Congratulations to Matt Birbeck and Marilyn Thelen for being named Innovation Counselors of the Year by the Michigan State University Product Center. The two were praised for their good work during the Making It in Michigan conference, Nov. 11, 2009 at the Lansing Center.
Innovation Counselors are professionals from MSU and partnering organizations who are strategically positioned around Michigan to guide entrepreneurs as they make critical decisions about market opportunities and business and product development.
Thelen, who is also the Clinton County Extension direction director, and Birbeck, a supply chain specialist, both have outstanding records of working with business startups in their areas. Please join me in congratulating them.