Allendale, MI Web Development Shop Awarded Kentico Most Valuable Professional Award 

By Michelle Lentz on January 29, 2019

Allendale, MI Web Development Shop Awarded Kentico Most Valuable Professional Award 
Kentico Software, the web content management system vendor, announced BizStream's Brian McKeiver as a 2019 Kentico Most Valuable Professional (MVP). The Kentico MVP Award is a one-year industry recognition given to individuals based on their community participation and evangelistic activities in the CMS and .NET communities for the past 12 months.

The Kentico MVP Award for 2019 was presented to: 
  • Brian McKeiver, Co-Owner / Solution Architect - BizStream (Michigan, USA)
  • Andy Thompson, CTO - Luminary (Australia)
  • Brenden Kehren, Owner - Kehren Development (Wisconsin, USA)
  • David te Kloese, Practice Lead Kentico - Emakina (Belgium) 
  • Ilesh Mistry, Kentico Technical Architect - MMT Digital (UK)
  • Jeroen Fürst, Lead Software Developer - TrueLime (Netherlands)
  • Matt Nield, Development Manager - Ridgeway (UK)
  • Michael Kinkaid, CTO - ecentricarts (Canada)
  • Trevor Fayas, Sr. Software Engineer - Heartland Business Systems (Wisconsin, USA) 

Kentico MVPs are passionate about the tools and technologies of Kentico, .NET and CMS communities. They are an emissary for Kentico in both the worldwide and local communities. They are passionate and involved in at least one broad community engagement areas like blogs, Twitter, video, and online and in-person speaking engagements. They are champions in both the Kentico community and public community forums. They have demonstrated expert knowledge and excel at providing constructive and credible insights into how Kentico can be a better product based on real-world experience. Above all else, they are good Internet citizens advocating for Kentico, .NET and the worldwide CMS community.
 
This marks the seventh year McKeiver has been recognized as a Kentico MVP. McKeiver was honored with his first MVP Award in 2012 for his exceptional contributions to the Kentico community, represented by his blog about Microsoft ASP.NET and Kentico technology. 

McKeiver has more than 20 years of experience in web development and has been developing in Kentico CMS since version 3.1a. Kentico recently rolled out version 12 in November 2018.
 
“Our MVPs are some of the most knowledgeable and experienced Kentico developers in the world. Their passion and dedication to Kentico help drive advancements in the product and ensure the community stays up to date on the latest releases. As one of our longest-tenured MVPs, Brian has helped countless developers working the platform and we are thrilled to have such a talented and capable member of the community. We are proud to award him the MVP status for 2019 and an excited about his future contributions.”
- Bryan Soltis, Technical Evangelist, Kentico
 
“I am extremely excited about being selected as a Kentico MVP once again. I'm proud to receive this award and truly hope that my contributions to the Kentico community have helped other developers overcome their hurdles over the past several years. It’s easy to be passionate about Kentico CMS because it’s such a great piece of technology with a great group of people behind it. I’m even more thrilled to see Kentico putting such a large emphasis on MVC with their latest release. It’s an exciting time for Kentico and I’m honored to be a part of it.”
- Brian McKeiver, Co-owner, BizStream
 
Kentico MVPs are selected from hundreds of Kentico CMS experts located within any of the 87 countries where Kentico CMS is used.

About BizStream
BizStream builds web, online marketing, and software solutions. The company specializes in ASP.NET, SQL Server, and Kentico CMS and Kentico EMS development. Alongside custom development services, BizStream has three Software as a Service (SaaS) products including YouthCenter, CaseStream, and Toolkit for Kentico. Founded in 2001, the BizStream team comprises more than 30 developers, designers, digital specialists, support staff, and contractors. BizStream is located just outside Grand Rapids, MI.

About Kentico
Kentico’s products include Kentico EMS, the all-in-one CMS, E-commerce, and Online Marketing platform, and Kentico Cloud, the comprehensive cloud-first headless CMS and digital experience platform. Kentico EMS allows you to manage contacts and campaigns, track customer journeys, provide global e-commerce functionality, and measure and analyze the results to create and manage customer experiences easily in a dynamic business environment. Kentico Cloud is the cloud-first headless CMS and digital experience platform. Users can manage structured content for multi-channel delivery and use the API-first CMS to display that content on any website or device.

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Marketing communications manager/office manager, Michelle, is really our office extraordinaire. She keeps the team on track and manages office operations with ease and efficiency. As if keeping the team in line wasn't enough, she also takes on our marketing efforts. Michelle is mother of two adorable girls, Elliott Sage and Harper Willow. In addition to her office and mom duties, Michelle is our peace-loving hippie with an affinity for sustainable practices, vegetarianism, and organic living.

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