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WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. From the founder of a large family manufacturing firm to the work-at-home freelance graphic designer, these people don’t stop at “no”—and they dare to persevere through risks and rewards.

West Michigan Woman sought your nominations for examples of local, brave women entrepreneurs to feature as our August cover story. We requested stories of women who’ve only just begun that have a great story that aptly illustrates what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

Our readers voted and the winners have beeen selected. Congratulations to:

  • Ashley Yost and Mali Jane, AM Yoga 

  • Carol Distel and Jill Wolfe, Distel Wolfe Scavenger Hunts

  • Autumn Fuchs, Fuschia Design

  • Lisa Anderson, Grace’s Table

  • Karen Smoots, The Green Glove Dryer

  • Elizabeth Schenk, Posh Petals

Learn more about these exceptional entrepreneurs in the August issue of West Michigan Woman. 

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August/September 2018

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SANDRA GADDY
February/March 2018

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STACIE BEHLER
April/May 2018

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JOCELYN DETTLOFF
December/January 2017-2018

From this issue

/Tasha%20Blackmon:%20You%20Belong%20Wherever%20You%20Are.
Tasha Blackmon was born to teenaged parents, who worked hard to provide for their family and stressed the importance of education.
/When%20Your%20Child%20Comes%20Out
When he was just 18 years old, Larry DeShane, Jr., Center Administrator at Grand Rapids Pride Center, summoned the courage to tell his parents he was gay.
/Breaking%20Into%20and%20Navigating%20Male-Dominated%20Trades
According to data from Burning Glass Technologies, the current welding workforce is projected to need over 470,000 welders by 2022, yet only 3.4 percent of those currently doing those jobs are women.
/Have%20a%20Nice%20Day!%20Short%20Excursions%20That%20Last%20from%20Sunup%20to%20Sundown.
West Michiganders have it good: When it comes to destinations we can visit in a day, the options are abundant.