Muskegon’s Future 15: The emerging young leaders shaping our community

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is honoring 15 young leaders shaping our area. Photo courtesy of the Chamber.

From the worlds of education and food to nonprofits, manufacturing and much more, the young professionals being recognized by the local business community as Muskegon’s “Future 15” are making big strides in shaping our community.

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce this week announced the winners of its “Future 15″ awards, the recipients of which will be honored at an Aug. 1 event at The Deck in Muskegon.

“In these changing times, it is very important that we usher in new leadership for this community,” Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Larsen said in a press release. “This award is an effort to encourage worthy individuals to step forward to engage in leadership activities going forward.”

Community members were encouraged to nominate a young leader as part of the program, and a selection committee consisting of the 2018 “Future 15” winners determined this year’s recipients. This year’s emerging young leaders are:

  • Amanda Barnhill, Arconic
  • Bobby Fisher, Shelby State Bank
  • Brennen Gorman, Brower Vander Veen, PLC
  • Brian Olian, Reeths-Puffer Schools
  • Erica Sandford, WUVS 103.7 The Beat
  • Holly Schroeder, Manpower
  • Jacqui Robinson, Muskegon Catholic Central Schools
  • Jamie Sutton, Lamar Advertising
  • Jenni Griswold, Dockside Salon and Day Spa
  • Kiara Scott, Community enCompass
  • LaShaun Turner, City of Muskegon
  • Mikaela Taylor, Boys and Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore
  • Natasha Heykoop, Lighthouse for Veterans
  • Tacitus Bailey-Yabani, Abeshi Ghanaian Cuisine LLC and Abeshi LLC
  • Marc VanderStelt, Norton Shores Police Department

The 15 finalists will be recognized at a Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce member event on Thursday, August 1, 2019 from 5-7pm at The Deck on Pere Marquette Beach. All are welcome to attend the event, for which attendees are asked to provide a $5 donation at the door. Please click here for more information.

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