West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum will meet on Monday, March 12 for a “Meet the Media” networking and education luncheon at West Michigan Works! featuring representatives from local news outlets that cover topics surrounding sustainability, environmental issues, and social equity.

Registration for this event is now closed.

The panel will share their observations about the state of sustainable business and sustainability in the region, how their organizations approach stories and determine news value, and discuss key local headlines from their coverage.


The current panel includes:

  • Lauren Fay Carlson, Managing Editor, Rapid Growth Media
  • Garret Ellison, Environment Reporter, MLive | Grand Rapids Press
  • Tim Gortsema, Managing Editor, Grand Rapids Business Journal
  • Shelley Irwin, Host and Producer, WGVU Morning Show and WGVU-TV

This month’s meeting presented by West Michigan Works!  Additional sponsorship opportunity available.


Sustainable Business Forum March
Monday, March 12
12 pm to 2 pm (Doors Open at 11:30 am)
West Michigan Works!
215 Straight Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
$15 online / $20 at event Members
$20 online / $25 at event Non-members


12 pm Lunch
12:30 pm Welcome and Introductions
12:40 pm Program
2 pm Adjourn

Parking: Available on-site