Southwest Michigan First celebrates jobs creation and partnership with Catalyst Awards
By Southwest Michigan First Staff Writer
Thursday, May 23, 2013
KALAMAZOO, Michigan – Southwest Michigan First honored more than 50 regional companies, organizations and individuals during its 2013 Catalyst Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
The awards ceremony took place from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at The Kalamazoo Civic Theatre located at 329 South Park Street in downt...own Kalamazoo. A private reception for award recipients preceded the ceremony at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts.
Presented annually since 2005, this event is designed to recognize significant contributions by community partners that have resulted in economic growth and job creation in Southwest Michigan.
“The contributions made by these award-winning companies, organizations and individuals truly define Southwest Michigan’s economic growth and jobs creation efforts using a regional strategy,” said Ron Kitchens, chief executive officer of Southwest Michigan First. “We are pleased to present each of our 2013 winners with a Catalyst Award in recognition of being catalysts for leadership, change and growth in our region.