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Crain’s Grand Rapids Business is proud to celebrate Notable Leaders in 2023. These individuals manage, mentor, innovate and give back; they are recognized for their accomplishments at their companies, in their industries and in the communities where they live.

Your company and its executives are invited to submit a nomination that will help us determine this year's honorees.

View past Notable features here & reach out to Crain’s Grand Rapids Business’ Notable team with questions at notablegrandrapids@crain.com.


    Nomination requirements:

    You will be asked to complete a nomination form that includes:

    • Nominator/ nominee contact information
    • Short descriptions about the nominee’s success and impact in their career, community, and industry. This includes their education, current scope of work, significant projects and board memberships.
    • A headshot and current resume/bio are required for nomination

    How to nominate:

    • To get started, click the application link and sign into your account. If you do not have an account, you will be asked to create one before you can proceed with the nomination form. We recommend using Chrome or Firefox web browsers to complete your application. Note, your CrainsGrandRapids.com account is separate from an account you create for Notables or any other Crain's Grand Rapids Business award program.
    • All required sections of the form must be completed for consideration. The required sections on the form are marked with a red asterisk. Please note incomplete answers may result in disqualification. Incomplete answers include, “please contact the nominee for more information,” or 1 sentence responses.
    • Only one nomination is necessary per nominee. Multiple nominations do not increase the nominee's chances of being recognized. Self-nominations are accepted.

    Honoree notification: 

    Individuals chosen to be featured in the section will be notified by Crain's Grand Rapids Business Notable team approximately three weeks prior to publication. Honoree congratulatory letters will come from notablegrandrapids@crain.com.

    Important information:

    Honoree profiles in the published section will be created using the information supplied in the nomination form. We will not accept revised nomination forms, so take care that what you provide is accurate. Honoree profiles will not be provided for review before the section publishes. Crain's editorial staff holds full rights to edit information provided to meet style and editorial standards as well as space limitations. Do not submit information that is subject to change by the publishing date. Do not submit information you consider to be confidential.

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    Contact us:

    If you experience any issues while submitting a nomination or have questions regarding the nomination criteria, please email Crain's Grand Rapids Business Notable team at notablegrandrapids@crain.com.