Selected among 11 companies and 14 entrepreneurs were:
Jeff Lambert, president and managing partner of Lambert, Edwards & Associates Inc. in Grand Rapids
- Jeff Lobdell, president of Restaurant Partners Inc. in
- Larry Andrus, CEO of Trivalent Group Inc. in Grandville.
- Evan Knoll, president of Torco Racing Fuels Inc. in
- J. Lawrence Taunt, chairman, John A. Kailunas II, president and COO, and Brian Yarch, vice president, of Regal Financial Group in Kentwood.
The West Michigan finalists will compete in a black-tie event at the Navy Pier Grand Ballroom in Chicago on June 22 against regional finalists from Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Also making the trip to