SBAM Recognizes Leaders, Volunteers At Annual Meeting

LANSING – Nearly 400 small business owners and supporters attended the Small Business Association of Michigan’s (SBAM) 48th annual meeting on June 15 in Lansing.

SBAM recognized State Senator Jim Stamas as its Legislator of the Year. SBAM honored Bonnie Alfonso, owner of Alfie Logo Gear in Traverse City as Advocate of the Year.

2017-18 SBAM board officers were introduced at the event:

·       Chair: Russ Knopp, Comfort Keepers, Traverse City

·       1st Vice Chair: Chad Paalman, NuWave Technology Partners, Lansing

·       2nd Vice Chair: Milan Gandhi, Med-Share, Inc., Southfield

·       Treasurer: Bill Kimble, C2AE, Lansing

·       Secretary: Lorri Rishar, Edge Partnerships, Lansing

·       Immediate Past Chair: Kathie Fuce-Hobohm, SPACE, Inc., Midland

The 2017-18 board members were announced:

·       Anita Abrol, Lewis & Knopf CPAs, P.C., Flint

·       Sassa Akervall, Akervall Technologies Inc., Saline

·       Eric Brogan, Brogan, Reed, Van Gorder & Associates, East Lansing

·       Dan Cherrin, North Coast Strategies, Royal Oak

·       Rebecca Cox, The Savant Group, Midland

·       Doyle Hayes, dhayesGroup, Grand Rapids

·       Park Kersman, Lorin Industries, Muskegon

·       Sue LaBonville, Allis Information Management, Midland

·       Jeff Magowan, Garceau Insurance Agency, Escanaba

·       Kevin Schlueter, Kalkaska Screw Products, Inc., Kalkaska

·       Neil Sheridan, SVPI LLC, Ortonville

·       Erick Stewart, STEWART Industries, Battle Creek

·       Rich Tegge, Wealth Strategy Group, Marquette

·       Sue Tellier, JetCo Solutions, Grand Rapids

·       Gina Thorsen, Stormy Kromer, Ironwood

·       Steve Trecha, Integrated Strategies, Inc., Haslett

·       Sheri Welsh, Welsh & Associates, Kalamazoo

For more information, click on SBAM.org