Mike Jandernoa- Founder


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Testimonial video from our first graduating class of JEM mentees.


January 28th, 2016

Caterpillar Inc. deal could double size of Grand Rapids start-up

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A Grand Rapids start-up has landed a deal with Caterpillar Inc. that is expected to nearly double the firm’s 20-person staff in about a year. The Fortune 50…

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January 28th, 2016

Top biz leaders advise second-stage execs in GR mentoring program

Todd Folkert needed a mentor, if only to have someone to talk to who understood what it’s like to run a growing business. “You can’t talk to your employees,” said…

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September 10th, 2013

Top biz leaders advise second-stage execs in GR mentoring program

Todd Folkert needed a mentor, if only to have someone to talk to who understood what it’s like to run a growing business. “You can’t talk to your employees,” said…

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August 29th, 2013

Gov. Rick Snyder lauds Grand Rapids CEO mentoring program

When it comes to mentoring, Gov. Rick Snyder said he only has one rule: You have to pass it on. “If you find this of value, you have to look…

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April 22nd, 2013

Mike Jandernoa’s business mentoring program looking for next class of entrepreneurs

When Wayne Visbeen asked about joining Jandernoa Entrepreneurial Mentoring, founder Mike Jandernoa asked him if he was interested in a mentor role. But the successful architect felt there was a…

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May 22nd, 2012

Mentoring for the CEOs

Unless you are responsible for making payroll for your company, you don’t know what the responsibility is like. Being a business owner is tough. Popular culture is filled with CEOs making…

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May 9th, 2012

GRBJ – Bob Herr

No business person worth his or her salt will tell you they have all the answers. If they do, they’re lying or deluded.  Everyone, and I mean everyone, has at…

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March 23rd, 2012

JEM Taking Applications

Founded in 2009 by Mike Jandernoa, the former CEO of Perrigo Co., the program links local business owners at “second- and third-stage companies” with established business executives. “Small and medium-sized…

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November 14th, 2011

Mike Jandernoa

Jandernoa to Receive “Spirit of Michigan” Award at Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition’s Gala Awards

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March 30th, 2011

Former Perrigo CEO’s mentoring program looking for businesses needing a boost

GRAND RAPIDS — Wayne Visbeen credits Jandernoa Entrepreneurial Mentoring with helping him visualize future growth and development of his 20-year-old architectural company, Visbeen Associates. “JEM has been excellent. The whole…

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March 17th, 2011

Mentee Wayne Visbeen

KENTWOOD – Visbeen Associates Inc. won 13 awards from the Detroit Home Design Awards competition this month, including Best Overall Home for their Kearney Hill design, the company announced Thursday….

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August 19th, 2010

JEM ready to launch

Heading into retirement last winter, Jerry Scott wanted to keep busy. He found his outlet in helping other executives grow their business. Scott, who retired as chairman of GHSP Inc….

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May 4th, 2010

Deadline Extended

If you are interested in becoming part of the JEM, there is still time to submit your application form to be considered for the 2010 class. Simply go to the Apply…

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April 7th, 2010

Jandernoa Entrepreneurial Mentoring is accepting applications

Mike Jandernoa GRAND RAPIDS — Jandernoa Entrepreneurial Mentoring is accepting applications until May 1 for its inaugural class of 10 company presidents or CEOs who want to benefit from the advice…

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January 18th, 2010

A JEM to behold

WEST MICHIGAN – A veteran local businessman and his wife hope a new program they’re launching will fill a void as a support mechanism for small business entrepreneurs. Mike Jandernoa,…

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December 21st, 2009

Ex-Perrgio CEO Mike Jandernoa launching mentorship venture

Former Perrigo Co. Chairman and CEO Mike Jandernoa is turning his attention to supporting entrepreneurs. He has formed Jandernoa Entrepreneurial Mentoring in Grand Rapids “to help successful entrepreneurs take their…

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