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Gillespie Group among state’s Top 50


LANSING, Mich. – Gillespie Group has earned recognition as one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch.

Businesses from across the state will officially receive the honor at the 11th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business event May 7 at the Lansing Center.

“It is an honor to be among Michigan’s top businesses,” said Pat Gillespie, owner and CEO of Gillespie Group. “On behalf of the entire Gillespie team, we thank the community for its support. We are proud to be in Lansing.”

The Michigan 50 Companies to Watch, sponsored by Michigan Celebrates Small Business, honors growth-oriented businesses based on market expansion, job creation, technological innovation and community impact. To be considered, companies must meet the

following criteria:

  • Privately held
  • Headquartered in Michigan
  • Have between six and 99 employees
  • Generate between $750,000 and $50 million in annual revenue

“This year’s theme, Unleashing Innovation and Growth, has produced an inspiring set of awardees,” said Diane Durance, president of MiQuest, the managing partner for Michigan Celebrates Small Business.  “The companies to be honored on May 7 collectively achieved more than $308 million in total revenue and employed 1,748 people in 2014.”

Launched in 2005, Michigan Celebrates Small Business highlights the contributions small businesses make to the state’s economy. Nearly 1,000 are expected to attend this year’s event.

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