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Many of our clients have needs that require third party assistance. For your convenience we have compiled a list of resources you might find useful.


Professional Organizations
Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce 

The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce is the premier business membership organization in West Michigan. Chamber membership connects you to more than 3,000 other businesses thourghout the Grand Rapids Area.

It is the Chambers' mission to maintain a healthy and prosperous business climate, and in order to address the needs of its members, the Grand Rapids Chamber has designed a number of programs to ensure their success. For more information contact Jeanne Englehart, President at (616) 771-0322

 
American Marketing Association
The American Marketing Association (AMA) is the worlds largest and most comprehensive professional society of marketers, consisting of more than 45,000 worldwide members in 92 countries and 500 chapters throughout North America. The AMA is the only organization that provides direct benefits to marketing professionals in both business and education and serves all levels of marketing practitioners, educators and students.


Government Agencies
Small Business Administration
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our Nation. Small business is critical to our economic recovery, to building America's future, and to helping the United States compete in today's global marketplace.
 
Department of Commerce
Established on February 14, 1903, to promote American businesses and trade, the U.S. Department of Commerce is the most versatile agency in government. Its broad range of responsibilities include expanding U.S. exports, developing innovative technologies, gathering and disseminating statistical data, measuring economic growth, granting patents, promoting minority entrepreneurship, predicting the weather and monitoring stewardship.


Publications
Inc Magazine
Small business, entrepreneur resources... Inc. Online is dedicated to being the complete resource for entrepreneurs and small business owners who are growing their businesses. If you're just starting a business or already running a company, if you're involved in manufacturing, service, retail, technology, or Web-based businesses, look to Inc. Online for management information, tools, and resources to help you run your business better.
 
American Demographics Magazine
American Demographics and Marketing Tools are Dow Jones publications for businesspeople who need to find, reach and keep customers.


Strategic Alliances
Webb Lake Software
As a premier, full-service web site developer, Webb Lake Software offers a complete line of Internet services including: web site hosting, email accounts, domain name registration and Internet access including DSL. Contact Tami Coalwell at 651-771-3142 or tami@webblake.net   Please visit their web site.