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Michigan Celebrates Small Business
April 11, 2022 4:00 PM

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MCSB Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Awardee, Konnech

In a lead-up to the 2022 Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala Celebration Jeffrey Mosher spoke with several winning companies from this cycle. This year’s gala will take place at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI, on May 3rd! Please visit michigancelebrates.org/

Here, Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Eric Staats, Director, Konnech, Okemos, MI, a Michigan 50 Company to Watch award winner for 2022.

To listen to their full interview please click on the embedded SoundCloud PodCast shared below!

 About Konnech, Inc.

Konnech’, Inc. designs and sells high-performance software as a service (SaaS) that organizes the administration of elections. The company provides programming, hosting, technical support, and training for all of its products and services

Company History

The company was begun in 1999. In 2001, we asked a class of communication students to design a new image for our company. At that time, our company was called LJ Connection LLC. Over 200 names were suggested for replacing the old company name. Konnech', the new name, was finally selected. Konnech’, Inc. was incorporated in April 2002 in Okemos, which is a suburb of East Lansing, Michigan. Since then, Konnech has become a leading designer of customized solutions in the election industry.

Konnech’, Inc., has developed two web-based enterprise-level election management solutions: PollChief® is a data warehouse that organizes communications and logistical details for polling places/precincts, workers, assets/drayage, and help desk; ABVote®, which has recently been licensed to Votem, Inc. for North America operations, provides voter services such as online registration, ballot delivery, and a voter information platform.

Konnech harnesses emerging technologies such as mobile applications, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) to streamline all aspects of election management.

Our mission is to equip our customers with technology that will enhance the accuracy, productivity, and cost-effectiveness of election administration. We customize solutions that fit the specific requirements of each of our customers. We're more than a product vendor -- each solution is designed, built, and tested by our talented election engineering teams, and served and supported by our dedicated election service and support team.

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About Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses
Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses is a non-profit (501c3) organization that is composed of statewide founding organizations that provide small businesses with resources to help their company grow. MCSB has Since 2005, their awards gala has celebrated and honored the impact small businesses have on our communities and state. MCSB makes small businesses their priority and will continue to support, connect, and celebrate small businesses in Michigan.

Michigan Celebrates Small Business is a partnership of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Edward Lowe Foundation, Small Business Association of Michigan, U.S. Small Business Administration, Michigan Business Network, and the Michigan Small Business Development Center. 

Kinexus Group is the Managing Partner of the 2022 Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala.

Information about Michigan Celebrates Small Business can be found at www.MichiganCelebrates.org 

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Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) remains on the forefront of championing small business and fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in Michigan. The MCSB's role is to serve as a catalyst for creating an entrepreneurial culture while inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs.