Eighteen area businesses and individuals will be competing for six awards at the second annual EPIC Awards, an event hosted by the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce. The EPIC Awards (which stands for Entrepreneurial, Progressive, Innovative and Collaborative) recognizes businesses and individuals that support the community, demonstrate growth, are innovative, and have worked with others as mentors and collaborators. Finalists in all award categories are:
Excellence in Business
Elzinga & Volkers, Inc
Hope Network Corporation
Minority Owned Business of the Year
Jim Roberts Enterprises, LLC
Management Business Solutions
Summit Landscape Management, Inc.
Nonprofit of the Year
Kids’ Food Basket
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County Inc.
The Right Place, Inc.
Small Business of the Year
Lambert, Edwards & Associates, Inc.
SecurAlarms Systems, Inc.
Swift Printing and Communications
Woman Owned Business of the Year
Busy Bea's Services, Inc.
Holistic Care Approach
Reagan Marketing + Design, LLC
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Ross Timyan, Crystal Clean Auto Detailing, LLC
Scott Seifferlein, GrandRapidsGolfLessons.com
Nate and Amanda Lewis, gNetworks
The recipient of each award will be announced at the EPIC Awards Dinner, to be held Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. The event will run from 5:30 – 8 p.m. Cost to attend is $60 for those employed by Chamber member companies, $85 for future members.
For more information or to register, visit www.grandrapids.org/epic-awards.