Family Business Alliance Ambassadors are volunteers for FBA who are committed to helping members get the most out of their membership. They are all individuals who have been very involved with the organization and have used resources and programs to help strengthen their businesses and families. Ambassadors are available as a resource to our members for any questions they may have from a member’s perspective.
Mark Kimball is one of FBA’s committed ambassadors serving the family business community on his own time. Get to know Mark with his answers to our questionnaire below.
How did you first get involved in FBA?
I first got involved in 2019.
Why is FBA important to you?
It has been a lifelong goal to be an owner of a family business.
What has been your favorite FBA event or activity?
Being recognized as the Epic award winner for Family Business of the Year in 2022.
Why do you think family businesses are important to West Michigan?
Family businesses have deep roots in their communities, making close and long-term relationships with all stakeholders possible and important. Eastern Floral was founded over 70 years ago by Frank & Esther DeVos who had a deep commitment to the West Michigan community and that tradition continues with our family. We are committed to our amazing staff, to our new and returning customers, and we are committed to partnering with and supporting other businesses and organizations that also make a difference in our community.
What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Some fun facts about Mark:
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Butter Pecan
Favorite GR Restaurant: Red Hot Inn when it was open!
Favorite TV Show or Movie: Yellowstone