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Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
Still in her 20s, this young entrepreneur already has juggled several creative businesses and nonprofit passions.
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Bringing more market-rate housing and mixed-use buildings to downtown Muskegon are two of Jonathan Seyferth’s challenges.
Jonathan Seyferth may not have planned on finding his footing in economic development, but his leadership position at Downtown Muskegon Now has helped the business community begin to rise. Read More
Long-time chef Steve Stallard is creating and developing food products for his BliS Gourmet company that nobody else has even thought of.
Steve Stallard likens the culinary industry to the National Football League: Plenty of people get there, but few actually make it big. Read More
Sonya Hughes is proud of GRACC’s continued leadership in racial equity and its LGBT initiative.
The day the Business Journal sat down with Sonya Hughes, Grand Valley State University’s Johnson Center had just released its VoiceGR survey, which found that racism is “very much an issue” for 11 percent of respondents and “somewhat of an issue” for another 33 percent. Read More
Keli Christopher’s ‘recreational’ Mind Boggle programming focuses on fun, hands-on science for kids.
Keli Christopher is sparking students’ interest in science and math through recreational STEM programming to better prepare them for college and beyond. Read More
Jorge Gonzalez builds on banking experience as the new executive director of West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
At one point in his career, Jorge Gonzalez was either a member of or leading at least 15 community organizations in West Michigan — all at once. Read More
A salesman since his college days, Tom Bennett loves working head-to-head against cities trying to book a convention.
Over the years, Tom Bennett has watched Grand Rapids develop from afar. Read More
Michael Young, 20-year city manager of Rockford, also heads the Michigan Local Government Management Association.
Michael Young must have been cut out for city management. Read More
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