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Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
William Walker values the art of service — and works in the service of art.
William Walker founded wealth management firm Legacy Trust in Grand Rapids at a time when many small financial institutions had already been devoured by larger regional or national franchises and more were soon to follow. Read More
Universal Mind’s Brad Ruiter gains confidence to blaze a tech trail.
It was in Brad Ruiter’s blood to go into the military. Read More
Layoff freed Bruce Burgess to solve a noisy problem.
Following more than a decade in construction and as the vice president of a construction firm, Bruce Burgess walked into work one day in 2011 and saw his computer missing and his boss there to hand him a box. Read More
GVSU prof puts patients with disabilities in the saddle.
Beth Macauley is one of only four speech-language pathologists in the country certified in hippotherapy, an emerging technique that puts patients on horseback to improve speech, motor and cognitive functions. Read More
Years of on-the-job training chart a course for Veneklasen to follow in his father’s wake
If not for a $100 check from his grandmother, Chris Veneklasen could still be on Nantucket Island teaching windsurfing. Read More
Mary Free Bed’s ‘dominant force’ in market is enough to capture attention of globetrotting rehab doctor
Dr. Andrew Haig’s passion for rehabilitation has taken him around the globe, where he helps build physical rehab programs in impoverished countries and mentors young doctors. Read More