Happy Howie’s, Inc has been recognized as one of the 2014 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch,” an awards program presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business.
Happy Howie’s makes natural dog treats with U.S. sourced ingredients. They put a human spin on treats by making them with sausage, jerky and even burgers. All of its treats are made in small batches and can take from 1 – 3 days to cook.
“My team and I are honored to receive this award. It is very gratifying to be included with this group of companies (Michigan 50) working to bring our state to a new level of prosperity,” said David Collado, company president. “This recognition lets us know that we are on the right track to achieve our goal of becoming the world leader in the art of dried, cured, and smoked meat treats for dogs.”
The company is known for their exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, creation of innovation or use of innovation in creative ways, and their sustainable competitive advantage.
To qualify for the “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” list, companies must have six to 99 full-time-equivalent employees and generate $750,000 to $50 million in annual revenue or working capital from investors or grants.
Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities.