Meet the 2023 Kalamazoo Honorees

Kristen DeVries Vice President & Executive Director, WMU Foundation A Michigan native (married to a native Kalamazooan), Kristen believes that the power of higher education lies in its ability to transform lives, empowering individuals to envision themselves changing the world, then providing the tools for them to do just that. She has spent her career … Read more

Feature Story: Equinox Pastries & Pops LLC

Rachel Baas slowly backs up her newly renovated 1968 Shasta Compact Camper into the driveway of the historic Belknap home in Heritage Hill. Tufts of orange and yellow hair peek out of the window. “Is this good?” she calls out, swiftly shifting into park.   As Rachel begins her set up, she begins sharing her journey … Read more

Meet the 2023 Honorees: West Michigan

Shannon Cohen Founder & CEO Shannon Cohen, Inc. Shannon Cohen is the founder and CEO of Shannon Cohen, Inc. — a boutique firm with a mighty imprint and reputation for excellence. Shannon specializes in developing customized emotional intelligence, equity, and wellness colloquia for organizations across diverse sectors and industries.   Clients include Electronic Arts [EA], … Read more