The Right Place is an organization you have heard about time and time again.
But more than likely you don't know what they do, how they do it or even why they are a big deal.
I have had the pleasure of working with The Right Place and their staff over the past two years. When you visit their website, you will see they define themselves as "a private, non-profit economic development organization".
What does that mean for you and I?
It means over the past 30 years, with the help of investors, businesses and partnerships, they have become a one stop shop when it comes to building, growing or relocating a business to the Grand Rapids area.
They are the " single source for business success in Grand Rapids" and part of their role is to bring the business community together through their event programming.
One of their signature event series is the "Investor Breakfast Series" that is exclusive to investors. The events are held several times a year, feature updates about the West Michigan economy and feature speakers that move the conversation forward for the business community.
Over the past few years I been able to photograph events at Frederik Meijer Gardens, Grand Valley State University's Pew Campus and West Michigan Aviation Academy just to name a few.
The February event was held at Frederik Meijer Gardens and featured the latest strategic plan for economic development for the West Michigan region.
The Right Place CEO, Birgit Klohs (please don't call her "Bridget", it's not her name) laid out the direction of where she sees the area going economically and what industries will be the "hottest of the hot" as the West Michigan economy continues to diversify away from manufacturing and brings in new technology companies, like Switch.
Based on Klohs' history report and look into the future, the future for Grand Rapids is bright.
If you're holding an event and are in need of event photography in Grand Rapids for PR, media or advertising purposes, be sure and contact us. We serve businesses in the Grand Rapids area and would love to connect with you.