Wednesday, October 12
6 pm to 9 pm
401 Hall St. SW
Grand Rapids, 49503
In 1994 a small group of like-minded companies launched an initiative that would allow local companies, colleges, governments and non-profits to share knowledge and collaborate on initiatives promoting sustainable business practices within their organizations and the region. One of the first organizations of its kind in the world, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum has served as a support network for two generations of triple-bottom-line practitioners, playing a critical role in distinguishing West Michigan as the nation’s unofficial capital of sustainable business, helping to popularize green building, sustainable product design, beyond-compliance practices and savings-driven sustainability.
This October the forum will celebrate its work with the Third Annual Triple Bottom Line Bash. A sell-out in its first two years, the event has become the signature function for local sustainable business professionals in West Michigan.
Featuring a too-be-announced entertainment theme, this year’s venue moves into a historic converted factory space at Studio D2D in Grand Rapids. Dinner from Kangaroo Kitchen. Bar from Brewery Vivant and a to-be-determined winery.
Individual tickets are $100 each.
Tickets are sold out.
Sponsorship information available here: Triple Bottom Line Bash Sponsor Solicitation 2016
The Sustainable Business of the Year Award
Will honor the company that best represents the values of the triple-bottom line. Past winners include Brewery Vivant and Organicycle. This year’s finalists include Amway, Aquinas College, Catalyst Partners, City of Grand Rapids, Disher Design & Development, Grand Valley State University, Herman Miller, Kent County Department of Public Works, and Rockford Construction.
The West Michigan Sustainable Business Hall of Fame
A lifetime achievement award, the Hall of Fame honors individual practitioners that have made the greatest contribution to sustainable business in West Michigan.
Future Sustainable Business Hall of Fame Award
Will honor an emerging sustainability professional deserving greater recognition for his or her work.
Special Recognition: Change Agent Award
Will honor an organization that is modeling a pace-setting commitment to the triple-bottom line. The award was created with the specific purpose of recognizing an organization that deserves wider recognition for its efforts, and to provide a visible platform for personnel leading those efforts to be recognized by his or her peers.
Special Recognition: Champion Award
Will honor organizations that have a legacy of sustainable business leadership and have helped define our region as a center of sustainability expertise and accomplishment. The award establishes a mechanism by which we can permanently honor the handful of local organizations that merit recognition every year.
More Event Details
Hosted bar, beer and wine.
Sustainably sourced hors d’oeuvres, plated dinner, dessert and coffee.
Entertainment program to be announced.
6:00 pm Bash
6:50 pm Welcome
7:00 pm Dinner
7:50 pm Hall of Fame Awards and Entertainment Program
8:45 pm WMSBF Update
8:55 pm Sustainable Business of the Year
9:00 pm Adjourn