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Chamber names EPIC award finalists

September 29, 2016
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After initially setting up shop in a living room, Genius Phone Repair now operates three divisions with 160 employees and 17 corporate-owned stores. Courtesy Genius Phone Repair

The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce has named 20 finalists for its EPIC Awards.

The chamber’s EPIC awards honor entrepreneurial, progressive, innovative and collaborative, or EPIC, efforts in West Michigan.

The winners will be announced at the 2016 EPIC Awards on Nov. 2 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, from 5:30-8 p.m.

Winners will be selected in seven categories: Excellence in Business; Small Business of the Year; Nonprofit of the Year; Young Entrepreneur of the Year; Woman-Owned Business of the Year; Minority-Owned Business of the Year; and Veteran-Owned Business of the Year.

Tickets to the event currently cost $40 for chamber members and $45 for non-members. Late registration after Oct. 26 will be $50 for members and $55 for non-members.


Excellence in Business

Applied Imaging

Genius Phone Repair


Small Business of the Year

GR Auto Gallery

i-Chiro Clinics

OnSite Wellness

Nonprofit of the Year

Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women

Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation

Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Capstone CPA Group

COM 616

Sluggers Sports Academy

Woman-Owned Business of the Year

E&M Design Solutions

Kennari Consulting

Symplicity Communications

Minority-Owned Business of the Year

Audu Real Estate

El Granjero Mexican Grill

JoJo’s House of Beauty

Veteran-Owned Business of the Year

GMS Keeler Consulting Group

Honor Construction

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