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Grand Rapids chamber names EPIC award winners

November 7, 2016
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John Lowery Applied Imaging EPIC award winner
John Lowery, president of Applied Imaging, holds up an "#IAMEPIC" sign. Photo via

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has named the winners of its seventh-annual EPIC Awards.

The awards “salute” the region’s entrepreneurial, progressive, innovative and collaborative, or EPIC, contributors.

Twenty EPIC Awards finalists were named in September in seven categories. The area businesses and individuals selected as finalists are contributing to a “thriving region.”

The winners were announced last week at the 2016 EPIC Awards at the Grand Rapids Art Museum.

“These are the people and organizations who are at the core of a remarkable business community by the ways they innovate, collaborate, grow and impact others, helping to create a thriving city,” said Rick Baker, president and CEO, Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce.

EPIC winners

Excellence in Business
Applied Imaging

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Sluggers Sports Academy

Small Business of the Year

Women-Owned Business of the Year
Kennari Consulting

Minority-Owned Business of the Year
El Granjero Mexican Grill

Nonprofit of the Year
Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

Veteran-Owned Business of the Year
Honor Construction

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