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Janelle Jones MNWO region program manager
Janelle Jones
Program Manager
+ 1 313 628 7389

Program geography

Michigan and Northwest Ohio

Key dates

Finalists announced
April 22, 2014

Finalist luncheon
May 6, 2014 | Detroit, MI

Awards gala
Thursday, June 5, 2014
MGM Grand Detroit
1777 Third Street
Detroit, MI

Strategic Growth Forum and national Entrepreneur Of The Year awards
November 12-16, 2014
J.W. Marriott Hotel
Palm Springs, CA

Did you know?

Since 1986 we have had many of our regional winners go on to win national awards.

View benefits of participation

View previous MNWO national finalists and winners

View complete listing of the 2013 national award recipients


2014 Michigan and Northwest Ohio award winners

Our 2014 award winners were announced at a black-tie gala in Detroit on Thursday, June 5, 2014.

MNWO_StevenGreenawalt_100x100 Distribution & Manufacturing award winner
Steven Greenawalt
Alta Equipment Company

MNWO_JamesVerrier_100x100 Automotive award winner
James Verrier
BorgWarner Inc.

MNWO_CheongChoonNg_100x100 Emerging Entrepreneur award winner
Choon Ng
Choon's Design


Technology award winner
Robert Verdun
Computerized Facility Integration LLC

MNWO_JoshLinkner_100x100 MNWO_DanGilbert_100x100 MNWO_BrianHermelin_100x100

Spirit of Entrepreneurship 
award winners

Josh Linkner, Dan Gilbert and Brian Hermelin

Detroit Venture Partners

MNWO_StaceyMarsh_100x100 MNWO_MikeMarsh_100x100 Retail and Consumer Products award winner
Stacey Marsh and Mike Marsh

Flatout, Inc.

MNWO_ArthurBott_100x100 Lifetime Achievement award winner
Arthur Bott

Grand Rapids Plastics, Inc.

MNWO_RichBeckman_100x100 Consumer Services award winner
Rich Beckman
Great Expressions Dental Centers


Family Business award winner
Nick Nicolay

Kar's Nuts, Inc.

MNWO_ToddSachse_100x100 Diversified Services award winner
Todd Sachse
Sachse Construction

MNWO_RichardPenington_100x100 Business Services award winner
Richard Penington
Summit Health, Inc.