aimWest works to create a common language between the technology and business disciplines. As a non-profit, we host monthly educational and networking events in West Michigan to help connect these communities.
To facilitate education and conversation focused on technology and its impact on business.
A group of Web professionals in Grand Rapids, Michigan — Jim Barry, David Ellyatt, Jennifer Jurgens, Tonya Wilholt, and Mike Fowler — started the organization in late 2000. They recognized the lack of support for local interactive technology professionals, and wanted to provide a resource and participation experience that had not previously offered in the West Michigan area. In 2007, the organization renamed itself to aimWest.
Events and Community
aimWest also provides educational, networking, and community outreach opportunities to our individual and corporate members. Members usually get together on the 3rd Wednesday of the month. We hold 8-9 learning events per year, which include a short networking session and a presentation or panel discussion. Our 5:01 Networking events provide an excellent informal networking opportunity for members and guests to get to know each other.
Our events consistently draw attendance of 80 or more people, sometimes up to 300. aimWest events feature a diverse group of attendees and members who work in marketing, management, business development, information technology, recruiting, and design.
Letter from the President
Please read a letter from our aimWest President, Douglas Kelly.