Chaplain Col. Clarke L. McGriff
Chaplain (Colonel) Clarke L. McGriff, an Ordained American Baptist minister presented a message "Diversity in the Workplace" to honor Black History Month.
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Grand Rapids is located in southwest Michigan halfway between Detroit and Chicago, on the Grand River about 40 miles east of Lake Michigan.
As of the 2010 census, the city population was 188,040 making Grand Rapids is the second largest city in Michigan. The City of Grand Rapids grew 4% in the last decade, the only major urban community in Michigan to do so. The metro region has a population of over 1,000,000. Grand Rapids is home to five of the world's leading office furniture companies and is nicknamed the "Furniture City". The city and surrounding communities are economically diverse, and contribute heavily to the health care, automotive, aviation, and consumer goods manufacturing industries, among others.
Between 1992 and 2002, Grand Rapids area businesses generated 129,808 new jobs, a growth of 28.6%.
Grand Rapids offers a wide range of cultural and entertainment activities including the Grand Rapids Symphony, Broadway Grand Rapids, Opera Grand Rapids, St. Cecilia Music Society, Grand Rapids Ballet, ArtPrize, Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park and other community groups. Grand Rapids is home to two professional sports teams, the Grand Rapids Griffins (AHL hockey) and West Michigan Whitecaps Baseball.
The following links will give you more information on the City of Grand Rapids:
City of Grand Rapids
City Guide for Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
Grand Rapids Metropolitan Council
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