MILD wants to celebrate business owners who are improving their business and their communities! 

Included at our 2017 Awards Dinner we will be celebrating our winners for the following awards:
Business Improvement/Business Innovator Award
This award is to recognize owners who are making an investment in their business to improve efficiencies in their business or service to their customers.  Nomination criteria would be improvement in machinery or investment to improve processes to better serve their customers. Examples of activities that would meet the criteria for this award could be:  
•    Installation of new drycleaning machine, press machine, laundry machine.
•    Installation of new computer system or customer tracking system.
•    Having owner or staff person complete industry certification program to improve knowledge.
•    Improvement in facility i.e. Implemented new eco-friendly, or sustainability features.
•    Improvement in employee training program to improve customer service or productivity.  
•    Improvement in business operations to show innovation in the marketplace.  

Award Recipient receives the following:
•    Press release to local and national publications of the award achievement
•    Award certificate to be presented at the MILD Awards Dinner
•    Complimentary registration to attend the Awards Dinner
•    Awards winners will be notified by June 30th

  • John Curtis, Andy Curtis of Curtis Cleaner with David Barlow MILD President
  • John and Andy Curtis of Curtis Cleaner with David Barlow MILD President
  • 2016 Business Innovation/Improvement and Community Service Award Winners

Outstanding Community Service Award  
This award is to recognize dedicated members that are involved in community or charitable activities.  MILD understands that small businesses are the cornerstone of every community and your support should be celebrated. Nomination criteria is volunteering with a registered charity or organization / non-profit in the State of Michigan.
Examples of activities that would meet the criteria for this award could be:  
•    Volunteering at the local Boys/ Girls Club or other youth activity.
•    Volunteering a local charity event – Walking of the American Cancer Society
•    Participating in Coats for Kids program.
•    Participating in clothing drives or cleaning for a local charity.
•    Volunteering in the community with government, school, charity, etc.  

Award Recipient receives the following:
•    Award certificate presented at the MILD Awards Dinner
•    All nominations that meet the criteria will receive donation to community charity or organization in the level of $50
•    A top prize will be award for $200 above the $50 level.  
•    Press release to local and national publications of the award achievement.
•    Complimentary registration to attend the MILD Summer Award Dinner
•    Awards winners will be notified by June 30th

Application Deadline for all award submissions is May 30
It’s easy to nominiate! Contact the MILD office at 877-390-6453 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the forms.

Workshop Skills Seminar Schedule

April 25 from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Round Table Discussion

Alibi Restaurant - 6700 Rochester Rd., Troy

Presented by Streets/ADCO, Joe DiMauro

This is part fun and part education.  Joe will lead discussions about what has succeeded and what has failed, share ideas on how to increase your profits and the benefits of cross training and certification.  Come ready to participate and learn!

Cost $20.00 member / $50.00 non member

Dinner included in registration price

 

May 11 from 6:30p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Reducing, Bleaching, Stain Spotting Techniques

Chet's Cleaning - 26051 Dequindre, Madison Heights

Presented by A.L. Wilson, Chris Patten

Customers are happy to get their garments back "like-new" and are disappointed when they get back "sorry tags" because a stain could not be removed.  Learn how Wilson stain removers can remove the stubbornness of stains. You will say goodbye to "sorry tags" and hello to happy customers!

Cost $5.00 member / $15.00 non member

 

 Register online or call the MILD office 877-390-6453

2017 ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER

 Seidman center

  • When:
  • July 21, 2017
  • 7:00-10:00 P.M.

 

  •  Where:
  • L. William Seidman Center
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Downtown Grand Rapids
  •  
  • Night Includes:
  • Great Dinner
  • Awards Presentation
  • Presenting Incoming President, Jon Conant
  • Honoring Outgoing President, David Barlow
  •  
  • Cost:
  • $40.00 Adult
  • $15 Children
  • 12 and under Free

 

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  • Hotel Accommodations:
  • Holiday Inn Downtown
  • Grand Rapids
  • $126 nightly rate

 

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