January 2012

BL²END 101

Hosted by St. Mary’s Trinity Health

February 2012

Social Networking

BL²ENDer

Hosted by Shiraz Grille

March 2012

Community Outreach

In partnership with LaughFest

March 2012

Professional Development

Best Kept Secrets to Success: How to Manage People, Select the Best Opportunities and Leverage your Experiences

Hosted and sponsored by Van Andel Institute

April 2012

Community Outreach

Live Out Loud: Dream IT, Believe IT, Achieve IT
Youth Summit

In partnership with Kent County Prevention Coalition

April 2012

Social Networking

BL²ENDer

Hosted by Northwood University

May 2012

Volunteer Committee Orientation

Cascade Engineering

June 2012

Professional Development

Best Kept Secrets to Success: How to Manage People, Select the Best Opportunities and Leverage your Experiences

Hosted and Sponsored by Varnum LLP

July 2012

Social Networking

BL²ENDer

Hosted by Centennial Country Club

August 2012

Young Professionals of Color Conference

In partnership with Cascade Engineering
Sponsored by Varnum LLP

The day-long conference featured high caliber speakers of color from a variety of industries. The attendees learned about the landscape of opportunity in Grand Rapids and were given the tools and resources to be successful as a professional of color in West Michigan. They also gained insight from leaders in the community who can speak to the challenges and success they are currently faced with in our community.

August 2012

Social Networking

BL²ENDer

Hosted by Blue Water Grill

September 2012

Social Networking and Community Outreach

BL²ENDer

In partnership with Fair Housing Center of West Michigan and the Grand Rapids Association of Realtors

October 2012

Community Outreach

In partnership with Mosaic Film Experience

November 2012

Professional Development

Best Kept Secrets to Success: How to Manage People, Select the Best Opportunities and Leverage your Experiences

Hosted and sponsored by Gordon Food Service

December 2012

Social Networking

Holiday BL²ENDer

Hosted by Houlihan’s

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