About the Business Diversity Council:

Quarterly Council Meetings 

February 8

May 10

August 9

November 8 


We will also provide training quarterly for members of the council, business & community leaders, as well as development and training for individuals and businesses in our target audience.

We have dates to provide training and development and an example is below:

March 8

August 9

September 13

December 13 


Wyoming and Kentwood are the largest two neighboring communities to Grand Rapids.  With a combined community of 130K residents (Population: Wyoming = 75K and Kentwood = 55K) these two communities alone represent one of the most diversely represented communities with 40%, or 52,000, people of color living and ultimately working in and around our local communities. This large segment of our local community has large implications on our entire community and is truly an asset. We have an opportunity to assist talent shortages, develop new business initiatives, and deliver growth opportunities.

As part of this advisory council, you will be working with key stakeholders to uncover and target actionable items that the council uncovers as having the most impact throughout our local business communities.

Being part of this advisory council will place you at the center of discussion as we look to uncover issues and concerns for those in the diverse communities of Wyoming, Kentwood, and surrounding South Kent County suburban areas.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us by calling (616) 531-5990 or email to info@southkent.org.