"Michigan 50 companies to watch" Award

Arcadia Bluffs Honored as One of the 2019 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch”

(Arcadia) Arcadia Bluffs has been recognized as One of the 2019 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.

Arcadia will be honored at an awards ceremony during the fifteenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala Event, May 8th, 2019 in Lansing, Michigan.

Arcadia Bluffs operates as one of the finest golf travel destinations in The United States and is celebrating it’s 20th year anniversary in 2019. In addition to incredible golf on both the original Bluffs Course and the newly opened South Course, Arcadia offers exceptional lodging with varying options to accommodate singles to corporate retreats. With exquisite dining in a relaxed, comfortable atmosphere Arcadia Bluffs is the perfect setting for a world-class getaway.

“On behalf of the ownership and our entire professional staff, we are extremely honored to be recognized as a Michigan Top 50 Company to Watch. In an effort to fulfill our mission of operating as the finest golf travel destination in The United States the Club operates under a set of Service Standards that allow our staff to fully engage with all our guests, providing a world-class experience on very personal level. Our commitment to continuous capital expansion and enhancement of the Arcadia Bluffs infrastructure offers our guests affordable access to quite simply the finest golf, lodging, and dining experience possible, while playing a vital part in both our local and state economy,” said William Shriver, President of Arcadia Bluffs.

Companies who are selected as a “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” are a remarkable group of second-stage companies. Defined as having 6 to 99 full-time equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants, these companies form the backbone of Michigan’s economy. Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, companies like Arcadia Bluffs are known for their exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, creation of innovation or use of innovation in creative ways, and their sustainable competitive advantage.

“We at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business organization are proud to recognize these exceptional companies. They are a tremendous part of Michigan’s success and we are excited to see what the future holds for them,” said J.D. Collins, State Director of the Michigan Small Business Development Center and a member of the Michigan Celebrates Small Business Board of Directors.

Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities. The selected companies also go through a rigorous due diligence process.

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch is presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. The program received nearly 700 award nominations in 2019, which surpassed the last year’s record of 425 nominations.

Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) is a collaboration of trusted statewide founding organizations who offer resources for small businesses. Since 2005, Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards gala has placed a spotlight on how small businesses positively impact our communities and state. The MCSB organization is focused on supporting, promoting and celebrating small businesses in Michigan.

The Michigan Small Business Development Center is the managing partner of Michigan Celebrates Small Business in 2019. Michigan Celebrates Small Business was founded by the Michigan Small Business Development Center, Michigan Economic Development Corporation, U.S. Small Business Administration – Michigan, Edward Lowe Foundation, Michigan Business Network, and the Small Business Association of Michigan.

Founding Sponsors are the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, PNC Bank, AF Group, and Dynamic Edge, Inc.

Information about Michigan Celebrates Small Business can be found at www.MichiganCelebrates.org.