Rizzi Designs Takes Marketing Entrepreneur of the Year Honor
Rochelle Rizzi was recognized for that extraordinary success when she received the Entrepreneurial Award for excellence in marketing.
A Small Business with Big Goals
When she purchased a 10,000 square foot abandoned four-story building a couple of years ago, she wasn't intimidated by the work that lay ahead. She worked on every inch of surface and transformed the well-worn industrial building into four floors of exquisite decorative finishes.
For her efforts, Klein was recently awarded The Greater Lansing Business Monthly 2013 Award for an Entrepreneur on the Rise, a new award started this year. The panel of judges gave her this award because of her "internationally renowned beautiful work."
Emerging Entrepreneur has Plans for Further Growth
D.L. Kesler Named Real Estate and Master Entrepreneur
"When I'm asked to build something, it's like asking a dog if he wants a bone," says Kesler. "To me, it's not all about money, it's about the accomplishment of building something."
Loomis Law Partner: Lessons Learned that Last a Lifetime
More than four decades later, Davis is not only helping to run a successful law firm of his own but also advising customers/clients on how to build their own companies.
And at the same time, he has been a key local leader dedicated to helping the greater Lansing community thrive.
For his many achievements and accomplishments, The Greater Lansing Business Monthly recently awarded Davis with the 2013 Entrepreneurial Award in the category of Law.
Reliable Aftermarket Parts, Inc. Named Sales and Distribution Entrepreneur of the Year
Technology is driving a new sales platform for aftermarket heavy equipment parts retailers. Savvy farmers are using computers and smart phones to find parts online instead of heading off to a tractor supply store with the dog in the back of the pickup.
Thomas "Junior" Salisbury had an idea in 2009 on how to strategically fill that growing niche market and build toward the future when he founded Reliable Aftermarket Parts, Inc., in 2009.
Seelye Group Earns Service Entrepreneurial Award
Now 45 years later, Seelye brings a top down perspective to the floor covering installation and cleaning business, one that earned him the 2013 Entrepreneurial Award for Service.
After returning from the war in Vietnam, at the urging of several friends he had met in the carpet business, he went back to work installing carpets, which at the time "seemed like the path of least resistance." A few years later, he and some friends decided to go into business for themselves. The rest, as they say, is entrepreneurial history. Seelye went on to buy out his partners, eventually close the business, go into carpet sales and ultimately form the Seelye Group in 1996.
Dart Foundation Named Socially Responsible Organization of the Year
Since the early 1980s, the Dart Foundation has bestowed $56 million to educational and philanthropic causes. About $14.4 million of those grants have gone to support organizations in mid-Michigan.
The Greater Lansing Business Monthly took the opportunity to note that commitment by naming the Dart Foundation as the 2013 Social Responsibility Organization of the year.
A/C Electrical Named Construction Entrepreneur of the Year
He went on to thank his wife, daughter, son and the other associates at A/C Electric. "If I don't have those associates," he said, "and if we don't work together, we're not successful and we can't take care of the customers in the Lansing area. It's such a great area to be part of, and I'm really humbled and thankful for this award."
Hard Work, Hard Lessons Lead to Success for Baseline Data Services
Baseline Data Services is in the business of disaster recovery. In the early days, its primary customers were banks, as disaster recovery is required by the Federal Reserve. And in those days, Baseline became experts in recreating a customer's IT environment, and continues that work today for an ever-wider variety of industries. As Thompson explained, it's one thing to back up data off-site; it's quite another to have the expertise to, for example, completely build up a $20 billion bank's IT department, its network and mainframe, within hours. "That's a feat," he said. And "that's what we do."
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