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2017 Michigan Veteran owned Small Business of the Year

Tuesday, May 16, 2017  
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On May 4, 2017, longtime Lansing Regional Chamber member Bruce Whetter and Americhem Sales Corporation were honored as the Michigan Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards Gala. Over 750 people attended the event, known as the Academy Awards for Michigan small business. The event is held each year during National Small Business Week and is the premier awards program celebrating small business excellence in the state. 

The Veteran Owned Small Business of the Year Award was one of the five major awards presented during the evening. Judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development and venture capital communities selected the winners.

Americhem Sales Corporation is a well-known wholesale distributor of a full line of industrial chemicals and oils throughout Michigan and the Great Lakes area. Whetter is a prominent member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors, a former winner of their Distributor of the Year Award and the winner of their first ever Responsible Distribution Excellence Award. 

In addition to being a full line distributor, Americhem does custom blending of solvents and oils and has a complete laboratory with qualified staff. The facility has storage capacity for over one million gallons of product. Delivery is done with their own fleet of trucks, tanker trailers and vans and they provide common carrier services for oils and solvents in tanker quantities.

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