Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
Managing partner and CEO of Zhang Financial said he has achieved top status as financial planner through hard work, relationships.
After almost three decades living in the United States and running a wealth management practice, Charles Zhang said his treasure isn’t in the millions he’s made — it’s in the people who trust him. Read More
Executive director of the Hispanic chamber aims to apply international experience to open doors for Latino students, businesses.
Via his work in Mexico, Spain and now West Michigan, Guillermo Cisneros has come to understand a key truth: People need help to grow and succeed. Read More
A recovered drug addict and former Mel Trotter resident, Smashburger GM helps men get life back on track.
Tony Johnson often spends his lunch hour at Mel Trotter Ministries interviewing possible job applicants to come work for him at Smashburger, where he is the general manager. Read More
John Bruinsma’s passion for patient care led him to create herbal suckers that battle tooth decay.
John Bruinsma never would have guessed the artificial taste of a sugar-free lollipop would one day lead to the taste of a $2,000 bottle of scotch. Read More
Elizabeth Rosario went from being a single mom at 14 and dropping out of high school to founding tax business and law firm.
Some people might look at Elizabeth Rosario’s life and see hard work overcoming tough luck. But Rosario likes to keep the focus on a higher power. Read More
Entering college unsure of career path, Owen-Ames-Kimball’s Josh Szymanski landed on civil engineering and hasn’t looked back.
Josh Szymanski felt more in danger leaving Iraq at the height of the Iraq War than when he drove in to start his stay dredging a river near the border of Kuwait and Iraq in 2003. Read More
Beginning with collecting thrown-out pop cans at an early age, Bill Wood never envisioned a career in environmentalism.
Bill Wood started picking up pop cans from the side of the road when he was only 4 or 5 years old in hopes of “becoming rich” from the deposit refund. Read More