Growth Team

Amanda Blondeau

Business Advancement Center Director

Leveraging 12 years of community development experience, Amanda Blondeau became the inaugural Director of Northern Initiatives Business Advancement Center in 2010.  As the Center Director, Ms. Blondeau is responsible for the development and implementation of services and resources for microenterprises in 46 counties of rural Michigan and five Wisconsin Counties.

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George Singos

Business Leader Advisor

George Singos is the Growth Services Business Leader Advisor for the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center. He has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience in various capacity. The past 20 years, he was focused on sales and marketing management both domestically and internationally. 

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Anna Stefos

Operational Excellence Manager and Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

Anna Stefos has a strong diverse and comprehensive automotive background spanning 20 combined years at GM and FCA, ranging from International Manufacturing, to Product Development, Strategic Planning, Program Management, Corporate Strategy, and International Operations.

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Charlie Westra

Growth Services Program Manager

Charlie Westra is a Program Manager in The Center’s Growth Services group. He assists clients in developing and implementing online growth strategies aimed not only at increasing traffic, but relevant, interested, potential customer driven traffic that leads to a firm’s improved revenue and profit...

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