The GR Business Breakfast promises to be a strong presence in the Greater Grand Rapids area for business networking and leadership development.
Birthed out of a desire to bring back a professional early morning format for Business Owners and Leaders, Gary Ball and Michelle Steffes began the early stages of forming GR Business Breakfast in July 2013.
The Purpose and Vision of this group is to offer a structured platform where business leaders can thrive in an environment of their own peers. As a team, we are striving to operate a highly organized and effective business group and offer business professionals an opportunity to develop their skills and create stronger connections through:
Elevators are available through the main entrance in the middle of the building.
Michelle is the author of “Reframe and Rewire: Greatness Through Daily Routine” written from over 10,000 hours of study in the science of human behavior. Her expertise in developing high-performing individuals, leaders and teams stems from 25+ years of leadership.
She utilizes cognitive methods that accelerate intrinsic growth, increase performance levels and transform self-defeating mindsets.
Her high-impact “Accelerated Growth Programs” and her expertise in emotional intelligence have equipped thousands of leaders to achieve awards, scale the ladder to CEO and improve culture.
Featured in multiple publications, radio shows and national media. Her daily podcast reaches a global audience with over 60K downloads.
25 YEARS LEADERSHIP
“Hands down, her track was the best attended and had the most responses with amazing feedback! ” – Derek Wood, CFO, West Michigan Transport
“Michelle has so much valuable information to share and knowledge around moving your team to a positive and more energized group to work amongst.” – Marcia Tuitel, AA, Spectrum Health
“Our evaluations proved she was the most popular speaker at our 2 day Summit so we have invited her back next year, too!” – Stephanie Wohlfert, Lansing Convention & Visitor Bureau
Address: 8650 Byron Center Ave, SW, Ste. #7, Byron Center, MI 49315
Gwyn Harnish is a Certified Financial Marketing Professional and the Vice President of Marketing for United Bank of Michigan. A graduate of Davenport University, she has over thirty years of experience in banking and is proud to work for a local community bank. Gwyn is passionate about financial literacy and volunteers with Junior Achievement and Habitat for Humanity. Gwyn believes that a positive and supportive environment for networking and information sharing is vital to both personal and professional success.
United Bank of Michigan, which has served West Michigan since 1887, is committed to excellence in the delivery of a wide array of financial services, including mortgage lending, commercial lending, insurance and investments. The locally owned and operated bank has 11 full-service locations. Because United Bank is based here in West Michigan, we know our customers and what they need in a bank. From checking and savings accounts, to online and mobile services and home loans, our friendly financial experts are here to help you succeed! Sure, we’ve grown since 1887, but we’re still small enough to know your name when you come in the door, and we still believe that our success depends on your success.
In 1991, I chose Grand Rapids to be my home. I love it here and have never looked back.
But I learned some things when I bought my house in 2001. First of all, I learned that treating my home buyers and sellers as I would like to be treated is the underpinning of my work as your real estate agent. I added to this my 20+ years of sales experience and developed a philosophy for working with clients that lets me help you move smoothly through the negotiations of the buying and selling process.
My goal is premium customer service for my clients. This includes providing you with well researched Buyer’s and Seller’s Packages so that you are able to make the informed decisions that are right for you.
To assure your agent is always up to the minute on current trends and practices in real estate, I continually seek out sources of information and credentials. Consequently, I am an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR), a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES) and have earned the Graduate Realtor ® Institute’s GRI designation. The latter required 90+ credit hours of education. In January 2014, I earned my Associate Broker license.
On the personal side, I have experience as a volunteer police officer, and enjoy beading jewelry for myself and as gifts for friends and relatives. My idea of relaxing is to take a walk or curl up with a cat and a good book.
When you are ready to buy or sell a property, “Ask for Alix” and get ready for a great real estate experience!
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