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 Business Leader Advisor for the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center. He has more than 30 years of manufacturing experience in various capacities. For the past 20 years, he has focused on sales and marketing management both domestically and internationally. 

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Charlie Westra

Director of Manufacturing Services

As The Center's Director of Manufacturing Services, Charlie’s expertise spans many areas. In his role, he is responsible for developing organizational growth strategies, providing management consulting and building effective teams.

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