From the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce
Six of the Lansing region’s outstanding small businesses are among 50 companies from around the state being recognized with the prestigious Michigan 50 Companies to Watch award from the Michigan Celebrates Small Business organization. Members of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce making the list of 50 to Watch in 2019 include Apple Tree, C2AE, DBI, Public Sector Consultants, Therapy Today and Van Dyke Horn. Liberty Reach, Inc of East Lansing was also named to the 50 Companies list. Massman Trucking, Inc. of Okemos was named one of the Michigan SBDC Best Small Business Honorees.
Companies who are selected as a “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” are a remarkable group of second-stage companies. Defined as having six to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants, these companies form the backbone of Michigan’s economy. Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, companies like these are known for their exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, creation of innovation or use of innovation in creative ways, and their sustainable competitive advantage. “We at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business organization are proud to recognize these exceptional companies. They are a tremendous part of Michigan’s success and we are excited to see what the future holds for them,” said J.D. Collins, State Director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center and a member of the Michigan Celebrates Small Business Board of Directors. Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities. The selected companies also go through a rigorous due diligence process.
The Michigan 50 Companies to Watch will be honored at an awards program on May 8 at the Breslin Center in East Lansing.