Nominate a Young Professional

Nominate an outstanding young professional for third annual Future 15 awards

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The Future 15 award program of the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce in Partnership with WZZM 13, recognizes 15 outstanding and upcoming young professionals in the Muskegon Lakeshore region.  Those recognized excel both within their places of employment and in the community.  The future 15 will be celebrated at a Chamber Business After Hours event on June 18, 2015. The event will be held at The Deck.


  • Business, Non-Profit, Government or Service Oriented professionals who are under 40 years of age as of December 31 of this year
  • Must live or work in Muskegon County
  • Previous recipients are not eligible to reapply for a minimum of three years
  • Those selected must agree to be photographed and/or profiled on WZZM 13 

Click here to nominate a young professional

Nominations must be received by Tuesday, May 26, 2015 to be eligible.

2014 Future 15 Finalists

Brandon Baskin, Community Mental Health/Rockstock
Jenna Blamer, Muskegon County Health Department
Kerry Halloran, Brickley DeLong PC
Michelle Harris, Harris Hospitality
Nick Leisenring, Vantage Paintball/Modern Entertainment
Cece Riley, Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
Dan Rinsema-Sybenga, Muskegon Community College
Sarah Rinsema-Sybenga, Community enCompass
Donielle Routt, Nowak Machined Products
Jonathan Seyferth, Downtown Muskegon Now
Gabe Slimko, West Michigan Symphony
Andrew Stone, Michigan Works! Muskegon/Oceana
Tim Updyke, Vantage Paintball/Modern Entertainment
Jay Wallace Jr., Edward Jones
Michael Workman, Supreme Machined Products Company

2013 Future 15 Finalists

Brett Gilbert & Jera Cook, Fatty Lumpkins Sandwich Shack (co-owners)
Nick Bessinger, Muskegon Festival Group
Kris Collee, Child Abuse Council of Muskegon
Jennifer Cross, Continuity, LLC
Merica Dobry, Westshore Law Offices, PLC
Carla Flanders, CMF Marketing, LLC
Lou Jeannot, Social Leverage and Mux Records
Chad Lawie,
Andy Maciejewski, Revel
Andy Price, McKenzie-Price Agency Inc.
Lisa Rose, Mercy Health Partners
Luke Sass, Watermark 920
Josh Silvis, Shoreline Insurance Agency
Brett Thorsen, Lakeshore Carpet One
Katie Trzaska, Howmet Playhouse

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