Holiday 5:01

          Wednesday, December 12, 2012 Networking Time: 5:01pm Location: SpeakEZ Maps: (Google Maps) The aimWest Holiday 5:01 is a great time to take a break, grab a drink and some tasty food and reconnect with everyone who we’ve lost touch with over the busy fall. This informal but upscale event aims to provide a comfortable networking event as we all prepare for the holidays and the new year. Non-members are welcome! This event is closed.    Read More

Innovation in Education

          November 14, 2012 Networking Time: 5:30pm Panelists Take Stage: 6:15pm Location: The Eberhard Center Maps: (Google) (Bing) Register Now! 21st century learning has introduced innovation and entrepreneurship into the equation. Is the old model dead? Will online learning help or hinder the process? Come to our aimWest event in November to learn from top educators how they are transforming the education culture and creating a new generation of student... Read More

Can You Elect Me Now?

          Wednesday, October 17th, 2012 Networking Time: 5:30pm Panelists Take Stage: 6:15pm Location: San Chez Banquet Room (3rd Floor) Maps: (Google Map) (Bing) With all the messages bombarding people on a daily basis, how do you ensure that your message to rises to the top? Panelists will discuss how they stood out from their competitors to win elections. Featuring Hal Ostrow (Moderator) Owner, The Ostrow Law Firm, and former aimWest board member. Justin... Read More

Will Social Media Save Old Media?

The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. Come learn how media outlets are using Social to enhance and distribute their content as well as expand their audience. How are television, radio, print and online news organizations utilizing what some thought would kill them. Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 Networking Time: 5:30pm Panel Discussion: 6:15pm Location: San Chez Banquet Room (3rd Floor) Maps: (Google Map) (Bing) Panelists Vincent Duffy News director from... Read More

Summer 5:01

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012 Summer 5:01 Location: Grand Woods Lounge (Google Maps) (Bing Maps) Time: 5:01pm Register Now! Join us for a beautiful summer evening as we kick off the 2012-2013 season at the Grand Woods Lounge in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. This event is free to all. Please invite a prospective member to join us for the fun! The evening promises to deliver a fun relaxed time of conversation, dialogs, networking, food, and drinks. This event is closed.  Read More

Engagement through Gamification

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012 Networking Time: 5:30pm Panel Discussion: 6:15pm Location: San Chez Banquet Space (3rd Floor) (Google Maps) (Bing Maps) Register Now! Take two parts real-life, one part game-like thinking, and mix well in a non-game environment – what do you get? Gamification! Some may call it the next wave of incentivizing, but the proliferation of smart phones and modern web applications are fueling the fire behind the rapid rise of these engagement techniques. Gamification... Read More

How To Do New Media While Mired in Red Tape

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012 Networking Time: 5:30pm Speaker Takes Stage: 6:15pm Location: Wealthy Theater (Google Maps, Bing Maps) Parking: Free lot behind the theater. There are also side street and Wealthy St. parking available. Come early if you want parking though as the lot does fill up, as do on street parking spaces. Register Now! Ever wonder how giant organizations handle Social and Emerging Media with all their red tape? In an age of transparent and participatory government,... Read More

Spring 5:01

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 Summer 5:01 Location: Grand Woods Lounge (Google Maps) (Bing Maps) Time: 5:01pm Register Now! Join us for a beautiful spring evening at the newly remodeled Grand Woods Lounge in the heart of downtown Grand Rapids. This event is free to all. Please invite a prospective member to join us for the fun! The evening promises to deliver a fun relaxed time of conversation, dialog, networking, food, and drinks. Register Now!  Read More

Tech Trends with Keith Brophy

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 Networking Time: 5:30pm Panel Discussion Begins: 6:15pm Location: San Chez 3rd Floor Register Now! Join us for one of our most popular events — reinvented in the popular fish bowl format! Back by popular demand, we’re putting Keith in a Fishbowl. If you’ve never been to a Fishbowl event, you’re in for a transformative learning experience. The Fishbowl style crushes the schema of ‘panel discussion’ and makes educational events seem more... Read More

Small is the New Big

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 Networking Time: 5:30pm Panel Discussion: 6:15pm Location: San Chez Banquet Space (3rd Floor) (Google Maps) (Bing Maps) Register: Registration is closed for this event Taking ideas beyond startup and into the messy middle Let’s face it anyone can create a startup, but who can really pull it through the difficult years. How does one take their idea beyond infancy into adolescence? We’ve all heard the buzz on crowd funding, social entrepreneurship,... Read More