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Corporate / Business

Barbara Eckblad/The Eckblad Group
TCF Bank
Eagle Mine
Fifth Third Bank
Huntington National Bank

Kellogg Corporation
Maurer Publishing
Quality Systems Associates
Wells Fargo
Hyde Services, LLC


Michigan State University

Northern Michigan University


Battle Creek Community Foundation
Community Foundation for Muskegon County
Community Foundation of the Upper Peninsula
Fremont Area Community Foundation
Petoskey Harbor Springs Community Foundation
Grand Rapids Community Foundation
Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation

Guido A. and Elizabeth H. Binda Foundation
Lundin Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
Consumers Energy Foundation
Wege Foundation



Community Development Financial Institution Fund
Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
Michigan Economic Development Corporation
US Small Business Administration

USDA Rural Development
US Department of Health and Human Services, Community Economic Development Program


Amanda and Dan Blondeau
Ann and Fred Joyal
Audrey and Ron Grzywinski
Bob Rapoza
Bob Valentine
Brian Sheridan of Steward and Sheridan, PLC
Chandra McMillion
Chip Truscon
Christine and Steve Rector
Chuck Hurst
Colleen and Scott Duflo
Deb Schultz
Elissa Sangalli
James and Lucy McCraven
Janie McNabb and Chris Wendel
Jesse Schramm
Jill Miller
Jodee Taylor
Judy and Kevin Boyle
Kate Teeter and Alec Lindsay
Kathy and Tom Leone

Kathy Mason and Sheldon Riner
Kayla and Dennis West
Kellie and Brian Hoffman
Kristin Smith
Mark Williams
Mary and Chuck Van Loan
Mary and Wesley Maurer Jr.
Mary Houghton
Meredith Freeman
Michael Oman
Michael Roy
Natasha and Matt Koss
Pam Porter
Peter Graves
Rajib Sanyal
Sara Bednarek
Sara Proano
Terri Govern


Association for Enterprise Opportunity
Battle Creek Unlimited
Capital Impact Partners
Michigan Certified Development Corporation
Opportunity Finance Network

Michigan Good Food Fund
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Rural Local Initiatives Support Corporation
Sustainable Communities Fund
The Aspen Institute

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