WARREN, Mich., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan's largest business magazine, Corp!, asked its readers to name which businesses they considered the "Best" in Michigan. And 1,000 readers responded with their opinions and praise for businesses throughout the state. The "Best of Michigan Business" winners will be celebrated at a breakfast program on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at MSU Management Education Center in Troy. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast and networking, followed by an awards program and concluding at 10 a.m. The nearly 300 companies that were named a "Best of Michigan Business" will be featured in the January/February 2008 issue of Corp! magazine. (See following list.) Readers were asked in a poll to name the best businesses in a variety of categories including: health care provider, banks and credit unions, law firms, small business and family business. Other categories included firms specializing in staffing, accounting, commercial and industrial real estate, technology, marketing and public relations, manufacturing, sports and entertainment, retailing, grocery, restaurants, engineering and architectural and construction. Corp! magazine has been under new ownership since early 2006. Corp Publishing LLC, under the leadership of Edward Deeb, editor-in-chief and Jennifer Kluge, publisher, purchased Corp! and began publishing in March 2006. The mission of Corp! magazine, founded in 1998, is to inform, intrigue and entertain business owners and top level executives by providing business features, news and profiles with a Michigan emphasis.
BEST OF MICHIGAN BUSINESS 2008 ACCOUNTING FIRMS Beene Garter, LLP Maddox Ungar Silberstein, PLLC Bredernitz Wagner & Co. Plante & Moran, PLLC Culver, Wood & Culver, CPA Schwanitz, Hayden & Associates, PLC Deloitte & Touche Swenson & Niel, PC Doren Financial Group The Rehmann Group Ernst & Young Virchow Krause & Company Godfrey Hammel, Danneels &Company, PC Weinlander Fitzhugh ARCHITECTURAL & CONSTRUCTION Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. McIntosh Poris Associates D&D Building Michigan Commercial Construction Dan Vos Construction Company Redstone Group Father & Son Construction Rossetti Architects Frank Rewold and Son, Inc. SmithGroup, Inc Grissim Metz Andriese Associates T.H. Marsh Construction Company Hamilton Anderson Associates Turner Construction Company Ideal Group Victor Saroki & Associates Architects, PC Lindhout Associate Architects Walbridge Aldinger Company BANKS & CREDIT UNIONS Aeroquip Federal Credit Union Fidelity Bank American 1 Federal Credit Union Fifth Third Bank Bank of America First Bank Best Source Credit Union Flagstar Bank Charter One Huntington Bank Chase Key Bank Citizens Bank Lake Michigan Credit Union Clarkston State Bank Michigan First Credit Union Comerica MidWest Financial Community Financial Credit Union National City Bank Co-op Services Credit Union New Liberty Bank Detroit Edison Credit Union Premier Financial Credit Union DFCU Financial River Valley Credit Union TCF Bank ENGINEERING Apollo Tool & Engineering, Inc. Orchard, Hiltz & McCliment, Inc. Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. Process Results, Inc. Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. Saturn Electronics & Engineering, Inc. NTH Consultants, Ltd. FAMILY BUSINESS Aberdeen Bike & Fitness Kashat Market Bommarito's Bakery Kent Manufacturing Boone & Darr Moon Valley Rustic Furniture By the Bay Shuttle Morse Moving & Storage Chelsea Eyeglass National Coney Island Corsi's Restaurant & Banquet Hall StoAway Storage Franco's Pizza The Garden Mill JM Construction Try Construction JW Coffee Shop Zehnder's of Frankenmuth GROCERS Busch's Nino Salvaggio's Marketplace Eastern Market Papa Joe's Gourmet Market Forest Hill Foods Polly's Country Market Hiller's Markets Spartan Stores Holiday Market VG's Market Hollywood Super Markets Westborn Markets Meijer Western Market HEALTH CARE PROVIDER Beaumont Hospital Metro Health Hospital Chelsea Community Hospital Michigan Institute for Human Performance Detroit Medical Center North Oakland Medical Center Grand Valley Health Plan Northern Michigan Health Care Systems Henry Ford