Last week, Brian Troxel chaired the Economic Development Day for the West Coast Chamber of Commerce Leadership 2012-2013 class with speakers focusing on manufacturing, retail & agriculture.

The morning session was hosted by Gentex where seven speakers gave presentations.  Among those presenters were former Leadership graduates Chuck Reid, Jeff Disher, Kurt Wassink & Helen Zeerip.  Additionally both Chuck & Jeff have been honored with the Chamber’s Small Business Person of the Year award.

The day continued at Haworth where the group of thirty enjoyed lunch, office & plant tours & five additional speakers.  Randy Thelen & Nate Young led a discussion on economic development followed by speakers in the W MI Agriculture field.