GRAND RAPIDS – The Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce Wednesday announced the winners of the 2017 EPIC Awards – honoring local organizations and professionals for their outstanding success stories and contributions to West Michigan economy.
Twenty local entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations were in the running as finalists for seven EPIC Award categories. Recipients and finalists alike are honored for their support of the community, their growth and innovation in business, and for their work with others as mentors and as collaborators.
Each finalist was required to complete a comprehensive application as part of the nomination process. Seven selection committees comprised of both Chamber members and sponsors were then formed for each EPIC award category. After careful review of all nominee applications, each committee selected three finalists to interview before finally selecting a winner.
The 2017 EPIC Award recipients in all categories are:
Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Elizabeth Schenk, Posh Petals
Woman-Owned Business of the Year
Mixed Staffing & Recruiting
Minority-Owned Business of the Year
Preferred Construction Group
Veteran-Owned Business of the Year
Elevator Service Inc.
Small Business of the Year
Non-Profit of the Year
Excellence in Business
Sun Title Agency