• CONNECT B2B Group

    The leaders of this group are Jason Gargala & Kevin Beimers. B2B Group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 8:00 - 9:00 am.
    John Burmeister, II
    Josh Szymanski
    Owen Ames Kimball Company
    Chief Strategy Officer
    As Chief Strategy Officer at O-A-K, I have the opportunity to meet with a variety of client types, help with initial project planning and development, and make sure we have the right resources in place to create a successful project and relationship.  

    I'm also an active father of 3 young children and involved in a number of community and professional organizations including Michigan Society of Professional Engineers (MSPE), Cannonsburg Challenged Ski Association (CCSA), and Junior Achievement of the Great Lakes.
    Travis Ernst
    Shawn Pacanowski
    Patrick Avery
    Best Version Media
    Division Manager for Best Version Media.  We produce micro - targeted publications reaching a specific audience of people.   Our company is International, but utilize local writers, photographers and sponsors.  

    Personally a very long time resident of Michigan, having been raised in Battle Creek area ( and south).  Have worked for both big concerns and smaller family owned businesses.  My passion is helping your business to grow!!.  
    Amy Kraal
    HR Solutions Group
    Owner, President
    Amy Kraal serves as the Owner & President for the organization, bringing over 20 years of professional Human Resources experience.  She has expertise in Organizational Development, Employment Branding, Recruitment Strategy, and Compensation Program Design.  Before founding HR Solutions Group, she worked for Varnum Consulting, kforce.com, and Haworth.  

    Amy earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies and German from Hope College in Holland, MI.  She has also earned and maintained the PHR (Professional Human Resouces) from HRCI and the SPHR from Society of Human Resources Management.  Amy professionally invests back into our community with volunteer work as an advisor for Lakeshore Advantage, serves on the Board of Directors for Holland Area Arts Council, CEO Council for Talent2025, and speaks at local universities and professional associations on HR topics.  
    Eric Huizenga
    EGLtech, Inc.
    Business Development Director
    Jason Gargala
    Ryan Boyk
    C3 Technology Advisors
    I’m a technology advisor with 22 years of experience helping businesses all over the world make sense of the confusion and disruption in the technology marketplace today, and leverage the right tech technology for them. We have agreements with every single telecom, Internet and cloud provider in the world and oftentimes introduce vendors that you have never even heard of that are laser focused on being the best provider of "X" in the world. I am an agent for our client. We have no quotas or allegiances to any provider and are truly non-biased when it comes to helping our clients assess different technologies. We are look around the corner to help our clients see things that don’t know about yet, and we keep them from making bad decisions.   
    Scott Patchin
    The trU Group
    My expertise lies in creating strategy, developing leaders, and then building and equipping both leaders and leadership teams to effectively manage growth. I partner with small- and medium-sized businesses that desire healthy growth and are challenged with having the time for development.

    I am an Professional EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) Implementer and the greatest compliment a client ever shared was "Scott teaches while he facilitates, and I actually learned to be a more effective leader/facilitate more by watching him work." I have found EOS to be an effective tool for leaders and leadership teams to get more of what they want out of their business. Be prepared to learn while we work, because EOS is designed to develop leaders over time, making a classroom out of your business.

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