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Stephanie has spent the last 16 years in corporate America as a leader in the media sector. Leading local , regional and national sales teams in radio, television, digital and local programming.
Stephanie started in Norfolk, VA as an Account Manager. Working her way up in a primarily male dominated industry. As Director of Sales and Local Programming for FOX 17 Tribune Media she oversaw sales, traffic and local programming. Responsible for the growth of the team and a 16 million dollar P&L.
Stephanie has experience working with corporate leaders on new product launches, multi market data/sales roll outs and M&A sales development.
Now as a first generation entrepreneur she chooses to spend her time, energy and talent focused on people, planet, profit and living in purpose. Noticing the lack of diversity , specifically with female entrepreneurship & feeling first hand the frustration as a female raising capital. Stephanie set out to serve others on their business growth journeys, and is known as an "Idea" person who is able to also integrate (connect) ideas to people, process, plan and action. She believes all should have equitable access and opportunity to achieve their dreams.
Stephanie is a proud wife to Edward a retired Kent County Sherriff who now works as a Educator for the KENT ISD. She is also the Mom of three girls. An angel baby, Madyson , 23 year old step daughter, Monique and 11 year old daughter, Gabby; who is her inspiration, along with two fur babies Teddy and Ralphie.
In 2021, Nikki was signed on as a partner/ Co-owner in Grow Business Today. Nikki has spent the last 18 years working in marketing and advertising, and comes from a family of entrepreneurs and industry trade experts.
Prior to taking on a role with Stephanie at FOX 17 WXMI in Grand, Rapids, Nikki worked for the Advance Newspapers/MLIVE as Advertising Account Manager. During her time at FOX 17 she worked her way up from Digital Coordinator, to Digital Sales Manager and was a key partner in creating multi platform marketing campaigns locally and nationally.
After leaving FOX 17, she came on board at Townsquare Media, Grand Rapids as Digital Manager/ Account Manager. Helping Account executives market, sell, serve, set up and track results for local clients in the Greater Grand Rapids Area.
In addition to experience in Marketing and Advertising, Nikki's attention to detail and experience in book keeping for her families business, she is a critical member of our team and responsible for overseeing client services and operations.
Nikki is married to her high school sweet heart Ryan, who is also an entrepreneur and a mom of three kiddos, Dylan, Addy and Austyn. She believe in empowering women and all who have a dream to achieve greatness!
Erika Plunkett has spent the last several years as an independent consultant in the international nonprofit sector supporting businesses, philanthropists, and nonprofits as they develop and grow. Her goal is to challenge the status quo of corporate giving and to implement strategies and abstract ideas that invigorate the philanthropic realm. In addition to consulting, Erika has worked closely with marginalized and underserved communities in the United States, both professionally and personally, giving her a passion for equity and advocacy.
She is a “humanitarian innovator” who seeks to implement creative solutions to challenges in developing countries. She strongly believes that everyone, regardless of social or economic status, should have opportunities to learn and access to a good education.
This passion led to the co-founding in 2018 of Ama International Inc, a 501c3 registered nonprofit focusing on poverty reduction through prevention, provision, education, and action in Mexico. Ama serves as a bridge for the vulnerable by forming long-term partnerships with local leaders in underserved communities to establish projects and initiatives that will positively impact families and offer communities a brighter future.
Erika envisions a world where our differences don’t divide us but rather inspire us; a world made up of global citizens motivated by generosity; a world of ama sin fronteras (love without borders).
With previous experience in HR, Kyria' now brings her understanding of human connection to Grow Business Today with the same passion to help individuals and business GROW. As an individual business, we only have the capacity to accomplish so much, and this is where collaboration comes in. Together we can achieve so much more.
From a young age, she knew that her mission was to help people, but she wasn't quite sure how. Through twists and turns Kyria' has experienced a variety of losses and hard times and has found that by sharing her journey wit a genuine heart and open communication - she is able to HELP people overcome challenges in life by reminding us all that we are not alone.
When we allow ourselves to be honest about what we can and cannot do alone and we remain open to receiving and also giving guidance and assistance to one another - we are able to truly bloom and grow through what we are going through.
Along with her role at Grow Business Today, Kyria' is a Group Fitness instructor with Fit4Mom West Grand Rapids. Here she continues to be "the helper" for moms in the local community with total body support local, mental, physical, and emotional. Even through a virtually connected world, Kyria' has found a variety of ways to stay connected and help women know that they are not alone.
In addition to her role as Director of client services at Grow Business Today, she is a proud wife and mom to two little boys. In her life, Kyria' has always been "The Helper"
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