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Friends of West Michigan Business-GR Area Chamber
"527" Political Organization
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Group NameFriends of West Michigan Business-GR Area Chamber
Stated PurposeThe purpose of the organization is to receive contributions and make expenditures for an exempt function pursuant to the Michigan Campaign Finance Act. The organization files reports with the MI Dept. of State.They are available at the Dept and on line.
Email Addresskrusea@grandrapids.org
Established Date02/08/1984
Contact PersonRusty Merchant
Contact Address111 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
Mailing Address111 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
Contributions Received
(since 02/08/1984)
$76,580
Expenditures Made
(since 02/08/1984)
$93,439

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Friends of West Michigan Business-GR Area Chamber
"527" Contribution List

ContributorEmpoyer/Occupation$ Contribution AmountDate
A,merican Seating Company Political Action Committ
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
American Seating/PAC $450
Anthony Switous
Rockford, MI  49341
Western American Mailers/President $500
Barbara meiras
Ada, MI  49301
Davenport University/President $250
Brent Rector
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Miller, Johnson, Snell and Cummiskey/Attorney $250
Brian Harris
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Metal Sources International/President $500
Brian McNamara
Rockford, MI  49341
Amway Corporation/Vice President $250
Bruce Hagen
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Spectrum Health/Executive Vice President $200
Carl Brown
Wyoming, MI  49509
Nicholas Plastics/Chief Operating Officer $250
Carl Ver Beek
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt, Howlett/Partner $575
Chris Sain
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Family Talk/Director $250
Cynthia Havard
Alto, MI  49302
Coles Quality Foods/VP Finances $800
Dale Robertson
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Blue Cross Blue Shield of MI/Vice President $250
Dana Sommers
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
The Grotenhuis Group/President $850
Daniel DeVos
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
DP Fox Ventures/President $2,500
David Cassard
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Waters Corporation/President $250
David Dietz
Jenison, MI  49428
Woodland Paving Company/Manager $250
David Wagner
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Fifth Third Bank/Chairman $250
Denise Essenberg
Caledonia, MI  49316
PricewaterhouseCoopers/Partner $350
Donley DeGroot
Georgetown Twp., MI  49428
Northwestern Mutual Financial/Financial Representative $250
Douglas DeVos
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Alticor/Vice President $3,750
Douglas Emery
Jenison, MI  49428
Boy Scouts of America-G. Ford Council/Development Director $250
Douglas J Emery
Jenison, MI  49428
Gerald R. Ford Council Boy Scouts of America/Development Director $250
Duwane Suwyn
Ada Twp., MI  49546
Grubb Ellis Paramount Properties/President CEO $250
Ed Fernandez
Ada, MI  49301
Fox 17 WXMI/VP, General Manager $500
Edward Swanson
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
Wade Trim/Sr. Vice President $250
Erin Rowe-Graves
Ada, MI  49301
Amway Corporation/Manager $500
Frederick Keller
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Cascade Engineering/Chairman $250
Galyen Byker
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Calvin College/President $250
Gary Stevenson
Rockford, MI  49341
Woodland Paving Company/General Manager $250
Gaylen Byker
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Calvin College/President $1,250
George Vande Woude
Berryville, VA  22611
Van Andel Institute/Scientist $250
Glenn Steil
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
Compatico/CEO $500
James Buck
Grandville, MI  49418
City of Grandville/Mayor $500
James Ertl
Alto, MI  49302
Alticor/Vice President $350
James McKay
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
Nothern Trust Bank/Chairman $1,100
James Williams
Grand Rapids, MI  49508
Williams Distributing Co./President $250
Jay Van Andel
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Alticor/Senior Chairman $2,500
JC Huizenga
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Westwater Group/Chairman $6,000
JC Huizenga
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Westwater Group/Chairman $2,500
Jeff Gietzen
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
D W Food Centers/CEO $250
Jeff Gietzen
Grand Rapids, MI  49588
D W Food Centers/President, CEO $1,000
Jeffrey Breneman
Portage, MI  49024
Western Michigan University/Vice President $250
Jerry Tubergen
Ada, MI  49301
RDV Corporation/CEO $250
Jim Visser
Plainfield Twp., MI  49306
D.A. Blodget Services/Director of Development $400
Jim Williams
Grand Rapids, MI  49508
