ARTICLES

Floriza Genautis recruits growth

December 16, 2014
Floriza Genautis is the principal and founder of Management Business Solutions, a Grand Rapids-based firm providing customized solutions for staffing and recruiting. Read More

Sandra Frost Steensma counsels nonprofits

December 16, 2014
Sandra Frost Steensma is president and founder of Parrish Consulting, a nonprofit consulting business specializing in annual fundraising, capacity building and endowment fundraising. Read More

Denise Kolesar produces expos for women

December 2, 2014
When Denise Kolesar started her own expo business in 1998, she had little idea that 16 years later she’d be running five annual women-centered events, covering the West Michigan and mid-Michigan markets. Read More

Diana Sieger stewards community endowment

December 2, 2014
For nearly 27 years, Diana Sieger has led, served and fostered philanthropic and community initiatives in Kent County as president of the Grand Rapids Community Foundation. Read More

Chris Willis consults on 'return on people'

November 18, 2014
Chris Willis is calling for a revolution in human capital, and she’s actively leading the charge to change the way large corporations measure and value their people. Read More

Bridget Clark Whitney fights childhood hunger

November 18, 2014
From intern to executive director, Bridget Clark Whitney has guided the development and growth of Kids’ Food Basket through its inception to the powerful community-driven organization it is today. Read More

Doreen Bolhuis coaches action

November 4, 2014
As a female entrepreneur and an advocate for diversity and women in leadership, Doreen Bolhuis has built and grown Gymco over the past 33 years, while becoming a visionary leader for the community. Read More

Birgit Klohs develops region

November 4, 2014
Simply stated, few other women in West Michigan have done more to impact the long-term economic growth of the region than Birgit Klohs. Read More

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