March 2010

Community Outreach

In partnership with Inner City Christian Federation (ICCF)

April 2010

Social Networking

BL²ENDer

Hosted by Blue Water Grill

May 2010

Professional Development

Unconventional Leadership Experiences and Opportunities

Hosted and sponsored by Grand Valley State University, Inclusion and Equity Division
Featuring Jeanne Arnold, Vice President, Inclusion and Equity Division

June 2010

Community Outreach

In partnership with Blandford Nature Center

August 2010

Professional Development

Unconventional Leadership Experiences and Opportunities

Hosted and sponsored by Varnum
Featuring Kimberly Coffman, Manager, Supplier Diversity at Herman Miller

September 2010

BL²END 101

Participants learned about the history, organizational structure, mission and vision of BL²END, met the Board and Advisory Council members, and learned about opportunities to volunteer and become more involved.

October 2010

Professional Development

A New Conversation: VOTE! Be the Change You Want to See

Sponsored by the Convention/Arena Authority (CAA) & SMG
In partnership with the Asian Professionals Organization, Grand Rapids Young Professionals, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Greater Grand Rapids

November 2010

Social Networking

Unconventional Leadership Experiences and Opportunities

Hosted and sponsored by Farmers/Foremost Insurance
Featuring Birgit Klohs, President & CEO, of The Right Place, Inc.

December 2010

Social Networking

Holiday BL²ENDer

Hosted by JW Marriott Grand Rapids at six.one.six Mixology Lounge

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