GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - We're taking a look at the changing landscape of entertainment in West Michigan, more specifically what's changing with the Van Andel Arena.
The Director of Marketing, Hilarie Szarowicz shares more about Van Andel Arena's 20 year anniversary events.
Reuben Ramos from the Community Inclusion Group. The CIG's vision is to "be Western Michigan's premier multi-cultural enjoyment and entertainment venues."
The dominant theme that the CIG heard from members of the minority communities when it was formed, specifically the African-American and Hispanic/Latino communities, was "there are not enough events taking place in downtown Grand Rapids for us." With this in mind, the group ramped up their collective efforts to bring events and attractions to their venues that are appealing to communities of color.
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