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WMSBF Represented at Junior Achievement Hall of Fame

WMSBF members Trendway and Bissell will be represented among a handful of local companies with executives to be inducted or otherwise honored at this week’s Junior Achievement West Michigan Business Hall of Fame 2014.Trendway Chairman Don Heeringa is one of the 2014 inducteers.  Heeringa joined Trendway Corporation in 1973, and currently serves at the Chairman. He served as Sales Service Representative of Holland Hitch Company from 1971 to 1972. He was active in the US Army from 1969 to 1971. Mr. Heeringa graduated from Arizona State University with Bachelor of Science in 1969. He is a founding member of the Board of Lakeshore Advantage (Economic Development Group in West Michigan) and Wuskowhan Players Club in West Olive, MI.

Mark Bissell, Bissell Inc. Chairman and CEO, will receive the Crystal Medallion, an honor for past inductees.  He was inducted in 2013.

The Junior Achievement West Michigan Business Hall of Fame honors prominent business leaders who have made extraordinary contributions to West Michigan, earned the respect of the local community and called attention to the free enterprise system and its value to the area.


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