EPIC Awards

“These are the people and organizations who are at the core of a remarkable business community by they ways they innovate, collaborate, grow and impact others, helping to create a thriving city,” said Rick Baker, GRACC President & CEO.

Did you miss the EPIC Awards? Watch this year’s category videos on our YouTube channel!

Congratulations to the 2016 EPIC Award winners!

John Lowery, Applied Imaging

John Lowery, Applied Imaging

Excellence in Business
Applied Imaging

Founded in 1987, Applied Imaging has achieved national recognition and growth with six Michigan locations by evolving printing, storage, and retrieval products along with managed services software solutions.

Wes Trimpe, Sluggers Sports Academy, LLC

Wes Trimpe, Sluggers Sports Academy, LLC

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Sluggers Sports Academy, LLC

A community-based facility for baseball players to work and improve, Sluggers Sports Academy focused on a balance between sports success and molding young athletes into respectable citizens.

Michael Kwast, i-Chiro Clinics

Michael Kwast, i-Chiro Clinics

Small Business of the Year
i-Chiro Clinics

i-Chiro Clinics provides natural healthcare solutions utilizing traditional chiropractic, computerized chiropractic, massage therapy, nutrition, exercise, stretching, ergonomics, and lifestyle changes to create the best quality of life possible.

 

Sandi Frost Steensma, Kennari Consulting

Sandi Frost Steensma, Kennari Consulting

Woman-Owned Business of the Year
Kennari Consulting

Started in 2007, Kennari Consulting is one of Michigan’s largest full-service fundraising consulting firms helping non-profit organizations with customized “nuts and bolts” fundraising support and

Paola Mendivil and Mercedes Duran-Lopez, El Granjero Mexican Grill

Paola Mendivil and Mercedes Lopez-Duran, El Granjero Mexican Grill

Minority-Owned Business of the Year
El Granjero Mexican Grill

Opened in 2007 on the Westside of Grand Rapids by Mercedes Lopez- Duran and family, El Granjero Mexican Grill offers authentic Mexican dishes with fresh ingredients, friendly service, and on-demand catering services.

Nkechy Ekere Ezeh, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

Nkechy Ekere Ezeh, Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

Non-Profit of the Year
Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative

Vested in changing the current reality of vulnerable children, ELNC is implementing an intentional preschool service system to provide, expand, and sustain the capacity of high-quality early childhood education.

Brad Laackman, Honor Construction

Brad Laackman, Honor Construction

Veteran-Owned Business of the Year
Honor Construction

Since 2009, Honor Construction delivers big-business results and creative cost savings with a small SWAT team of managers, each an expert in various aspects of the construction field.

2016 EPIC Finalists

Excellence in Business

Applied Imaging
Genius Phone Repair
Ranir

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Capstone CPA Group PLLC
COM 616
Sluggers Sports Academy, LLC
Small Business of the Year

GR Auto Gallery
i-Chiro Clinics
OnSite Wellness LLC

Woman-Owned Business of the Year

E&M Design Solutions
Kennari Consulting
Symplicity Communications, Inc.

Minority-Owned Business of the Year

Audu Real Estate
El Granjero Mexican Grill
JoJo’s House of Beauty, Inc.

Non-Profit of the Year

Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women
Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation

Veteran-Owned Business of the Year

GMS Keeler Leadership Consulting Group, LLC.
Honor Construction Inc.

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