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Floriza Genautis: Determination at Its Finest.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 00:00
On December 15, 2015, Management Business Solutions, Inc. (MBS), a Grand Rapids-based staffing firm, announced that its principal founder and CEO, Floriza Genautis, officially offered company shares to Latoya Person, Managing Partner. In 2014, MBS employee Amy Marshall was also offered shares under the Company's 5-year Employee Ownership Plan. This move is consistent with Floriza's plan to hire future owners. Read more...

Sara Lachman: An Inspiration.

Wednesday, 06 January 2016 00:00
The ATHENA Young Professionals Award recognizes emerging leaders, promotes women's leadership, and honors outstanding women and men in their earlier career stages. Sara Lachman, the 2015 recipient of this prestigious award, is a civil litigator with Miller Johnson. She chairs the firm's recruiting committee, created its current mentorship program and is active in her community. She enjoys her career, her activities, her family, her world. And she walked really deep into a dark woods to get there. Read more...

Teresa Hendricks-Pitsch

Monday, 21 December 2015 08:13
Breast density matters—more than some realize, enough that one West Michigan woman and cancer survivor was driven to action. Read more...

Mina Breuker: Leadership and Service

Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:00
From serving 20 years as a nurse and hospital administrator at Holland Hospital, to her first role at Holland Home, which she took in 1998, Mina Breuker has established a well-rounded understanding of how to lead in the health profession. Read more...

Tiffany Grubaugh: Strong Body, Strong Business

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 00:00
Tiffany Grubaugh translated her love of sports and desire to help people into Fitness and Sports Performance gym, where she has devoted the past four and a half years to coaching clients to achieve their goals. Read more...

Meredith Bronk Named Top Entrepreneur

Wednesday, 21 October 2015 00:00
Recently, Inc. magazine recognized Grand Rapids' Open Systems Technologies (OST) CEO Meredith Bronk as one of the top 50 women entrepreneurs in the country, citing the company's three-year growth of $39.1 million, and 2014 revenue of $107.9 million. Read more...
The inspiration for Make Me Up Foundation, Ashley Quinn's nonprofit organization, came from helping a family friend feel beautiful during the course of her treatment for cancer. Read more...

Sara Buzzitta: Luminous Joy

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 00:00
The work of Jenison High School art teacher Sara Buzzitta will be among more than 1,550 entries on display at the 7th ArtPrize, which is expected to draw nearly half a million visitors during its 19-day run. For Buzzitta, who recently graduated from Kendall College of Art and Design, it's all a little surreal. Read more...
In four short years, Lynn Happel, DVM, has gone from opening the doors of her newly formed veterinary practice in 2011 to winning the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce's EPIC Award for Woman-Owned Business of the Year in June 2015. Read more...

Jordan Carson: Compassion with a Voice

Wednesday, 29 July 2015 00:00
"Every time I see a butterfly it reminds me of my sister. While I was on-set during eightWest, Paul Collins was a guest and brought a collection of his beautiful work. One painting was a huge pink butterfly sitting on a lily pad, and I fell in love with the piece. For my birthday, my husband surprised me with the painting. Every time I look at it I feel a sense of peace and joy, knowing she's not far away." Read more...