC  Grand Rapids Jaycees

GROW – Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women – resource center for small businesses that assist in funding, skill developing, and business growth.

LinkedUp Grand Rapids

Medical Mile Resource Group


EaRN — Employment and Resource Network


West Michigan Public Relations Society

WISE — Women In Successful Enterprises 

Women on the Move – women transitioning between jobs can join at the Associate level.

Groups for the Young Professional

Barry County Young Professionals Network


Grand Rapids Young Professionals

Holland Young Professionals

Inforum – student membership rates are available.

Muskegon Young Black Professionals

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Grand Rapids

Latina Network of West Michigan

Latino Talent Initiative

United Way Young Leaders Society


Startup Grind

Don’t forget to check with your employer to see if your company has its own young professional group!