Do you know a small business that deserves to be recognized? Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) is the state’s premier awards program celebrating small business excellence. Now in its 13th year, MCSB is accepting nominations for a variety of awards, including the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, Innovation Award, Small Business Person of the Year, Small Business Exporter of the Year, and Veteran Owned Small Business.
“Michigan Celebrates Small Business embodies Michigan’s entrepreneurial spirit,” says Jennifer Deamud – COO of the Michigan Small Business Development Center and Executive Director of Michigan Celebrates Small Business. “The program shines an important spotlight on the success of Michigan’s small business community. The awardees being honored have played a significant role in growing Michigan’s economy and creating jobs.”
Nominations will be open through November 18th, 2016, and self-nomination is encouraged. Awardees will be honored at the 13th Annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala on May 4th, 2017 in Lansing, MI.
Michigan Celebrates Small Business is a partnership of the Michigan Small Business Development Center (Michigan SBDC), Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Edward Lowe Foundation, Small Business Association of Michigan, the U.S. Small Business Administration and Chris Holman.
The Michigan SBDC is the managing partner of Michigan Celebrates Small Business in 2016-2017. In the thirteen year history of Michigan Celebrates, the Michigan SBDC was the managing partner eleven of those years.
Michigan Celebrates Small Business is made possible with the generous support of PNC Bank, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, DTE Energy, AF Group, Clark Hill, Rehmann, Varnum Law, Michigan Credit Union League, Consumers Energy, and Dynamic Edge, Inc.