Client News

November Spotlight: Scott Teigen

For the month of November, we would like to recognize Scott Teigen who recently joined the Green Forces Coalition with the title of C.E.O.! Scott is a Civil Engineer by training and served in the Air Force. Most recently he served as Vice President for Operations and Mission Assurance for ATK in the Minneapolis area. ATK brands itself as the leader in satellite components and systems, ammunition and weapons systems. Scott’s experience in Business Development and Operations Management will help move our companies forward. Welcome, Scott!

Lunch & Learn: Maximize Yourself Through Presentation

Marie Cleveland, Worldwide Corporate Account Manager of FedEx, led a great, informative Lunch & Learn on September 23. From her 24 years of experience at FedEx, Marie has learned many unique and helpful insights regarding how to deliver a powerful and successful presentation. She covered the skills needed to make your presentation better, how to capture your audience's attention, what to do when you get off track in a presentation, and tips for a smooth presentation on and off the screen. Fun fact: she signed a $12 million deal in the dark!

BridgeGuard Expands Sales Support Roles

Hancock, MI — BridgeGuard® is pleased to announce the addition of Jim Spence and Paul Keranen, P.E. to its sales staff.

In his role in Federal Sales and Support, Spence will use his background to help solve infrastructure safety problems for the U.S. military and federal agencies. A retired Lieutenant Colonel from the U.S. Army, Spence has extensive experience with the federal government.

Valuable & informative Sandler High-Tech Sales Bootcamp!

Steve Kraner led an excellent two-day sales training session on August 26 and 27. Kraner taught effective sales strategies through humor and real-world experience. It was extremely beneficial, and is sure to lead local companies to great results in their sales process!

September Company Tenant Spotlight

This month we would like to recognize one of our company tenants, ControlTec! We are proud of their growing team and their satellite office expansion. ControlTec’s satellite office currently employs two full-time and five part-time students, who work on software development for the transportation industry. By late October, they expect to have 10 to 12 employees. ControlTec will soon be making the move to the Powerhouse business incubator. Congratulations, ControlTec!

August Recognition Spotlight


Along with being the City Manager & Assessor of the City of Houghton, Scott is an active MTEC board member, and also serves on the MTEC SmartZone finance committee. Scott has provided leadership and direction towards the extension of the SmartZone plan, and has been assisting the Marquette region and their interests in establishing a satellite operation. Congratulations, Scott!

Tenant Company Spotlight

As part of July's Business Recognition of the Month we would like to recognize Steve LeClaire, founder of LeClaire Surveying Services LLC! They specialize in a non-traditional surveying technique that’s more efficient, less labor-intensive and more cost-effective to perform. Steve recently graduated our ‪SmartStart‬ program, and moved into one of our incubation spaces at the Jutila Center located in Hancock.

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