Category: Business

Alumni Success Story: Misty Janks, ’08
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Alumni Success Story: Misty Janks, ’08

Misty Janks’ goal is to create a more caring world through her new role as the director of impact and outreach for the State of Michigan at Our Community LISTENS. Learn how this 2008 Bachelor’s in Business Administration alumna is making an impact: Tell us about yourself! I am a proud first-generation college student from...

Cooking up a passion for business
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Cooking up a passion for business

From sandwich shops to breweries to international markets, Davenport alumni around the country are finding their entrepreneurial passion in the food industry. Read each story in this series: A restaurant love story featuring Alex Wilkening, ’12 A family of entrepreneurs featuring Michael Havemeier, ’10 Creative freedom featuring Dino Duratovic, ’15 From cherry farmers to winemakers featuring McKenzie Gallagher,...

Cooking up a passion for business: Recipe for success
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Cooking up a passion for business: Recipe for success

Tina Pietrangelo, ’07, says the recipe for success in business is investing in people. By day, Pietrangelo leads a staff of more than 300 people as the plant manager of the Haworth LPP plant. By night, she co-owns and operates Village Inn Pizza in Holland and Grand Rapids. “I grew up going to Village Inn Pizza,”...

Cooking up a passion for business: Labor of love
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Cooking up a passion for business: Labor of love

Owning Livonia Bakery & Café has been a labor of love for Franco Petrucci, ’91. “It is a seven-day-a-week business,” Petrucci said. “Originally, we started as a bakery and deli store. We have grown our services to include catering, gift baskets and even kids’ birthday parties.” Petrucci and his brother opened Livonia Bakery and Café...

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