Williams Distribution/President $1,250
John Brown
Kentwood, MI  49508
GR Area Chamber of Commerce/President $250
John Buchanan
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Blue Ridge Ventures/Owner $250
John Cummiskey
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Miller, Johnson, Snell and Cummiskey/Attorney, Partner $300
John J Hannigan
Ada, MI  49301
Foremost Insurance Company/Executive Vice President $500
John Loeks Jr
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Jack Loeks Theatres/President $1,000
John Weiss
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
Design Plus/Supervisor $250
John Weiss
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
Design Plus/President $500
Joseph Davio
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Comerica Bank/President $250
Juan Olivarez
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Grand Rapids Community College/President $450
Karl Hascall
Ada, MI  49301
Steel Stud Systems/President $2,400
Keith Brophy
Wyoming, MI  49505
SageStone/President $300
Keith Burns
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Ernst and Young/CPA $250
Kenneth M Davis
Grand Rapids, MI  49548
Amway Corporation/Director of Global Dist. $250
Kevin Kabat
East Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Fifth Third Bank/President CEO $250
Kimberly Clarke
Alto, MI  49302
Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt Howlett/Attorney $325
Linda Williams
Caledonia, MI  49316
Credit Union ONE/Manager $605
Maria DeVos
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
not employed/not employed $3,750
Mark Murray
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Grand Valley State Univeristy/President $250
Mary Dechow
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
Spartan Stores/Govt. Relations Manager $500
Mathew Williams
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Grubb Ellis Paramount Properties/Vice President $250
Michael Jandernoa
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Perrigo Company/President $1,000
Michael Jandernoa
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Perrigo Company/Chair $2,500
Michael Norris
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
Vice President/Alticor $250
Michal Norris
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
Amway Corporation/Vice President $500
Norman Christropher
Ada, MI  49301
Haviland Enterprises/CEO $250
R Lawrence Leigh
Caledonia, MI  49506
Leighs of West Michigan/Executive $250
R Tony Asselta
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Root-Lowell Mfg Co/President $325
R Tony Asselta
Grand Rapids, MI  49505
Root Lowell Manufacturing/President $500
Raymond Fix
Grand Rapids, MI  49505
Progressive AE/President $1,925
Richard DeVos Jr
Ada, MI  49301
Alticor/President $2,500
Richard Haslinger
E. Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Bank One/President $250
Richard M DeVos
Manalapan, FL  33462
Alticor/Co-Founder $2,500
Richard Postma
Hudsonville, MI  49426
US Signal Company/Co-Chairman $2,825
Richard Young
Ada, MI  49301
The Behler Young Co./Chairman $250
Rob Alt
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Ran Enterprises/President $250
Robert Boylen
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Norris, Perne, French LLP/Partner $250
Robert Etherton
Ada, MI  49301
Etherton Enterprises Inc./Owner $500
Robert MacDonald
Sparta, MI  49546
MacDonald Industrial Products/President $500
Robert Roth
Ada, MI  49301
RoMan Manufacturing/President $2,750
Roger Andrzejewski
Ada, MI  49301
Lacks Enterprises/Director of Human Resources $500
Roger Van Putten
Byron Center, MI  49315
Grand Rapids Asphalt/General Manager $500
Sandra Baxter
Kentwood, MI  49512
topfundraising.com/Owner $325
Sandy Baxter
Kentwood, MI  49512
topfundraising.com/Owner $250
Scott Morgan
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Grubb Ellis Paramount Properties/Vice President $250
Scott Wierda
Grandville, MI  49418
Jade Pig Ventures/President $250
Sharon Burrsma
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Spectrum Health/Executive Vice President $250
Spartan Political Action Committee
Grand Rapids, MI  49518
Spartan Stores/PAC $1,000
Stephen Van Andel
Ada, MI  49301
Alticor/Chairman $250
Susan Ilka
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
Corporate Occupational Health/Owner $150
Suzanne VanderWeide
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
Alticor/Board Member $2,500
Thomas DeBoer
Grand Rapids, MI  49505
Grubb Ellis Paramount Properties/Vice President $250
Thomas Fehsenfeld
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
Crystal Flash/President $250
Thomas Newhof
Ada, MI  49301
Prein and Newhof/President $325
Thomas Newhof
Grand Rapids, MI  49505
Prein and Newhof/President $500
Tim Wondergem
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
Wondergem Consulting/President $300

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Friends of West Michigan Business-GR Area Chamber "527" Expenses

