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16 February 2021
Veronica Kirin named a Forbes Next 1,000 honoree

17 February 2021
Kirin an inaugural Forbes Next 1,000 honoree

24 February 2021
Grand Rapids Business Journal
Former Grand Rapids Resident named Forbes Next 1,000

November 25, 2020
Flaunt! Build Your Dreams Radio
End 2020 with Grace and Gratitude — tips from 21 of today’s top leaders

November 23, 2020
University of Nevada Las Vegas Anthropology Department
Veronica and Brian Paco Alvarez present “Why Become An Anthropologist?”

November 20, 2020
The Valley
Veronica’s TEDx talk highlighted.

November 11, 2020
The Digital Journal
TEDxTemecula’s virtual event highlighted, including Veronica’s talk.

November 11, 2020
Veronica’s TEDx Talk announced.

October 22, 2020
Utah LGBTQ Chamber of Commerce
Veronica Keynotes the Economic Summit.

July 11, 2020
Thrive Global
Veronica shares how thought leadership advances one’s career

June 22, 2020
OutBüro Podcast
Veronica and Dennis talk about the Entrepreneurial journey for the LGBTQ community.

January 30, 2020
Ironfire Coworking Space
Veronica presenting her Scaling Workshop.

January 27, 2020
Westwood Library
Veronica conducting a book talk for her book Stories of Elders.

January 16, 2020
Wine & Impact
Veronica speaks at event supporting Los Angeles homeless shelters.

January 15, 2020
Women Crush Wednesday
Veronica featured on the first all-female radio show in West Michigan.

January 6, 2020
Business Equality Magazine
Veronica recognized as a 2020 40 LGBTQ Leader Under 40.

January 4, 2019
Veronica featured in article for maintaining one’s “Joie de Vivre”.

January 9, 2019
American Military History Podcast
Veronica interviewed about her book and the history of America.

January 16, 2019
Grant Writers Roundtable
Veronica speaks about nonprofit outreach to the LGBTQ Community.

January 23, 2019
The Factory Coworking Space
Veronica teaches her workshop “How I Scaled and Sold My 6-figure Business Without Losing My Friends (or my shit)”

January 27, 2019
Veronica’s book is featured in a full length article.

February 5, 2019
Creative 360 – Book Signing
Midland, Michigan

February 15, 2019
Nicola’s Book Store – Book Signing
Ann Arbor, Michigan

February 22, 2019
GVSU Conference on Aging
Veronica to present a workshop on reconnecting with elders via tech based on findings in her book.

March 13, 2019
WGVU Morning Show with Shelley Irwin
Veronica discusses WHY she is running for Leukemia Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year.

March 19, 2019
Veronica to present her talk “Your Grandmother Uses Technology Better Than You”.

March 20, 2019
Veronica highlighted for her Woman of the Year campaign for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.

March 22, 2019
Holland Sentinal
TEDxMacatawa and speaker Veronica Kirin highlighted.

April 11-16, 2019
Women Economic Forum – New Delhi, India
Veronica to speak about women as change makers in entrepreneurship.

April 27, 2019
Spotlight MasterTreat
Veronica presents her keynote “Forge Your Own Way”.

April 29, 2019
This Unmillennial Life Podcast
Veronica interviewed about her book, “Stories of Elders“.

May 4, 2019
Barnes & Noble – Book Signing
Rochester, Michigan

May 16, 2019
Women Who
Veronica to teach her Sense & Sexuality Workshop about self care and self love

May 31, 2019
Canada LGBT Chamber of Commerce
Veronica to present her keynote Self Care Through Scaling™ in an interactive plenary.

June 1, 2019
Queen Books — Book Signing (covered by NOW Magazine)
Toronto, Ontario

August 8, 2019
Word of Mom Podcast
Veronica explains her Three Pillars of Business Scaling™ for mompreneurs everywhere.

August 13, 2019

Veronica interviewed at her alma mater.

August 15, 2019
Fast Company
Veronica’s book mentioned in an article about intentionality with technology.

