Being Tracked Online & How to Avoid It

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Registration & Networking Time: 5:00 pm Presentation: 6:00 pm After-party: 7:00 pm Location: Waldron Public House 58 Ionia Ave, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Parking: Meters and parking ramps can be found around the location. Register Click here to register for this event. Event Summary The Internet can be a great place; a source of entertainment as well as information. But what comes along with it? How do ads know exactly what to show you?... Read More

November 5:01 Networking Event

Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Time: 5:01 PM Location: Waldron Public House Address: 58 Ionia SW Directions: Here Parking: Parking lots and meters surround the area Register Click here to register for this event. Event Summary Join aimWest for this FREE social event as we ring in the holiday spirit with another energetic 5:01 Social Networking Party celebration! Come take a break, grab a drink & some tasty food, make a few new contacts, and reconnect with all your... Read More

Human-Centered Design 3.0

Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Registration & Networking  Time: 5:00 pm Presentation: 5:30 pm After-party: 7:00 pm Location: Waldron Public House 58 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Parking: Meters, Parking Lots, and Parking Garages can be found all around the venue Register Click here to register for this event. Event Summary This is our 3rd installment of the topic surrounding “Human-Centered Design.” Our panelists have educated our attendees on what... Read More

Hyper-Local Marketing

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Registration & Networking Time: 5:00 pm Presentation: 6:00 pm After-party: 7:00 pm Location: The Waldron Public House (3rd Floor Event Room) 58 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Parking: Nearby Parking Lots, Street Meters, and DASH Shuttle. Register Click here to register for this event. Event Summary Hyper-Local Marketing is enabling companies to more easily connect with customers in specific areas, and allowing customers to engage... Read More

Summer 5:01 Networking Event

Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Time: 5:01 PM Location: Rezervoir Lounge Address: 1418 Plainfield NE Grand Rapids, MI 49505 Directions: Here Parking: Free parking lot, and local meters. Register Click here to register for this event. Event Summary Join aimWest for this FREE social event as we enjoy the remaining Summer days with another energetic 5:01 Social Networking Party celebration! Come take a break, grab a drink & some tasty food, make a few new contacts, and... Read More

Google presents: Gen C – The YouTube Generation

Date: Wednesday, June 15, 2016 5:00pm – Registration & Networking Time 6:00pm – Presentation 7:00pm – After-party Location: The Waldron Public House 58 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Register Click here to register for this event. Event Summary Google recently released some data on Generation C, a group of digital users who thrive on four principles: Connection, Community, Creation and Curation. Brands who understand this new generation, their... Read More

Green Technology: Now and in the Future.

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Registration & Networking Time: 5:00 pm Presentation: 6:00 pm After-party: 7:00 pm Location: Waldron Public House 58 Ionia Ave SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Parking: Parking garages and meters are available around venue Register Click here to register for this event. Event Summary Everyone talks about “Green Technology”, but what does this mean in the real-world? Homes are increasingly automated to reduce their environmental impact. The Construction... Read More

Spring 5:01 Networking Event

Date: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Time: 5:01 PM Location: The SpeakEZ Lounge Address: 600 Monroe Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 Directions: Just North of I196 on Monroe. Parking: Free Parking after 5pm across the street from SpeakEZ building in the public “Monroe North” Lot. (601 Monroe Ave NW). Register Click here to register for this event. Event Summary Spring is here! Join aimWest for this FREE social event as we jump-start the warm season with another energetic 5:01... Read More

15th Annual aimWest “Tech Trends” with Keith Brophy

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Registration & Networking: 5:00 pm Presentation: 6:00 pm After-party: 7:00 pm Location: City Flats Hotel Ballroom (2nd floor) (map) Parking: Nearby Street Meters and Parking Lots (we suggest the Monroe Center Ramp as it has a walkway that empties one door down from City Flats)   Register Click here to register for this event.   Event Summary Back by popular demand, the 15th annual aimWest “Tech Trends” event with... Read More

IT Leadership Roundtable

Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 Registration & Networking Time: 5:00 pm Presentation: 6:00 pm After-party: 7:00 pm Location: SanChez Meeting Space – 38 Fulton St. W Register Click here to register for this event.   Event Summary 2016 Outlook Learn from IT thought leaders from leading Grand Rapids based companies, who are utilizing leading edge software and solutions.  We will be discussing topics including current plans and visions for mobile, big data, predictive... Read More