Celebrate the Future 15

Thank you for submitting nominations for this year's Future 15 Emerging Young Leaders Award. 

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This year's nomination process garnered more than 40 nominations for outstanding young professionals making a difference along the Muskegon Lakeshore.

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.

Here are the 2015 Future 15:
Joseph Crowley, Anderson Global
Frank Peterson, City of Muskegon
Andrew Zahrt, LongerDays.com & MI Irish Music Festival
Josh Wallace, McKenzie-Price Agency, Inc. 
Brittany Lenertz, Michigan Works! Muskegon-Oceana
Jonathan Wilson, Muskegon County Economic Development 
Amber Cahill, Orchard View Adult Education & Roosevelt Park
Don Kalisz, Revel
David Matuzeski, Riversedge Photography
Jennifer Vanderstelt, Service 1 Federal Credit Union
Kristi Kettler, Sparrow Boutique
Jamie Helsen, United Way of the Lakeshore
Mark Gongalski, Unruly Brewing Company and Rebel Pies
Laurel Sass, Watermark 920
Adam Zuwerink, West Michigan Law, P.C. 

There are many young professionals wothy of recognition in the Muskegon community, and we appreciate everyone taking the time to nominate individuals. Please continue to nominate individuals each year. 

Please join us on June 18, 2015 for a Business After Hours event recognizing all of this year's Future 15 honorees. 

What: Business After Hours - Recognizing the 2015 Future 15 Emerging Young Leaders
When: Thursday, June 18, 2015
Time: Business After Hours: 5:00 - 7:00 pm (There will be a brief program of recognition at 6 pm)
Where: The Deck on Pere Marquette Beach (1601 Beach Street)

Click here to rsvp to attend online.     Click here to RSVP on Facebook.

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, Longerdays.com
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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