Awards & Leadership

AWARDS

         Jim Roberts:

  • 2021 National Minority Supplier Development Council - Minority Supplier of the Year - Class 1
  • 2021- National Supplier Development Council Regional Supplier of the Year - Class 1
  • 2021- ThinkAdvisor Luminary Award - Diversity and Inclusion by an Individual/RIA
  • 2020 - Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council - Minority Supplier of the Year Winner - Class 1
  • 2020 - Best of MichBusiness Honoree
  • 2019 - West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum - Minority-Owned Sustainable Business Award
  • 2019 - Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council - Volunteer of the Year
  • 2019 - West Michigan Chamber of Commerce - Hispanic Business of the Year
  • 2019 Herald Palladium Reader's Choice Awards Best Financial Services Company - 2nd Place Winner
  • 2018 - Corp! Magazine - Michigan's Most Valuable Entrepreneur
  • 2017 - Minority Business Entrepreneur Magazine - MBE's Who Rock
  • 2017 - Corp! Magazine - Michigan Diversity Focused Company Honoree
  • 2016 - Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council - Minority Supplier of the Year Winner - Class 1
  • 2016 - West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Businessperson of the Year Finalist
  • 2015 - Michigan State University Distinguished Executive MBA Alumnus Award
  • 2013 - Corp! Magazine - Michigan Diversity Business Leader Honoree
  • 2013 - Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce – EPIC Award Minority Business of the Year Winner
  • 2012 - Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council – Minority Supplier of the Year Winner- Class 1
  • 2011 - Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council - Minority Supplier of the Year Finalist - Class 1
  • 2011 and 2012 - Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce - EPIC Award Minority Business of the Year Finalist
  • 2010, 2011, and 2012 - West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Hispanic Business of the Year Finalist
  • 2010 Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council - Diamond Award Finalist

 

LEADERSHIP

         Jim Roberts:

  • President, Engineering Class of 1983; University of Michigan
  • Vulcans (Senior Honorary leadership society at the University of Michigan)
  • Board of Directors, Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Board of Directors, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum
  • Board of Directors, Lakeshore Excellence Foundation
  • Board of Trustee, Muskegon Catholic Central Schools
  • Advisory Council, Region 4 Area Agency on Aging
  • Advisor, Berrien County Pension and Trust Investment Advisory Committee
  • Child and Family Services of Southwest Michigan – Audit Committee
  • Board of Directors, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Directors, Junior Achievement (Berrien and Cass Counties)
  • Member, Saint Joseph and Benton Harbor Rotary Club
  • Junior Achievement - Volunteer Instructor
  • Member, National Society of Hispanic MBA's
  • Member, University of Michigan Hispanic Alumni Association
  • Chairperson, West Michigan Professional Services Sector for the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council (former)
  • Advisory Council, Cornerstone COC Women's Business Center (former)
  • Council for Labor and Economic Growth, State of Michigan – Governor's appointment (former)
  • President, Board of Directors, Michigan State University Weekend MBA Alumni Association (former)
  • Treasurer, Vulcans (Senior Engineering Leadership Society - University of Michigan)
  • Board of Governors, University of Michigan Engineering College Alumni Society (former)
  • Board of Directors, West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (former)
  • Board of Directors, Junior Achievement Berrien and Cass Counties (former)
  • Board of Directors, West Michigan Environmental Action Council (former)
  • Chair, Saint Joseph and Benton Harbor Rotary Club Membership and Diversity Committee (former)
  • Member, Grand Rapids/Kent County Convention and Visitors Bureau – Multicultural Advisory Council (former)