Welcome to February! Tis the season for all things love-related, and if you live in Michigan, the last full month (we hope!) of the truly blustery winter weather. So, as we all begin counting down the days to our Spring Break vacations, we can also take some time to fill our calendars with some exciting marketing and networking opportunities to help pass the time. Here are a few of the marketing and networking events Grand Rapids marketers may want to take advantage of this week:
Etsy and the Art of Social Impact
Tonight at 5:30, you'll want to make plans to head over to LaFontsee Galleries for your chance to learn from Matt Stinchcomb, co-founder of Etsy.com and executive director of Etsy.org. Matt will be speaking about how Etsy decided to take the business further to become a force for good. Refreshments will be provided by two local B Corps, Bistro Bella Vita and Brewery Vivant. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet some of our area's local Etsy shop owners and browse their products. The event is free, and you can RSVP right here.
Business Exchange Luncheon
Are you a member of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce? If so, make sure you are taking full advantage of your membership by attending one of the best Grand Rapids networking events available. The Business Exchange Luncheon is happening this Thursday at the Watermark Country Club from 11:30-1:30. And Guess what? ManoByte is a sponsor of the event this month, so be sure to stop by our table and chat with one of our friendly ManoByte Sharks! More information is available right here.
HYP February Unwind
If you are looking to expand your networking outside of the Grand Rapids area, take a short drive down to Holland, where the Holland Young Professionals will be hosting their monthly Unwind event at the Big Lake Brewing Company. The event is free, and appetizers will be served. There's no need to RSVP, but if you want more details click here.
ManoByte Lunch & Learn
Also, keep your calendars marked for our upcoming Lunch and Learn event! On Tuesday, February 28th from 12-2PM, we'll be hosting our first event of the year, diving into the topic of "Why Your Website Should Be Your Best Salesperson." The event is free and a complimentary lunch will be served. RSVP right here.