Aldevra recognized as 2020 awardee for U.S. SBA Region 5 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year Award

Jul 16, 2020 | News

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16 July 2020 (Kalamazoo, MI) – Aldevra LLC is being recognized as one of the 2020 awardees for U.S. Small Business Administration Region 5 Small Business Prime Contractor of the Year award, presented by Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Aldevra will be honored at an awards ceremony during the 16th annual Michigan Celebrates Small Business virtual gala event, July 28, 2020. Register here for the virtual event here. Deadline to register is July 24, 2020.


Aldevra was formed in 2009 by current president & CEO Rodney Marshall. Marshall is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and minority entrepreneur. Over the last decade, Aldevra has successfully performed numerous contracts throughout the U.S. and overseas for government agencies and commercial customers, most recently expanding its e-commerce presence and creating a services division. The company provides food service and medical equipment, as well as installation, project management and staffing at the highest quality and best value.

“We’re proud to be included among the many Michigan small businesses being recognized,” said, Rodney Marshall, Aldevra president & CEO, “My family is here in Michigan, and I started the company here locally to provide for them and others as the company has grown. What an honor for our community to recognize our achievements!”

Michigan Celebrates Small Business (MCSB) remains on the forefront of championing small business and fostering the entrepreneurial spirit in Michigan. The MCSB’s role is to serve as a catalyst for creating an entrepreneurial culture while inspiring the next generation of entrepreneurs. The mission of MCSB is to honor and recognize Michigan’s small business people and those champions and advocates that support them. MCSB brings together the resources of collaborative partners and supporters so that they may raise the profile of small businesses in Michigan, build a network of entrepreneurial companies, and tell the stories of successful, growing Michigan entrepreneurs. Representing all regions of the state and a diverse range of industries, companies like Aldevra are known for their exceptional entrepreneurial leadership, creation of innovation or use of innovation in creative ways, and their sustainable competitive advantage.


“Michigan’s small businesses are the lifeblood of our local economies and play a vital role in making our communities attractive places to live, work, visit and play,” said Josh Hundt, Chief Business Development Officer for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. “As the state continues to recover from the COVID-19 outbreak, we are honored to recognize and celebrate these small businesses, which demonstrate the resilience, innovation and grit that sets Michigan apart.”


Winners were selected by Michigan-based judges from the banking, economic development, entrepreneurship development, and venture capital communities. The selected companies also go through a rigorous due-diligence process.

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.

The Manufacturing Growth Alliance is the Managing Partner of Michigan Celebrates Small Business. Founding sponsors are the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, PNC Bank, AF Group, and Dynamic Edge, Inc.

Information about Michigan Celebrates Small Business can be found at

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