New GRBJ event coming to Meijer Gardens March 19

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Women Who Mean Business


Join the Grand Rapids Business Journal on March 19, 2019, for a day filled with networking, practical business advice, and special recognition.

Since its launch in 2005, Grand Rapids Business Journal's biennial Top Women-Owned Businesses program has sought to honor the region's leading female entrepreneurs. In 2019, these awards become part of a new Business Journal event, Women Who Mean Business.

Women Who Mean Business is a day of inspiration, education, motivation, and celebration. Learn about valuable business resources from the leading professional women's organizations in the region. Discover how our panel of women CEOs not only broke the glass ceiling, but continue to innovate and lead some of the most successful organizations in our state. Finally, be inspired by the success stories of GRBJ's Top Women-Owned Businesses Award winners, who will be announced for the first time to conclude the day. 

Every paid admission includes a reserved seat for the entire Women Who Mean Business event, a complimentary professional head shot photo, continental breakfast, lunch, and a special bonus... a one-year GRBJ print+digital subscription!

Head shot photos will only be taken from 8 am to 9 am, so please plan accordingly, if interested. 

Women Who Mean Business, Featuring GRBJ's Top Women-Owned Businesses Awards:
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Free parking available. 
More details

See the full list of the 2019 Finalists here!

Program Timeline 
(subject to change) 

8:00 - 9:00 am 
Registration, networking, and professional head shots

9:00 am 
Program begins

9:15 - 9:45 am
Panel 1: Business Resources for Women

9:45 - 10:15 am
Networking break

10:25 - 10:55 am
Panel 2: The CEOs

10:55 - 11:30 am
Networking break

11:30 am - 12:15 pm 

12:15 - 1:00 pm
GRBJ's 2019 Top Women-Owned Businesses Award Ceremony

1:00 pm

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Panel Sponsor:

Spectrum Health

Gold Sponsors:

616 Media                      Applause Catering + Events

Snap Studio                        IPV Consulting

Floral Sponsor:                              Event day head shot photos by:

Posh Petals                      Mary Irene Storytelling


Contact for sponsorship information.

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