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Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
The president of the MiEIBC has been a member of the Michigan House and previously worked on campaigns here and in Scotland.
For a guy who isn’t 40 yet, the president of the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council seems to already have been there and done that. Read More
As managing director of Actors’ Theatre, Kyle Los will use his business development experience to engage local businesses.
In November, Kyle Los joined Actors’ Theatre as managing director. Read More
Elizabeth Schenk left a job in corporate communications to run her award-winning business full time.
Elizabeth Schenk might still be working in corporate communications at Universal Forest Products Inc. had it not been for a business venture that progressively blossomed. Read More
David Levitt, co-founder of Third Coast Development, has made it a point to learn something from everyone he’s worked for.
David Levitt is creating his legacy in the local real estate industry by being somewhere in the balance between being the smartest and the nicest guy in a room. Read More
Leaving behind a career in the finance industry, Greta Schuil helped take her parents’ company to a new level.
When Greta Schuil came back to Grand Rapids in late 1989 to help run Schuil Coffee Co., a specialty roasting company started by her parents, Garry and Gladys Schuil, in 1981, she soon saw how open the gourmet coffee market was. Read More
Adversity has never stopped Bridgett Tubbs-Carlon, the founder of the highly successful AppleTree Learning Centers.
Growing up in a single-parent household in the early 1980s, there just wasn’t money for luxuries like traveling in Bridgett Tubbs-Carlon’s world. Read More
Lisa Change came to Grand Rapids to pursue a culinary degree but instead decided to open her own restaurant.
In the past six months, 32-year-old Lisa Chang has accomplished more than most people do in several years. Read More
John Wolohan, Guiding Light’s substance abuse program administrator, is a successful product of the nonprofit’s efforts.
Men like John Wolohan are, simply put, the best physical evidence for why Guiding Light Mission matters for Grand Rapids. Read More
The CEO of Preferred Construction Group promotes mentorship within the industry.
Growing up, Troy Yarbrough discovered he had a knack for grasping the intricacies of science and mathematics. Read More
Jeff Helminski experienced being poor as a youngster and decided that would not be his lot in life.
In high school, Jeff Helminski told his class he was going to be an entrepreneur like Donald Trump. Read More