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Michael Hyacinthe

March 12, 2014Michael HyacintheFounder of Fashion Has Heart The Hauenstein Center’s March Wheelhouse Talk features Michael Hyacinthe, a New York entrepreneur in Grand Rapids. Creator of several start-up ventures already under way. Top-5 Art Prize contender with Fashion Has He ...
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Kelly LeCoy

February 12, 2014 Kelly LeCoyFounder and Owner of Uptown KitchenObservant innovator who spotted a gap between Grand Rapids food entrepreneurs and spaces to create their product. Founder and owner of Uptown Kitchen, Grand Rapids’ first kitchen incubator. Entered her venture idea i ...
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Mayor George Heartwell

January 8, 2014 George Heartwell Mayor of Grand RapidsInnovative, progressive, third-term mayor of Grand Rapids with a passion for the well-being of the environment and community. Previous positions: President and CEO of Pilgrim Manor Retirement Community, Director of the Communit ...
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Michael DeWilde

November 13, 2013 Michael DeWildeCulture changer, teacher, and philosopher. Director of the Business Ethics Center at the Seidman College of Business. Teaches courses devoted to ethics and philosophy as well as the nationally recognized Community Working Classics program, TEDx on s ...
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Ann Vidro & Menda Wright

October 9, 2013 Ann Vidro & Menda WrightVibrant, energetic founders of Creative Studio Promotions, a promotional materials business in Grand Rapids. Finalists in GR Business Journal’s 2013 “Top Women-Owned Businesses.” Through their designs and branding, they connect loca ...
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The Wheelhouse Talks – Leann Arkema

March 27, 2013 - Empathetic supporter of the sick and grieving, leading solidarity and laughter in Grand Rapids. First president/CEO of Gilda's Club GR, where she arrived on day one with her own desk in tow. Now serving more than 10,000 visitors per year. Founder of LaughFest, the ...
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The Wheelhouse Talks – Troy Evans

February 13, 2013 - Transformational pastor, guiding at-risk youth from gangs to faith. Former dropout, gang founder, and crime leader, who fled to change his life. Founder of The Edge Urban Fellowship, reaching the “Hip-Hop Culture for the Kingdom of God,” and author of The Ed ...
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Wheelhouse Talks – Kerri Reinbold

January 16, 2013 - Entrepreneurial, Baptiste-trained, hot power yoga instructor. Co-founder and owner of the Funky Buddha Yoga Hothouse in Grand Rapids. West Michigan native drawn home from Chicago by friends, family, and the community’s creative energy. Passionate about health, ...
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The Wheelhouse Talks – Frederick Antczak

The Wheelhouse Talks – Frederick Antczak

November 7, 2012 - Culture-builder, teacher, and manager of change at GVSU. Dean of CLAS. Executive director of RSA. Native of Grand Rapids’s west side, who has served as an award-winning teacher-scholar at the universities of Virginia, California-Berkeley, and Iowa. Notre Dame B ...
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The Wheelhouse Talks – Yang Kim

October 10, 2012  - Visionary visual communicator and executive at Peopledesign. Clients: Amway, Herman Miller, and Steelcase; GRAM, UICA, and ArtPrize. Empathetic, strategic creative who aims to change what people think, feel, and do. Brand Identity Essentials author; graphic des ...
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