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GRAND RAPIDS (WZZM) - The Grand Rapids Economic Club has a history of bringing in the big names for their annual dinner and 2014 will be no different.

The club announced Monday that Sir Richard Branson, Founder and Chairman of the Virgin Group, will be the guest of honor and the 27th Annual Dinner on May 27th. Virgin is one of the world's most recognized brands with more than 400 companies in 30 countries and revenues annually of $21 billion.

Former keynote speakers include former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, U2 lead singer Bono, British Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and Tony Blair, Queen Noir of Jordan, Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres, Secretary of States Hilary Clinton, Colin Powell, and more.

The club also presents its annual Business Person of the Year and Slykhouse Lifetime Achievement awards at the dinner.

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