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GRBJ's 40 Under 40 Party 2018: Celebrate your local "family" members


Each year, our community nominates hundreds of individuals, but only 40 will be selected to represent the annual Grand Rapids Business Journal’s (GRBJ) 40 Under 40 event.

This year, the event will be held at 20 Monroe Live downtown and will be filled with many locals who have, in one way or another, made a difference in our community through their contributions.

And while it might seem odd that Rapid Growth — another magazine in our community — would highlight such event, until you realize that within the ranks of honorees is one of our own, Leandra Nisbet. 

While Nisbet operates a couple of businesses as an entrepreneur, with Rapid Growth she has served over the years as our “Making it in Grand Rapids” editor for the Start Garden sponsored series that looks at the ecosystem of our city’s emerging business scene. 

In addition to her work with Rapid Growth, Nisbet, an MBA graduate of Davenport University, owns Stingray Advisory Group and is also co-owner of Gold Leaf Designs, specializing in the development and creation of business strategies focused on growth and sustainability. 

According to GRBJ, “Each nominee is evaluated on business success, professional recognitions or awards, new endeavors, breaking stereotypes or new industry emergence. The business evaluations consider the success of the business and the leadership provided by the individual.”

To view all the nominees, including Leandra Nisbet’s complete bio and many other folks who have been featured in Rapid Growth over the years, please visit GRBJ’s special issue here.

Leandra, we are so proud to see you honored this year on this prestigious list. 

- The Rapid Growth family
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