ATIGROUP co-founder Michael A. Bunting has been selected as one of five winners for the 2014 Michigan Small Business Awards. Bunting was awarded the Michigan Veteran Small Business Owner award during the 10th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards event at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, MI on May 6th, 2014.
The SBA has been recognizing the outstanding work put forth by American entrepreneurs and small business owners since 1963, while the first Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards were presented in 2005.
The Veteran Owned Small Business award is awarded to a business owner who is a member of the military, including veterans or active-duty members.
Bunting was the co-founder of ATIGROUP in 1986. Prior to founding ATIGROUP, Bunting served time in the United States Navy where he studied Steam Propulsion Engineering and air conditioning, heating and refrigeration from 1970-72.
Bunting and the other four award winners were selected based on their staying power, financial performance, contributions to the community and their work ethic with a small business. Every year, small business owners from all across the state attend the event to show their support for the winners and the growth of Michigan’s small businesses.