We love being a part of the Grand Rapids community. You probably already know this because you see us EVERYWHERE. Our specialty is to divide and conquer, with each team member taking on a different community event during the week. The past week saw a lot of great events, from fundraising to networking and professional development. Below is a recap of all the events we enjoyed the past week.
Seeds of GROWth, Oct. 4
We were thrilled to support our client GROW at its annual Seeds of GROWth fundraiser. Held at the JW Marriot, the event was a celebration of GROW, all the women who have benefited from the organization, as well as women entrepreneurs making a mark in the world. During the lunch, special awards were given out for leadership, business of the year and the Lee Ann Moss Volunteer of the Year. Shortly after the awards were handed out, keynote speaker Gwen Jimmere took to the stage. Jimmere is the CEO and founder of Naturalicious and the first African American woman to hold a patent for a natural hair product. She went from making her Naturalicious products in her home to having them sold internationally and on the shelves of retailers like Whole Foods. After the keynote speech, two GROW business owners were featured: Mallory Root of Roots Brew Shop and Faye Richardson-Green of Richardson-Green consulting. The afternoon was closed out with remarks by Dr. Jackie Taylor.