Recent Posts

Dutch trade delegation visits West Michigan to gain and share knowledge

Dutch trade delegation visits West Michigan to gain and share knowledge

Paul Heule, the honorary consul for The Netherlands in West Michigan, says he hopes a 25-person delegation from Dutch agricultural and medical device companies, gained an appreciation for West Michigan during its three-day visit this week. Read More

Dutch Delegation to Explore West Michigan Food Processing

Dutch Delegation to Explore West Michigan Food Processing

The bridge between West Michigan and its Dutch roots is continuing to grow as a delegation of business leaders from the Netherlands again visited the region to explore West Michigan food processing and agricultural needs. >> Read Full Article

WMGI Visit’s Skytron

WMGI Visit’s Skytron

West Michigan Global Initiative brought a Medical Delegation by Syktron to learn about their role in Healthcare and West Michigan. Read More

EVENT: NIGHT OF THE STARS

EVENT: NIGHT OF THE STARS

The annual fundraising event of the Haff is the gala dinner Night of the Stars. During the dinner we will celebrate the unique bond that exists between the Netherlands and the United States of America. Sponsored by the Holland America Friendship Foundation www.haffoundation.nl

EVENT: Turning Fellowship Into Partnership

EVENT: Turning Fellowship Into Partnership

With Michigan enjoying resurgence as a global leader in business and product innovation, the timing couldn’t be better to form new partnerships. West Michigan is at the forefront of that resurgence, and the area’s culture of community and corporate best practices is resonating and attracting 

EVENT: West Michigan Heineken House

EVENT: West Michigan Heineken House

The West Michigan Global Initiative invites local, national and global leaders to share ideas and foster business, political and cultural relationships between the West Michigan business community and their counterparts in the Netherlands. In the fall of 2014 WMGI brought a Delegation from the Netherlands 

Event: Afterglow

Event: Afterglow

The West Michigan Global Initiative (WMGI) hosted a private, wind-down “Afterglow” reception May 7, 2014, with Dutch Ambassador to the U.S. Rudolf Bekink and General Consul Klaas van der Tempel. The reception was held at New Holland Brewing in downtown Holland, and featured many leaders 

Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra joins Executive Board and Advisory Committee of West Michigan Global Initiative

Holland Mayor Kurt Dykstra joins Executive Board and Advisory Committee of West Michigan Global Initiative

The Executive Committee of the West Michigan Global Initiative (WMGI) today announced the appointment of Holland, Mich., Mayor Kurt Dykstra to the WMGI Executive Committee and Advisory Board. Mayor Dykstra, who also is an attorney at Warner Norcross & Judd LLP in Holland, and his 

Official One Fund Boston Marathon 2014 Team

Official One Fund Boston Marathon 2014 Team

The One Fund’s mission to support those most impacted by the attacks iscontinuing as part of a collaborative effort to coordinate services tohelp the survivors and victims’ families. >> Read Full Article

Event: Ridderzaal Reception

Event: Ridderzaal Reception

Ridderzaal Reception The West Michigan Global Initiative cordially invites you to a Reception celebrating the recent Trade Mission to the Netherlands. When: Thursday October 10, 2013 5:30-7:30 pm With special guests: Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley& Dutch Counsel General Klaas van der Tempel Where: Cascade Hills