I don't know if this recognition gives the recipients anything except good press. But it's certainly a good reminder in this somewhat depressing Michigan economy there are many businesses in Michigan that are doing well and are certainly worth celebrating. Congratulations!
Here is the news release in its entirety, and I have highlighted some of our local folks in red (let me know if I missed any!).
Corp! Magazine Announces Companies Named by Readers as 'Best of Michigan Business'
Companies to be honored Feb. 19
WARREN, Mich., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan's largest business
magazine, Corp!, asked its readers to name which businesses they considered
the "Best" in Michigan. And 1,000 readers responded with their opinions and
praise for businesses throughout the state.
The "Best of Michigan Business" winners will be celebrated at a
breakfast program on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at MSU Management Education Center in
Troy. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and networking, followed
by an awards program and concluding at 10 a.m. The nearly 300 companies
that were named a "Best of Michigan Business" will be featured in the
January/February 2008 issue of Corp! magazine. (See following list.)
Readers were asked in a poll to name the best businesses in a variety
of categories including: health care provider, banks and credit unions, law
firms, small business and family business.
Other categories included firms specializing in staffing, accounting,
commercial and industrial real estate, technology, marketing and public
relations, manufacturing, sports and entertainment, retailing, grocery,
restaurants, engineering and architectural and construction.
Corp! magazine has been under new ownership since early 2006. Corp
Publishing LLC, under the leadership of Edward Deeb, editor-in-chief and
Jennifer Kluge, publisher, purchased Corp! and began publishing in March
The mission of Corp! magazine, founded in 1998, is to inform, intrigue
and entertain business owners and top level executives by providing
business features, news and profiles with a Michigan emphasis.
BEST OF MICHIGAN BUSINESS 2008
Beene Garter, LLP Maddox Unger Silbertein, PLLC
Bredernitz Wagner & Co. Plante & Moran, PLLC
Culver, Wood & Culver, CPA Schwanitz, Hayden & Associates, PLC
Deloitte & Touche Swenson & Niel, PC
Doren Financial Group The Rehmann Group
Ernst & Young Virchow Krause & Company
Godfrey Hammel, Danneels &Company, PC Weinlander Fitzhugh
ARCHITECTURAL & CONSTRUCTION
Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. McIntosh Poris Associates
D&D Building Michigan Commercial Construction
Dan Vos Construction Company Redstone Group
Father & Son Construction Rossetti Architects
Frank Rewold and Son, Inc. SmithGroup, Inc
Grissim Metz Andriese Associates T.H. Marsh Construction Company
Hamilton Anderson Associates Turner Construction Company
Ideal Group Victor Saroki & Associates Architects, PC
Lindhout Associate Architects Walbridge Aldinger Company
BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS
Aeroquip Federal Credit Union Fidelity Bank
American 1 Federal Credit Union Fifth Third Bank
Bank of America First Bank
Best Source Credit Union Flagstar Bank
Charter One Huntington Bank
Chase Key Bank
Citizens Bank Lake Michigan Credit Union
Clarkston State Bank Michigan First Credit Union
Comerica MidWest Financial
Community Financial Credit Union National City Bank
Co-op Services Credit Union New Liberty Bank
Detroit Edison Credit Union Premier Financial Credit Union
DFCU Financial River Valley Credit Union
Apollo Tool & Engineering, Inc. Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc.
Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. Process Results, Inc.
Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. Saturn Electronics & Engineering, Inc.
NTH Consultants, Ltd.
Aberdeen Bike & Fitness Kashat Market
Bommarito's Bakery Kent Manufacturing
Boone & Darr Moon Valley Rustic Furniture
By the Bay Shuttle Morse Moving & Storage
Chelsea Eyeglass National Coney Island
Corsi's Restaurant & Banquet Hall StoAway Storage
Franco's Pizza The Garden Mill
JM Construction Try Construction
JW Coffee Shop Zehnder's of Frankenmuth
Busch's Nino Salvaggio's Marketplace
Eastern Market Papa Joe's Gourmet Market
Forest Hill Foods Polly's Country Market
Hiller's Markets Spartan Stores
Holiday Market VG's Market
Hollywood Super Markets Westborn Markets
Meijer Western Market
HEALTH CARE PROVIDER
Beaumont Hospital Metro Health Hospital
Chelsea Community Hospital Michigan Institute for Human Performance
Detroit Medical Center North Oakland Medical Center
Grand Valley Health Plan Northern Michigan Health Care Systems
Henry Ford Health System St. John Health
Henry Ford Retirement Community University of Michigan Health System
McLaren Health Systems West Branch Regional Medical Center
Medical Weight Loss Clinics
Beier Howlett, PC Karen Smith Kienbaum & Associates
Bodman, LLP Mellon McCarthy & Pries, PC
Butzel Long Mika, Meyers, Beckett & Jones, PLC
Charfoos & Christensen, PC Miller Canfield
Clark Hill, PLC Nemeth Burwell, PC
Dickinson Wright, PLLC Portnoy & Roth, PC
Dykema Safford & Baker, PLLC
Foley & Lardner, LLP Stark Reagan, PC
Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC Trowbridge Law Firm, PC
Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn, LLP Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP
Howard & Howard
Acme Manufacturing Company Kawasaki Robotics USA, Inc.
