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Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
Recognizing rock bottom propels single mom to new professional heights.
Katie Kelly had hit rock bottom. Read More
Award-winning business owner and veterinarian Lynn Happel educates herself to stay on top of a changing field.
Unlike her classmates with New Kids on the Block posters, Lynn Happel’s bedroom when she was little was plastered with dog, cat and horse posters. Read More
Mike Fettig says his family’s staffing agency focuses on permanent jobs with core values of people and performance.
Mike Fettig said there’s a BHAG at the Fettig employment agency in Grand Rapids — as well as a new home with windows overlooking the Grand River. Read More
Driving force behind the company’s success is the idea of doing an ‘unmistakably E&V’ job.
While many construction-related businesses are struggling to find the talent needed to operate in an increasingly good construction climate, Mike Novakoski said his company isn’t among them. Read More
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