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Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
Mark Tanis of The Image Group has been called a “true visionary” for his accomplishments in the communication industry.
One challenging aspect of interviewing business leaders is they often prefer talking about their team rather than themselves. Read More
Gayle DeBruyn, Kendall College’s first chief sustainability officer, helps students forge a bond between design and environment.
While other little girls were playing with Barbie dolls, Gayle DeBruyn was in her backyard building forts. Read More
Jim Albright is developing an app that is designed to create ease of movement through buildings.
Jim Albright wants to leave a legacy for disabled people. Read More
Scoville Farms and Everidae Sweet Habanero Sauce have opened up the future for Dominic Sorenson.
Dominic Sorenson has started a lot of food businesses. Read More
The new president of Huntington Bank West Michigan is the son of an Indiana banker and a 32-year banking veteran.
John Irwin was a gung-ho Hot Dog back in high school in Frankfort, Ind. Read More
Work on nonprofit boards led Mary McLoughlin to expand her marketing and communications capabilities to include fundraising.
This year, Mary McLoughlin is celebrating the 20th anniversary of her firm, McLoughlin Communications and Public Relations, which she opened in 1993. Read More
Derek Coppess is big on creating living spaces where people can become part of a community.
As a 7-year-old working on his father’s summer building crew, Derek Coppess became known as “Trash Boy.” Read More
The Emmy-Award winner and co-founder of Fubble Entertainment is happy to be working in Grand Rapids.
You might say that Patrick W. Ziegler began his career in the third grade when he was chosen for a part in the Godfrey-Lee High School production of “Carousel.” Read More
Brent Geers survived war and law school to become Cooley’s first African-American graduate to start a local practice.
Which was worse: war or law school? Read More
Steve Siciliano has done his part to spark a major local interest in craft beers and homebrewing.
Sitting at his desk among homebrew supplies and bottles of wine, Steve Siciliano tapped his glasses on his chin. Read More