Among a crowd of approximately 350 attendees, the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce (GRACC) recognized the region's top businesses and individuals at its seventh annual EPIC Awards tonight.
Held at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Seventh Annual EPIC Awards honored a total of seven winners who were selected from seven distinct categories.
"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.
The categories, finalists and winners (IN BOLD) are:
Excellence in Business
Applied Imaging (John Lowery)
Genius Phone Repair
Minority-Owned Business of the Year
El Granjero Mexican Grill (Paola Mendivil & Mercedes Duran-Lopez)
Audu Real Estate Inc.
JoJo's House of Beauty, Inc.
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Sluggers Sports Academy, LLC (Wesley Trimpe)
Capstone CPA Group PLLC
Small Business of the Year
i-Chiro Clinics (Michael Kwast)
GR Auto Gallery
Onsite Wellness, LLC
Non-Profit of the Year
Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative (ELNC) (Nkechy Ekere Ezeh)
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW)
Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation
Woman-Owned Business of the Year
Kennari Consulting (Sandi Frost Steensma)
E&M Design Solutions
Symplicity Communications, Inc.
Veteran-Owned Business of the Year
Honor Construction Inc. (Brad Laackman)
GMS Keeler Consulting Group, LLC
Courtesy: Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce
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