Create Great Business: 12th Annual EPIC Awards Gala
Entrepreneurial. Progressive. Innovative. Collaborative.
EPIC is the premier business award celebration in the region that recognizes exceptional businesses that foster community growth, demonstrate innovation, and have championed alongside others as mentors and collaborators. Award recipients are announced the night of the event, keeping finalists and attendees on the edge of their seats.
The following awards will be presented in 2022:
• Family-Owned Business of the Year
• Woman-Owned Business of the Year
• Minority-Owned Business of the Year
• Creative Business of the Year
• Non-Profit of the Year
• Excellence in Business – Small
• Excellence in Business – Medium
• Excellence in Business – Large
• DEI Champion – Organization of the Year
Wednesday, October 19
5:30 – 8:30 p.m.
JW Marriott Grand Rapids
Members: $85 / Non-Members: $115 / Corporate Table: $1,000
Meet the Emcee
Dr. Bill Pink became the 10th president of Grand Rapids Community College in May 2017, and is the first African-American appointed to the post in the institution’s 100-plus years. With more than 30 years as an educator and leader at the national and local level, Dr. Pink is focused on building on GRCC’s strong history of service to all students, guiding the college to be relevant and responsive to its community.
Dr. Pink has served in many community and leadership roles, including vice president for academic affairs at Oklahoma State University and board of trustees for the Higher Learning Commission. He currently serves on the Community College Advisory Panel for The College Board and was appointed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation executive committee. He was most recently was elected to the American Association of Community Colleges board.
After Glow Sponsor
Interested in sponsoring the 12th Annual EPIC Awards Gala? Please contact Yadira Garza-Malone to learn more.