2018 Seeds of GROWth Awards Luncheon

Make plans to join us for our 2018 Seeds of Growth event, this year at the Amway Grand Plaza. You’ll join 300+ Grand Rapids business leaders for a great lunch, and a powerful presentation with local entrepreneurs who will share their stories, their advice and the impact GROW had on their businesses.


Become A Sponsor & Support GROW – details available here

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

Startup Investment Sponsor


Growth Entrepreneur Sponsors


Panel Investment Sponsors


Sustaining Entrepreneur Sponsors

Bonnie K. Miller

Award Sponsor



 Table Investment Sponsors




Counseling & Financial Resource Investment Sponsors

Avanti Law Group

Moving Michigan Forward

Mira Krishnan LLC

Grand River Bank


Butterfly Studios

Christopherson Orthodontics

Sytsma Wealth Strategies



Cookies by Design

Michigan Women Forward


Entrepreneurial Training Sponsors

Barre Code

Irwin Seating Company

IT Resource

GR Lash Lounge

Serendipity Media

Applied Imaging

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Old National Bank

KMS Group

Danielle Rowland State Farm

DeHoek & Company

LS Global Enterprises LLC

Onsite Wellness

Preferred Benefits

West Michigan Woman

City of Grand Rapids Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Bud & Stanley’s Pub & Grub

Congratulations to our 2017 Award Winners!

  • Business of the Year – Floriza Genautis, founder and CEO of Management Business Solutions
  • Leadership Award: Shannon Cohen, MPA CPS, founder, and principal of Shannon Cohen, Inc. (formerly Community Ventures)
  • Lee Ann Moss Service Award Julie Lankes, owner of BOXBOOM Creative.
  • GROW Partner Award: Jack Keller, commercial loan officer at Lake Michigan Credit Union and GROW board for 3 years

Learn more about them and their work in our 2017 Award Winners Announcement here.