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Whom Do We Need to Know About?

Thursday, 21 May 2015 04:49
You may have wondered how we decide who will be profiled in West Michigan Woman magazine and on WestMichiganWoman.com. Read more...

MTM Volunteer of the Year: Jill Schaible

Thursday, 21 May 2015 04:47
Mel Trotter Ministries, a local nonprofit organization serving the hungry, homeless, and hurting of Greater Grand Rapids, observed Volunteer Appreciation Week with a celebration in which Jill Schaible was honored as its 2015 Volunteer of the Year. Read more...
The ATHENA Young Professional award recognizes an individual who is involved in the community, acts as a mentor to young woman professionals, and supports the ATHENA program and exudes its tenets. As we look forward to the 2015 ATHENA awards, we chatted with 2014 recipient Lizzie Williams, Employee Communication and Engagement Specialist at OST (Open Systems Technologies). Read more...
Heather Gauck, a special education teacher who has been with GRPS for more than two decades, has been making headlines as a recipient of the Michigan Educator Voice Fellowship 2014-15, and a participant in the "Teach to Lead" initiative begun by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. In early April, Gauck was recognized by PBS as one of 2015's digital innovators. Read more...
Teresa Weatherall Neal's experience with Grand Rapids Public Schools goes all the way back to being a kindergarten student. Read more...

Kelly Braman Photography: Modern + Vintage

Thursday, 09 April 2015 06:03
Kelly Braman is a custom wedding, family, and commercial photographer based in Grand Rapids. She loves a mix of modern and vintage styling, capturing life in between the stuffy shirts and forced smiles. It's there she finds the sweet, candid moments. Read more...

Deb Bailey: It’s About 'We,' Not 'I'

Thursday, 02 April 2015 05:27
Deb Bailey, director of global corporate relations at Steelcase, has made a positive impact on the Grand Rapids area in so many ways that it's difficult to imagine how she has time to sleep or eat, let alone balance a corporate career with her community commitments and family life. Yet she makes community involvement seem as natural as the rest of her daily routine. Read more...

Judy Frey: Change, Children, Challenge

Thursday, 26 March 2015 10:41
Judy Frey has seen more than the average amount of change in her life, and she has responded to each change as an opportunity for growth. Read more...
Dr. Sonia Dalmia's life story is filled with examples of what most people would call "stepping outside of your comfort zone." Read more...

Rachel Harned: Planning for Success

Wednesday, 04 March 2015 00:00
Clients of the Bombshell Blow Dry Bar in Holland may be surprised to learn that the head bombshell, Rachel Harned, is an efficient businesswoman at heart. Read more...

 

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