Annual event works to bring workers back home

Grand Rapids

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Young professionals will flock back to West Michigan to visit family for Thanksgiving, and one organization is aiming to lure them to stay.

Hello West Michigan has been hosting Rethink West Michigan events at local bars around the holiday since 2012. The networking event connects employers with prospective employees.

It worked with Olivier Tulliez.

“It’s all about the connections and meeting people face to face. You meet a variety of employers and it’s a relaxed setting,” he said.

This year’s events will run from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

“We have over 46 companies at over six different locations,” Rachel Bartels with Hello Michigan explained.

That’s one more location than last year. You can register online to attend one of the events, which are being held at:

  • Eve at The B.O.B. in Grand Rapids
  • Lakes 23 Restaurant and Pub in Fremont
  • Walldorff Brewpub & Bistro in Hastings
  • Ludington Bay Brewing Company in Ludington
  • The Block in Muskegon
  • Saugatuck Brewing Company in Saugatuck

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Know something newsworthy? Report It!

News 8 Links