West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum’s April meeting will feature a spotlight on West Michigan companies that have earned B Corps certification and a dialogue on impact business and the triple bottom line. The event is Monday, April 11 at Davenport University from 12 to 2 pm.

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The event will feature representatives from six of the 10 West Michigan B Corps.

  • Christina Keller, Cascade Engineering
  • Kris Spaulding, Brewery VivKrisSpaulding-loant
  • Keith Winn, President, Catalyst Partners
  • Lauren Jaenicke, Marketing and Sustainability Director, Essence Restaurant Group
  • Karen Tracy, The Image Shoppe
  • Elliott Rader, Owner/Partner, The GFB: Gluten Free Bar

B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. Today, there is a growing community of more than 1,600 Certified B Corps from 42 countries and over 120 industries working together toward 1 unifying goal: to redefine success in business. There are now 10 in West Michigan.

Local First of West Michigan is the primary facilitator of B Corps certification in the region. Representatives will be available to introduce the process and answer questions from interested organizations.

This month’s meeting presented by Cascade Engineering.Elliot Rader (1)

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April Meeting
Monday, April 11
12 pm to 2 pm
Davenport University
Sneden Center, W.A. Lettinga Campus
6191 Kraft Ave., Grand Rapids, 49512
$15 online / $20 at event Members
$20 online / $25 at event Non-members
wmsbf.org/april2016

Tentative Agenda
12 pm Networking and lunch
12:30 pm Move to Auditorium
12:35 pm Welcome and WMSBF Business
12:40 pm Becoming a B Corp
12:50 pm B Corps Spotlight
2:00 pm Adjourn