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Julie Lough links to longevity
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Julie Lough founded Micro Visions Inc. in 1989, when the information technology firm might have been considered somewhat of a novelty.
Nearly a quarter-century later, that longevity in a constantly changing industry has carried her through the good economic times and the bad.
“We started with $5,000 in savings and have remained debt free,” Lough said. “For nearly 24 years, my passion for business, technology and the strategy we’ve developed to assist our clients in effectively utilizing technology to achieve their business goals has enabled a remarkable team of people to achieve their personal objectives and add outstanding value to the marketplace.”
Throughout the years, Lough has picked up a number of industry and community awards, including twice being named Woman of the Year by the Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs.
One of Lough’s passions is education.
She is a founding parent of Trinitas Classical School and has served as chair of the organization’s finance committee and co-chair of its marketing committee.
Whether working in the community or in the business world, Lough said she knows the key to success is surrounding herself with good people.
“I am so proud of our team to have achieved such longevity in a dynamic marketplace within a fluctuating economy and look forward to many more years of serving the West Michigan community.”
Micro Visions was nominated as a Top Women Owned Business in the $1.49 million and below annual revenue category.