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Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
Consultant strives to bring the best of herself to someone else’s battle.
Sometimes, Shannon Cohen thinks “The A-Team” theme song should play when she’s done with a job. Read More
Jim Paparella, the new head of D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s, says Kent is not like any other county in Michigan.
Jim Paparella, the new president/CEO of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s since May, had a pretty good thing going in Lansing when he saw the job opening at DABSJ, one of Michigan’s largest child/youth welfare agencies. Read More
As Grand Rapids’ new Parks & Rec director, David Marquardt wants to be thoughtful about where funds will be spent.
David Marquardt is new to Grand Rapids. Read More
John Bitely’s ‘never give up’ farmer’s mindset saw his Sable Homes through the Great Recession.
John Bitely always wanted to be a farmer. Read More
Jim McGannon’s youth sports organization focuses on the kids and learning athletic skills, rather than on competition.
Coach Jim McGannon takes a different approach with youth sports. Read More
Establishing the North American office of Create and Craft has been a whirlwind of activity for Ray Shelgosh, with more in store.
Ray Shelgosh thought a light sweater would be all he would need for a quick mid-April interview in Grand Rapids. Read More
Trader of the Year award winner overcame personal tragedy to buy and run a family business.
Ann Kirkwood-Hall and her company Bulman Products Inc. were honored in May with the West Michigan World Trade Association’s Trader of the Year award. Read More
Recognizing rock bottom propels single mom to new professional heights.
Katie Kelly had hit rock bottom. Read More