Hager-Loosemore Exhibition Hall
The Hager-Loosemore Exhibition Hall is an ideal setting for luncheons, buffet dinners, receptions and table gatherings.The exhibition hall has a capacity for 100 seats. It is most used in conjunction with an event held in the Loosemore Auditorium. With a seating capacity of 232, Loosemore is a popular venue for lectures, guest speakers, presentations, and panel discussions.
Charles W. Loosemore was a self-made and highly principled man who devoted his working life to running his family’s business, Grand Rapids Boiler Works. When he heard that Grand Valley’s wish was to offer classes in downtown Grand Rapids, he gave a portion of the proceeds of the sale of his company to Grand Valley to purchase land for the Eberhard Center. He also included the university in his estate plan, and after his death in 1993, the foundation made a substantial gift to construct the Richard M. DeVos Center, which was the start of the Robert C. Pew Grand Rapids Campus.
Titus James Hager began working at his father’s business, T.W. Hager Lumber Company, after World War II. He served as chairman of the Hager Group Companies until he passed away in 2000. The Hager family has supported Grand Valley for decades and has been involved with many community organizations including Youth Commonwealth and Mel Trotter Ministries.
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