ARTICLES

Bonnie Nawara grows women-owned businesses

October 21, 2014
Bonnie Nawara readily concedes she has been given an incredible opportunity to develop and expand the entrepreneurial resources available for women-owned businesses — one that dovetails nicely with her skill set and community connections, setting her up to have a direct impact on the economic vitality of the Grand Rapids community. Read More

Linda Vos-Graham oversees glass growth

October 21, 2014
During eight of the past 10 years, Vos Glass has earned awards of excellence for its many technical and high-profile commercial glazing projects, while growing its retail business under the leadership of Linda Vos-Graham. Read More

Stacie Behler delivers the message

October 7, 2014
A former lawyer, Stacie Behler often finds herself at the forefront of policy and community development in West Michigan as a result of her varied leadership roles. Read More

Rosalynn Bliss represents Grand Rapids

October 7, 2014
Now serving her third term as Grand Rapids’ 2nd Ward city commissioner, Rosalynn Bliss has been actively engaged in projects she believes are important to the community. Read More

Julie Bulson preaches emergency preparedness

September 23, 2014
At Spectrum Health, Julie Bulson brings a host of insights and leadership governance gathered during her 30 years in health care, 20 of which are in emergency preparedness. Read More

Mary Bonnema leads law firm

September 23, 2014
As one of the first female managing shareholders of a West Michigan law firm, Mary Bonnema is a trailblazer. Read More

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