January 2015

Community Outreach

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King’s Dream

In partnership with Harrison Park School

February 2015

Social Networking

First Friday BL²ENDer

Hosted by LINC Community Revitalization Inc.

March 2015

Social Networking


Hosted by Grand Rapids Drive

April 2015

Professional Development

What’s Next?

Hosted and sponsored by Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.
Featuring Kris Larson, CEO, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.

May 2015

BL²END Community Conversation

Hosted and sponsored by Spectrum Health

June 2015

Professional Development

Creating a Better State

Hosted and sponsored by Varnum LLP
Featuring House Representative Brandon Dillon

August 2015

Young Professionals of Color Conference

Followed by a Social Networking BL²ENDer at The Old Goat

Presented by Cascade Engineering
Featuring Keith Wyche, Leadership Consultant and Author

September 2015

Community Outreach


In partnership with the Boys & Girls Club Grand Rapids Youth Commonwealth

October 2015

Social Networking


Hosted by Stella’s Lounge

November 2015

Professional Development

Civic Engagement is Part of Your Professional Development

Hosted and sponsored by Steelcase Inc.
Featuring Dallas Lenear and Third Ward Commissioner Senita Lenear

December 2015

Social Networking

Holiday BL²ENDer

Hosted by Maya Mexican Grill & Bar

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