Keeping Business Local.

Established in 1989 by local businesses, the Northeast Business Association (NEBA) exists to support and integrate local businesses in the Northeast Grand Rapids area. We aim to develop a healthy, thriving community of mutually supportive and trustworthy businesses, create an awareness of these businesses, and facilitate opportunities for growth through networking and community events.

Do you own, represent, or conduct business in Northeast Grand Rapids? Then you are already a NEBA Community Member! Join and Submit your business here.

Do you want to grow your business in the Northeast Corridor? Become a Supporting Member for $150 a year. Learn more here. Our activities support our business members and the community at large. So far, we have given away over $13,000 to support Northview Public Schools. Join us at one of our events and get connected!

Our Mission

  • Bring together the business community of northeast Grand Rapids
  • Enhance our exposure to ideas from neighboring businesses
  • Know first about new happenings in the area
  • Network among members
  • Discover what other businesses have to offer
  • Work together to enrich the community
  • Express mutual concerns as they arise
  • Enrich our personal lives through a professional organization
  • Leave a legacy for future business owners and entrepreneurs
  • Support the local Public Schools

Board Members

President, Robert Maloof

A financial advisor with Edward Jones since 2006, Bob helps clients establish and meet their financial goals. Prior to joining Edward Jones, Bob worked in a family business, ran his own small business and taught college courses. He has a passion for helping others, serving the community through educational workshops and as the President of the Northeast Business Association.

Vice President, Ryan Baker

Ryan is a long time resident of Michigan serving the Greater Grand Rapids area as a Farmers Insurance Agent. With over 15 years educating clients about the insurance options available to them, Ryan’s expertise helps clients select the most comprehensive, cost-effective solution. His staff speak Spanish as well as English.

Treasurer, Christopher Rusche

Chris built his career in banking after graduation in 2005 from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration. Skilled in Business Relationship Management, Mortgage Lending, Commercial Lending, Banking, and Credit Analysis, Chris is Assistant Office Manager at Consumers Credit Union.

Secretary, Kelly Lang

Kelly grew up in Rockford, graduated from Sparta High School, and received a degree in Sports and Exercise Science from Northern Michigan University. She and her husband Kurt own and are partners in Vibrant Life Chiropractic where Kelly works as Chiropractic Assistant. In addition to scientific technique, her practice supports a number of activities to build community social capital.

Plainfield Township Liaison, Cameron VanWyngarden

Cameron has served as Superintendent of Plainfield Charter Township since 2013. He received a BA in Political Science and Business in 1999 from Calvin College and in 2006, an MPA in Public Administration from Western.

Kent County Sheriff Officer Mandy Bernal-Hill

Mandy grew up in Saginaw and attended Delta College, graduating with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. She has served over 20 years with the Kent County Sheriff Department in the Medical Unit, Accounting, Road Patrol, Honor Guard, and as a Corrections Officer. Currently, her passion to serve the community is fulfilled as Plainfield Township Community Policing Officer.

NEBA Programs, Deb Havens

Deb founded Traveling Moon Productions in 2004 to further her interests in television production and screenwriting after a long career in broadcast television, education, producing and consulting with TV stations and major corporations including Walt Disney World. Her passion for politics led her to a doctorate degree at Eastern Michigan University studying the impact of gender on first time women governors.

NEBA Development, Dave Beckett

Dave grew up in Windsor Ontario, Canada. He moved to Grand Rapids in 1998 to attain his Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy in 2001 at Grand Valley State University. Dave is one of the owners and operators of Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy and manages the northeast office. He has completed numerous professional education programs and has several medical certifications.

Member Map

The Northeast Business Association represents businesses across three municipalities in northeast Grand Rapids- the City of Grand Rapids 2nd Ward, Grand Rapids Township, and Plainfield Charter Township. We are open to any business, property, nonprofit, organization, or entrepreneur with interest in the Northeast Grand Rapids area, even if they are not located in our geographical area.