Erie Custom Signs Named a 2023 Michigan Companies to Watch Awardee
Erie Custom Signs was named one of the recipients of the 2023 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award, presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. The company will be acknowledged on stage at the in-person awards ceremony during the 19th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala on May 2, 2023.
“We’re very honored to have been recognized by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. It shows our team’s commitment to our growth,” said Mike Shabluk, owner of Erie Custom Signs. “And we’d like to thank the organizations that helped us along this journey: the Saginaw Economic Development Corporation (SEDC), the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM), the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, Saginaw Future Inc., the Great Lakes Bay Manufacturers Association (GLBMA), and the Stevens Center for Family Business.”
For more than a decade, Erie Custom Signs has been manufacturing quality, ADA-compliant signage and creating jobs for those in the greater Saginaw, Michigan, area. Today, Erie Custom Signs is a leading provider of interior ADA signs nationwide for other sign shop owners, print professionals, interior designers, furniture dealers, architects, contractors and end users. The company’s signs can be found at Ford Field, Rutgers University, Buffalo Bills Stadium and more.
Erie Custom Signs has grown significantly in the last few years by implementing a solid digital marketing strategy, attending trade shows to connect with fellow industry professionals, implementing e-commerce for greater convenience and partnering with major franchises. In the coming year, the company plans to improve the online sales process further and introduce a new UV printer to speed up production time.
Ultimately, Erie Custom Signs’ goal is to make getting high-quality products and step-by-step support easy for those in the market for interior signage.
Companies nominated for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award must be second-stage companies, defined as having six to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generating $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants. Additionally, the companies must be privately held and headquartered in Michigan.
Judges from economic and entrepreneurship development organizations in Michigan select the winners. They evaluate the nominees’ demonstration of intent and capacity to grow based on the following:
- Employee or sales growth
- Exceptional entrepreneurial leadership
- Sustainable competitive advantage
- Other notable factors that showcase the company’s success
Michigan Celebrates annually receives hundreds of nominations for the Michigan 50 Companies to Watch Award. In addition to a competitive landscape for this award, the businesses that are selected by the judges go through a rigorous due diligence process prior to the final decision.
Additional gala details and ticket information can be found at MichiganCelebrates.org.
Learn more about Erie Custom Signs at eriecustomsigns.com.