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Welcome to GRAPE

GRAPE is a 501c3 organization dedicated to promoting and recognizing professional excellence in the Grand Rapids area. We achieve this by facilitating lifelong learning and identifying individuals who exemplify excellence.

Learning That Inspires Excellence

  • Monthly Seminars

    Every month, GRAPE hosts informative and engaging seminars to help professionals attain excellence in their business.

  • Local Recognition

    In the spirit of encouraging excellence, GRAPE recognizes local professionals who are leaders in their fields. See honorees here.

  • Social Networking

    GRAPE is inclusive and invites anyone who is interested in learning, collaboration, and business networking to attend their social events.

  • Sponsor GRAPE

    A great way to raise awareness of your company/organization. We work with both large and small companies and have many ways to get involved.


The LEAD Award


Provide name and reason for nominating someone via contact form below


Award recipient selected by American Society of Quality (ASQ) professionals


Recipient is photographed receiving recognition and award at a monthly GRAPE Event

Annual Gala

Invited as a panel participant at GRAPE's annual gala in March (optional)


Interview with LEAD Award Winner Becky Puckett-Wood

What are your five favorite pointers for career success? 1) Find a mentor, someone you can trust to be honest with you as you progress in ...

Interview with Lisa Armstrong, New Owner at Eat Local West Michigan

What did you exactly do in Sacramento? I created a start up culinary tourism company, Local Roots Food Tours 7 years ago.  My company offered culinary ...

Lean Thinking Remains a Critical Business Concept

In today’s competitive economy maximizing customer value and minimizing operational waste is a necessity. The working term for this is lean. Organizations that are lean ...

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GRAPE is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping businesses and organizations grow through education and networking. Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, GRAPE has been operating since 2009.


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