Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Chelsea Businesses Chosen as "Best In Michigan"

Those of us who live in Chelsea know that there are some fantastic businesses here in town. Well, it's good to see in print that we are not the only ones who know this. Some of our local businesses have recently been chosen as "Best of Michigan Businesses" by readers of Corp! magazine.

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!).

Source: www.prnewswire.com
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
2006.

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

ACCOUNTING FIRMS
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
TCF Bank

ENGINEERING
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.

FAMILY BUSINESS
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

GROCERS
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

LAW FIRMS

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

MANUFACTURING
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
Intertec Systems

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
Elemental Publicom
Enlighten Uproar Communications
ePrize

REAL ESTATE
(COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL)
CB Richard Ellis Milliken Realty Company
Colliers International Northern Equities Group
Farbman Group

RESTAURANTS
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
Forte

RETAILERS
Anthrolpologie Gordon Chevrolet
Beadquest Gorman's
Bordine Nursery Green Brain Comics
Butterball Farms, Inc. McDaniels Kitchen and Bath
Claymore Shop Monogram Goods
Contempo Home Moosejaw
Design Within Reach Running Fit
Elder-Beerman

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
Logic Solutions

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

STAFFING FIRMS
ACRO Services Kelly Services
Aquent Manpower
Arrow Strategies Modern Professional Services
Delta Staffing On Assignment Lab Support
Express Personnel Services Resource Technologies Corporation
Inteligente Solutions Strategic Staffing Solutions

TECHNOLOGY FIRMS
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.
Google Springthrough
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

10 comments:

Sarah said...

They obviously didn't check out the "New Chelsea Market." (I hate the name, but whatever.) It's like having a scaled-down Whole Foods right here in town. Jeff the butcher is wonderful; I'm so glad he decided to stay on as the meat counter guru. We're lucky to have such a fine grocery within walking distance of the residential areas.

Leslie said...

I totally agree, Sarah! I love the "new" Chelsea Market. I am not on a first name basis with the butcher yet though! LOL

During the holidays I went in there to see if per chance they had gourmet gift baskets. Well, not only did they, but I was able to say "Here is my budget, here is what I'm thinking." And they chose all the items for me in a Michigan food and wine theme (at my request), and all I had to do was come back and pick it up. That was probably the easiest -- and best -- present I purchased for anyone this year.

A Huddersfield Town Fan's Blog said...

Good Blog even though you are a Chelsea fan. By the way I have acused Didier Drogba of diving on my blog. Check it out!

Leslie said...

Well, Huddersfield Town Fan, you'll be happy to know that the teams here in Chelsea, Michigan USA don't compete with your team so I can cheer right along with ya. Thanks for visiting my blog!

I love how I inadvertently get international exposure on the chelsea-mi.com website and my Chelsea blog due to the fact that there are so many Chelsea's in the world! I get emails fairly often from soccer/football players in other countries who are interested in playing for the Chelsea (presumably UK) team. I try to be as helpful as possible, but I'm guessing they don't want to come to Michigan to play. :-)

Sarah said...

Jeff the butcher is great! He'll cut any piece of meat any way you want it. When I wanted a full 3-lb beef tenderloin, he cut one for me. When my husband needed a full beef flank-- a huge hunk of meat-- he set one aside for him and even charged him a seriously reduced price for what ended up being about 10 lbs of meat. When I needed some beef shanks because I was making beef stock from scratch, he not only cut some extra-thick pieces right from the leg for me, but threw in two pounds of raw bones for free because, as he said, "that's where all the flavor comes from!"

Sgt. Wolverine said...

The whole Chelsea MI/UK thing is especially fun when it comes to my Chelsea football posts; without any other more specific search terms, I fall behind scads of websites about the popular soccer team in England.

Of course, it would probably be the same if I wrote about Manchester football, too...

Leslie said...

Sarah - He is right about those bones being great for stock! Speaking of soup, I made the BEST chicken noodle soup using a chicken from the Chelsea Market. It was so good that I made it again the next week using a grocery store chicken, and it was good, but not nearly *as* good as the first.

P.S. The super simple recipe came from one of my favorite blog people: Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup from Dave, aka Lunar Pier Cook, in Monroe County, MI

Leslie said...

Burrill - Yes, I can imagine that would be a frequent occurrence on your blog as well. Reminds me of when my sister (who is now working in London, England) told me she was moving to a new place in Chelsea. Only joking, but I said, "REALLY?? We can do lunch!"

As a side note, I'm now curious where Chelsea, Michigan got it's name. I have vague recollection that it was from Chelsea, Mass.

Butterball Farms Intern said...

Thank you for putting Butterball Farms as one of the best Businesses in Michigan. However Butterball Farms Inc. is not a retailer it is a Manufacturer. Where did you find the information that it was a retailer?

Leslie said...

Thank you for the note. The source of the business list is from Corp! Magazine. The link can be found in the content of the blog post, and here is a quick click for your reference:

PRnewswire.com

Let me know if I can be of any more help.