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Jennifer Palaske

KSS Enterprises is a leading single-source distributor of custodial equipment and supplies.   As marketing director my responsibilities include developing and implementing market strategies to elevate awareness of the programs, partnerships and products we offer.  My role includes developing our online presence, creation of social media campaigns, traditional materials, event marketing and more.

I could not think of a better place to work and live than West Michigan.  With the wide variety of professional and personal opportunities available, there are always things to do to learn, network, have fun and build our community.  In addition to my role at KSS, I also coordinate the Dutton Community Garden.  The garden gives people who would not otherwise have the space a place to grow their own food to provide for their families.  If you would like more information about the garden, please email me at [email protected].   

Job Title: Marketing Director
Company: KSS Enterprises
College: Mt. Hood Community College, Hospitality and Tourism Management, Gresham, OR

Enakshi Mehta

I worked for this company during school and had the opportunity to move up within immediately after graduating from college. After graduation I was working for the company in Cleveland until recently when I was promoted to the Grand Rapids area.  I enjoy being a mentor and leader in the sales industry and working with the best in the retail world.  

Job Title: Assistant Manager
Company: TNF
College: Michigan State University, Merchandising and Marketing, East Lansing, MI

Shrineil Patel

Though my job title says Customer Database Marketing (CDM), I get much more exposure to this business than just that. I first started working with the Consumer Marketing Team which handles the setup of our Buy 1 Get 1 type offers and some price drops. Additionally, I owned the Meijer Community Rewards program and was responsible for the department financials.

After 6 months, I kept the department financials responsibility but moved over to CDM. Our team uses customer and store data to influence our promotional decisions (coupons, pricing, product advertising, etc). As a CDM Specialist, I am responsible for the design and implementation of relevant couponing for our Grand Openings, Competitive, Store Specific and Cincinnati market campaigns. I also am responsible for system knowledge and testing of the point-of-sale (POS) systems as well as digital couponing. With that said, it is extremely important to stay innovative in my design and targeting.

Job Title: CDM Specialist
Company: Meijer Inc.
College: Grand Valley State University, Hospitality/Tourism Management, Business Minor, Allendale, MI

Jim Murray

My job consists of a lot of responsibilities. I'm the lead buyer for the store, I spend about 3 to 4 weeks a year in New York buying our stores goods and I over see two other buyers. I'm also in charge of the operations of our business as a whole. Everything from accounting and payroll to human resources.  Most of all I enjoy servicing our clients. I love to help someone become a better version of themselves through clothing.

Job Title: General Manager
Company: A.K. RIKKʼs
College: Grand Valley State University, Bachelor Degree, Business Management, Grand Rapids, MI

Katherine Casey

I work as part of the Regional Human Resource team for Meijer's Northern Region supporting 47 stores across Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, Saginaw, Bay City and Northern Michigan.  I'm responsible for the implementation of the recruiting strategy to achieve retail leadership and pharmacy talent acquisition expectations. Working in partnership with assigned leadership teams, I assist in the identification of internal talent, source external candidates and drive the interview and on-boarding process for new leadership and pharmacy hires.  I support the entire talent acquisition process for new store locations.  I assist with the development and implementation of recruitment policies, procedures, forms, and strategies; facilitate interview training and assist with the development and maintenance of relationships with local colleges and universities.  In addition, I generate creative ways to find top talent for challenging positions or hard to hire markets; consistently use recruitment metrics to take a strategic approach to meeting current and future hiring needs and am responsible for driving the consistent use of the company ATS system.  The position requires innovation, creativity, strategic thinking, the ability to adapt quickly to change, and to influence and form collaboration across diverse teams.

Job Title: Regional Recruiter – Northern Region
Company: Meijer Inc.
College: Central Michigan University, College of Business, Mt. Pleasant, MI

Kara Lyn Brace

At 616 Image Consulting, we do personal shopping, styling, image consulting and wardrobe reviews for private clients. Our services can range from personal shopping for holidays or for individual events or for new wardrobes (depending on what the client needs). We also coach people on how to 'dress for success' and how to be comfortable in their own skin. We also work with Fox 17 Grand Rapids to showcase fashion segments on their morning show. Our website is pretty self explanatory regarding what services we offer and our segment links are listed on there as well. We will be updating the website soon to offer before & after pictures of some of our clients.

I am also the Owner and Property Manager of Beachfront Rentals, LLC. I manage 6 vacation units in Panama City Beach, FL. I own my own business, so there is a lot more involved than just the management of the units. I handle the financials, marketing & advertising of the business.

I also write fashion articles for the Grand Rapids section of Examiner. com.

Job Title: Co-owner
Company: 616 Image Consulting
College: Grand Valley State University, Economics, Business, Grand Rapids, MI

Brooke Lowe

Our company offers an array of services such as: personal shopping, styling, wardrobe review and image consulting. Not only do we shop for entire wardrobes but we will shop for special occasion's such as weddings, mother of the bride gowns, gala's, black tie events as well. This can be done with or with out the customer present. We also do wardrobe reviews where we go through the clients wardrobe and  make suggestions about what should stay and what should go and then help update their wardrobe with some new pieces. Finally we have an array of contacts to help with hair, skin and makeup suggestions/consults.

Job Title: Co-Owner/Stylist/Personal Shopper
Company: 616 Image Consulting
College: Academy of Design and Technology, Fashion Merchandising, Chicago, IL

Sarah Cadwell

I am the Senior Pricing & Incentives Specialist at Steelcase.  Steelcase was founded by people with a strong commitment to integrity and doing the right thing for their customers, employees, business partners, associates and neighbors.

Job Title: Senior Pricing & Incentives Specialist
Company: Steelcase
College: Grand Valley State University, Seidman School of Business, MBA, Grand Valley, MI

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