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West Michigan produces 13 of state's Companies to Watch

March 25, 2014
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Thirteen small businesses in West Michigan are among the state’s 50 Companies to Watch.

Michigan Celebrates Small Business — an awards program created by several state agencies to support and celebrate entrepreneurs in Michigan — has named its 2014 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch.

The 10th-annual program honors second-stage companies based in Michigan and will feature an awards event on May 6 at the Breslin Center at Michigan State University.

The companies must qualify as a second-stage company: be an established and growing firm; privately owned; have between six and 99 employees; and report annual revenue between $750,000 and $50 million.

A panel of judges selected the 50 Companies to Watch based on their high growth in revenue and employment rates and “special" strengths which make them stand out in the marketplace.

Michigan Celebrates Small Business was created in 2004 to create an entrepreneurial culture, build a statewide network and emphasize small businesses in the state.

The program is comprised of executives from its managing partner, the Michigan Small Business Development Center, and the Michigan Economic Development Corp., U.S. Small Business Administration of Michigan, Edward Lowe Foundation, Small Business Association of Michigan and Chris Holman, a small business advocate.

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, 2014

365 Retail Markets, Troy
A Pass Educational Group LLC, Farmington
ACAT Global LLC, Charlevoix
Advenovation, Inc., Rochester Hills
Akervall Techonologies, Inc., Ann Arbor
Amigo Mobility International, Inc., Bridgeport
Aubree’s Flagstar, Ypsilanti
Bridgeguard, Inc., Hancock
Bulman Products, Inc., Grand Rapids
Carbon Media Group, Bingham Farms
Crorey Creations dba Choose Friendship, Clinton Township
DSAI Solutions LLC, Pontiac
Dominion Systems, Grand Rapids
Double O Supply & Craftsmen, Inc., Byron Center
Dynamic Conveyor Corporate, Muskegon
Edge Partnerships, Lansing
Everbest Organics, Munger
EZ Pro Delivery, Saginaw
Fullerton Tool Company, Saginaw
Great Lakes Potato Chip Co, Traverse City
Green Electrical Supply LLC, Auburn Hills
Happy Howie’s, Inc., Detroit
Hop Head Farms LLC, Hickory Corners
Hospitalists of Northern Michigan, Traverse City
International Engineering & Manufacturing, Inc., Hope
Journeymen Distillery, Three Oaks
Legal Copy Services, Inc., Grand Rapids
McClure’s Pickles, Detroit
MCM Staffing LLC, Southfield
Michigan Lake Products, Inc., Indian River
MyNorth Media, Traverse City
NeXt I.T., Muskegon
Next Level Manufacturing LLC, Jenison
On Duty Gear, Port Huron
Prism Analytical Technologies, Inc., Mt. Pleasant
Pyxis Technologies LLC, Plymouth
Rankin Biomedical Corporation, Holly
Regal Financial Group, Kentwood
Reliable Aftermarket Parts, Inc., Williamston
Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery, Baroda
Safie Specialty Foods Company, Inc., Chesterfield
SCTools, Auburn Hills
Simply Fresh Market, Brighton
Smart Vision Lights, Muskegon
TekWissen, Ann Arbor
TG Manufacturing, Dorr
The Big Salad, Grosse Pointe Farms
Visiting Angels, Sterling Heights
Walker-Miller Energy Services LLC, Detroit

Source: Michigan Supports Small Business

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