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The EPIC Awards (which stands for Entrepreneurial, Progressive, Innovative and Collaborative) recognize businesses and individuals that support the community, demonstrate growth, are innovative, and have worked with others as mentors and collaborators.

 ** 2014 EPIC Nominations are now closed.** Please join us for the announcement and celebration of this year's winners on May 15th.

 Congratulations to the 2013 Award Recepients!

Small Business of the Year
i3 Business Solutions, LLC

Woman-Owned Business of the Year

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Kelly LeCoy, Uptown Kitchen

Minority-Owned Business of the Year
Jim Roberts Enterprises, LLC

Excellence in Business
Kent District Library

Non-Profit of the Year
Habitat for Humanity of Kent County

Event Information

Date | Thursday, May 15, 2014

Location | Frederik Meijer Gardens & Scultpure Park, 1000 E. Beltline NE

Time |5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Cost | (dinner included) $60/member, $85/future-member

Registration | Click the "Register Now" button to register online or call the registration hotline at 616.771.0303.

**If you and/or your guest(s) have any dietary restrictions, please contact Mercedes Cowper.

Questions? Contact Mercedes Cowper at or 616.771.0341.

This event is ideal for:
Anyone who wants hear the success stories and recognize Chamber member companies for their contributions to the Grand Rapids Business Community.

Click here to view upcoming events.

If you like the EPIC Awards, you may also like:
Annual Meeting
ATHENA Award Luncheon
The Chamber Open

Sponsorship Opportunities

Promote your business through event sponsorship! The sponsorships for this signature event are designed to raise your company’s profile, image and brand. Social media mentions are included at all sponsorship levels. More than 450 Chamber members and friends have gathered at each of the past two EPIC Award events!

A wide range of industries are represented at this event as it brings together the audiences of three former events, the Minority Business Celebration, Salute to West Michigan Business, and Small Business Celebration. 

Why sponsor the EPIC Awards?

• Enhance your company’s public profile
• Interact directly with customers and potential clients
• Recognize and salute the contributions of the nominees and recipient

We invite all Chamber Members to connect by participating in events and being a sponsor. 

Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits or contact Diane Cisler  at 616.771.0357.

Thank you to our
2014 Event Sponsors

Without the generous support of our sponsors, it would not be possible to present this event. 

Exclusive Premier Sponsor

Celebration Underwriter 

Exclusive Award Finalist Reception Sponsor

Excellence in Business Award Sponsor


Minority Owned Business Award Sponsor

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Sponsor 


Corporate Benefactors

Chamber Champion

 Associate Sponsor

Cascade Engineering

Entrepreneur Sponsor

Junior Achievement of Michigan Great Lakes, Inc.


Criteria for all awards:

Nominees for the 2014 awards must have been Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce members in good standing for at least one year by May 15, 2014.

Nominees should be businesses or individuals that support the local community, demonstrate growth and stability, stand out and are innovative. Prefer Nominees who have worked with other businesses as mentors or collaborators.

For more information regarding this event, please contact Mercedes Cowper at 616.771.0341.

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