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Grand Rapids Business Journal's 2013 Top Women Owned Businesses event

Grand Rapids Business Journal

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

Grand Rapids Business Journal's 2013 Top Women Owned...

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Individual Reservation
One seat for GRBJ's 2013 "Top Women Owned Businesses: A Celebration of Women Entrepreneurs" event. Includes lunch.
Ended $60.00 $0.00
Corporate Table (10 seats)
Reserved table for 10. Please note that if you are ordering a full table which includes a seat for one of our recognized award finalists, please order a "Corporate Table w/Honoree" reservation instead.
Ended $600.00 $0.00
Corporate Table w/Honoree (10 seats)
Reserved table for 10, which includes one complimentary seat for a recognized award finalist.
Ended $540.00 $0.00
Honoree Reservation
Complimentary admission. Available only for one individual award finalist from each company being recognized. All other guests must purchase an individual reservation or corporate table reservation.
Ended Free $0.00

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Grand Rapids Business Journal's Top Women Owned Businesses event, March 6, 2013

2013 TWOB event agenda

Please email information on dietary accommodations to Dana Blinder at

The 24 finalists in the $0-$1.49 million revenue category are:

  • Doreen Bolhuis, president and CEO of Gymco Inc.
  • Julie Cronkright, Jade
  • Kimberly L. Downey, owner of Complete Investigations
  • Roxanne Dudicz, owner of Rivertown Finance
  • Floriza Genautis, CEO of Management Business Solutions
  • Laura Holmes and co-owner Yvonne McKessy, FineLine Creative Inc.
  • Mary Kline and co-owner Amy Ritsema, Onsite Wellness
  • Denise Kohler-Kolesar, president of Kohler Expos Inc.
  • Bonnie Knopf, president of Intrepid Plastics Manufacturing
  • Rhoda Kreuzer, president of Partners In Action Inc.
  • Catherine Lazarock, president of Symplicity Communication Inc.
  • Cindy Locklin, president and CEO of Busy Bea’s Services Inc.
  • Julie Lough, president of Micro Visions Inc.
  • Barbara Meconis, owner and CEO of Holistic Care Approach
  • Elaine Meyers, president of Meyers Cleaning Service Inc.
  • Sandi Frost Steensma, president of Parrish Consulting
  • Denise Booms-Pepin, president of CBI Telecommunications
  • Barbara Pietrangelo, financial planner with The Pietrangelo Agency
  • Amy Ruis, owner and president of Art of the Table
  • Natalia M. Schotte, owner and president of La Vie de la Rose Flower Essences
  • Janice S. Vanderbilt, president of Vanderbilt CPA Group
  • Sheila E. VanZile, owner of Watermark Insurance Services
  • Ann Vidro and co-owner Menda Wright of Creative Studio Promotions
  • Beverly Wall, CEO of Languages International Inc.


The seven finalists in the $1.5-$3.99 million revenue category are:

  • Meg Goebel, president and owner of Paul Goebel Group
  • Joyce Lovse, president and owner of Angel Care Home Care
  • Peaches McCahill, president of the McCahill Group
  • Jamie Mills, president of Mills Benefit Group
  • Mary Reagan Shapton, Reagan Marketing + Design LLC
  • Karen Scarpino, president of Green Giftz
  • Ginny Seyferth, president of Seyferth Public Relations


One finalist was named in the $4-6.99 million revenue category:

  • Holly Lookabaugh Deur, president of Generation Care


Three finalists were named in the $7+ million revenue category:

  • Deb DeGraaf, president of DeGraaf Interiors
  • Linda Vos-Graham, president of Vos Glass
  • Helen Zeerip, president of Teddy’s Transport

See the Business Journal article announcing these finalists here.

Premier Sponsor


Huntington Bank

Platinum Sponsors
Exhibit Design Consultants
Michigan Business and Professional Association
MSU Weekend MBA
West Michigan Women's Expo

In association with

Alliance of Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a division of Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW)

Floral Sponosr
Eastern Floral


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When & Where

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM (EST)

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Grand Rapids Business Journal

The Business Newspaper of Metro Grand Rapids, Holland, Muskegon and all of West Michigan. Published weekly and independently/locally owned, the Business Journal delivers fair and objective reporting that covers every sector of local business. Subscriptions to the Business Journal also include the annual Book of Lists, several bonus publications, full access to real-time business news at, Breaking News email alerts and more. Visit us today at to see why the Grand Rapids Business Journal has been “The one you trust” for more than 30 years. 

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