Eleven Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Clients to be Recognized as “Best Small Businesses” 

Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) Awards Gala May 2, 2023

Eleven Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) clients will receive Best Small Business awards at the 19th Annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards Gala May 2, 2023.

“It’s great to see these entrepreneurs get recognized for all the hard work and passion that goes into their businesses,” said CEO | Executive State Director J.D. Collins. “The Michigan SBDC’s mission is to help small businesses succeed, and this impressive list demonstrates the impact we aim to have with all our clients.”

Small businesses to be honored at the MSCB Gala include:

Michigan SBDC Best Small Businesses

  • City Shield Security Services – Wayne County
  • Barney’s BakeHouse Bakery – Bay County
  • Eagle Link LLC – Delta County
  • Freedom Counseling LLC – Kalamazoo County
  • Groovy Donuts – Ingham County
  • Ludington Meat Company – Mason County
  • R.J.’s Metropolitan Ice Cream Co – Jackson
  • Sand Bay Marina Sales, Service & Storage – Presque Isle County
  • Stafford’s Hospitality, Inc. – Emmet County
  • Thumb Roast Coffee – Sanilac County
  • Wood Shop Social – Isabella County


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About the Michigan Small Business Development Center 

The Michigan Small Business Development Center’s mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by providing expert no-cost consulting to new and existing businesses throughout Michigan’s 83 counties. Michiganders looking to start or grow a business can connect to no-cost export services, market research, cybersecurity resources, business education and more. Entrepreneurs and small business owners may access the services of their nearest Michigan SBDC office by visiting michigansbdc.org.

The Michigan SBDC is committed to fostering and sustaining a culture of inclusion through equitable outreach and service to Michigan’s diverse business community.


Michigan SBDC services are available through the support of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC).

The Michigan SBDC is hosted on a state level by Grand Valley State University’s Seidman College of Business. Regional hosts include Eastern Michigan University, Grand Valley State University, Kettering University, Lansing Community College, Michigan Technological University, Mid Michigan College, Saginaw Valley State University, Washtenaw Community College and Western Michigan University.

About Michigan Celebrates Small Business 

Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) is a collaboration of trusted statewide founding organizations who offer resources for small businesses. Since 2005, the MCSB Annual Awards Gala has placed a spotlight on how small businesses positively impact our communities and state. The MCSB organization is focused on supporting, promoting and celebrating small businesses in Michigan.


Kinexus Group is the Managing Partner of the awards gala.


Tickets can be purchased for this year’s gala at www.MichiganCelebrates.org.

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