Now Accepting Open Nominations for Women in Business Awards

We will honor three recipients at annual Seeds of GROWth Luncheon on October 13; nominations open until September 11

New this year, we are opening nominations for our Annual Women in Business Awards – which are presented at our Seeds of GROWth Luncheon. Help us recognize three women who support our mission of empowering and growing women in business. Nominations are due on or before September 11, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

The luncheon will be held at the JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids on Tuesday, October 13, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities, nomination forms and registration are all available here.

“Through this nomination process, we hope to connect with many area women business leaders who embody the mission and vision of our organization,” said Bonnie Nawara, CEO for GROW. “Most importantly, we want to recognize those who are already making a difference for women entrepreneurs and business leaders in West Michigan.”

Award categories include:

  • Leadership Award, which recognizes an outstanding community leader who has had a positive impact on other women.
  • Business of the Year Award, which recognizes one of our community’s outstanding businesses that exhibits a thriving track record of business excellence.
  • Lee Ann Moss Service Award, which recognizes an outstanding GROW volunteer who has been actively involved in furthering the mission of GROW.

This year’s event directly supports the growth of West Michigan women-owned businesses that generate economic opportunities for our community. Locally, GROW helped more than 500 women begin their entrepreneurial journey in 2014, and exists to provide education, connections and resources that create and strengthen women-owned businesses.

Nominations can be submitted via the online or printed application. Hurry, completed applications are due Friday, September 11, 2015.