Health System St. John Health Henry Ford Retirement Community University of Michigan Health System McLaren Health Systems West Branch Regional Medical Center Medical Weight Loss Clinics LAW FIRMS Beier Howlett, PC Karen Smith Kienbaum & Associates Bodman, LLP Mellon McCarthy & Pries, PC Butzel Long Mika, Meyers, Beckett & Jones, PLC Charfoos & Christensen, PC Miller Canfield Clark Hill, PLC Nemeth Burwell, PC Dickinson Wright, PLLC Portnoy & Roth, PC Dykema Safford & Baker, PLLC Foley & Lardner, LLP Stark Reagan, PC Harness, Dickey & Pierce, PLC Trowbridge Law Firm, PC Honigman, Miller, Schwartz & Cohn, LLP Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP Howard & Howard MANUFACTURING Acme Manufacturing Company Kawasaki Robotics USA, Inc. American Axle & Manufacturing Lear Corporation Asahi KASEI Plastics North America, Inc. Link Engineering Company Axle Tech International Marsh Industries, Inc. Chrysler, LLC Michigan Box Company Continental Teves Michigan Production Machining Creative Foam Numatics, Inc. De Giulio Industries Ontario Die Company Delta Technologies Group Pontiac Coil Ford Motor Company Premier Protective Packaging General Motors Prestolite Wire Corporation Global Tooling Systems RSDC of Michigan Herman Miller, Inc. Sensors, Inc. Howard Finishing, LLC Steelcase Ideal Shield The Alpha Group INCOE Corp The Magni Group Industrial Woodworking Corp Toyota Intertec Systems MARKETING & PR Airfoil Public Relations Franco Public Relations Group AutoCom Associates Hermanoff & Associates, Inc. Berline Inner Circle Media Big Communications, Inc. Intellitrends Brogan & Partners Lovio-George, Inc. Clear!Blue Communications Marketing Associates, Inc. Duffey, Petrosky & Company Marx Layne & Company Elemental Publicom Enlighten Uproar Communications ePrize REAL ESTATE (COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL) CB Richard Ellis Milliken Realty Company Colliers International Northern Equities Group Farbman Group RESTAURANTS 220 Restaurant Gandy Dancer Andiamo's G's Pizzeria Assaggi Bistro Hong Hua Bacco Ristorante Il Posto Ristorante Christine's Cuisine Kruse & Muer City Kitchen Lark Common Grill Luigi's Cuisine Mi Pueblo Restaurant Fishbone's Rhythm Kitchen Caf� Ristorante Ciao Forte RETAILERS Anthrolpologie Gordon Chevrolet Beadquest Gorman's Bordine Nursery Green Brain Comics Butterball Farms, Inc. McDaniels Kitchen and Bath Claymore Shop Monogram Goods Contempo Home Moosejaw Design Within Reach Running Fit Elder-Beerman SMALL BUSINESS ($1-10 Million) Accent Reduction Institute, LLC Menlo Innovations, LLC American Spoon Foods Powerhouse Gym International Arlington Transit Mix & Masonry Supply Sorella's Homebaked Goods Biz-R Collection The Betty Brigade ByBlos Banquets Two Men and a Truck CAE, Inc. Webbsmarts, LLC Logic Solutions SMALL BUSINESS ($10-50 Million) Burton Manor Palace Chrysler Jeep Chrysan Industries, Inc. Petoskey Plastics Dobson Industrial, Inc. PostNet Gongos Research, Inc. Service Express, Inc. Honey Baked Ham Tepel Brothers Printing Company SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT Detroit Institute of Arts MGM Grand Detroit Detroit Opera Theatre Olympia Entertainment Detroit Lions Palace Sports & Entertainment Detroit Pistons Plymouth Whalers Detroit Red Wings Saginaw Spirit Detroit Shock SMG Van Andel Arena Detroit Tigers The Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village Mel Ball Entertainment West Michigan Whitecaps STAFFING FIRMS ACRO Services Kelly Services Aquent Manpower Arrow Strategies Modern Professional Services Delta Staffing On Assignment Lab Support Express Personnel Services Resource Technologies Corporation Inteligente Solutions Strategic Staffing Solutions TECHNOLOGY FIRMS APEX Digital Solutions Netlink Software Group, Inc. Ardesta Prime Focus BlueWater Technologies Ranal, Inc. CareTech Solutions, Inc. RTT USA, Inc. Compuware Safety Net Datamatics Technologies, Inc. Sarcom Entrega Corporation Sparton Corporation Fry, Inc. Speedshape, Inc. Google Springthrough KMT Robotic Solutions TechSmith Corporation Micro Works Computing For Further information: Contact: Jennifer Kluge /Ed Deeb (586) 393-8800 -or- Sue Voyles 734-667-2005
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