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CORP! AWARDS HONOR MVPS WHO MAKE MICHIGAN THE BEST PLACE TO LIVE, WORK - Corp! Magazine
February 24, 2021

Corp! Magazine

Corp! Awards Honor MVPs Who Make Michigan the Best Place to Live, Work

Every year, the Corp! Most Valuable Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Millennials awards honor those who, through their careers, community involvement and passion, have made Michigan a better place to live and work.

MVP honors are deserving members of the community who are creating job opportunities, driving economic growth, nurturing community advancements or leading successful companies.

This year, Corp! honored more than 70 winners. Awards will be presented virtually at a webinar Feb. 25.

MichBusiness President and CEO Jennifer Kluge said the organization believes “it’s important to celebrate” the people who are moving Michigan forward. “It’s important to recognize their new ideas, products and services, all of which make our state’s communities stronger,” Kluge said. “That is the focus of these awards … to truly recognize achievements among a diverse group of professionals in a variety of areas.”

MOST VALUABLE PROFESSIONALS HONORED:
Erin Strang
President/CEO
Central Michigan University Research Corporation
cmurc.com

Central Michigan University Research Corporation is a professional co-working space with accelerator programs focused on product and strategic development for entrepreneurs to positively impact the economy.

Strang has led this company for the past 12 years, and built a dynamic team around making things happen. Was there a pivotal moment in your career? “In the non-profit world, I believe it is important to stay true to your mission and to not chase the money. I identified early on that if I wanted to build an organization that was sustainable, I was going to have to develop repeatable and scalable programs that met the demands of the entrepreneurs and businesses that our organization was trying to serve. Ten year later, the model is proving out.”