August 22, 2019
Newaygo District Library – Book Signing
Newaygo, Michigan

August 26, 2019
Reynolds Twp Library – Book Signing
Howard City, Michigan

September 10, 2019
Veronica explains how to get the attention of book agents.

September 16, 2019
Effingham Radio
Veronica to host book signing at Effingham Library.

September 22, 2019
Monroe County Public Library – Book Signing
Bloomington, Indiana

September 19, 2019
Longmont Observer
Veronica Kirin to visit Longmont Library for book signing

September 20, 2019
Effingham Daily News

Veronica Kirin to visit Effingham for book signing

November 5, 2019
Rasmussen College
Veronica interviewed for an article about careers in tech.

November 19, 2019
Entrepreneurs to follow on Twitter.

December 6, 2019
The Open Book
Veronica hosts a book signing for her book Stories of Elders.

December 14, 2018
Authority Magazine
Veronica describes how to keep up a “Joie De Vivre” during busy times.

November 29, 2018
She Owns It
Veronica shares her insights as a female business owner.

November 13, 2018
Junior Achievement
Veronica presents her book to Gen Z for discussion.

November 8, 2018
Schuler Books – Book Signing
Okemos, Michigan

November 7, 2018
Schuler Books — Book Signing
Grand Rapids, Michigan

October 31, 2018
Michigan Radio / NPR — Stateside
Cynthia and Veronica discuss her book, Stories of Elders.

October 29, 2018
Sparta Twp. Library – Book Signing
Sparta, Michigan

October 23, 2018
WKTV Voices
Veronica is interviewed about her work and book.

October 19, 2018
D7RN Radio — FLAUNT! with Lora Cheadle
Lora and Veronica discuss her new book, Stories of Elders.

October 17, 2018
The Penny Hoarder
Not Another Success Story:  These Entrepreneurs Share Some Business Failures

October 17, 2018
Grand Rapids 40 Under 40 Business Leaders
Award Ceremony

October 16, 2018
Clipping Path India
7 Things Photographers Need on their Websites

October 10, 2018
St. Marks Church — Potluck & Book Discussion
Grand Rapids, Michigan

October 8, 2018
Midwest Tech Project
City Hacks GR:  Women in Tech Panel Discussion

October 7, 2018
Rantoul Public Library
Rantoul, IL

October 5-6, 2018
Be Golden Conference
Bloomington, IN

October 4, 2018
Grand Rapids Business Journal
40 Under 40 Announcement (including Veronica)

September 30, 2018
Book Launch Party
Veronica’s book, Stories of Elders, launches at St. Cecilia Music Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan

September 27-October 2, 2018
AMA Feed
Ask Veronica about her new book in a week-long online Q&A

August 25, 2018
Queer Spirit Podcast
Veronica gets honest about recovering from PTSI and discusses her upcoming book, Stories of Elders

July 26, 2018
Successful Meetings
Veronica’s advice for breaking up with clients featured in article

July 3, 2018
Veronica Kirin is profiled on the entrepreneur network

July 3, 2018
Brit + Co
For Self-Employed Women, the Rules for Navigating On-the-Job Harassment Are Different

June 28, 2018
Midland Reporter-Telegram
Hard to do:  Business may need to break up with customers

June 27, 2018
Authority Magazine
Lessons from a 20-something Entrepreneur

June 20, 2018
My Corporation
Veronica describes her first business (started at age 10)

June 15, 2018
AMAfeed – LGBTQama
Veronica answers questions about her work as a Coach to LGBTQ Entrepreneurs

June 6, 2018
Clutch.Co – The Future of Work: 8 Facts About Office Design, Telework, and Coworking
Veronica discusses coworking with reporter Elizabeth Ballou.

April 28, 2018
Fupping – The Truth About Using HARO
Veronica describes how HARO has benefited her and her clients

April 27, 2018
SHEvents //  #GRbossbabes Night Out
Veronica presents her workshop Network Like A Ninja

April 7, 2018
Be Golden:  Chicago
Sense and Sexuality: Veronica’s workshop about slowing and deepening self-love and care

March 26, 2018
MLive / The Grand Rapids Press
Coverage of Veronica’s certification with the National LGBT Chamber of Commerce.

