BizStream Receives Michigan 50 Distinguished Alumni Award

We are excited to announce BizStream has been recognized for our commitment to providing a positive work environment and great company culture!

BizStream has been recognized as one of the 2023 awardees for the Michigan 50 Distinguished Alumni—Great Place to Work Award, presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. BizStream was acknowledged on stage at the in-person awards ceremony during the 19th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business Gala on May 2, 2023.

Michigan 50 Distinguished Alumni - Great Place to Work Award badge

The Michigan 50 Great Place to Work Award recognizes a previous Michigan 50 Companies to Watch recipient for increased contributions to its community and for fostering a creative, collaborative workplace culture to enhance performance and sustain a competitive advantage.

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Mark Schmidt, Founder of BizStream

Creating a positive work environment where our team members can grow, learn, thrive, and maintain a healthy work-life balance has always been a top priority for us at BizStream; it’s actually one of the main reasons I wanted to start my own company. We believe that a happy and fulfilled team leads to better work and happy clients. This award is a validation of our efforts, and we will continue to prioritize our team’s well-being as we grow and serve our clients.

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Brian McKeiver, Co-founder of BizStream

We are thrilled to be recognized as a Great Place to Work by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. At BizStream, we understand that creating a positive work environment is essential to building a successful business. We prioritize work-life balance and provide our team members with the necessary support to maintain it. This includes offering flexible schedules, remote work options, and opportunities to recharge through various activities. We believe that a happy and healthy team is the key to our success, and we are grateful to be recognized for our efforts.

The past three years have been a challenging landscape for business owners, but small businesses have learned to become nimble and innovative in order to accomplish their goals. The 2023 awards gala will put Michigan’s small businesses in the spotlight and give them a chance to share their success stories with the supporters who helped them get to where they are today.

“MCSB has always prided itself on its spirit of collaboration and celebration. We love seeing our awardees celebrating one another's success, and sharing in this amazing moment is each awardee’s journey. It’s true—success is best when it is shared.”

Michigan 50 Distinguished Alumni - Great Place to Work Criteria

To be considered for this award, the company must meet the following for the year ending 2022:

  • Be a previous Michigan 50 Companies to Watch recipient.
  • Be headquartered in Michigan.
  • Have increased the number of full­-time equivalent W-2 employees since the company received the Michigan 50 award.
  • Have at least $1.25 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants.
  • Have significantly contributed to their community: number of volunteer hours devoted to community organization/projects, financial support to families in need or non­profits, advocate for solutions to root cause problems, etc.
  • Demonstrate the intention of continued social responsibility.
  • Demonstrate a track record of creative, collaborative workplace culture.

Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards Gala

The Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards gala gathered over 800 guests at the Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan, to celebrate the achievements of this year’s award recipients. View the full list of winners at

Watch the Michigan 50 Alumni Awardees

Learn how BizStream has continued to drive success since first being recognized as a Michigan 50 Company to Watch awardee in 2016.

About BizStream

BizStream is a full-service digital agency focused on brands, websites, and products. We specialize in strategy, custom design, and complex implementations that deliver results and make our customers long-term raving fans. We have extensive experience with a wide range of online tools and technologies, and we’re one of the most respected CMS partners in the world.

About Michigan Celebrates Small Business

Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) is a collaboration of trusted statewide founding organizations who offer resources for small businesses. Since 2005, Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards gala has placed a spotlight on how small businesses positively impact our communities and state. The MCSB organization is focused on supporting, promoting, and celebrating small businesses in Michigan.

About the Author

Michelle Lentz

Michelle has an eye for design and aesthetics and enjoys applying these principles to business. Merging her love of all things artisan with her business experience, Michelle joined BizStream in 2013 to take on our marketing efforts. Michelle is skilled in web admin, digital marketing, design, content creation, event planning, driving our unique BizStream culture, and more. In her free time, you’ll find her gardening, doing houseplant chores, or exploring nature with her husband and two daughters.

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