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Welcome to the website for ISM Greater Grand Rapids.  As an affiliate of the Institute for Supply Management, we have been providing educational opportunities for our membership since 1919.  They include eight Professional Dinner Meetings (PDM), tours, seminars, and webinars.  So take a look around.  If you are not a member and would like to try us out, please contact us:  [email protected]

We provide over 35 hours of educational opportunities in addition to networking with your peers in the Supply Chain profession.  Again, reach out to us as we would like to assist you in growing in the profession.

Andrew Roman
President ISM Greater Grand Rapids

02-16-21     The Webinar Series with Rod Sherkin have been recorded and are available on demand.  Contact [email protected] for access. 

12-10-20     The December Report on Business covering November 2020 is available in the Members Only section 

10-13-20     The October Report on Business covering September 2020 is available in the Members Only section 

06-20-20     Brian Long's Recession Recovery: An Economic Primer
 is available in the Members Only section.  

12-30-19     Commemorating 100 Years of ISM - Greater Grand Rapids

Hello ISM Members,

The end of a year is always time for reflection, the end of a decade even more so, but the end of a century is really a time to sit and reflect. This is one of the things that the ISM is doing after being a professional organization for 100 years. If you search the internet for “Grand Rapids 100 years ago” you will find pictures of big exhaust stacks pouring out smoke, cobblestone roads, and a slew of black and white photos. Not many things endure for 100 years, and when you look through those photos, it becomes evident why, things are constantly changing. The fact that our organization has been around to see all of the changes, and has stood the test of time is a testament to the fact that we have a great group of leaders, and a fantastic group of members who are dedicated to learning, mentoring, and serving the community.

I am humbled to be the president of such a great organization, and follow in the footsteps of so many terrific leaders as we make our way in to the next century of being an organization and into the year 2020. To commemorate our group and the contributions to our community, we put up a bench along the Grand River just north of downtown. Below are a couple photos of the bench, and one of our board members – Ian who was instrumental in getting this bench commissioned and placed. We hope that it serves as a reminder that we are a group of volunteers that serve in the community and acts as a place for people to come, gather, relax, and share ideas in our great city of Grand Rapids.

Best wishes in 2020,

Andrew Roman – ISM Greater Grand Rapids Chapter President


 Centennial Bench 1