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SBAM welcomes 29 new members

June 26, 2012

This week, SBAM is excited to announce the addition of 29 new members to the association. Twenty-four members joined for an exclusive member-only benefit including group health insurance, COBRA administration or tuition discounts through Davenport University. Another five members joined our free online community which includes access to small business news and discounts on office supplies and overnight shipping.
SBAM also hosted nearly 400 small business owners last week at the Lansing Center for its Annual Meeting & Networking Luncheon with a keynote address from Michigan Speaker of the House Jase Bolger.

The event also included the announcement of new members to the SBAM Board of Directors, with a three-year term length: Doyle Hayes  (dhayes Group, Grand Rapids); Russ Knopp (Comfort Keepers, Traverse City); Bill Kimble (C2AE, Lansing); Paul Santoro (Anesthesia Staffing Consultants, Franklin); and Vince Thomas (Billhighway, Troy).

A new executive committee was also announced at the Annual Meeting: David Rhoa, President and Co-Owner of Lake Michigan Mailers of Kalamazoo, was introduced as SBAM’s 2012-2013 Chair. Also introduced were Vice Chair Bob Fish (BIGGBY COFFEE, Lansing); Second Vice Chair Bonnie Alfonso (Alfie – Logo Gear for Work & Play, Traverse City); Secretary Guy Richardson (Advance Employment, Lansing); Treasurer Jerry Grubb (Wee Discover Child Daycare & Learning Center, Waterford) and Immediate Past Chair Yan Ness (Online Tech, Ann Arbor).

SBAM is encouraging members to be more engaged and work to elect pro small-business candidates with a project called “Engage Now.” You can learn more by visiting here, emailing or tweeting #engagenow to @SBAM. You can also learn about which lawmakers and candidates received an endorsement and “stamp of approval” from SBAM here.

The Small Business Association of Michigan’s mission is to help Michigan small businesses succeed by promoting entrepreneurship, leveraging buying power and engaging in political advocacy.

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