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4th Tuesday at American Fifth!

Networking at American Fifth Spirits!
 
Join us after work from 5:30/6-8 p.m. on May 28 for our Fourth Tuesday Networking Event at American Fifth Spirits in downtown Lansing, right in the heart of the Stadium District! We'll be networking over craft cocktails made with local ingredients and spirits distilled on-site from inside of Lansing's first ever distillery. 
 
Thank you to American Fifth Spirits for hosting us this month! American Fifth, Lansing's first ever distillery, opened it's Tasting Room in April of 2015. American Fifth takes pride in using local ingredients to make inventive, hand-crafted spirits and cocktails of remarkable quality. Their menu includes signature cocktails developed in-house by the expert staff, and cocktails change on the 5th day of each month, so there is always something new to try! 
 
The Tasting Room offers a relaxing chic 1920s style atmosphere, highlighting the unique architectural elements with a modern twist, and is the perfect place to enjoy cocktails and shareable snack plates with friends. They also offer cocktail making classes and other special events in the Tasting Room. Visit their website and follow them on Facebook for a full list of events, monthly cocktail menus and more!
 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

JAN
23rd

4th Tuesday at Green Dot Stables

FEB
27th

4th Tuesday at Lou & Harry's

MAR
27th

4th Tuesday at The Exchange

APR
24th

4th Tuesday at Zoobie's

MAY
22nd

4th Tuesday at The Ticket Machine

JUN
26th

4th Tuesday at Lansing Lugnuts

JUL
24th

4th Tuesday at Peckham with GGW!

AUG
1st

GRC Business Breakfast Featuring The Underground of Good

AUG
28th

4th Tuesday at The Nuthouse!

SEP
25th

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

OCT
23rd

4th Tuesday at Troppo

NOV
14th

GRC Business Breakfast Featuring Mayor Andy Schor

NOV
27th

4th Tuesday at MP Social

DEC
18th

4th Tuesday at The View

JAN
22nd

4th Tuesday at Arcadia Smokehouse

FEB
5th

GRC Ladies Night out at Curvaceous Lingerie

FEB
26th

4th Tuesday at Michigrain Distillery!

MAR
7th

GRC Business Breakfast with April Clobes

MAR
26th

4th Tuesday at Lansing Brewing Company!

APR
23rd

4th Tuesday at Henry's Place!

MAY
28th

4th Tuesday at American Fifth!

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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

Katherine Japinga

President

Tyler Parsons

Chair of Networking Programs

Mark DeLuca

Secretary

Steve Hershfield

Chair of Special Events

Tim Zylstra

Treasurer

Emily Mata

Chair of Communications

Greg Rokisky

Chair of Sponsorship

Camara Lewis

Chair of Membership