March 15, 2018
Angles of Lattitude Podcast
Veronica & JC interview the originator of Telesummits in this super cool episode.

March 13, 2018
Ladies Get Paid
Veronica presents her Self Care workshop via webinar.

March 6, 2018
Creative Youth Center Story Slam Fundraiser
Veronica will share her experience being deployed to American Samoa after the 2009 tsunami at this Moth-style event.

February 23, 2018
GVSU Art & Science of Aging
Veronica to speak on closing panel about her book, Stories of Elders.

February 22, 2018
Midwest Tech Project
Veronica to co-host a panel discussing how to enter the Tech industry.

February 19, 2018
Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce: Inside/OUT
Veronica is on a panel discussing Belonging for LGBTQ business owners.

February 15, 2018
Angles of Lattitude Podcast
Veronica and JC interview voice actor Tim Paige during this hilarious podcast episode.

February 14, 2018
Shelley Irwin Morning Show
Veronica and Shelley discuss being certified by the NGLCC.

February 1, 2018
Angles of Lattitude Podcast
Veronica and JC interview content master Tori Reid about promoting your business online.

January 31, 2018
Potter’s House High School:  Entrepreneur Class
Raising Capital:  How to use Kickstarter and Accelerators

January 16, 2018
Angles of Lattitude Podcast
Veronica and JC interview Mike Thorpe, a Grand Rapids based Restaurant Consultant.

January 5, 2018
Start Garden 100 Days

MLive covers event in which Veronica pitches her Student Loan Disrupter Startup.

November 9, 2017
Angles of Lattitude Podcast
Veronica and JC interview musician-turned-coach Bren Dube.

October 27, 2017
SCORE West Michigan
Veronica presents a Kickstarter Training to the SCORE Staff.

October 5-7, 2017
Be Golden Conference
Veronica to teach her workshop “Self Care for Entrepreneurs”.

September 22, 2017
Grand Rapids Magazine
Veronica’s work is highlighted in the Q&A Section of the magazine’s October Issue.

July 26, 2017
Young Women for Change
Veronica to workshop photography for social justice.

July 20, 2017
Angles of Lattitude Podcast
Veronica and JC Interview John Asbury about his new venture TravelGig.

July 13, 2017
Angles of Lattitude Podcast
JC and Veronica interview Felicia Slattery about Social Media.

July 12, 2017
Young Women for Change
Veronica workshops photography for social justice in collaboration with The People Picture Co.

July 6, 2017
Angles of Lattitude Podcast
Veronica guest hosts with JC to interview Greggory V. Deihl.

July 1, 2017
Sweetgrass & Sage Burn Festival
Veronica gives her talk titled “The Moment of Empowerment”.

June 10, 2017
Uncomfortable Conversations with Gregory
Veronica and Gregory explore the concept of limits and heroism in this podcast episode.

May 18, 2017
Angles of Lattitude Podcast
Veronica and JC interview with Speaker Coach Marti MacEwan about getting over stage fright.

April 29, 2017
Only In Your State
Veronica’s participation in the Harry Potter Fashion Show benefit is highlighted in an article showcasing the event.

April 27, 2017
Rapid Growth Media
Veronica talks about her experience working out of coworking offices.

April 19, 2017
SpringGR Roundtable Event
Veronica teaches a course she wrote called “Social Media for New Businesses”.

March 2017
The Factory CoLearning Mentorship Program
Veronica joins the CoLearning Mentorship Program to mentor women in tech.

March 15, 2017
GRBJ Top Women Owned Businesses Award Banquet
Veronica receives the honor on behalf of her business, GreenCup.

March 13, 2017
Grand Rapids Business Issue:  Special Edition
Veronica featured in the Top Women Owned Businesses issue.

December 19, 2016
12 Minute Convos Podcast
Veronica speaks with Engel Jones about her business, life, and words of wisdom.

November 23, 2016
GRBJ Top Women Owned Businesses Award
GreenCup, my small business, is nominated for the 2017 award.

