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A purpose driven career suits Agnew just fine

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Valencia Agnew's decision to enter into a counseling career was initially met with skepticism by her family and friends, but she persevered and opened her own practice.

From the time she was young, Valencia Agnew, founder and owner of Adolescent & Family Behavioral Health Services, was drawn to the field of psychology. There was only one thing holding her back.

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TEDx What Now

The dust has settled after TEDxGR 2012, but the question posed by the event remains: “What now?”

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An unconventional perspective on a traditional profession

In starting her own firm, Vuja De Law PLC, Tamsen Horton did what she said can be a frightening prospect for those in her profession: something different.

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Women attorneys receive directive Make it rain

In an economic climate that demands that attorneys be cutthroat not only in the courtroom but in drumming up new business, one group looks to women as the next generation of rainmakers in the legal profession.

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In the world of PR only the relevant survive

Ginny Seyferth, president of SeyferthPR, is in the business of building relationships. In her company’s 28 years in business, Seyferth said the biggest changes in the industry happened when CNN became a 24-hour program and USA Today became a national newspaper.

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The war for talent in West Michigan

For those who stay current on human resource publications, the impending “war for talent” among employers is not a new concept.

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Keeping it simple is successful formula for Avanti

When attorneys Raquel Salas, Robert Alvarez and Meghan Moore opened the doors of their full-service litigation firm, Avanti Law Group, they knew that, like any new business owners, they would face their share of challenges.

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Kendall president earns AAFWM Silver Medal

Oliver Evans, president of Kendall College of Art and Design, has received the American Advertising Federation West Michigan’s Silver Medal Award for 2011. Established in 1959, the award recognizes individuals who have made great strides to further the industry, contributing to the professional excellence and socially responsible practices of their local advertising community.

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Schmieder designs room for growth in her company

When Via Design founder Valerie Schmieder first purchased AutoCAD, the salesperson couldn't understand what an interior designer was going to do with architectural software. But for Schmieder, it was just a matter of laying down railroad track before the train existed.

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Training the creative class

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The former Federal Building will be completed next month and house new classrooms, offices and gallery spaces for Kendall College of Art and Design students.

Proactive business owners are constantly asking themselves how to stay competitive in today’s market. Dwelling Place Neighborhood Revitalization Specialist Jenn Schaub has the answer: “Hire a creative professional.”

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