Port Huron - Cogent Hex, an incubator client at The Underground Business Incubator and Service Center, receiving Honor as One of the 2018 “Best Small Business Honorees.”

Cogent Hex will be honored at an awards ceremony during the fourteenth annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business gala event, May 3, 2018 in Lansing, Mich.

Cogent Hex Inc. is a Full Turn-Key Automation Company, helping companies develop and implement automated solutions to maximize efficiency and profitability.

“Cogent Hex is proud to have been nominated by the EDA of St. Clair County and accepted as an honoree as a “Best Small Business”. We look forward to a continuous partnership with the EDA in our efforts for ongoing development of a strong business model to foster new and exciting opportunities for our local workforce,” said Partner, Scott McQueen. 

“The EDA works with companies of all sizes to help influence job creation and business development growth.  Our role in managing The Underground Business Incubator has helped us increase our focus on St. Clair County’s entrepreneurs and small business owners working closely with key partners like the Michigan Small Business Development Center.  We’re very pleased with the incubation growth of Cogent Hex and are working toward similar progress with other incubation clients at The Underground,” said Quentin Bishop, Director of Entrepreneurial Services at The Underground and Director of Business Attraction for the EDA of St. Clair County.

Companies recognized as a “Best Small Business” through Michigan Celebrates Small Business were selected by their regional Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC), Small Business Development Center (SBDC), or SmartZone. Honorees are selected based on their demonstration of successful growth and contributions to the economy of Michigan. 

Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities.

Michigan 50 Companies to Watch is presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. The program received over 600 award nominations in 2018. 

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

The Michigan Small Business Development Center is the managing partner of Michigan Celebrates Small Business.  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. 

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

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