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Next NetWork 2 NewWork event: September 22, 2015


Fresh eyes

“Fresh Eyes: Networking for Career Innovation on ArtPrize® Eve”

Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Starting at 5:00pm, September 22nd, in the Fellowship Hall of Westminster Presbyterian Church (47 Jefferson SE, in downtown GR—easily reached and with free parking), we’ll gather and then venture into nearby ArtPrize venues beginning at 5:45 in networking groups. We’ll then return at 7:00 to share new insights from art about your career, evening stories (and photos!), and continue networking to 8:00 pm. (Many attending last year continued their evening’s enjoyment afterwards by heading out to other venues and eating establishments.)

Complete information at, including how to RSVP to reserve a spot for the evening.


EaRN Work Search Roundtable: helping you sustain your career!



These sessions make them the longest, continuously meeting job clubs and support groups in West Michigan–-8000+ people have attended sessions–-at two locations on different days of the week.  The sessions are open to the public and provide ongoing networking, support, group problem solving, and coaching for individuals during periods of work search and career transition. 



Several TV and radio stations as well as The Grand Rapids Press reported on these weekly events during the past decade, including WOOD-TV 8.  Since the fall of 2001 these events have met weekly for two hours at local sites in metro Grand Rapids. 


A third weekly event on Tuesdays merged with the Thursday one (see below) in April 2014 to relocate it to downtown Grand Rapids, giving more and easier access the the event throughout the West Michigan region.  The Wednesday events in Ada have been meeting every other week since the fall of 2010.


Those who participate in Roundtables and the NetWork 2 NetWork events can also join the LinkedIn group, NetWork 2 NewWork (NW2NW).


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=> WEDNESDAY every other week, 9:30-11:30 am EaRN Affiliate St Robert of Newminster Parish, 6477 Ada Dr. SE, Ada, Michigan.  The meeting is in the Parish Adult Lounge. See their site or call them,, (616) 676-9111 for more information, or contact their EaRN Ministry Coordinator, Bill Weitzel, LMSW, (6one6) 446-1873 (c), weitzelwj (at)


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=> THURSDAY every week, 9:00-11:00 am, at EaRN Affiliate Westminster Presbyterian Church in downtown Grand Rapids, 47 Jefferson SE (except major holidays on Thursdays, Thanksgiving and Christmas weeks, and when New Year’s is a Thursday).  For more information, contact Westminster, (6one6) 456-one456, or email beckyw(a) Their website is


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Other resources include:

Blythefield Hills Baptist Church, 6727 Kuttshill Dr NE, Rockford, MI 49341 (east off Northland Drive) provides one-on-one coaching and counsel (by appointment)  for those in work search transition. More information is available at their website,, or contact their EaRN Ministry Coordinator, Jeff Geshel, (6one6) 866-3556, jeff (at)


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The EaRN ministry continues to focus on “helping people find work and stay employable”, and look for churches, interested individuals, and non-profits interested in learning how to develop, launch and facilitate EaRN ministry which could include a Work Search Roundtable.  More information about EaRN can be found at, or contact Ken (6one6) 528-zero443, ksoper (at)

“What Will Your Future Hold?” A Conversation with Keith Brophy, State Director, Michigan's Small Business Development Centers



Mark your calendar, Wednesday, JULY 15th, for this mid-summer evening event, celebrating the beginning of the 4th year of NetWork 2 NewWork events in Grand Rapids!  We start a little earlier (4:30 pm) due to the cook-out and the anticipated number of participants who are looking to network while hearing our presenter.


Our presenter is Tech Trends & Predictions guru Keith Brophy who's also the new State Director of the Michigan Small Business Development Centers who will share his vision of what the future of business and work life will look like here in West Michigan. His remarks are entitled, What Will the Future Hold for West Michigan’s Business and Professional Life?


As always, the evening begins and ends with orchestrated networking to help you sustain your career and strengthen your networking skills and thus your network. 


Complete information, including how to RSVP, is available at the events page of the NetWork 2 NewWork website,  We request that you RSVP in advance so that we can plan food, seating and parking.  Thanks.


Do join us, and invite others to come along with you!