Calvin Annual Business Partners Awards Luncheon
The Calvin Annual Business Partners Awards Luncheon honors businesses and individuals that have partnered with our business program in creating outstanding learning opportunities for students over the past several years.
This year we were excited to announce Richard Sheridan, the CEO of Menlo Innovations, as our keynote speaker.
Topic: Build a Workplace People Love – Just Add Joy
Speaker: Richard Sheridan
Create an intentional team culture focused on the business value of joy and unleash the human energy and the results you always knew were possible.
From kid programmer in 1971 to Forbes cover story in 2003, Joy, Inc. author Richard Sheridan (U-M grad BS Computer Science '80, MS Computer Engineering '82) has never shied from challenges, opportunities nor the limelight. While his focus has always been around technology, his passion is actually process, teamwork and organizational design, with one inordinately popular goal: the Business Value of Joy! Sheridan is an avid reader and historian, and his software design and development team at Menlo Innovations didn't invent a new culture, but copied an old one ... Edison's Menlo Park New Jersey lab. Henry Ford's recreation of the Menlo Park Lab in Greenfield Village was a childhood inspiration!
Some call it agile, some call it lean… Sheridan and his team call it joyful. And it produces results, business and otherwise. Five Inc. magazine revenue growth awards, invites to the White House, speaking engagements around the nation, numerous articles and culture awards and so much interest they are doing a tour a day of the Menlo Software Factory™.
This year, the Calvin Center for Innovation in Business will honor four outstanding partners for their continued commitment to Calvin's business program. This years award winners are:
2014 Outstanding Corporate Partner
Wolverine Worldwide, Inc.
2014 Outstanding Partners
Mary Tuuk, Fifth Third Bank
John and Judy Spoelhof, Bayside Capital
Andy DeVries, Calvin College