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SBAM salutes small businesses honored at Michigan Celebrates Small Business event

April 29, 2011

Innovation of the Year
Marcos Dantus, president/CEO of Biophotonic Solutions Inc. of East Lansing, received the Innovation of the Year Award at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business event April 29 in Lansing.
The Innovation Award is presented by the Small Business Association of Michigan and the Michigan Small Business Technology Development Center.
Biophotonics, which expects to increase its number of employees from seven to 16 this year, is a global leader in ultrafast laser pulse shaping and compression – important for applications like ophthalmology, machining and biomedical imaging.
Uckele Health & Nutrition of Blissfield (Michigan Small Business of the Year – U.S. SBA Michigan District Office) is a member of the Small Business Association of Michigan, as are nine second-stage companies recognized at the event as being among the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”, an entrepreneurial awards program supported by the Edward Lowe Foundation. The companies are:
  • BS&A Software, Bath
  • Draths Corporation, Lansing
  • Integrated Strategies, Inc., Okemos
  • L’Anse Manufacturing, Inc., L’Anse
  • Leon Speakers, Inc., Ann Arbor
  • Message Makers, Lansing
  • New Age/Landmark, Inc., South Haven
  • Sakti3, Ann Arbor
  • Shorts Brewing Company, Bellaire
  • Wellco, Royal Oak
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