November 9, 2016
Grand Valley State University:  Ethnographic Methods Lecture
Guest lecture for Anthropology students on how to utilize their degrees in mainstream careers.

September 1, 2016
Hello Tech Pros Podcast:  Entrepreneurship
Veronica discusses planting seeds for your business.

September 1, 2016
New Inceptions:  Angles of Latitude Podcast
Veronica speaks about her work as a Women’s Entrepreneur Coach and giving back.

August 10, 2016
Girl’s Inc. Camp
Veronica to give a talk about body image and the pitfalls of PhotoShop.

June 24, 2016
Harry Potter in the Park
Veronica to appear as Luna Lovegood in a fashion show to benefit the Sparta Cultural Alliance.

June 22, 2016
Girl’s Inc. Camp
Veronica to give a talk about body image and the pitfalls of PhotoShop.

June 9, 2016
Hello Tech Pros Podcast
Veronica will discuss motivation and how to stay present-of-mind during the rush the day.

June 2016
Grand Rapids Magazine:  Life & Style
Veronica’s Book receives a mention under “Noteworthy” projects.

April 20, 2016
HerStry Blog
Untold Stories Book Update

November 4, 2015
Moxie Men, Inc:  What Accomplishments Are You Most Proud Of
Special Mention of Veronica’s Kickstarter

October 19, 2015
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women:  Seeds of Growth Fundraiser
Veronica Speaks about her Experience with GROW

September 16, 2015
Medium Blog:  An Unexpected Journey
Veronica Describes the Start of her Kickstarter and Book

September 16, 2015
HerStry Blog
The Untold Stories Project

September 10, 2015
Aging 2.0:  30in30in30 Competition
Veronica Sits on Startup Judging Panel

August 27, 2015
Rapid Growth:  Innovation News
Local Kickstarter Aims to Preserve Voice of the Silent Generation

August 19, 2015
Grand Rapids Business Journal:  Arts & Entertainment
Author (Kirin) Crowdfunds Stories of the Silent Generation

August 18, 2015
WGVU:  Morning Show
Shelly Irwin Interviews Veronica about her Kickstarter

August 14, 2015
Grand Rapids Business Journal: Street Talk
Better Relationships – Elder Kickstarter Project Launch

July 16, 2015
Grand Valley State University:  Alumni Feature
GVSU Alumni Association highlights Kirin in their Spotlight Series

June 24, 2015
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women:  Making Your Digital Presence Known
Veronica teaches a Lunch & Learn on Social Media

June 1, 2015
Grand Rapids Business Journal:  Inside Track
Veronica is featured in this column highlighting her entrepreneurial experience.

June 2015
Neu Magazine:  Design Briefs
Veronica is mentioned in an article discussing the first year of AIGA’s Design Briefs program.

May 29, 2015
WGVU:  Morning Show
Veronica is a guest on the Entrepreneur Insider show curated by Mary Brown of GROW.

May 26, 2015
WGVU: Morning Show
Shelley Irwin interviews Veronica about the Untold Stories Project.

May 18, 2015
The Factory:  Factory Stories
Veronica is interviewed about her business and work at coworking space The Factory.

January 23, 2015
Michipreneur:  Hex Wins StartUp Weekend
VKirin Photography featured in article.

January 18, 2015
WoodTV:  Winners of StartUp Weekend West Michigan
Veronica Kirin’s Photography is featured in the article.

January 15, 2015
Grand Valley State University:  New Orleans Week
Veronica gives a talk entitled “Recovery, Arts, and Entrepreneurship in Post-Katrina New Orleans”.

November 11, 2014
City Middle School:  Junior Achievement Day
Veronica attended as career day guest speaker to the arts program.

September 15, 2014
Novi News: ArtPrize Feature Article
Hometown newspaper runs story on Veronica’s 2014 ArtPrize entry.

June 26, 2014
AIGA:  Design Briefs
Veronica presents her startup idea GRArt – an interactive underground arts calendar for Grand Rapids.

