Learning, Giving, & Growing

Hope College graduate and East-sider, Stephanie Eiler participated in her first Tulip Time Festival in 2016 as a Business Development Intern on the Tulip Time staff. Through her internship, Stephanie gained a deep understanding of the community connectivity that Tulip Time fosters here in Holland, MI. Most impactful for Stephanie was the way in which local businesses partner with Tulip Time to execute this 9 day, city-wide festival. Now in her career, Stephanie applies her learned skills of community engagement and problem solving in her role as Marketing Coordinator at GMB Architecture + Engineering, a business located right in the heart of downtown Holland and the 2018 presenting partner for the Tulip Time Dutch Dance program. Stephanie enjoys that much of the festival, including parades and Dutch Dance performances, happens right in front of her new office location. To Stephanie, evening Dutch Dance performances are like the mecca of Tulip Time where students, co-workers, families, and visitors from across the globe all share in the experience of Tulip Time.

“Our culture at GMB Architecture + Engineering is centered around learning, giving, and growing; therefore giving back to the community is an important part of our culture. We feel we are doing that when we invest in Tulip Time.”