Skip to content

LaSata announces February Small Business of the Month award

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata recently announced Small Town Grounds and Florist of Bridgman as the recipient of the Small Business of the Month award for February.

“Small businesses are the backbone of our communities and provide both a service to local customers and a paycheck for local workers,” said LaSata, R-Coloma. “Small Town Grounds is a family-owned business that truly cares for their customers and even partners with other local businesses to support the community. They are a shining example of what this award represents.”

The business was founded by Cheri Heward and her son Eric. Small Town Grounds and Florist currently employs more than eight people and provides quality, freshly ground coffee in-house or directly to people’s homes. They serve residents all over the region, including Bridgman, St. Joseph, Sawyer, Stevensville, and other area communities. They also see regional customers from throughout the Midwest.

“I always enjoy meeting with small business owners to see the day-to-day operations and experience first-hand the role they play in their communities,” LaSata said. “I am happy to present Small Town Grounds and Florist with this award and appreciate them sharing their story with me and allowing me to spend some time in their shop.”

Residents wishing to nominate a small business may do so at or by sending an email to [email protected].


Photo caption: Sen. Kim LaSata, R-Coloma, presents an honorary legislative tribute to Cheri and Eric Heward honoring the company as the senator’s most recent Small Business of the Month award recipient.