Propelling Impact and Innovation
Michigan Entrepreneurs

2011 Award Winners

Innovation Award Watch Award Video

Marcos Dantus, President / CEO
BioPhotonic Solutions, Inc. – East Lansing, MI

Main Street USA Award Watch Award Video

Chad Faszczewski, Owner
Biker Garage 101 – Oscoda, MI

Government Contracting Award Watch Award Video

Frederick (Rick) Darter, President / CEO
Ken Gorinski, Vice President
Dave Nannini, COO
Rave Computer – Sterling Heights, MI

Small Business Champions Watch Award Videos

Michigan Veteran Small Business Champion

Matt Sherwood, Assistant Director
VetBizCentral Inc. – Flint, MI

Michigan Financial Services Champion

Jane Sherzer, President
Michigan Certified Development Corporation – East Lansing, MI

Michigan and Midwest Region Minority Small Business Champion

Cynthia A. Grubbs, Small Business Liaison
Michigan Economic Development Corporation – Novi, MI

Women in Business Champion

Michelle A. Richards, Executive Director
Center for Empowerment & Economic Development – Ann Arbor, MI

Small Business Journalist of the Year

Michael F. Carmichael, Editor & Contributing Writer
Corp! Magazine – Warren, MI

Michigan Small Business Counselors of the Year

Lorne Greenwood, SCORE Counselor
SCORE Chapter 18 – Detroit, MI

Lola Aré, Center Director
Oakland County Business Center Michigan SBTDC – Waterford, MI

Michigan Jeffrey Butland Family-Owned Business of the Year Watch Award Videos

Amy Engelsman, CEO
Proos Manufacturing, Inc. – Grand Rapids, MI

Michigan Small Business Person of the Year Watch Award Videos

Michael J. Uckele, CEO and President
Uckele Health & Nutrition – Blissfield, MI

Michigan and Midwest Region Small Business Exporter of the Year Watch Award Videos

Darryl J. Barlett, Vice President & General Manager
k-Space Associates, Inc. – Dexter, MI

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Winners Watch Award Videos

Action Fabricators, Inc.
Alto Precision Inc.
Applied Imaging
Bay View Food Products Co. / Mr. Chips Inc.
Biophotonic Solutions Inc.
BS&A Software
Comfort Keepers
Computerized Facility Integration, LLC
Cops & Doughnuts Bakery
Diversified Industrial Staffing
Draths Corporation
Grand River, Inc.
Great Lakes Stainless, Inc.
Higher Grounds Trading Co.
Hygieia, Inc.
Innovative Analytics
Integrated Strategies, Inc.
Intervention Insights, LLC
Lakeshore Cutting Solutions
L’Anse Manufacturing, Inc
Leon Speakers, Inc.
Livio Radio
Marketplace Homes
Maximum Mold
MFP Incorporated
Mutually Human Software
My Insurance Expert
New Age/Landmark, Inc.
NOVO Motor Acoustic Systems
Plascon Group
Relume Technologies, Inc.
Running Fit Inc.
Shelving, Inc
Shorts Brewing Company
SRT Solutions
Translume, Inc.
TransPharm Preclinical Solutions
Tri-Pac Inc
Tri-Star Molding Inc.
Underground Printing
Unified Business Technologies, Inc.
XCEND Group, Inc.