Holiday 5:01

          Wednesday, December 18, 2013 Networking Time: 5:01pm Location: SpeakEZ Lounge  600 Monroe Ave. NW (Map) This event is closed. 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! Click... Read More

How Technology is Changing Sales & Marketing

Presentation download: AIM West Presentation Wednesday November 13, 2013 Networking Time: 5:00 pm Panelists Take Stage: 5:30 pm Location: WMU, Grand Hall B 200 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (Map) This event is closed. The pace with which new technologies are entering the market is at an all time high. These new tools are affecting every area of life, including sales and marketing. As a result, for many, there is nothing but confusion and angst over how the use of these... Read More

How the Arts in Grand Rapids Use Technology

          October 16,  2013 Networking Time: 5:30 pm Panelists Take Stage: 6:00 pm Location: Room 217 in the Historic Federal Building at Kendall (17 Pearl St NW) (Map) This event is closed. Art is a brain virus, and technology is helping art to infect brains faster and more effectively than ever before. Or is it the other way around? One thing is certain, as always by design, the pace of change for art combined with technology is far ahead of our society... Read More

Beer City USA: How Social Media Put Grand Rapids on the Map

Wednesday September 25, 2013 Networking Time: 5:01pm Panelists Take Stage: 5:30pm Location: Grand Rapids Downtown Market (Map) This event is closed. Social Media and grass-roots, viral marketing have helped Grand Rapids become a big name in many arenas thanks to campaigns like Beer City USA, Google Fiber, Artprize, Laughfest, Kids Food Basket “Toyota 100 Cars for Good” and more. How did we get here? Join us to hear local Social Media experts talk about how they helped promote... Read More

Summer 5:01

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 Time: 5:01pm Location: Rockford Construction 601 First Street NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (Map) Register Now! Celebrate summer and kick off the new aimWest season at our August 5:01. Check out Rockford Construction’s new headquarters and hear about their work to re-purpose a vacant factory on Grand Rapid’s West Side. The evening promises to deliver a fun relaxed time of conversation, dialogs, networking, food, and drinks. Event Sponsor Special... Read More

West MI New Tech Meetup

new  June 19, 2013 Networking Time: 5:30pm Panelists Take Stage: 6:15pm Location: The Eberhard Center Maps: (Google) Register There’s a lot happening in our own backyard—projects, companies and new technologies are being created right here in Grand Rapids. This month, aimWest will have a new event format called New Tech Meetup. Five local companies and individuals will talk about their cool new tech. Each presenter will have 5 minutes to discuss their exciting new... Read More

Security & Privacy

          May 15, 2013 Networking Time: 6:00 pm Panelists Take Stage: 6:30 pm Location: The Factory – 38 Fulton Street West #400 Grand Rapids, MI 49503 (Google Maps) We have Homeland Security to protect our country against terrorist threats but what about the hackers, phishers and the marketers! Why should individuals and businesses be concerned about their data security? Is lack of privacy a small price to pay in a world where technology makes everything... Read More

Spring 5:01

          April 17, 2013 Networking Time: 5:01pm Location: Bar Divani 15 Ionia Ave SW (Map)   Spring is finally here! The Spring 5:01 is always a great evening out and always delivers a fun relaxed time of conversation, dialog, networking, food, and drinks. For this 5:01 we’re teaming up with the AMA, so be sure to put on your networking shoes! This Event is Closed.         Event Sponsor Special thanks to our event sponsor,... Read More

Navy Crisis Communications

          March 20, 2013 Networking Time: 5:30pm Speakers Take Stage: 6:15pm Location: Meijer Theater in the Grand Rapids Public Museum Map: (Google Map) This event is closed. Join us for this special event co-sponsored by PRSA! We’ll begin in the Overlook Room on the third floor of the Grand Rapids Public Museum for munchies and networking at 5:30p on March 20th. We’ll move downstairs to the Meijer Theater at 6:15 for our speaker. aimWest... Read More

Tech Trends

February 20, 2013 Networking Time: 5:30pm Speaker Begins: 6:15pm Location: Eve @ The BOB (Google Map) CHANGE OF VENUE! Back by popular demand, Tech Trends is in its 12th year at aimWest. This time we’re handing Keith the microphone so he can answer all your burning tech questions. Be sure to stick around for the afterparty!. Special thanks to our event sponsor, Perficient. This event is closed.    Read More