Operational Pause

Due to personal and professional duties, as well as the success of business ventures, aimWest will be on an operational pause until further notice. We look forward to seeing you when we resume, and wish everyone the best in their endeavors. If you wish to serve on the aimWest Board when we resume activities, please: Contact Us Sincerely, The aimWest Board of Directors  Read More

2017 Winter Break

Thank you for an awesome 2017! We had a great year with amazing topics, speakers, events and conversations! For the month of December, we are in the midst of our “Winter Break” and actively planning for 2018. Let us know of any topic ideas you have for the upcoming season! Be well, do good work, and keep in touch 🙂 See you in the New Year!    Read More

Film & Technology – Panel Event

    Date: 11/29/17 Registration & Networking Time: 5:30pm Presentation: 6:00 pm After-party: 7:30 pm Location: Celebration! Cinema North Address: 2121 Celebration Dr NE Grand Rapids, MI 49525 Parking: Celebration Cinema North Parking lot – plenty of free parking!   Event Summary Connecting People & the Future of Film. How is film impacting (or being... Read More

Autumn 2017 Networking Event

Date: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Time: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Vander Mill Cider – Grand Rapids Address: 505 Ball Ave NE, Grand Rapids Directions: Google Maps Directions Parking: Plenty of free parking!   Register Click here to register for this event: https://aimwest.wildapricot.org/event-2689129   Event Summary Join aimWest for this FREE Autumn... Read More

aimWest & Artprize – September Networking Event

  Come Explore ArtPrize and West Michigan with aimWest! Instead of a networking event this month, the aimWest Board invites you to join a “Walking Tour” of ArtPrize on the official opening day of its ninth year! ArtPrize is the most radical art competition in the country, with thousands of artists displaying their exhibits throughout hundreds of venues in downtown Grand... Read More

Summer 2017 Networking Event

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Time: 5:01 pm – 8:00 pm Location: Rezervoir Lounge Address: 1418 Plainfield Ave NE Directions: Google Maps Directions Parking: Plenty of free parking in lot behind the building! Register Click here to register for this event. Event Summary Join aimWest for this FREE Summer networking event! Check out a cool venue, enjoy a drink & some... Read More

2017 Summer Break

Thank you for an awesome 2016/2017 aimWest season! We had a great season with some amazing topics: The Human Advantage – AI vs EQ When IoT Attacks – The Next Legal Frontier Small Biz Tech Being Tracked Online & How to Avoid It Human-Centered Design 3.0 Hyper-Local Marketing the special “Birds of a Feather” Networking Event and many business networking... Read More

The Human Advantage – AI vs EQ

Thinking & Feeling: Artificial Intelligence (AI) vs Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Do you ever feel as if something is holding you back? Do you want to take your professional and personal life to the next level but you feel like you are stuck in the same rut you seem to repeatedly find yourself in? What if there was a way you could harness the power of your thoughts, emotions,... Read More

When IoT Attacks

When the “Internet of Things (IoT) Attacks: The New Legal Frontier A large amount of Internet websites and services were taken offline a few months ago when Internet-connected video cameras and routers were compromised and used as part of an attack on critical Internet infrastructure.  Even more scary: many of these flaws still exist… Who is responsible for preventing... Read More

Birds of a Feather – April Networking Event

Ever go to a networking event but struggle starting up a conversation with someone new or finding others with similar interests? Worry no more at this unique “Birds of a Feather” aimWest Networking Event! We’ll have colored stickers at the Check-in/Name-tag table, each representing a specific meaning: Blue = Technology Green = Business Pink = Marketing/Social Media Black... Read More