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The 2024 Greater Lansing Entrepreneurial Awards

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The 2024 Greater Lansing Entrepreneurial Awards
Wednesday, September 11, 2024
Eagle Eye Golf and Banquet Center in Bath Township
Cocktail hour 5-6pm, followed by dinner and the awards


The 2023 Greater Lansing Entrepreneurial Award winners

Hover over each picture below to see more information on the winners. (If you’re on mobile, simply tap the picture.)

Andrew and Monica Gauthier

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Andrew and Monica Gauthier – Groovy Donuts

This award encourages nominees, and all entrepreneurs, to pursue their goals and attain the level of financial success and renown that past recipients have achieved.

Saddleback BBQ

Greater Lansing Business of the Year Award

Saddleback BBQ and Slice by Saddleback

This award recognizes businesses that have significantly grown in recognition since their startup days.

Royal Scot team

Entrepreneurial Icon Award

Royal Scot Golf & Bowl

This award recognizes a business that is not only thriving, but its innovation, commitment and ability to navigate change has allowed it to remain relevant in a constantly evolving business world.

Scott Berman and wife

Socially Responsible Entrepreneur Award

Scott Berman, One North Kitchen & Bar

The private judging panel of local entrepreneurs analyzes the philanthropic activity of nominees and ways in that the company fulfills social duties.

Megan Dowell

Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

Megan Dowell, Do-Well Remodel

The winner of this award has managed to operate their business with the spirit and risk-taking tenacity that is so often admired in traditional entrepreneurship.

Adrian Joseph

Entrepreneurial Spirit Award

Adrian Joseph, Goodfellas Bagel Deli

The winner of this award has not only proven themselves successful in recent years but also exhibits an abundance of potential for growth.

Marcus Leslie

Passion to Prosperity Award

Marcus Leslie, Mr. Leslie’s Cheesecakes

The winner of this award has taken something they are truly ardent about and turned their passion into prosperity.

TechSmith team

517 Magazine Publisher’s Award

TechSmith

This award is given to a business that has made an outstanding and strong impact on the community.

Christopher Lewis, Fathering Together

Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Christopher Lewis, Fathering Together

This award is given to a nonprofit that has produced outstanding accomplishments such as fundraising, awareness and education efforts to the public.

Images from the 2023 Awards Ceremony

CELEBRATE EXTRAORDINARY
ENTREPRENEURS & BUSINESS OWNERS WHO MAKE THIS REGION SHINE.

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CELEBRATE EXTRAORDINARY ENTREPRENEURS
& BUSINESS OWNERS WHO MAKE THIS REGION SHINE.

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