Dawnese began her professional career as a Junior High School English teacher, but quickly turned entrepreneur for more freedom and flexibility as she became a Mom. Starting, building and selling businesses (restaurant, retail, publications and direct sales) for over 20 years, she’s now turned her experience into opportunities to share with others.
As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker, Dawnese helps facilitate individual and organizational growth. Dawnese’s strength is to facilitate change with the least amount of pain as possible. Often called a “catalyst for change,” Dawnese has found success in helping small businesses and non-profit organizations create and execute plans for growth. Through training and coaching, she assists individuals and organizations in maximizing their influence and impact. She is also using her experience to help grow the Business Speakers Bureau – a Grand Rapids based business – which strives to exceed expectations for providing quality speakers and entertainers for events across the US and internationally. The BSB goes above and beyond booking the talent for you, they walk you through from the beginning (assessing your event goals) all the way to the final applause.
In her “spare time”, you will find Dawnese teaching and mentoring youth, serving on community boards, planning fundraising events, or developing programs to support businesses, individuals, and families.
Dr. Brush is the founder of Heaven at Home Pet Hospice. She is a graduate of Kalamazoo College (BA) and earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) at Michigan State University. As a practicing vet since 1998, she became involved in the movement toward in-home palliative care and euthanasia, beginning with her own 17-year-old rescue dog, Herkemer. Through her personal experience, she became a passionate advocate for peaceful at-home traditions. She is a member of the International Association for Animal Hospice & Palliative Care, the American Veterinarian Medical Association (AVMA), the MVMA, the WMVMA and the West Michigan Academy of Small Animal Practitioners (WMASAP).
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.
J.R. Muller is locally a well known “Futurist”, and with a large social following with over 15 years of experience in IT working in the web design world and as a CIO for manufacturing companies in West Michigan. He will share his wide knowledge base of technology coming in the future and how it will effect your business.
In 2015, J.R. left the corporate world, and is now running his own technology firm. He has studied the latest trends coming in the future for business and technology and shares his insights through his social media channels on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. With over 20,000 local followers J.R. has become a great local West Michigan resource for talking and consulting about technology and specifically how it can be implemented in your business.
J.R.’s firm West Michigan Technology and Design Solutions (WMTDS.com) office’s are based out of Byron Center, MI. Currently WMTDS serves approximately 250 local businesses website needs, and provides IT support for around 85 local companies for offsite or onsite IT Support. J.R. also works to help companies evaluate their company IT needs for the future to develop a plan. WMTDS is a ‘Local First” network member whose slogan is “We Speak Human”
You can find out more about J.R. Muller, his company, and his social media feeds, at his personal landing page – http://www.JRMuller.com
Jenn Maksimowski is a Media Planner with the Grand Rapids Business Journal. She helps her clients create campaigns that sell. Jenn is a dedicated and innovative leader with a proven track record in leadership, management, communication, training, mentoring, sales and business development.
No other medium in the marketplace can deliver your advertising message to more decision-makers than the combined power of the Business Journal’s print and online newspapers. As the business news leader in Grand Rapids for 32 years, the Business Journal’s reach is vast, readership loyal and has proven results.
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SPEAKING/WORKSHOPS: Having presented to well over 800 audiences and provided hundreds of workshops, I can offer you a world class experience with engagement and interaction in an entertaining but insightful way.
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Rose concentrates her practice in the areas of corporate and business law, estate planning, probate and bankruptcy. In recent years, Rose has focused her estate planning practice on serving the special needs community and helping people with disabilities and their families to achieve the maximum level of independence while preserving public benefits and planning to enhance their quality of life. Coonen Law, PLLC is committed to personal service and advocacy while providing legal services in a cost-effective manner.
Rose has practiced law in the West Michigan area since 2004 and is actively involved in the community. She has served on various non-profit boards in the past and currently serves on the board of The King’s Table Ministries. Rose is also an adjunct professor at Grand Valley State University teaching business law.