Profiles of individuals who are leading West Michigan organizations.
Garmon uses strong work ethic to create family enterprise, helping others through taxes and catering.
Jeannica Garmon became a time-management pro by running two businesses while working a full-time job. She said pursuing her passions alongside family makes the nonstop work worthwhile. Read More
Co-founder of Blue Pointe Equities leverages prior investment and real estate brokerage experience to build portfolio of real estate investments.
Andrew Visser is, in his own words, a “finance geek.” The co-founder of Blue Pointe Equities is leveraging his experience in investment and real estate brokerage to build a diverse portfolio of real estate investments. Read More
AHC+Hospitality president has overseen company’s portfolio grow from one to seven hotels.
The Grand Rapids economy has fluctuated through the eras, and the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel has been there for everything since 1913. Read More
Educator-turned-business-owner finds community in her new franchise, Alkalign Studio.
Elise Fiechtner moved to Ada during its nascent renewal with one big goal: creating a community within a community through fitness. Read More
Chairperson of ACRE AgTech uses investment knowledge to guide agricultural entrepreneurs.
Tim Parker is the president of Grand Angels venture group, which provides financial investment, mentorship opportunities and network resources to startup companies to help them grow. Read More
Michael Maier makes his mark on city as managing partner of Cusp Group, PURE Real Estate.
Orion Real Estate Solutions may take the spotlight on its vast portfolio of multifamily projects in the greater Grand Rapids area, but part of the credit should go to its longtime partner, Michael Maier, managing partner of Cusp Group and, more recently, PURE Real Estate. Read More
Ali Ghebleh opened Shiraz Grille in 2009 after Iranian wars kept him in the United States.
When Ali Ghebleh moved from his home country of Iran in 1980 to obtain an MBA from Central Michigan University, he intended to return and open a business with his brothers. Read More
SpartanNash executive backs idea that employee experience is key driver of business success.
Yvonne Trupiano became hooked on human resources when she took a college class focusing on the history of the labor force. Read More