2018 AWARDEES- Michigan Celebrates Small Business
March 21, 2018

Michigan Celebrates Small Business

2018 Awardees
Michigan 50 Distinguished Alumni Award – Strategically Focused
Redi-Rock International – Charlevoix

Michigan 50 Distinguished Alumni Award – Most Engaged Workplace
Atomic Object – Grand Rapids

2018 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch
ArborOakland Group – Royal Oak
Benkari – Detroit
boldSOCKS – Grand Rapids
Brewery Vivant – Grand Rapids
Bulmann Dock and Lift – Boyne City
Caster Concepts, Inc. – Albion
Central Industrial Manufacturing, Inc. – Harbor Springs
Children’s Therapy Corner – Midland
Dave’s Sweet Tooth – Harrison Twp.
DetailXPerts Franchise Systems, LLC – Detroit
E7 Solutions – Troy
Elevator Service Inc. – Grand Rapids
GeckoBrands – Grandville
Global Clinical Connections – Portage
Global Telecom Solutions (GTS) – Detroit
GMB Architecture + Engineering – Holland
Green Giftz – Grand Rapids
Harvest Creative Services – Lansing
High Level Marketing – West Bloomfield
Human Element Inc. – Ann Arbor
Iron Fish Distillery – Thompsonville
Jireh Metal Products, Inc. – Grandville
Jonas Paul Eyewear – Grand Rapids
Joost Vapor, LLC – Wyoming
Kunz, Leigh & Associates – Lathrup Village
Long Road Distillers – Grand Rapids
Lucerne International Inc – Auburn Hills
M3 Group – Lansing
Messersmith Manufacturing Inc. – Bark River
MOVE Systems International, LLC – Walker
One Well Brewing – Kalamazoo
Oxford Recovery Center – South Lyon
Packaging Compliance Labs – Kentwood
Race-Driven Inc. – Escanaba
Ringo Services – Detroit
Shefit Apparel – Hudsonville
SimuQuest Inc – Ann Arbor
Sprinkles Donut Shop LLC – Hudsonville
Station 66 – Battle Creek
Symplicity Communications – Grand Rapids
Tetra Discovery Partners Inc – Grand Rapids
TGI Direct – Flint
TorranceLearning – Chelsea
Triterra – Lansing
Tumbl Trak – Mount Pleasant
UTEC – Ann Arbor
Utilities Instrumentation Service, Inc. – Dexter
Vaughan Industries, Inc – Detroit
Venturi – Traverse City
Voices For Health, Inc. – Grand Rapids

Innovation Award
KMS Designs Inc. – Portage

SBA Michigan Small Business Person of the Year
Albert F. Zehnder, CEO
Zehnder’s of Frankenmuth

SBA Michigan Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Paul J. Gallager, Jr., President
Genesis In-Home Care, LLC

SBA Michigan Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year
Donald G. Heeringa, Chairman

SBA Michigan Women Owned Small Business of the Year
Radhika Kandikonda, CEO
KBTS Technologies, Inc

SBA Michigan 8(a) Graduate of the Year
Ije Charles Osuagwu, President
Brix Corporation

SBA Michigan Small Business Development Center Excellence and Innovation Award
SBDC Upper Peninsula Region

SBA Michigan Women’s Business Center of Excellence Award
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women (GROW)

SBA Michigan SCORE Chapter of the Year
SCORE Kalamazoo/SW Michigan

Michigan SBDC Best Small Business Of the Year Award
Saddleback BBQ – Okemos

SBDC Michigan Best Small Business Honorees
Chateau Chantal – Traverse City
Chris’ Canines LLC – Cedar Springs
Diamond Solutions, Inc. – Midland
Kiss Me Specialty Coffee Shoppe – Prudenville
K-Tec Systems – Farmington Hills
Legacy Metal Services – Imlay City
Mid Michigan Upholstery & Awning – Alma
Our Family Friend – Hillsdale
Texas Corners Brewing Company – Kalamazoo
Trenary Home Bakery Inc. – Trenary
PTAC Best Small Business Of the Year
Mistequay Group Ltd. – Saginaw

PTAC Best Small Business Honorees
Elevator Service, Inc. – Grand Rapids
Fresh Baby – Petoskey
Grand Strategy, LLC – South Haven
Moran Iron Works, Inc. – Onaway
Precision Control, Inc. – Commerce Township
RB Construction Company – Mount Clemens
Vetcon, Inc. – Flint

SmartZone Best Small Business of the Year Award
Proteos, Inc. – Kalamazoo
SmartZone Best Small Business Honorees
4th-IR MI, LLC – Bay City
Aberro Creative – Midland
Cogent Hex – Port Huron
Human Balance and Stability Systems – Warren
K-Tec Systems – Ferndale
OXX – Grand Rapids
SU2 Systems Inc – Lansing
Volta Power Systems – Holland