The Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Luncheon is a time to gather as a community, celebrate our area businesses, and look to the future of our region. The Chamber Pulse features a keynote speaker, an update from the Chamber, and three separate awards – Community Leadership, Distinguished Leader, and Economic Impact.
Famously known as “Megatron,” Calvin Johnson, Jr. and his Primitiv co-founder and former Detroit Lions teammate, Rob Sims, will be the headline speakers at the Chamber Pulse Luncheon Presented by Honor Credit Union.
“It’s important that the business community hears from diverse voices about what it’s like to grow a business here in Niles,” said Ryan Boeskool, Executive Director of the Greater Niles Chamber. “Calvin and Rob can uniquely speak to the need for grit and leadership to excel in the highest-level of sports as well as creating a thriving business.”
Primitiv, a Michigan-based cannabis and wellness company, has operated in Niles since 2021. “We’re proud of our Michigan roots and appreciate the opportunity to introduce ourselves to the Niles business community,” said Sims. “We’re passionate about the cannabis industry and we find that the more people learn about it, the more we are able to break down myths and stigmas that surround the plant.”
Calvin Johnson Jr. is a member of the 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame, and still holds the NFL single-season receiving yards record of 1,964 set in 2012. “When Rob and I played together in the league, we came to understand the importance of a strong team, and that is what we set out to build with Primitiv,” Johnson said. “It’s critical in any business to have a strong team foundation, and we consider ourselves fortunate to have found so many talented people in this area who have joined our group.”