LANSING – Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof was recognized on June 23 at the Small Business Association of Michigan annual meeting as its Legislator of the Year, while Milan Gandhi of Med-Share in Southfield was named as its Advocate of the Year.


2016-17 SBAM board officers were introduced at the event:
Chair: Kathie Fuce-Hobohm, SPACE, Inc., Midland
1st Vice Chair: Russ Knopp, Comfort Keepers, Traverse City
2nd Vice Chair: Chad Paalman, NuWave Technology Partners, Lansing
Treasurer: Milan Gandhi, Med-Share, Inc., Southfield
Secretary: Lorri Rishar, Edge Partnerships, Lansing
Immediate Past Chair: Jerry Grubb, Wee Discover Child Daycare & Enrichment Center, Waterford

The 2016-17 board members were announced:
Anita Abrol, Lewis & Knopf CPAs, P.C., Flint
Sassa Akervall, Akervall Technologies Inc., Saline (new board member)
Eric Brogan, Brogan, Reed, Van Gorder & Associates, East Lansing
Rebecca Cox, The Savant Group, Midland
David Fant, Market Mapping plus, Kentwood
Doyle Hayes, dhayesGroup, Grand Rapids
Park Kersman, Lorin Industries, Muskegon
Bill Kimble, C2AE, Lansing
Jeff Magowan, Garceau Wenick-Kutz Magowan Insurance Agency, Escanaba
Dr. Jeffrey Miller, Miller Vein, Troy
Neil Sheridan, SVPI LLC, Ortonville (new board member)
Bob Spence, Spence Brothers, Traverse City
Erick Stewart, STEWART Industries, Battle Creek
Rich Tegge, Wealth Strategy Group, Marquette (new board member)
Sue Tellier, JetCo Solutions, Grand Rapids
Sheri Welsh, Welsh & Associates, Kalamazoo