“We appreciate this recognition and believe it’s a reflection of our employees, products and customers and it captures the spirt of corporate ethos where we act in an international, multicultural engineering and production network to safely delivery battlefield mobility advantage.” Larry Humphrey, President Horstman, Inc.
Business leaders from across the region attended the 11th annual Macomb Business Awards at the historic Emerald Theatre in downtown Mount Clemens on Thursday, May 4. Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel joined Vicky Rowinski, director of the Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development, to recognize winners in several categories:
- Hidden Gem: A business with up to 50 employees that offers a unique Macomb County product or service that more people should know about.
- Hometown Hero: An organization that goes above and beyond to help their community by providing assistance, donations, volunteer and/or promotional support to a cause or for a local need.
- Manufacturer of the Year: A manufacturer of any size in any industry that is achieving success through its efforts to diversify its customer base and implement new technologies or efficiencies.
- Small But Mighty Award: A microbusiness with less than ten employees that is addressing a consumer need through its products or services. Must have a brick and mortar presence in Macomb County.
- Trailblazer of Future Talent: A company that creates opportunities for the next generation of Macomb County’s workforce to explore career possibilities and experience work-based learning.
- Workforce Champion: A company that demonstrates creativity in response to workforce needs, including talent attraction, employee retention and making a conscious effort to build a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace for all.
- Economic Development Partner of the Year
A panel of judges reviewed more than 130 nominations and selected winners in each category. Judges included: Gene Lovell, board chairman, First State Bank; Karen Smith, executive director, Leadership Macomb; Jim Sawyer, president, Macomb Community College; April Jones-Boyle, senior advisor of entrepreneurship and innovation, Velocity; Lauren Abdel-Razzaq, associate editor, Crain’s Detroit Business; Kambriana Crank, educator, MSU Extension; and John Paul Rea, deputy county executive, Macomb County. Winners were announced at the afternoon event.
The 11th annual event was presented by Consumers Energy. Additional sponsors include Clark Construction Company, Macomb/St. Clair Michigan Works!, Velocity, First State Bank, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Macomb County Chamber, Sterling Heights Regional Chamber of Commerce, Macomb Community College, Macomb Intermediate School District, RCO Engineering, ITC Holdings, and Jefferson Street Pub.
For more information, visit www.macombbusiness.com.