J&B Medical Founder Honored by Great Lakes Women’s Business Council


Mary Shaya, co-founder and president of J&B Medical Supply in Wixom, was honored by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council at the sixth annual Diversity Honors Awards Luncheon with the Michigan Women’s Business Enterprise of the Year award.

“I am thrilled to be recognized by the Great Lakes Women’s Business Council and Midwest business owner peers,” says Shaya. “The opportunities for women have never been greater. J&B Medical is proud to be one of the largest women-owned and Chaldean enterprises in the United States.”

The Diversity Honors event highlights corporations, government and corporate representatives, and female business owners that support and promote doing business with women and other diverse suppliers. The Great Lakes Women’s Business Council was founded in 1984, is based in Livonia, and represents more than 1,000 women’s business enterprises. It is comprised of leaders throughout Michigan and Indiana that provides access to capital and corporate procurement opportunities.

“I’m so proud of my mother, who was born in Iraq, immigrated, and helped successfully grow our company into what it is today,” says Stephen Shaya, chief medical officer of J&B. “Our family-owned business strives to provide quality and affordable health-care products and services to Michiganders and people across the globe, so that everyone – regardless of gender or background – can worry less about their health and have more time to enjoy life or develop the business they dream of building.”

J&B Medical is a family-owned, privately held women-certified global data and health-care solutions company that was founded in 1996. It offers medical and specialty distribution, and HNC, its telemedicine company, provides care virtually to millions of patients around the world.

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