Through the same process, seven finalists were chosen for potential inclusion in the inaugural class of West Michigan Sustainable Business Hall of Fame inductees. The honor recognizes practitioners who over a career have best demonstrated leadership, innovation and impact in pursuit of the principles detailed in the WMSBF mission and vision. Three will be chosen this year, at least two of those by popular vote of the membership.
Nominees for the 2014 West Michigan Sustainable Business Hall of Fame include:
- George Heartwell, City of Grand Rapids
- Renae Hesselink, Nichols
- Fred Keller, Cascade Engineering
- Tom Newhouse, TJN Design
- Dave Rinard, Steelcase
- Deb Steketee, Aquinas College
- Bill Stough, Sustainable Research Group, Founder of WMSBF
An electronic ballot was sent to WMSBF member representatives earlier this week.