Propelling Impact and Innovation
Michigan Entrepreneurs

2009 Award Winners

Innovation Award

Cynthia VanRenterghem, Owner
Kerry VerMeulen, Owner
Plumstone, LLC

Main Street USA

Terry M. Klein, Owner
T.M. Klein and Sons Honey & Containers

Government Contracting Award

Robert Nichol, President
Matt Guyot, Project Manager
Silver Star Contracting, LLC

Small Business Counselor of the Year

Philip Tepley, Technology Team Coordinator
Small Business & Technology Development Center

Michigan Minority Small Business Champion

James K. Ralph, Jr., President
James Ralph Agency, Inc.

Michigan, Midwest Region and National Jeffery Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year

Timothy S. Parker, President
Harbor Industries, Inc.

Michigan Small Business Persons of the Year

D. Bruce DeBoer, President and CEO
James S. Rabourn, CFO and VP
Robert L. Emaus, Executive VP
R.E.D. Stamp, Inc.

Michigan and Midwest Region Veteran Small Business Champion

Frank Campanaro, President & CEO
Trillacorpe Construction

Michigan Financial Services Champion

Thomas Zernick, VP, Head of SBA Lending
Citizens Bank

Michigan Home-Based Business Champion

Carrin Weirauch, Owner
Down To Earth Toys

Women in Business Champion

Joan L. Purgiel, Vice President
National City Bank

Small Business Journalist of the Year

Matthew Roush, Editor
Great Lakes IT Report

Michigan, Midwest Region and National Entrepreneurial Success Award

Avinash Rachmale, President and CEO
Lakeshore Engineering Services, Inc.

Michigan and Midwest Region Small Business Exporter of the Year

George Boerigter, Chairman of the Board
SoundOff Signal

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Winners

A&M Aquatics
Achatz Handmade Pie Co.
All About Learning Inc.
Alliant Healthcare Products
Alternative Mechanical LLC
Anesthesia Staffing Consultants Inc.
Argonics Inc.
AureoGen Inc.
Battery Solutions Inc.
Burkard Industries Inc.
Capital Steel & Wire Inc.
Coatings Specialist Group LLC
Dewpoint Inc.
DNA Software Inc.
DRIVE Developments Inc.
Eagle Manufacturing Corp.
ElectroJet Inc.
Emerald Steel Processing LLC
Eview 360 Corp.
Federated Logistics Inc.
Flow-Rite Controls Ltd.
Forensic Fluids Laboratories Inc.
FutureNet Group Inc.
I.F. Metalworks Inc.
Incept BioSystems Inc.
Ingenuity IEQ Inc.
Kalexsyn Inc.
LookInTheAttic & Co. Inc.
Macprofessionals Inc.
Micromyx LLC
Netarx Inc.
Niowave Inc.
Northern Design Services Inc.
NuWave Technology Partners
Opti Temp Inc.
OST (Open Systems Technologies)
Pixel Velocity Inc.
Precision Torque Control Inc.
SmartFinds Internet Marketing
Springfield Inc.
StructureTec Engineering Corporation
Terra Contracting LLC
ThinkWise Inc.
ThreeFold Sensors
Venomix Inc.