UPCOMING EVENTS

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!

JUN
27th

June Networking Event - Thirsty Thursday at Lansing Lugnuts!

JUL
23rd

4th Tuesday at EagleMonk Pub and Brewery!

AUG
27th

4th Tuesday at The Grid!

SEP
24th

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

OCT
22nd

4th Tuesday at The Rusty Mug REO Town!

OCT
31st

Luncheon with Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe

NOV
19th

November Networking Event at Troppo!

DEC
2nd

Business Happy Hour with Pat Gillespie!

DEC
19th

December Holiday Networking Event at The View

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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