Propelling Impact and Innovation
Michigan Entrepreneurs

2012 Award Winners

Main Street USA Award Watch Award Video

John Mihelich, Owner
Woodward Auto – Pontiac, MI

Government Contracting Award

Gale Merchant and Keith Merchant, Owners
Lia Krantz Lipar, Director of Military Sales & Contracts
Brooks & Perkins, Inc. dba B&P Manufacturing – Cadillac, MI

Innovation Award Watch Award Video

Navid Yazdi, CEO
Evigia Systems Inc. – Ann Arbor, MI

Urban Small Business and Entrepreneurship Award Watch Award Video

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

Small Business Awards

Small Business Person of the Year Watch Award Video

John Charles Lowery
Applied Imaging – Grand Rapids, MI

Exporter of the Year Watch Award Video

Laurence S. Slovin
B&P Process Equipment and Systems, LLC

Family-Owned Business of the Year Watch Award Video

Jami Margaret Moore
JEM Tech Group – Mount Clemens, MI

Entrepreneurial Success of the Year Watch Award Video

William Deary
Great Lakes Caring – Jackson, MI

Young Entrepreneur of the Year Watch Award Video

Amber Lynn (Smith) Williams
Power in Motion Gymnastics & Fitness – St. Joesph, MI

Small Business Champion Awards Watch Award Video

Financial Services Champion of the Year

Dave Adams
Michigan Credit Union League and Associates – Lansing, MI

Veteran Small Business Champion of the Year

Keith King
Michigan Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Roundtable – Detroit, MI

Minority Small Business Champion of the Year

Donald E. Snider
Michigan Economic Development Corporation – Cadillac Place – Detroit, MI

Score Counselor of the Year

James H. Muir
Logisitics SSI, Inc. – Farmington Hills, MI

Small Business Journalist of the Year

Larry T. Eiler, Co-founder, Chairman and CEO
Eiler Communications – Ann Arbor, MI

Small Business Counselor of the Year

Stanley J. Pruski
Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center – Grand Rapids, MI

Women Small Business Champion of the Year

Margaret Adams
Cornerstone Alliance – Benton Harbor, MI

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Winners Watch Award Video

Argent Tape & Label, Inc.
Avalon International Breads LLC
Axios Incorporated
Benecor, Inc.
Brute Industries Inc.
Chateau Chantal Winery & Inn
Cherry Republic
Critical Signal Technologies, Inc.
Crystal Clean Auto Detailing LLC
Dancin’ Dogg Golf
DaySmart Software
Delta Manufacturing
Detroit Trading Company
DeWys Manufacturing Inc.
DMC Consultants, Inc.
Dr. Shrink, Inc.
Duo-Gard Industries Inc.
Dynamic Captioning, LLC
Facility Solutions, Inc.
FAVI Entertainment
Grid Logic
Katech Inc.
Keltech, Inc.
Kremin, Inc.
Level One Bank
Logic Solutions, Inc.
Lorin Industries
Lynx Network Group
Mango Languages
Medbio, Inc.
MedHub, Inc
MiDAS Foods International
Moran Iron Works
Optimal Solutions Inc.
Premium Hydro Solutions LLC
Proos Manufacturing, Inc.
SpeedConnect, LLC
Superior Extrusion, Inc.
Team Support Services
Total Security Solutions
Tribal Manufacturing, Inc.
Twin Bay Medical, Inc
Vantage Plastics
WaterSolve LLC
Worksighted Inc.