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Peaches McCahill rides second wind

December 30, 2013
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Peaches McCahill
Peaches McCahill.

Editor’s note: Each issue of the Influential Women enewsletter will feature a profile of one of the Business Journal’s reigning Top Women Owned Businesses finalists. The profile first appeared in the event program.

Peaches McCahill could be considered a pioneer in the field of corporate wellness programs.

“The McCahill Group has been an innovator in the corporate wellness and fitness industry for over 25 years,” McCahill said. “We have been experts in our field and have been promoting the need for customized employee wellness programs that inspire positive change and cultures of healthy behaviors long before the recent trend where wellness programs have become more prevalent.”

The firm has 65 full-time and more than 30 part-time employees, many of whom have been added in just the past few years.

“I am a mother of five children and have grown my business significantly over the past four years while dealing with both the loss of my husband, who was previously part owner of the company, and my youngest child fighting a winning battle with brain cancer,” McCahill said.

“As a woman-owned business, I have both provided a positive example of leadership for other working women in our community and have also empowered many women through The McCahill Group as employees.”

McCahill is an appointed member of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and works on the capital campaign for the Grand Rapids Boys and Girls Club. She also helped found Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids and the River City Classic Run/Walk, now known as Relay for Life.

The McCahill Group was nominated as a Top Women Owned Business in the $1.5-$3.99 million annual revenue category.

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