Someone hide the dogs...
Kim Bode—Dog rescuer (hoarder), community advocate (vigilante), wine drinker (wino) and proud (obsessed) business owner—often distracted, but never deterred.
Bode loves small businesses, almost as much as she does dogs, so she spends her time happy houring, advocating and writing about them. She shares her thoughts on leadership, culture and communications on her blog, Small Biz Musings and 8THIRTYFOUR’s podcast, Happy Hour Hustle. She has also written sensational articles on the reboot of The Gilmore Girls and a host of other subjects in Huffington Post, Thrive, Entrepreneur, Authority Magazine and more.
Surrounding herself with small business owners led her to serve on the Small Business Association of Michigan’s Legislative Action Council and Leadership Council Advisory Committee. Don’t worry, she also passes her knowledge of things onto college students by supporting all Dr. Adrienne Wallace’s efforts to mold young minds through GrandPR and Grand Valley State University’s PRSSA.
Supporting women is another passion of Bode’s and she lives it out by serving on the Inforum Regional Council and their event committee. She has brought in people like Tarana Burke, founder of the Me Too Movement and Sarah Thomas, the first female NFL official to chat with the West Michigan community.
She also sits on the board for the Cascade Community Foundation, the North Quarter Corridor Improvement Authority and is a board advisor for the Michigan Women in Defense chapter.
When Bode isn’t networking and serving, she is hanging at her cabin in the woods with her incredibly supportive husband and seven dogs.
Kim’s community engagement includes:
- Legislative Action Council Member, Small Business Association of Michigan
- Leadership Council Advisory Committee Member, Small Business Association of Michigan
- Agency Partner, GrandPR
- Agency Partner, Grand Valley State University PRSSA
- Regional Council Member, Inforum Michigan
- Board Advisor, Women in Defense Michigan Chapter