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Kim Bode at 8THIRTYFOUR Office

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, Entrepreneur Magazine, 8THIRTYFOUR podcast, Happy Hour Hustle and more. She has also written sensational articles on the reboot of The Gilmore Girls and a host of other subjects in Huffington Post, Thrive, Authority Magazine and more.

Surrounding herself with small business owners led her to serve on the Small Business Association of Michigan’s Board, 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 and she lives it out by serving on the Leadership Advisory Council as Marketing and Events Chair for Women Impacting Public Policy (WIPP), and is also a regional leader for the NE.

She also sits on the board for The Association of Independent Workers (IPSE) and functions as a board advisor for the Michigan Women in Defense chapter, is a founding board member of the nonprofit, For the Vets, and founder of the Small Biz 4 Equality GVSU Annual Scholarship.

When Bode isn’t networking and serving, she is hanging at her cabin in the woods with her incredibly supportive husband
and seven eight seven six eight seven dogs.

  • Badass accomplishment: Being a business owner for 16+ years, a Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, being on the Forbes Top 200 PR Firms of 2021 (only one in Michigan) and being recognized by Crain’s Communication as a top leader in DEI.

Past Speaking Engagements:

Kim's Furry Friends

We Could Never Forget

Best Moments

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