They’re the ones to watch.
The up and comers. The next generation. The names to keep in mind because you’re likely going to be hearing a lot more about them.
The 2022 winners of the 10 Over the Next Ten Awards have been announced. The awards, presented by the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Lansing 5:01, honor young professionals in the Greater Lansing area who are anticipated to make significant contributions to the region over the next decade. This year’s honorees are:
Kimberly Barber, owner of Globetrotter Travel. Barber has served as a board member for the Lansing Women’s Forum since 2016, a board member for Millennials in Travel and a granting volunteer for Make-A-Wish Michigan.
Matea Caluk, assistant director for prevention, outreach and education in the Education Department at Michigan State University. Caluk has dedicated her career to lending a voice to cultivate equitable practices and create opportunities for access.
Aurelius Christian, corridor and commercial development specialist for the Lansing Economic Development Corp. Christian oversees special programs to support small-business growth and revitalization of blighted commercial corridors within the city.
Amber Clark, neighborhoods and economic development director for Meridian Township. Clark is active in development efforts to revitalize the Haslett Village Square and the Village of Okemos redevelopment project. She also helped manage the Meridian Mall redevelopment project.
Lorin Cumberbatch, owner and CEO of Skin Studio 211. When there were no Black estheticians in the Lansing area, Cumberbatch decided to open a shop to provide that service. Not only did she meet this need, but she also did it during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Xavier DeGroat, president and CEO of the Xavier DeGroat Autism Foundation. DeGroat channeled his energy into results that have included becoming the first autistic intern at the White House and working with Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to pass a law that helps autistic motorists and law enforcement interact positively.
Adrian Joseph, owner of Goodfellas Bagel Deli. During the pandemic, Goodfellas supplied first responders with meals and discounts. It also sponsors numerous local events and has built a relationship with the nearby City Rescue, through which Goodfellas donates food or items it is unable to use.
Jordan Munsters, owner of High Caliber Karting and Entertainment and Combat Karting LLC. The two companies combined employ more than 60 people. Located in the Meridian Mall, High Caliber Karting has become an anchor entertainment complex.
Molly Petitjean, an attorney with Buhl, Little, Lynwood and Harris PLC. Petitjean is licensed in both Michigan and Wisconsin. She is a board member for multiple organizations for the legal and Greater Lansing communities and a volunteer for her church. She also serves on the grants committee for the Capital Region Community Foundation.
Ernest Tisdale, national field services director for EDUStaff. Among his numerous accomplishments at EDUStaff was helping to pass legislation allowing for more substitute teachers in Michigan. He and his wife, Carmen, also opened The Hidden Gem Event Venue in Holt in January 2020.