2020 Lakeshore Innovator of the Year Award Reception

Lakeshore Innovator of the Year Award

Date and Time

Thursday, May 21, 2020 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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Muskegon Innovation Hub » 204 Seminar Room


Grand Valley State University's Muskegon Innovation Hub is thrilled to once again celebrate innovation through an award program that will recognize and celebrate the most creative, problem-solving ideas on the Lakeshore.

This award will recognize the most outstanding innovative idea and can be given to an individual or a team of people from any business, nonprofit, organization or association in the Lakeshore area using innovation to improve their business or organization to better achieve their mission.

Join us to honor the top 5 finalists and celebrate the announcement of the first Lakeshore Innovator of the Year!

Enjoy light refreshments and good company. Open to the public, feel free to bring a friend or colleague.

The 2020 Finalists

Pete Hoffswell, with the Holland BPW. Developed a low-cost wireless sensor embedded in a paving brick to work with, and aid in optimizing the cost of, the snowmelt system installed under downtown Holland’s sidewalks.

City of Muskegon Heights (Fire Chief Chris Dean and City Manager Troy Bell) for community and environmental stewardship through solar energy deployment that lowers the City’s expenses and adds local jobs.

Terry Geertman and Roger Draft (Humane-aire / Midway Machine Technologies), developers of a stunning (or “knock-out”) system for humanely processing turkeys and chickens.

Pat Camp, President and Founder of Med 5, LLC, inventor of the StomaCloak a fabric cover for ostomy bags that has unique properties to improve the quality of life of ostomates by reducing odor, sound, and wetness against the skin.

Do More Good (Katie Appold and Bill McKendry), a non-profit marketing company that serves non-profits across the country, tailoring solutions for non-profit’s needs.



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