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Announcing the 2019 EPIC Awards Finalists

Announcing the 2019 EPIC Awards Finalists

We are proud to announce the finalists for this year’s EPIC Awards Gala!

Each award category recognizes businesses or individuals who are leading the way in growth and innovation, strengthening our business community, enabling collaboration and connections, and accomplishing incredible endeavors with their focus on the future.

This year’s finalists are:

Excellence in Business:

  • Cherry Health
  • Feyen Zylstra
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • John Ball Zoo
  • OST
  • Suburban Inns
  • TowerPinkster

Creative Business of the Year:

  • Armentality Movement Arts Center
  • Green Giftz
  • Grand Rapids Public Museum
  • Ingalls Pictures
  • Muse GR

Emerging Leader of the Year:

  • Alex Caceres, United Bank of Michigan
  • Joshua Marko, Michigan Small Business Development Center
  • Attah Obande, SpringGR
  • Kevin Patterson, BDO USA, LLP
  • Krista Paulin, Special Olympics Michigan

Minority-Owned Business of the Year:

  • Building Bridges Professional Services
  • Massey Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., A State Farm Agency
  • Management Business Solutions
  • R & R Mechanical Services LLC

Non-Profit of the Year:

  • Affinity Mentoring
  • Artists Creating Together
  • Family Promise of Grand Rapids
  • Habitat for Humanity of Kent County
  • Mental Health Foundation of West Michigan
  • Ronald McDonald House of Western Michigan

Small Business of the Year:

  • Adolescent and Family Behavioral Health Services
  • COM 616
  • Gordon Water Systems
  • LaFleur Marketing
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Thacker Sleight PC
  • Voices For Health, Inc.

Woman-Owned Business of the Year:

  • 8THIRTYFOUR Integrated Communications
  • Express Employment Professionals Grand Rapids
  • Kboose
  • Koki
  • Pack Elephant

Veteran-Owned Business of the Year:

  • Alliant Enterprises, LLC
  • Marvin Law Office, PC

Diversity Visionary Award Recipients:

  • Gentex
  • Praxis Packaging
  • Spectrum Health
  • West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology (WMCAT)

Congratulations to all of our finalists! We can’t wait to celebrate everyone on October 30. Click here to get your ticket.


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