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Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
Marywood Health Center’s Lisa McMichael sees many changes ahead in the realm of rehabilitation therapy.
Lisa McMichael has seen a lot of changes in the field of occupational therapy since she started her career two decades ago, and she expects to see more thanks to the baby boomer generation. Read More
Tom Welch, president and CEO of Fifth Third Bank Western Michigan, believes growth is a mindset.
It’s not often that entrepreneurial chances arrive in corporate America, but Tom Welch saw an opportunity in 2002. Read More
Bob Bernhardt, who also has roles with the Louisville and Chattanooga symphonies, was drawn to GR by its vibrant atmosphere.
Grand Rapids Symphony goers will recognize the organization’s new principal pops conductor when the 2015-2016 season begins later this year. Read More
The YWCA’s programs for victims of sexual assault, abuse and domestic violence have engaged Carla Blinkhorn for 30 years.
Carla Blinkhorn is not afraid of a challenge and fearlessly strives to improve the initiatives at YWCA West Central Michigan. Read More
Jim Crank is happy to have joined the craft brewing scene; now he’s looking for more space in Grand Rapids.
In the 1990s, Jim Crank spent a lot of time thinking about craft beer. Read More
Before joining Norris, Perné & French, Lon Swartzentruber helped a school system secure its financial future.
The new managing director — the first and only managing director — at Norris, Perné & French, the oldest privately owned investment management firm in Grand Rapids, is a guy with a track record of taking on difficult challenges. Read More