Entrepreneurship Forum

BlueOx Credit UnionEntrepreneurship Forum is a monthly series sponsored by BlueOx Credit Union and hosted by Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business. The forum brings stories of entrepreneurs and startup success to the greater Kalamazoo community.

Reservations for the event can be made at wmich.edu/business/e-rsvp. To recommend an entrepreneur for the series or request information, please contact Kim Crandall. Presentations begin at 8 a.m.

speakers 2020-21

September 11: Alexis Lenderman-Black, founder, and Justin Black, director of communications, The Scholarship Expert l View presentation.

October 16: Kiar Gamsho, CEO,  Midtown Fresh Market and Park Street Market l View presentation.

November 20: Todd Sanford, CEO and president, Sanford Advisory l View presentation.

December 4: Mike Knapick, Owner, Knapick Management l View presentation.

January 15: Alberto and Sagrario Guerrero, Mango Healthy Fruit and Food l View presentation.

February 5: Tim Hills, founder, Trystcraft l View presentation. 

March 19: Amy Kenny, CFO, New Holland Brewing

April 2: Kyle Monk and Natashia Monk, co-owners, Nonla Burger

speakers 2019-20

September 13: David Wheatley, owner and principal, Humanergy

October 18: Rhonda Ethridge, founder, LifeCycles Studios

November 8: Kristen Chesak, executive director,  Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo

December 6: Mike Klok, owner and creative director, Stuffed Brain Studio

January 17: Tim Krone, owner, Pedal

February 14: Nathan Harte, chief sales officer, Inovelli

March 13: Brett Vanderkamp, president, and Amy Kenny, CFO, New Holland Brewing

April 10: Kiar Gamsho, CEO,  Midtown Fresh Market and Park Street Market

Speakers 2018-19

September 14: Curtis and Janette Tramel, owners, Station 66

October 12: Jeremy Andrews, founder and chief excitement officer, Sprout

November 9: Jesús Grillo and Lucy Mosquera, founders, New/Nueva Opinion

December 7: Pete Laforest, owner, B45 Academy

January 11: Scott Zylstra, proprietor, Old Mill Brewpub & Grill

February 8: Lara Hobson, director of operations, Starting Gate

March 15: Ben Nobis, founder, Nobis Agri Science

April 12: Valencia Scott, owner and creator, The Perfect Pucker