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Business Happy Hour with Pat Gillespie!

Special Event: Business Happy Hour with Pat Gillespie
 
Please join us at Lansing Brewing Company for our Business Happy Hour event for an evening of networking and learning about Pat Gillespie's history and business ventures in our community. Pat will be discussing a plethora of topics including his background, Gillespie Group's current projects including the 600 block, tips for young professionals and more!
 
Light appetizers will be provided courtesy of our sponsor, the Gillespie Group, and a cash bar will be available. 
 
With each upcoming development, the Gillespie Group continues their quest to breathe new life into communities and show off all the amazing things Michigan has to offer. Thank you for sponsoring this event!
 

December Holiday Networking Event at The View

December Holiday Networking at The View!

Back by popular demand, put on your holiday best and join us for our last networking event of 2019 on Thursday, Dec. 19 from 5:30/6-8 p.m. at The View inside Cooley Law School Stadium for a private Holiday Lights Show - Stadium Style! 
 
Grab a drink from Good Hops, some free apps courtesy of the Lansing Lugnuts and get in the holiday spirit with the 360-degree Holiday Light Show inside Cooley Law School Stadium! Walk the concourse at your leisure to view the light show, or relax inside Good Hops and The View. We'll also have our holiday card icebreaker again this year. Guests can enter from The View side (closest entrance to The Outfield Lofts), and plenty of parking is available in the parking lot in front of the stadium, nearby at the Lansing Center at other city ramps. 
 
Thank you to the Lansing Lugnuts for hosting this event! Holiday Lights...Stadium Style is back again for the second year and is open Friday's and Saturdays in November and December from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person, and kids ages 6 and under are free. 
 
The stadium will feature a 360-degree walk around the Holiday Lights Show. Meet Santa, enjoy holiday drink specials and take in all the sights and sounds as we light up Downtown Lansing and get in the holiday spirit! 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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!

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