Hail, entrepreneur — and Darlene Lowe!

18 Dec, 2020
Earlier this month, Darlene Lowe announced her decision to step down from her role as board chairman, but she will continue to be involved in the foundation as its chairman emeritus...

From lemons to lemonade: a quick 2020 recap

11 Dec, 2020
For the foundation, 2020 started normally enough. Then just as we were gearing up for our busy retreat season, everything came to a screeching halt on March 24…

Westport Linen Services: Leveraging digital marketing

9 Dec, 2020
“We never had a Twitter or LinkedIn account before. Now we do, says Eddie Lefeaux, CEO of Westport Linen Services. "We’re using those avenues to generate marketing leads, and we’re ...

Josh’s Frogs: Leaping over potential obstacles

3 Dec, 2020
“SIG was far more of a value-add than I expected, both from a knowledge standpoint and a relationship standpoint," says Josh Willard.

High anxiety: Supporting your team’s mental health

11 Nov, 2020
Nearly 25% of Americans are experiencing symptoms of depression, which is three times higher than pre-pandemic numbers...

Battling bureaucracy: Scale while preserving your entrepreneurial DNA

5 Nov, 2020
Although bureaucracy is not usually a problem for second-stage companies, it’s something that business owners need to be aware of...

40ish Under 40ish: a framework for relationship management

12 Oct, 2020
Last fall the Edward Lowe Foundation launched the Michigan 40ish Under 40ish, a group of young leaders from a variety of disciplines...

Beards Brewery: Crafting a more resilient company

5 Oct, 2020
“It’s easy to start a small business, but once you hit second stage, you encounter unique challenges,” says Ben Slocum, co-founder of Beards Brewery.

Online oomph: 7 steps to better virtual programs

23 Sep, 2020
Colleen Killen-Roberts looks at 7 best practices that have helped the Edward Lowe Foundation pivot from in-person programs to online ones…

boldSOCKS: Finding a foothold in custom products

21 Sep, 2020
Based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, boldSOCKS aims to be a one-stop shop for socks — and a model for social impact...