Celebrating Regional Entrepreneurs and Business Owners

The UMD Center for Economic Development (CED) announces that 52 businesses have been nominated to receive honors during the 24th Annual Joel Labovitz Entrepreneurial Success Awards program, which recognizes entrepreneurs and business owners from throughout the Twin Ports and Northeastern Minnesota.  Award categories include Micro Entrepreneur, Emerging Entrepreneur, Established Entrepreneur, Mature Entrepreneur and Environmentally Engaged Entrepreneur. 

The following businesses have been nominated from the Grand Rapids area.

Alan's Physical Therapy; Alan Dettmer, Grand Rapids

Alan Dettmer is a licensed physical therapist with a modern clinic in the southwest part of Grand Rapids.  He offers evidence-based physical and manual therapy to relieve pain and restore optimal functioning as quickly as possible.

Maven Perspectives LLC; Paula M.J. Frings, Grand Rapids 

Maven Perspectives crafts innovative, custom programs that empower and inspire people, communities and organizations to generate positive, meaningful impact.  This includes training and program development services for youth and adults.

Classic Car Auto Parts; Craig A. Foss, Grand Rapids

Classic Car Auto Parts in Grand Rapids operates an auto body shop and provides new car accessories.  Whether you need repairs after an accident or just want to make some improvements, Classic Car Auto Parts' auto shop offers dynamic service.

Hawkinson Construction Co Inc.; Mark Hawkinson, Grand Rapids

Hawkinson Construction is a northern Minnesota-based asphalt paving company that services a 50 mile radius surrounding the Grand Rapids area. For more than half a century this  family-owned business has dedicated itself to upholding the highest standard of workmanship in their industry.  Their projects include federal, state and county highways; airport runways, parking lots and athletic courts.
An awards event is scheduled for Wednesday, April 20, at the Duluth Entertainment and Convention Center. 

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