(FLINT, MICH – March 30, 2011) The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce (www.flintandgenesee.org) in partnership with the eTeam has announced the recipients of two new awards -- “Genesee 10 to Watch” and “Spark” -- at the 4th Annual Jumpstart Business Conference.

“Over the past three years, businesses located in Genesee County and across Michigan have been challenged by a tough economy.  However, despite the challenges some companies have great success stories to share about growth and job creation,” said Nell Taylor, Business Development Manager, for the Regional Chamber. “We wanted to highlight these companies so other entrepreneurs can learn from their experiences, identify opportunities and maintain optimism.”

eTEAM Spark and Genesee 10 to Watch award recipients

The award recipients have businesses that cross many sectors that include medical/medical technology, marketing and advertising, manufacturing and green technology.

Criteria considered for the “Genesee 10 to Watch” Award included: a company must be privately held; be a commercial enterprise; be facing issues of growth; employ three to 50 full-time employees; have at least $200,000 in annual revenue or working capital; and have operations in Genesee County.  Criteria reviewed for the Spark Award included: a company must be a startup that has been in business for two years or less; has a clearly identified market; and has demonstrated determination, vision and growth potential.

Congratulations to the winners of the “Genesee 10 to Watch” Award! They are:

  • 3Sixty Interactive
  • Central Sign & Fabricating
  • ElectraMed Corporation
  • Fenton Winery and Brewery
  • IAM Unlimited, LLC.
  • INC Systems
  • Insight Institute of Neurosurgery & Neuroscience
  • Mid Michigan Solar
  • Residential Skirting Products, Inc
  • SPACE, Inc.

Congratulations to the winners of the “Spark” Award. They are:

  • Breathwarmers
  • Firecracker Marketing & Promotions
  • Mobiusoft, LLC.
  • T3 Promotions

To learn more about the 2011 “Genesee 10 to Watch” and “Spark” award recipients, click here. 

About the eTeam

The eTeam is a regional collaboration of entrepreneurial service providers, which includes multiple organizations such as Kettering University, Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, Michigan Small Business Technology and Development Center (MI-SBTDC), Mott Community College-Regional Technology Center, Flint Area Enterprise Community, Commerce Connect, University of Michigan-Flint Center for Entrepreneurship, Automation Alley, Baker College of Flint Small Business Center, and others.