ARTICLES

Kim Dabbs advocates for the arts

September 9, 2014
Kim Dabbs is passionate about collaboration within and among sectors, and as executive director of the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology, she serves the mission of creating a culture of opportunity for people to make social and economic progress in their lives and community. Read More

Jeanne Englehart values community

September 9, 2014
A long-time Grand Rapids leader, Jeanne Englehart continues to remain at the heart of the area’s business community despite several attempts at retirement. Read More

Mimi Fritz implements Downtown Market vision

August 26, 2014
For the last two years, Mimi Fritz has focused with single-minded determination on the construction, leasing, staffing and program development of the Grand Rapids Downtown Market. Read More

Cynthia Havard has a full plate

August 26, 2014
Cynthia Havard holds two vital roles in the success of Cole’s Quality Foods Inc. while working in a world traditionally dominated by men. Read More

Shelley Irwin is the voice of Grand Rapids

August 12, 2014
Shelley Irwin is a woman about town and well-known as the voice and face of Grand Rapids’ public broadcasting at Grand Valley State University’s Eberhard Center. Read More

Mary K. Hoodhood’s vision eases childhood hunger

August 12, 2014
No one questions the vision Mary K. Hoodhood brought to the table when she founded Kids’ Food Basket in 2001. Read More

Leslie King saves women from streets

July 29, 2014
Leslie King is a true unsung hero and a survivor of what she calls “modern-day slavery.” Read More

Jennifer Jurgens shares passionate message

July 29, 2014
Jennifer Jurgens combines her professional experience and personal passion in her position as the leader of Susan G. Komen West Michigan, the local affiliate covering Kent, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo and Ottawa counties. Read More

Raquel Salas builds law firm

July 15, 2014
A well-rounded attorney and a co-founding partner of Avanti Law Group, Raquel Salas is a self-described business-savvy Dominican immigrant with a knack for client development and negotiation. Read More

Tami VandenBerg activates community

July 15, 2014
Tami VandenBerg is a business woman, a community leader and an activist willing to take enormous risks, blending a love for community, event organizing, the arts and helping vulnerable people. Read More