[May 11, 2021] (Bridgeport, Michigan) – Amigo Mobility International, Inc. is recognized as one of the 2021 awardees for the Michigan Small Business Development Center Best Small Business award. Amigo Mobility will be honored at the 17th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses gala event on Tuesday, July 20.
Founded with the mission of Improving Lives Through Mobility®, Amigo is a family owned and operated business. Al continues to run the company, alongside his wife Beth Thieme, and a talented team of employees. Every Amigo continues to be manufactured at our Michigan headquarters and is shipped worldwide.
Finding quality solutions for mobility needs continue to be our passion, with roots planted in healthcare. Our goal has remained the same, finding quality solutions for mobility needs.
With over half a century’s worth of experience in designing and manufacturing our product, our pace of innovation has lead us to product lines covering healthcare, grocery & retail, industrial, government and hospitals.
The Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC) provides small businesses with low-cost training and counseling support. They strive to provide Michigan with new jobs and aim to increase economic growth by assessing and meeting the needs of small businesses. SBDC works with a multitude of clients ensuring that they can reach their full potential and create an impact along the way.
To be recognized as a Best Small Business, awardees must be a Michigan SBDC client. Each of the Michigan SBDC Regional Centers submit one company to be recognized. Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, companies like Amigo Mobility are known for their ability to persevere through challenging times, their entrepreneurial drive, and their hunger for innovation.
“In this past year, Michigan small businesses have been tested like never before,” commented J.D. Collins, State Director, Michigan SBDC. “They’ve shown remarkable resilience, creativity, and the ability to adapt to an ever-changing climate. From the 140 business consultants at the Michigan SBDC, cheers to your entrepreneurial spirit, cheers to your grit and determination, congratulations to this year’s awardees. It’s an honor serving you.”
Michigan Celebrates Small Business hopes to celebrate small business success in-person at the Breslin Center in East Lansing on July 20. At this time MCSB is planning for a hybrid approach to the celebration, offering a virtual and in-person experience. If an in-person gala is permitted, MCSB will comply with CDC, state and Michigan State University guidelines.
About Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses
Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses is a non-profit (501c3) organization that is composed of statewide founding organizations that provide small businesses with resources to help their company grow. Since 2005, the awards gala has celebrated and honored the impact small businesses have on our communities and state. MCSB makes small businesses their priority and will continue to support, connect, and celebrate small businesses in Michigan.
Michigan Celebrates Small Business is a partnership of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Edward Lowe Foundation, Small Business Association of Michigan, U.S. Small Business Administration, Michigan Business Network and the Michigan Small Business Development Center.
Kinexus Group is the Managing Partner of 2021 Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala.
Arielle Roth, Marketing Manager