American Axle & Manufacturing Lear Corporation
Asahi KASEI Plastics North America, Inc. Link Engineering Company
Axle Tech International Marsh Industries, Inc.
Chrysler, LLC Michigan Box Company
Continental Teves Michigan Production Machining
Creative Foam Numatics, Inc.
De Giulio Industries Ontario Die Company
Delta Technologies Group Pontiac Coil
Ford Motor Company Premier Protective Packaging
General Motors Prestolite Wire Corporation
Global Tooling Systems RSDC of Michigan
Herman Miller, Inc. Sensors, Inc.
Howard Finishing, LLC Steelcase
Ideal Shield The Alpha Group
INCOE Corp The Magni Group
Industrial Woodworking Corp Toyota
MARKETING & PR
Airfoil Public Relations Franco Public Relations Group
AutoCom Associates Hermanoff & Associates, Inc.
Berline Inner Circle Media
Big Communications, Inc. Intellitrends
Brogan & Partners Lovio-George, Inc.
Clear!Blue Communications Marketing Associates, Inc.
Duffey, Petrosky & Company Marx Layne & Company
Enlighten Uproar Communications
CB Richard Ellis Milliken Realty Company
Colliers International Northern Equities Group
220 Restaurant Gandy Dancer
Andiamo's G's Pizzeria
Assaggi Bistro Hong Hua
Bacco Ristorante Il Posto Ristorante
Christine's Cuisine Kruse & Muer
City Kitchen Lark
Common Grill Luigi's
Cuisine Mi Pueblo Restaurant
Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen Café Ristorante Ciao
Anthrolpologie Gordon Chevrolet
Bordine Nursery Green Brain Comics
Butterball Farms, Inc. McDaniels Kitchen and Bath
Claymore Shop Monogram Goods
Contempo Home Moosejaw
Design Within Reach Running Fit
SMALL BUSINESS ($1-10 Million)
Accent Reduction Institute, LLC Menlo Innovations, LLC
American Spoon Foods Powerhouse Gym International
Arlington Transit Mix & Masonry Supply Sorella's Homebaked Goods
Biz-R Collection The Betty Brigade
ByBlos Banquets Two Men and a Truck
CAE, Inc. Webbsmarts, LLC
SMALL BUSINESS ($10-50 Million)
Burton Manor Palace Chrysler Jeep
Chrysan Industries, Inc. Petoskey Plastics
Dobson Industrial, Inc. PostNet
Gongos Research, Inc. Service Express, Inc.
Honey Baked Ham Tepel Brothers Printing Company
SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
Detroit Institute of Arts MGM Grand Detroit
Detroit Opera Theatre Olympia Entertainment
Detroit Lions Palace Sports & Entertainment
Detroit Pistons Plymouth Whalers
Detroit Red Wings Saginaw Spirit
Detroit Shock SMG Van Andel Arena
Detroit Tigers The Henry Ford Museum Greenfield Village
Mel Ball Entertainment West Michigan Whitecaps
ACRO Services Kelly Services
Arrow Strategies Modern Professional Services
Delta Staffing On Assignment Lab Support
Express Personnel Services Resource Technologies Corporation
Inteligente Solutions Strategic Staffing Solutions
APEX Digital Solutions Netlink Software Group, Inc.
Ardesta Prime Focus
BlueWater Technologies Ranal, Inc.
CareTech Solutions, Inc. RTT USA, Inc.
Compuware Safety Net
Datamatics Technologies, Inc. Sarcom
Entrega Corporation Sparton Corporation
Fry, Inc. Speedshape, Inc.
KMT Robotic Solutions TechSmith Corporation
Micro Works Computing
For Further information:
Contact: Jennifer Kluge /Ed Deeb (586) 393-8800
-or- Sue Voyles 734-667-2005