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GRC Holiday Gala

Please join us from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20 for our annual GRC Holiday Gala! Arrive dressed to impress at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, 547 E Circle Dr., East Lansing.
 
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.
 
The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum is an engaged public institution that reflects through art the longstanding global focus of Michigan State University. Expressly dedicated to exploring contemporary culture and ideas through the probing gaze of international artists, the Broad MSU is a place where artists’ ideas, words, and actions create a vibrant center for questioning and understanding the world. Committed to education, experimentation, and study, the Broad MSU is a laboratory for the new, grounded in a deep appreciation for the historical. The Broad MSU is committed to expanding, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting its collection of artwork from ancient cultures to the present day.

UPCOMING EVENTS

AUG
25th

4th Tuesday at Zoobie's Old Town Tavern

SEP
22nd

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

OCT
14th

Business Breakfast with Mike Brand

OCT
27th

4th Tuesday at CBRE|Martin

NOV
17th

Networking Event at The Creole

DEC
15th

GRC Holiday Gala

JAN
26th

4th Tuesday at Lansing Brewing Company

FEB
2nd

GRC Ladies Night Out

FEB
23rd

4th Tuesday at the Old Town Marquee

MAR
22nd

4th Tuesday at Tavern and Tap

APR
26th

4th Tuesday at The Exchange

MAY
12th

GRC Business Breakfast: Entrepreneur Panel

MAY
24th

4th Tuesday at Wharton Center for Performing Arts

JUN
28th

4th Tuesday at Lansing City Market

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

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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

Andrea Ragan

Vice President & Chair of Special Events

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