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Hello West Michigan 2019 Annual Meeting

Time and Date

February 26, 2019 3:00PM – 6:00PM


Davenport University Sneden Auditorium

6191 Kraft Avenue Southeast Grand Rapids, MI 49512



This event is open to all—members, non-members, veterans, civilians, and those interested in learning more. Pre-registration is required.

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Everyone knows there's a talent shortage in West Michigan, and solving it requires a multipronged approach. For Hello West Michigan's 2019 Annual Meeting, they're taking a closer look at strategies for attracting and retaining veteran talent, a segment of the workforce that is underutilized.

Keynote speaker First Sergeant (ret) Matt Eversmann served in the Army for 20 years and was honored with the Bronze Star Medal for his role in the First Battle of Mogadishu, which was depicted in the blockbuster film Black Hawk Down.

Matt will share his transition story from 20 years of active duty through 10 years of corporate life. His experience, like many veterans, had predictable frustrations and preventable obstacles that hindered his professional journey. Matt's story highlights what he calls "the Veteran's Predicament" where great military talent is overlooked by great employers and how these enterprises can tap into this fantastic pool of servicemen and women to strengthen their bottom line.

In addition, the Hello West Michigan team will be sharing an update on what they've accomplished in the last year and their plans for the upcoming year.


  • Doors open at 3:00 p.m.
  • Program 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
  • Networking, hor d'oeurves, and speaker meet & greet 5:00 - 6:00 p.m

Visit the Hello West Michigan website to learn more.