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SHOUTOUT MICHIGAN: Meet Andrea Owens | Business Owner and Educator

Andrea Owens was recently interviewed by ShoutOut Michigan. Check out her interview and learn more about her background and HourGlass Testing Solutions.

Woman-Owned Drug and Alcohol Testing Firm Plans Further Growth After 10 Years in Business

Ten years after securing her first client, Andrea Owens plans to further grow her drug and alcohol testing business by educating employers on how to retain workers struggling with substance use disorder and providing a recovery-friendly workplace.

Meet Andrea Owens

Hi Andrea, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself. I am a born and raised Grand Rapids native and come from a large family of seven. I started out my professional career as a medical assistant and from there went back to school to get my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in management and leadership from Cornerstone University.

Inside Track: Family Trauma Drives Owens’ Prevention Passion

Andrea Owens carries a notebook around with her that says “teach, love, inspire” on the cover — words that summarize her life goals. After a more than 25-year career in the health care industry — during which she was a medical assistant, drug screener, site manager and educator — Owens founded a business, HourGlass Testing Solutions.

Instructor Exemplifies Leadership and Service as Finalist For Grand Rapids Award

With a positive influence in the classroom and the workplace, Andrea Owens (B.S. ’08, M.S. ’10) was selected as a finalist in the Grand Rapids Business Journal's Women Who Mean Business publication.

Perserverance and Patience: Andrea Owens

Fueled by her passion for safer workplaces, roadways and communities, Andrea Owens created HourGlass Testing Solutions—a business offering same-day, onsite-collection, and management of workplace drug and alcohol testing programs.

Q & A: Andrea Owens

Each Q&A in the Influential Women enewsletter will feature a woman from the region who’s influential, a rising face in her industry or doing interesting work. Andrea Owens is the owner of HourGlass Testing Solutions and a medical billing instructor and success navigator at the West Michigan Center for Arts + Technology.