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2022 Annual Meeting & Small Business Summit

You’re Invited!

June 16, 2022 | 8am – 2pm | Lansing

This is the premier event for Michigan’s small business community!

Member Pricing:
Individual Ticket: $75 ($85 after 5/19)
Table of 6: $400 ($460 after 5/19)

Non-Member Pricing:
Individual Ticket: $100 ($125 after 5/19)
Table of 6: $550 ($700 after 5/19)

Interested in attending for free? Contact our Membership Team.

Register Today!

Schedule of Events

Exhibit Hall Show Floor | 8am – Noon

Express Learning Sessions | Show Floor
8:30am | Topic TBD
9:15am | Topic TBD
10:15am | Topic TBD
11:15am | Topic TBD

SBAM Past Chair Breakfast (invitation only) | 9am – 9:50am
SBAM Strategic Partner Summit (invitation only – contact Sherry Bryan for details) | 10am – 11:30am
Luncheon | Noon
SBAM Remarks & Keynote Presentation | Noon – 2pm

About the Keynote Presentation

There is a life cycle to business ownership. How does an owner know when it is the best time to move on, whether that be through a managed succession plan, planned family transition or unexpected opportunity?

SBAM will explore this decision process during a moderated panel discussion that features various transition experiences from:

  • Gina Thorsen, President of Stormy Kromer. Gina works alongside her father and sister, and she’ll explore the dynamics of a family business, iconic brand, and how they’re planning for the future.
  • Chris Shepler, who recently sold his Mackinac Island ferry business, Shepler’s Ferry, after 77 years in the Shepler family. How did this decision get reached and what is next?
  • David Rhoa recently sold Marana Group, his family business, when a ‘too good to pass up’ offer was made. What has his experience been like during this quick succession?
Guests at trade show

Exhibit Hall

The Small Business Summit includes an exhibit hall, and our event is designed to encourage traffic on the show floor. When you exhibit at this event, you’ll be reaching hundreds of small business owners and decision makers with your product or service.

Interested in exhibiting? Please view our exhibitor guide and contact Heather Hamilton at

Interested in sponsoring? Here are our available levels.