KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Actual property developer and Western Michigan College alumnus Jamauri Bogan is the 2022 Chamber’s Alternative Alumnus of the 12 months, the inaugural recipient of the award established by the Chamber of Southwest Michigan First aimed toward acknowledging and celebrating enterprise leaders who’ve made a major influence on the neighborhood in the course of the previous 12 months.
“Jamauri represents the most effective of our neighborhood. It’s cool to see us rally round him, as soon as as an athlete and now once more as a enterprise proprietor and Western graduate who determined to remain right here and spend money on making our neighborhood stronger,” says Clarence Lloyd, Chamber director and accomplice at Southwest Michigan First.
He added Bogan was nominated by members of your entire Kalamazoo County neighborhood after which narrowed to the highest alumni finalists from all instructional establishments within the county by a last vote from all lively Chamber members.
“We wish the Chamber’s Alternative Awards to inform the story of what’s taking place in our neighborhood, to strengthen our sense of neighborhood delight and to acknowledge leaders like Jamauri who’re out right here alongside us persevering with to spend money on making our neighborhood higher,” Lloyd says.
Bogan, CEO of Bogan Growth, launched the actual property growth firm in 2020, which is concentrated on tackling the wants of moderate- to low-income communities by way of mixed-income developments. This 12 months, Bogan Developments can be breaking floor on a 14-unit venture with little one care in partnership with the YMCA of Higher Kalamazoo.
“I’m humbled to be a recipient of a Chamber Alternative Award. However the award means extra coming from Western Michigan College’s Alumni Affiliation. My expertise at Western Michigan academically, athletically and socially has been essential in my private growth,” says Bogan.
“I like the Kalamazoo neighborhood! Kalamazoo’s coronary heart for serving and giving makes it distinctive. Being part of this neighborhood made me understand that we’re all higher once we put others first. In all my pursuits, I intention to stay outward-focused, guaranteeing I serve this elite neighborhood!”
Bogan earned a Bachelor of Enterprise Administration diploma in private monetary planning in 2017 and a Grasp in Enterprise Administration diploma from Western in 2019.
A former Bronco running-back standout, he joins fellow Western alumni and award finalists Daniel Might, B.B.A.’14, proprietor of Dabney and Co. cocktail lounge, and Adam McFarlin, M.M.’08, proprietor of Kalamazoo Candle, as contenders for the award’s inaugural 12 months.
“The WMU Alumni Affiliation is happy with the success of our alumni and significantly these in Kalamazoo who’re making a distinction in our area. We congratulate Jamauri on this award and thank him for his work to rework our metropolis by creating new mixed-income developments,” says Greg Dobson, WMU Alumni Affiliation president.
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