Entries by 2FishCo

In The Business Of Giving Back

WSI, a nationally acclaimed staffing and recruiting agency, helps local candidates find suitable employment and grow in their careers.

Though its team is dedicated to matching clients with the perfect job, that passion is driven by WSI’s commitment to building a better community—in and out of the office. To accomplish this, WSI holds quarterly “Days of Caring,” when its whole team volunteers for a local cause.

Building A Better Workplace One Interaction At A Time

The architects and engineers at towerpinkster have helped design some wonderful-looking workplaces since the company’s founding in 1953.

However, for President and CEO Bjorn Green, a workplace is measured not by its appearance, but by the quality of day-to-day interactions within its team. “I think it’s all about building relationships with one another,” emphasizes Green. “When you have a challenging project, you need to have a strong relationship with the people you work with. You have to be able to trust them and communicate with them.”

Fielding New Players To Fill The Roster

Ron Jackson Insurance was founded by a former Chicago White Sox and Boston Red Sox player in 1962 and has stayed in the Kalamazoo area, and in the family, ever since.

Today, the organization is staffed by members of the Jackson family, but it has also expanded its ranks to include new “family” members. “We are one big family. But on two levels,” states Ron Jackson’s son, Mark Jackson, who serves as the company’s president alongside his sister, Operations Manager Jennifer Jackson.

Energized Workspaces Plug In To Client and Employee Needs

Upon entering the lobby of Midwest Energy and communications (MEC), the client experience truly begins.

Visitors are greeted in the “Internet of Things (IOT) Room,” which sports the latest high-tech gadgets. Why? Providing electricity and high-speed internet to rural areas is part of what MEC does every day, and MEC employees use the IOT room to introduce their clients to the possibilities high-speed internet affords, like connecting to an Amazon Alexa, colored smart lights, and even a smart crockpot.

A Perfect Blend of Core Values and Coffee

Kruggel Lawton is not your standard accounting firm.

Come tax season, work may not be all fun and games, but Kruggel Lawton tries to keep things light even in the most hectic time of the year. On Fridays during tax season, the firm’s St. Joseph office caters in lunch for everyone, so the team can unwind. And on April 15, when it’s all over, the company hosts a firm-wide Tax Day Party featuring an evening of music, games, food, and celebration for the entire team.

Putting Others First To Make A Difference

Keystone Solutions Group, a West Michigan-based product development and medical device contract manufacturing company, finds that its employee-centric culture helps it to focus on what’s most important: its customers.

“I know that what I do each day matters. It matters to my team, my customer, and my company,” says Product Development Manager Jason Barr.

A Little Latitude Goes A Long Way

For GT Independence, self-determination is everything.

“Think of the choices you make every day,” explains Holly Carmichael, chief operating officer at GT Independence. “You choose when to take a shower, what you want to eat for lunch, and so on. But even those basic things aren’t always afforded to people with disabilities. That’s where we can help.”

A Married Business and Workplace Culture Knows No Limits

Words are just as important as the numbers at Greenleaf Trust, a privately held wealth management firm with specialized disciplines in asset management, trust administration, and retirement planning services.

For a business that deals with people’s livelihoods and the volatility of financial markets, this is a place where team engagement and communication are must-have assets.

Walking Into Work Like You Own The Place

Gibson team members pride themselves on being advisors and consultants, not just commercial and personal insurance brokers.

They offer solutions to guard against risk, helping their clients protect what’s most important to them, like their homes, businesses, and employees. And to ensure the company provides the best service possible, and to drive engagement and responsibility within its team, it has a unique internal structure.