Propelling Impact and Innovation
Michigan Entrepreneurs

2015 Award Winners

Main Street USA Award

Walker-Miller Energy Services, LLC – Detroit

Innovation Award

Civionics, LLC – Ann Arbor

Government Contracting Award

Oldenburg Group – Kingsford

Small Business Awards

Small Business Person of the Year

Pat LeBlanc, Chairman
EBW Electronics, Inc. – Holland

SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year

Alex Riley, CEO
MeritHall, Inc. – Detroit

Woman Owned Small Business

Carla Walker-Miller, President and CEO
Walker-Miller Energy Services, LLC – Detroit

Small Business Exporter of the Year

James E. Miller, President
Air and Liquid Systems – Rochester Hills

Veteran Owned Small Business

Luciano Hernandez, President
Tiger Studio – Zeeland

SCORE Counselor of the Year

Steve Feinman, Michigan SCORE District Director
Ann Arbor

SBDC Consultant of the Year

Julie Oldham, Business Growth Specialist
Waterford

Small Business Development Center of Excellence and Innovation

SBDC Southeast Region
Richard King, Regional Director
Wendy Thomas, Associate Regional Director

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch

A&B Packing Equipment, Inc. – Lawrence
AirTime Trampoline & Game Park – Novi
Algal Scientific – Northville
AlSentis – Holland
Apex Digital Solutions – Sterling Heights
ARMOR Protective Packaging – Howell
Bay Carbon, Inc. – Bay City
BEET Analytics Technology, LLC – Plymouth
Benzinga – Southfield
Blackford Capital – Grand Rapids
Boxed Water is Better, LLC – Grand Rapids
Care N Assist – Corunna
Creative Studio Promotions – Grand Rapids
Detroit Labs – Detroit
Detroit Gun Works – Troy
Digital Roots – Northville
Endurance Carbide – Saginaw
Energy Power Systems – Troy
Firstronic, LLC – Grand Rapids
FirstSense Medical – Pontiac
GamerSaloon.com – Royal Oak
Genius Phone Repair – Kentwood
Gillespie Group – Lansing
Grand River Aseptic Manufacturing, Inc. – Grand Rapids
HistoSonics, Inc. – Ann Arbor
InfoReady Corporation – Ann Arbor
Innovative Learning Group – Royal Oak
jacapps – Bingham Farms
Jorgensen Steel Machining & Fabrication, Inc. – Tekonsha
Kuntzsch Solutions – Grand Ledge
Marvel Apps, LLC – Royal Oak
Mighty Good Coffee Roasting Company – Ann Arbor
New Eagle – Ann Arbor
NewFoundry – Ann Arbor
NxGen MDx – Grand Rapids
Oxford Companies – Ann Arbor
Petoskey Brewing – Petoskey
Polly Products – Mulliken
Redi-Rock International – Charlevoix
Rickman Enterprise Group, LLC – Detroit
Rubicon Genomics – Ann Arbor
SpinDance – Holland
Spud Software – Grand Blanc Township
Stardust Memorials – Traverse City
Sun Title – Grand Rapids
SunFrog Shirts, LLC – Gaylord
Tawas Plating Co. & Tawas Power Coating, Inc. – Tawas City
Troy Gymnastics – Troy
Varsity News Network – Grand Rapids
XG Sciences – Lansing