Vendor$ Expense AmountPurposeDate
Alan Sanborn for State Senate Committee
27140 Irwin Road
Richmond, MI  48062
$500
Amway Grand Plaza
187 Monroe NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
$5,268
Applause Banquets - Catering
2728 Birchcrest SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49506
$1,343
Bill Hardiman for State Senate Committee
1814 Andrew Se
Kentwood, MI  49501
$4,000
Bill Hardiman for State Senate Committee
1814 Andrew SE
Kentwood, MI  49508
$1,000
Citizens for Shirley Johson
4222 Sheridan Dr.
Royal Oak, MI  48073
$1,000
Citizens to Elect Bruce Patterson
42479 Redfern Dr.
Canton, MI  48187
$500
Committe to Elect Jerri Schmidt
1723 6th Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
$1,000
Committe to Elect Jerry Van Woerkom
4216 Harbor Point Drive
Muskegon, MI  49441
$2,000
Committe to Elect Robert Redford Campaign
3923 28th Street SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49512
$500
Committee to Elect Alan Cropsey
7730 Loomis Rd.
DeWitt, MI  48820
$500
Committee to Elect Bob Brackenridge
408 Edgewate Dunes Pkwy
St. Joseph, MI  49085
$1,000
Committee to Elect Buzz Thomas
PO Box 14854
Detroit, MI  48214
$500
Committee to Elect David Farhat
3461 Whispering Woods Drive
Muskegon, MI  49444
$500
Committee to Elect Doug Hart
3729 Mesa Court
Rockford, MI  49341
$500
Committee to Elect Jerri Schmidt
1723 6th Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI  49504
$1,000
Committee to Elect Jim Koetje
3346 Whispering Court
Grandville, MI  49418
$250
Committee to Elect Joanne Voorhees
5380 Kenowa
Grandville, MI  49418
$500
Committee to Elect Ken Sikkema
PO Box 344
Grandville, MI  49468
$600
Committee to Elect Mark Jansen
6857 Linden Avenue SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49548
$500
Frederick Meijer Gardens
1000 E. Beltline NE
Grand Rapids, MI  49525
$493
Friends of Jason Allen
PO Box 2155
Traverse City, MI  49685
$500
Garcia for State Senate
PO Box 136
St. Johns, MI  48879
$1,000
Go Mike Bishop
803 W. University Drive
Rochester, MI  48307
$1,000
Governors Gala MRSC
2121 E. Grand Avenue
Lansing, MI  48912
$500
Governors Gala MRSC
2121 E. Grand Avenue
Lasning, MI  48912
$1,000
House Republican Campaign Committee
PO Box 15035
Lansing, MI  48901
$3,000
Jerry Kooiman for State Representative Compaign
1708 Adams SE
Grand Rapids, MI  49546
$1,000
Jim McBryde for State Senate
2130 Flagstone Ct.
Mount Pleasant, MI  48858
$1,000
Jud Gilbert for State Senate Committee
9882 N. River Road
Algonac, MI  48001
$500
Koetje for State Representative
607 Clayton
Walker, MI  49544
$500
Laura Toy for Senate
32663 Five Mile Road
Livonia, MI  48154
$1,000
Michell McManus for State Senate
7883 East Alpers Rd.
Lanke Leelanau, MI  49653
$1,000
Mike Cox for Attorney General Campaign
29427 6 Mile Road
Livonia, MI  48152
$1,500
Nancy Cassis for Senate
22186 Daleview Dr.
Novi, MI  48374
$500
Posthumus Leadership Fund
PO Box 48901
Lansing, MI  48901
$20,000
Senate Republican Campaign Committee
PO Box 15035
Lansing, MI  48901
$2,000
Senate Republican Campaign Committee
PO Box 12023
Lasning, MI  48901
$1,000
Stamas for State Senate
5915 Eastman Avenue
Suite 100
Midland, MI  48640
$1,000
Supreme Court 2000
PO Box 700859
Grand Rapids, MI  48170
$333
Supreme Court 2000
PO Box 700859
Plymouth, MI  48170
$28,167
Terri Lynn Land for Secretary of State
1791 Porter SW
Suite 4
Wyoming, MI  49509
$1,500
The Catering Company
1307 East Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI  49503
$985
Valde Garcia for Senate
607 Byron Road
Apt. 4
Howell, MI  48843
$500
Vander Veen for State Representative
6185 Alger Street
Allendale, MI  49401
$500

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