4th Tuesday at Peckham with GGW!

Networking at Peckham with Gourmet Gone Wild!

Join us from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 for our Fourth Tuesday Networking Event at Peckham, Inc. in Lansing right by the Lansing airport! We are partnering with Gourmet Gone Wild for a unique networking experience with food and drink pairings. Complimentary appetizers and drinks will be provided. 
 
Guests will enjoy networking and complimentary drinks provided by Ugly Dog Distillery, followed by a live cooking demonstration on Peckham's rooftop patio from GGW's professional chef as he prepares a sample recipe from one of the dishes being served. 

Thank you to our event partner, Gourmet Gone Wild. GGW is an outreach program designed to introduce young professionals to hunting and fishing in an innovative way: tasteful and healthy cuisine. GGW highlights the health benefits of eating wild game while emphasizing its connection to environmental stewardship, sustainability and conservation. Currently, the majority of hunters and anglers in Michigan are over the age of 40. GGW caters to young professionals with events featuring professionally prepared wild game dishes, local beer and wine tastings and cooking demonstrations. Through outreach programs like this one, GGW hopes to create a new generation of conservationists and outdoor enthusiasts. 
 
Thank you to our venue host, Peckham, Inc. Peckham, a community vocational rehabilitation organization, is a unique business and human services agency which values quality, diversity and performance. Their mission is to provide a wide range of opportunities to maximize human potential for persons striving for independence and self-sufficiency. They embrace collaboration, effective resource management and innovative approaches to achieve world-class excellence. 
 
 
 
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GRC Business Breakfast Featuring The Underground of Good

Curious about philanthropy? Interested in doing something, but not sure where to begin?

Join us Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 7:30-9 a.m. for our GRC Business Breakfast at the Henry Center for Executive Development featuring Brian Gallagher and Lisa Biering from the Underground of Good! 

Brian and Lisa will discuss the important role of philanthropic activity, not only for the direct recipients, but also for the community as a whole and even the philanthrophists themselves. The presentation will include great options for young professionals to get involved, including an introduction to the Underground of Good, a grassroots philanthropic group formed by Lansing area young professionals to support truly local non-profits. 

For more information, visit their website.

Special thanks to our venue host, The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development. Since opening in October 2001, The Henry Center has served as Michigan State University’s primary home for professional and executive education. The Henry Center has established itself within the educational meetings market as an expert in meeting technology and the only dedicated conference center in Mid-Michigan.

4th Tuesday at The Nuthouse!

Networking at The Nuthouse!
 
Please join us from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28 for our Fourth Tuesday Networking Event at one of our favorite Lansing spots, The Nuthouse! We'll be on the patio/glass house enjoying the beautiful Michigan weather! Complimentary appetizers will be provided and a cash bar will be available.

Thank you to our event host, The Nuthouse Sports Grill.  The Nuthouse and its staff are committed to providing an outstanding dining and entertainment experience with great service and great food. The Nuthouse has been a staple of downtown Lansing and the center of the Stadium District since 1996, and has been annually voted Lansing's Best Sports Bar each year by the people of Lansing in the City Pulse "Best of the Best" contest. 
 
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

JAN
24th

4th Tuesday at The Creole

FEB
7th

Ladies Night Out at Curvaceous Lingerie

FEB
28th

4th Tuesday at UrbanBeat

MAR
28th

4th Tuesday at FieldHouse

APR
25th

4th Tuesday at Waterfront Bar and Grill, Lansing City Market

MAY
23rd

4th Tuesday at Lansing State Journal

JUN
27th

4th Tuesday at Lansing Lugnuts

JUL
25th

4th Tuesday at Zoobies

AUG
3rd

GRC Business Breakfast Featuring the Lansing State Journal Team

AUG
22nd

4th Tuesday at The View

SEP
26th

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

OCT
24th

4th Tuesday at the Nuthouse Sports Grill

NOV
28th

4th Tuesday at Troppo

DEC
19th

GRC Holiday Gala

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!

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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

Travis Richardson

Vice President and Chair of Networking Programs

Mark DeLuca

Secretary

Tim Zylstra

Treasurer

Emily Mata

Chair of Communications

Greg Rokisky

Chair of Sponsorship

Camara Lewis

Chair of Membership