2016 EPIC Awards Finalists Announced

Grand Rapids, MI—West Michigan is driving economic growth both regionally and statewide, and the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to celebrate 20 area businesses and individuals helping to create a thriving region at the at the seventh annual EPIC Awards. EPIC salutes Entrepreneurial, Progressive, Innovative and Collaborative contributors in our region. Each award category recognizes those who are leading in growth and innovation, strengthening our business community, enabling collaboration and connections, and accomplishing incredible endeavors with their focus on the future. The 2016 EPIC Finalists in all award categories are:

Excellence in Business
Applied Imaging
Genius Phone Repair

Small Business of the Year
GR Auto Gallery
i-Chiro Clinics
OnSite Wellness, LLC

Minority-Owned Business of the Year
Audu Real Estate
El Granjero Mexican Grill
JoJo’s House of Beauty, Inc.

Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Capstone CPA Group PLLC
COM 616
Sluggers Sports Academy, LLC

Woman-Owned Business of the Year
E&M Design Solutions
Kennari Consulting
Symplicity Communications, Inc.

Minority-Owned Business of the Year
Audu Real Estate
El Granjero Mexican Grill
JoJo’s House of Beauty, Inc.

Non-Profit of the Year
Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women
Grand Rapids Student Advancement
Foundation (GRSAF)

Award recipients for each category will be revealed at the EPIC Awards event to be held on Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Ctr. NW. The reception-style celebration will run from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Tickets cost $40 for Chamber members and $45 for future members. Late registration after Wednesday, October 26 will be $50 members, $55 future members.

Visit www.grandrapids.org/epic-awards for more event information and registration.

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