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Celebrating community At Independent Bank, we understand the needs of our customers because our people live and work in the communities we serve statewide. Our associates are part of the resident volunteer base and also engage on boards and committees at human services agencies, arts and cultural organizations and area school systems. When we began tracking our community service efforts, we saw that our associates gave more than their time, they gave of themselves to make a positive difference in our communities. Independent Bank associates have volunteered 6,139 hours so far for 2013!

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Wednesday October 30, 2013 8:00am - 3:00pm The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit Cost to Attend: $125 Register today at www.businessleadersformichigan.com/events

Putting Michigan in the winner’s circle • How should Michigan think bigger? • First time and serial entrepreneurs share secrets for building a successful start up from the ground up • What it takes to win and stay on top

putting Michigan in

the winner’s circle

• Beyond a favorable business climate, the new keys to winning • National policy: helping or hindering your business

Keynote Speaker - Do Not Miss! New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author of Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible

Daniel Burrus

Renowned expert in predicting the impact of emerging technologies on the business world, Daniel Burrus will lead participants in a workshop on seeing hidden opportunities and solving problems on the horizon.

Visit www.businessleaderformichigan.com/events for more information.

GRBJ 30th Anniversary  

Grand Rapids Business Journal celebrates 30 years of Grand Rapids and West Michigan business news. #GRBJ30years

GRBJ 30th Anniversary  

Grand Rapids Business Journal celebrates 30 years of Grand Rapids and West Michigan business news. #GRBJ30years