Since 2009

Grand Rapids Area Professionals for Excellence

More About GRAPE

Our Mission

“To build a community of professionals who inspire others to reach their fullest potential: personally, professionally, and neighborly!”

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Become A Sponsor

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Meet GRAPE’s Leadership Team

Carolyn Lund

Carolyn Lund

Board President

Co-Founder & Managing Partner with Earnest Apps (A division of Earnest Enterprises)

Lisa Kosak

Lisa Kosak

Social Media Consultant

Horizon Bank

Patty Vanderklok

Patty Vanderklok

Board Secretary

Real Estate Investor

John Potter

John Potter

Executive Director

Academic Librarian

GRAPE Events

Online Educate Event 2/18/2021

Online Educate Event 2/18/2021

Create Your Life Plan, Live Doing Small Habits! You won't want to miss this online opportunity to Educate, Connect, and Inspire  with your fellow members... Thursday, February 18th Online via Zoom 11:30-12:30 Hosted by Doug Kliewer, leading the discussion on "lessons...

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Connect Event October 15, 2020

Connect Event October 15, 2020

"Ignite Business Relationships" Join us for our Annual Speed Networking Event! Let's spend some time together!! Share your business with other local professionals!!! Even though we can't get everyone together in person yet, we can meet via ZOOM PRO and still help each...

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Online Educate Event June 18, 2020

Online Educate Event June 18, 2020

Join your fellow members for GRAPE's Online training via ZOOM... Breakout rooms for dedicated networking and collaboration, along with personalized feedback to build a stronger mission-driven business! June 18th, 2020 11:30-1p Registration is required to attend our...

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Online Educate Event April 16, 2020

Online Educate Event April 16, 2020

ONLINE EDUCATE EVENT April 16, 2020 11:30-1p Back for an encore with his 2nd GRAPE talk and share further discoveries on what it takes to upgrade your collaboration, communication, and commissions... Here with his Presentation "A HeroMaker Business" Doug Kliewer  FOR...

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Educate Event Thursday February 20, 2020

Educate Event Thursday February 20, 2020

JOIN US for our 1st Event of the decade... We are excited to welcome guest speaker Troy Baker, Communications Manager, with the Better Business Bureau presenting... "Increasing your Influence through Moral Authority: The 5 Gestures of Trust!" * * * * *  Thursday,...

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What we do

Creating a Community of Excellence

Connect

Connect events are opportunities for entrepreneurs to meet and build relationships with others in the Grand Rapids area.

Educate

Every quarter, GRAPE hosts special meetings that provide members with relevant and helpful information.

Inspire

Annually, GRAPE highlights an issue or charity that members can learn about and support.

What Drives Us

Our Mission

To build a community of professionals who inspire each other to reach their fullest potential: personally, professionally, and neighborly!

Get Involved

As a non-profit organization, GRAPE always appreciates the support of volunteers!

Our Next Event

Online Educate Event 2/18/2021

Online Educate Event 2/18/2021

Create Your Life Plan, Live Doing Small Habits! You won't want to miss this online opportunity to Educate, Connect, and Inspire  with your fellow members... Thursday, February 18th Online via Zoom 11:30-12:30 Hosted by Doug Kliewer, leading the discussion on "lessons...

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Articles

The Art of Coin Collecting

The Art of Coin Collecting

“In coin dealing, a company’s integrity and honesty will drive a business’s success. If you don’t treat people right, if you’re not fair in what you’re doing, it will catch up with you, and you won’t have a business. (Mullen Coins) approach is simple, in that we try to look at coins and let people know what we would pay for them, what they’re worth to us as a dealer, and what we would expect to sell them for (what they’re worth on the retail market.)”