The Trinity Business Network (TBN) is committed to providing Christ-centered business learning and service opportunities for Trinity Christian College students, alumni, and friends. To fulfill this mission, TBN provides occasional speaking engagements with local business people, offers monthly small group discussions and quarterly service opportunities, and schedules educational workshops and seminars.
TBN Advisory Cabinet
The Trinity Business Network Advisory Cabinet serves the College in a consulting manner: consulting staff on potential speakers for major events, possible topics for roundtables with students and business people, as well as "hot button issues" for Christians in their business ventures.
- John Stob '80, Straight North
- Zak Thomson '01, Homewood Disposal
- Kayla Brink '10, Applied Systems, Inc.
- Dick Van Dyke, The Van Dyke Group
- Rick Powell, Edward Jones Investments
- George Vande Werken, Providence Bank
- Larry Van Drunen '71, Dreyer, Ooms & Van Drunen, Ltd.
- John Zeilstra ex'73, Evenhouse & Co., P.C.
- Kevin Walker '05, Corporate Chaplains of America
- Kevin Bulmann, Chick-fil-A Orland Park
"Conformed or Transformed?" with Bob Doll of Nuveen Asset Management
Wednesday, November 6, 2013, 7:30 AM, Ozinga Chapel
Bob Doll serves as Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager at Nuveen Asset Management. Prior to joining Nuveen Asset Management, Doll served as a Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager of the U.S. Large Cap Series equity team at BlackRock.
Doll is both a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Financial Analyst, appearing regularly in the national financial press discussing economic developments and markets.
Doll serves on a number of boards including the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, Word of Life Fellowship, New Canaan Society Advisory Board, Kingdom Advisors, Cairn University and the Wharton Graduate Executive Board.
Plan to join us November 6, 2013. Additional details coming soon.
April 24, 2013
Scott Pothoven '97
Scott Pothoven ’97 challenged a group of business students to examine how they might make an impact on the world spiritually in whichever role they find themselves in after graduation. Pothoven works for PacMoore, an Indiana-based business that strives to be a spiritual leader in their daily interactions with employees and clients, both locally and around the world.
Gas and the Grace of God
April 11, 2013
Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst for GasBuddy.com, spoke on gas price fluctuations, and how consumers may make informed purchasing decisions. The event was also viewed via first-time simulcast to guests gathering at the Hyatt Place Grand Rapids South in Michigan. Read more or Watch Presentation
Strategies for Growth
April 10, 2013
Thomson '01 & Pausma '88
Zak Thomson ’01, CFO of Homewood Disposal, and John Pausma ’88, President of Service Sanitation, Inc., spoke to students about their rapidly expanding businesses. They shared various challenges and benefits that companies face when seeking to expand, speaking from their experience working for family-owned enterprises.
Creating a Business
February 15, 2013
Jeff Van Drunen
FutureCeuticals representatives Jeff Van Drunen and alumnus Ryan Wories '09 spoke to business majors on the challenges of starting and expanding a business. A fast-growing sister company of Van Drunen Farms, FutureCeuticals supplies ingredients to companies and restaurants from multiple United States locations, as well as a European base. Read more
Do you have questions about the Trinity Business Network? Would you like to suggest a future speaker or find out how you can get more involved? If so, please email Dennis Harms at email@example.com, or call him at 708.239.4819.