About Us

Chapter Information

The West Michigan Chapter of the American Payroll Association was founded in 1997, as a non-profit group, in order to advance the payroll profession in our area. Membership is open to all who wish to focus on growing within their field, as well as becoming active in our networking opportunities. Many contacts and friendships have been developed within our group.

Our area of coverage is extensive as it includes members from Grand Rapids, Holland, Kalamazoo and Lansing!

Our Purpose

  • To promote scholarship and professionalism in the field of payroll administration
  • To advance recognition for payroll
  • To promote higher standards of performance in the field of payroll administration
  • To promote fellowship and communication among payroll practioners

Monthly Meetings

The Chapter meets every 2nd Wednesday of each month, exclusive of January. The cost is $20.00 for members and $28.00 for non-members for each meeting and includes a dinner choice. A meeting notice is distributed, via e-mail, prior to each meeting.  Be sure to sign up to receive these notices!

Past topics have included, but is not limited to, Friend of the Court, Wage and Hour Laws, Expatriates and Garnishments.

American Payroll Association

Professional society for payroll professionals. Founded in 1982, they are the nation's leader in payroll education, training and publications.

With over 22,000 members, APA is committed to:

  • Offering education opportunities to enhance the quality of the payroll professional
  • Fostering the exchange of payroll expertise at the local level
  • Raising public awareness of payroll professionalism
  • Offering certification programs to support the payroll profession
  • Representing the payroll professional in Washington, D.C.

APA's Congress is the Premier Payroll Event of the Year!

Congress brings you workshops, networking opportunities, and recertification credits! At APA's Congress you are able to choose from more than 200 workshops over 4-1/2 days and earn RCHs or CPE credits! Congress offers a wide variety of educational workshops; the world's largest payroll, accounts payable, and finance Expo with over 100 exhibitors; and countless networking and motivational opportunities among 2,500 attendees.