Twelve Michigan companies will receive a Best Small Business Award from the Michigan Small Business Development Center on May 5 in Lansing, including one small business based in Ada.

Ada's Smart Bottoms is one of the twelve winners. Smart Bottoms sells cloth diapers and accessories.

The other eleven winners are:

• Onara Enterprises (St. Charles)

• West Side Decorating Center (Saginaw)

• Arbor Teas (Ann Arbor)

• Joy’s Bridal Boutique (Port Huron)

• MTW Industries, LLC (Mt. Pleasant)

• Mrs. Glee’s Gluten Free Foods, LLC (Hillman)

• The Parsons Farm (Charlevoix)

• Excel Medical Products (Wixom)

• Canine to Five (Detroit)

• Round Barn Winery (Baroda)

• Northern Sun Winery (Bark River)

The companies were chosen from more than 5,000 small businesses that the Michigan SBDC provided with confidential counseling in 2015. The companies were selected based on their success in creating jobs, increasing sales, improving their business strategy and their involvement with the Michigan SBDC.

Recipients will be honored at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business Awards Gala, which coincides with National Small Business Week.

“This year’s awardees have a significant impact on Michigan’s economy,” said Keith Brophy, state director of the Michigan SBDC. “We are excited to take the opportunity to celebrate their success and cheer them on as they continue growing their businesses.”

The Michigan SBDC State Headquarters is located in Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business in Grand Rapids, Michigan.