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Profile of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Winner Service Professor

Business Next
June 13, 2016 11:47 AM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with Brad Krause, owner of Service Professor, named to the list of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch. The firm provides 24-hour, seven-days-a-week heating, cooling, electrical, plumbing and sewer service.

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Michigan Celebrates Small Business SBDC Awards Presentation

Michigan Business Beat
June 4, 2016 3:00 PM


On Thursday May 5, The Michigan Small Business Development Center was part of 2016 Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Shared here are some of their awards, and other excerpts from the evening.

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Parson's Farms "Saucing Up The Competition"

Michigan Business Beat
June 3, 2016 6:00 PM

Jeffrey on the road to the Lansing Center for the SBDC awards. 

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MMI Engineered Solutions

Business Next
June 3, 2016 2:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, interviews Doug Callahan, president/CEO/owner MMI Engineered Solutions (MMI ES), a member of the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.

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Profile of Michigan 50 Businesses to Watch Winner Truscott Rossman

Business Next
May 26, 2016 3:00 PM

Michael Rogers, vice president communications for the Small Business Association of Michigan, talks with John Truscott, co-owner of Michigan 50 Companies to Watch winner Truscott-Rossman. John Truscott and Kelly Rossman-McKinney joined forces to form Truscott-Rossman in January 2011, after individually setting decades-long track records that consistently put them at the top of the biennial MIRS/EPIC-MRA survey of state Capitol insiders. They’ve been ranked the two most effective public relations professionals in 2004, 2007, 2009, 2011 and again in 2013. As a full-service public relations agency, Truscott Rossman represents local, statewide and nationwide clients from its offices in Lansing, Grand Rapids and Detroit. TR provides the full spectrum of communications services, including issues management, crisis communication, new media, ballot initiatives, community relations, government affairs and grassroots initiatives.

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Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards Ceremony

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
May 18, 2016 10:00 AM

Michigan Celebrates Small Business

Excerpts from the 2016 Michigan Celebrates Small Business annual dinner, including 2016 Michigan Small Business Innovation Award, 2016 Main Street USA Award, thanking of the partners and sponsors on the evening, then back in for the second half of the evening after the dinner. Then the acknowledgment of the founding partners and introduction of Sherri Jones, who formally announces Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award winners for this year.

 

Michigan Celebrates Small Business - Inspiring Progress and Prosperity.

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MCSB Michigan Veteran-Owned Small Business of the Year Award - Contract Professionals, Inc.

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
May 12, 2016 9:53 AM

Contract Professionals, Inc

Certified by the National Veterans Business Development Council (NVBDC) as veteran owned, Contract Professionals, Inc. (CPI) is a DoD cleared, ISO certified, ITAR compliant global staffing company with over 33 years of operating history. Founded in 1982, CPI has extensive experience providing services to aerospace, automotive, defense, industrial, information technology, manufacturing and telecommunication industries.

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MCSB Main Street USA Award - Mrs. Glee's

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
May 12, 2016 9:37 AM

Mrs. Glee's

Seeking alternative markets for the Michigan produced navy bean; a group discovered that the gluten-free food market was in need of products with more protein and fiber. When navy beans were converted to flour, it was shown to be very adaptable as a base ingredient for a number of gluten free products.

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MCSB 50 Companies to watch - Coastal Automotive

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
May 12, 2016 9:26 AM

Coastal Automotive

Clarence Martin was one of Coastal Automotive’s three founders in January of 2008.  A Massachusetts native, he earned his Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Massachusetts.  Martin has over 17 years’ experience in the international automotive and manufacturing industry, serving as a Director of Purchasing, Quality Engineer, Field Engineer, and his current role as President of Coastal Automotive.

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Michigan Women-Owned Small Business of the Year - Motawi Tileworks

Michigan Celebrates Small Business
May 12, 2016 9:17 AM

Motawi Tileworks

Nawal Motawi founded Motawi Tileworks in 1992. A University of Michigan art school graduate with a restless spirit and an interest in applied arts, Nawal moved to Detroit to learn tilemaking at Detroit’s storied Pewabic Pottery. She returned to Ann Arbor after just two years to begin making her own tiles in a garage studio and selling them from a stand she rented at the local farmers market.

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