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Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
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
Award-winning business owner and veterinarian Lynn Happel educates herself to stay on top of a changing field.
Unlike her classmates with New Kids on the Block posters, Lynn Happel’s bedroom when she was little was plastered with dog, cat and horse posters. Read More
Mike Fettig says his family’s staffing agency focuses on permanent jobs with core values of people and performance.
Mike Fettig said there’s a BHAG at the Fettig employment agency in Grand Rapids — as well as a new home with windows overlooking the Grand River. Read More
Driving force behind the company’s success is the idea of doing an ‘unmistakably E&V’ job.
While many construction-related businesses are struggling to find the talent needed to operate in an increasingly good construction climate, Mike Novakoski said his company isn’t among them. Read More
Still in her 20s, this young entrepreneur already has juggled several creative businesses and nonprofit passions.
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