Alumni group producing MSU Means Business


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A college alumni group will host a networking event downtown tomorrow.

The West Michigan Spartans will host the 23rd-annual MSU Means Business event from 4:30-8 p.m. at the MSU College of Human Medicine Secchia Center in Grand Rapids, at 15 Michigan St. NE.

The Businesspersons of the Year honorees are Kurt Hassberger and Mike VanGessel of Grand Rapids-based Rockford Construction.

The events starts with the panel discussion Real Estate Development: Creating Shapes to Re-shape Grand Rapids, featuring MSU Professor John Wagner, from 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Organizers expect 50-75 people at the panel and 150 people at the reception afterward.

The event is free and includes hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

People can register on the event’s web page

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