The 2018 outstanding Entrepreneur of the year in Muskegon is the owner of the Salon 297 hair studio and day spa.

Lari Hines was not able to attend the Muskegon lakeshore Chamber of Commerce's E-Awards luncheon her daughter was graduating from the University of Michigan.

Her staff at Salon 297 gladly accepted the award on her behalf, and they say it's something she deserves.

Other nominees included owners of a dog training center, paddle sports outfitter, and the manufacture of lawn care equipment.

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