EPIC Awards

EPIC Awards - Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce

The EPIC Awards celebrates those businesses and people who are doing great things in the business community by being Entrepreneurial, Progressive, Innovative and Collaborative.

Seven categories of awards recognize businesses and individuals supporting the community, demonstrating growth, finding ways to innovate, and are working with others as mentors and collaborators.

Anticipation builds for the annual EPIC Awards celebration as the field of nominees is narrowed—keeping finalists and attendees on the edge of their seats as the envelops are opened and award recipients are finally announced from the podium during an Oscar-styled reveal at this premier Chamber event.


It’s time to shine the light on West Michigan’s “EPIC” business community.
We’re the economic engines driving regional and statewide growth—proven by recent stats ranking the region third in the nation for economic vitality, second in best places to start a business, and even buoying Michigan as a whole to seventh in competitiveness across the country.

The 2016 Finalists are …

Excellence in Business
Applied Imaging
Genius Phone Repair
Minority-Owned Business of the Year
Audu Real Estate
El Granjero Mexican Grill
JoJo’s House of Beauty, Inc.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Capstone CPA Group PLLC
COM 616
Sluggers Sports Academy, LLC
Woman-Owned Business of the Year
E&M Design Solutions
Kennari Consulting
Symplicity Communications, Inc.
Small Business of the Year
GR Auto Gallery
i-Chiro Clinics
OnSite Wellness, LLC
Non-Profit of the Year
Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC)
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW)
Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation
Veteran-Owned Business of the Year
GMS Keeler Consulting Group, LLC
Honor Construction

Celebrate amazing business growth and local success stories at this year’s EPIC Awards and connect with other West Michigan entrepreneurs as we salute the many contributions making Grand Rapids a vibrant and thriving community.

Date | Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Time | 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location | Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Ctr. NW
Cost | $40 members, $45 future members.
Late registration $50 members, $55 future members after Wednesday, October 26

Register Now!

2016 Sponsors

Exclusive Premier Sponsor


Event Underwriter


Exclusive Award Finalist Reception Sponsor

PNC Bank

Award Sponsors

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Warner Norcross and Judd

Media Sponsor


Corporate Benefactors

Chemical Bank

Davenport University

Chamber Champions
Rockford Construction Company, Inc.
Varnum LLP

Associate Sponsor
Lawrence Productions

Supporting Sponsor
Grand Valley State University
Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC)
United Way, Heart of West Michigan

Entrepreneur Sponsor
Junior Achievement of the Michigan Great Lakes, Inc.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Honor award recipients and elevate your brand’s profile with more than 450 Chamber members and business leaders representing a wide range of industries by sponsoring the EPIC Awards event.

Click here for sponsorship levels and benefits or contact Joshua Verhulst for sponsorship information.