In honor of the Grandville Jenison Chamber’s 10 year Anniversary, we created the “Good Neighbor Award”. The Good Neighbor Award Recipient is someone that goes out of their way to “Build Community” which is at the core of the Chamber’s Beliefs.
Jonathan was nominated by family friend, Keri Roth for his creation of a positive facebook group and his organization of “Community Day” to bring awareness to the businesses located along Cottonwood. For full description of award and J, see video below.
J. will be celebrated at the Chamber’s Community Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, April 25 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. The event is free to attend and open to the public but registration is required.
We can’t say it any better than friend of J’s, Keri Roth.
Jonathan—or J as he’s known to his friends—is a father, husband, business owner, and 15-year resident of Georgetown Township. In addition to being founder and owner of a software consulting company, J. is also a recognized name in the software industry, often speaking at conferences around the country and world.
He started Georgetown Forward, a Facebook group dedicated to positively interactions between neighbors to help improve the community. In December, J. and a group from Georgetown Forward organized an event to raise awareness for businesses hurt by the Cottonwood construction project.
Besides his activities in Georgetown Township, he also organizes a regional software conference in Grand Rapids called Beer City Code.