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Pork Processor Wins MWCCC Small Business Person of Year Honors

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Doug Hekman (second from left) receives the 2012 Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year award from committee chair Skip Keener as Chamber Development Director Jim Schoettle (L) and President Jane Clark (R) look on at the Haworth Inn on Oct. 9, 2012.
Doug Hekman (second from left) receives the 2012 Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year award from committee chair Skip Keener as Chamber Development Director Jim Schoettle (L) and President Jane Clark (R) look on at the Haworth Inn on Oct. 9, 2012.

HOLLAND, MI (WHTC) - Hard work and strong faith has paid off in more ways than one for Doug Hekman.

The president of Holland Township-based pork product processor Quincy Street Inc. was named today as the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce Small Business Person of the Year for 2012. He was among a group of 11 persons who built the company from modest beginnings in 1994 to being a nationwide leader in its field.

During the breakfast, Chamber leadership also released its endorsements on the ballot proposals for the November 6th General Election, advocating a yes vote for Proposal 1 and for the renewal of the West Michigan Airport Authority Millage, and a no vote for the other statewide proposals.

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