June 19, 2014
Rapid Growth Media:  AIGA Design Briefs
GRArt is selected as one of three featured ideas for the first Design Brief Event hosted at the GRAM.

April 23, 2014
Local First:  InSight Conference
Kirin|Design presents a case study on the challenge of self-branding.

April 9, 2014
Grand Valley State University:  Intro to Business Class
Veronica conducts guest talk about entrepreneurism.

March 29, 2014
Aquinas College:  Resourceful Women Conference
Veronica participates on a panel of women business owners involved with GROW to share stories and experiences.

January 17-19, 2014
The Factory:  Start Up Weekend Grand Rapids
Veronica Kirin is the official photographer for the weekend’s events.

November 14, 2013
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women:  Annual Report
The 2012 GROW Annual Report features Veronica Kirin and the start of Kirin|Design.

October 11, 2013
WGVU:  Midtown On Tap
Josh Dunigan and Veronica Kirin discuss Midtown on Tap with Shelley Irwin.

August 9, 2013
Jump Magazine:  Prefuse 73 & Spaceship Aloha
Veronica writes about the show at Morgan’s Pier in Philadelphia, PA.

July 19, 2013
GRTV:  Midtown Design Contest PSA
Veronica announces the design contest Kirin|Design is curating.

July 5, 2013
Midtown Neighborhood:  Design Contest PR
Kirin|Design curates a tee shirt design contest for local event Midtown On Tap.

May 6, 2013
Grand Rapids Masonic Temple:  High Twelve Meeting
Veronica gives a presentation about the AmeriCorps NCCC and her experiences therein.

February 20, 2013
Wave Apps:  Reviews and Testimonials
Kirin|Design’s love for Wave Accounting got noticed.

September 12, 2012
WGVU/NPR:  ArtPrize Artist Interview – Veronica Kirin
Discussing communication and technology.

April 28, 2011
Grand Valley Lanthorn:
 GV Alumn Shows ‘Passion for Volunteering’
Reporting on the nonprofit Veronica Kirin founded – Hands Engaged in Life’s Projects.

November 17, 2010
Grand Valley State University:  Anthropology Brown Bag Session
Veronica Kirin gives a presentation on her time in American Samoa as a first responder to the Tsunami in 2009.

October 7, 2009
American Red Cross:
 Pacific Islands Tsunami: Eyewitness Report
Veronica Kirin describes the disaster and recovery effort.

July 2, 2009
WGVU/NPR:  GVSU Alumni Honored in D.C. For Community Service
Veronica Kirin discusses the Gold Congressional Medal.

August 5, 2009
Forbes:  America’s Best Colleges
Veronica Kirin is noted as GVSU’s Notable Alumni.

June 30, 2009
GVNow:  GVSU Alumna wins Congressional Award
A report regarding Veronica’s recent honor.

March 4, 2009
DAAC:  Artists and Activists
Veronica’s artwork is displayed in a compendium of artwork in support of Save The Wild UP.

May 2008
Grand Valley State University:  Anthropology Brown Bag Session
Veronica gives a presentation regarding her experiences (as internship) with the AmeriCorps NCCC.

March 2008
Congressional Award Newsletter:  Recent Ceremonies
Congressman Thaddeus McCotter awards Veronica Kirin with Silver Medal.

October 2007
Grand Valley State University:  Geology Department
Veronica invited as guest speaker to present the affects of Hurricane Katrina and the current ecological conditions (natural & man made) that encouraged it.

July 16, 2007
AmeriCorps Press Release: NCCC Team Awarded with CNCS Spirit of Service Award
Receiving the award in Philadelphia with her team.
Press release regarding all recipients.

February 8, 2007
Slidell High School (Louisiana)
Veronica leads assembly introducing High School seniors to the AmeriCorps NCCC program.

September 8, 2003
Young Life – Novi / Northville
Veronica talks about her experience with Young Life and it’s effect on her growth.

May 19, 2003
Novi News & Press:  Novi High at Carnegie Hall!
Veronica performs the Rutter Requiem with her high school choir at Carnegie Hall, NYC.