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Thursday, 30 March 2023 09:30

Michigan’s meeting facilities adapt post-pandemic amid slow return of corporate events

Corporations and associations might not yet be hosting in-person events at the scale they once did, but the state’s top meeting and convention venues are optimistic about their recovery in the coming two years.

Published in Economic Development
Friday, 03 February 2023 16:18

Arena board OK’s new agreement to examine amphitheater-adjacent properties; venue design nears completion

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority has authorized an agreement with a private sector partner to examine development opportunities on several properties near a proposed riverfront amphitheater.

Wednesday, 27 April 2022 20:35

Grand Rapids Gold considering Van Andel Arena for next venue after DeltaPlex closes

The Grand Rapids Gold is working with downtown entertainment officials to see whether Van Andel Arena could be the minor league basketball team’s new venue, according to a team executive.

Sunday, 10 April 2022 18:42

Convention/Arena Authority considers expanding role with two more venues

GRAND RAPIDS — The public authority that administers three major downtown Grand Rapids venues could expand its portfolio in the coming years with a new riverfront amphitheater and a popular downtown music venue.

Wednesday, 30 March 2022 13:13

Convention/Arena Authority approves $24.3M amphitheater land purchase; further study on managing downtown venue

GRAND RAPIDS — The Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority has approved plans to purchase Grand River waterfront property to develop an amphitheater and also will further consider leasing and operating GLC Live at 20 Monroe.

Sunday, 30 January 2022 18:20

Venue operators balance ‘free for all,’ optimism in latest pandemic chapter

For some West Michigan music and entertainment venues, the approaching two-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic is a crossroads. For others, it represents a finish line after having endured the worst.

Published in Economic Development

Monday, 29 March 2021 14:31

GR entertainment and event organizers express optimism after ‘sobering’ 2020

GRAND RAPIDS — After an economically grim 2020, Grand Rapids event and entertainment officials say they’re optimistic about pent-up demand, COVID-19 vaccines and a new standard of hybrid in-person and virtual programs.

Published in Talent
Sunday, 26 April 2020 18:20

The new normal: As public officials and businesses plan to reopen, the future will look much different

The world around us — as we knew it in Michigan before March 10 — is going to look much different for the next 12 to 18 months.

Published in Economic Development
Tuesday, 01 October 2019 14:55

SMG, manager of public Grand Rapids venues, completes merger to form ASM Global

GRAND RAPIDS — SMG, the company that manages DeVos Place Convention Center, DeVos Performance Hall and Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, has merged with AEG Facilities LLC to form a venue management firm called ASM Global.

Published in Economic Development