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Ann Arbor Spark

Preferred Providers

A prosperous business community is one that works together. Connect with other key players in the regional business community and Ann Arbor SPARK’s top supporters.

Real Estate

Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors

Ann Arbor, MI
Financial & Capital Services

Ann Arbor State Bank

Ann Arbor, MI
Technology

Arbor Networks

Ann Arbor, MI

Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, helps secure the world’s
largest enterprise and service provider networks from DDoS attacks and
advanced threats. Arbor is the world’s leading provider of DDoS protection in
the enterprise, carrier and mobile market segments, according to Infonetics
Research. Arbor strives to be a “force multiplier,” making network and
security teams the experts. Our goal is to provide a richer picture into
networks and more security context so customers can solve problems faster and
reduce the risks to their business.

Financial & Capital Services, Life Sciences & Healthcare

Arboretum Ventures

Ann Arbor, MI

Arboretum Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in the healthcare sector. Founded in 2002, the firm manages $450 million in capital and has invested in more than 35 companies. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Arboretum invests throughout the United States, but with a preference for Midwest opportunities. Our team targets capital efficient companies that can meaningfully reduce healthcare costs in our areas of expertise: devices, diagnostics, services, and IT. We are actively seeking new investments for Arboretum Ventures IV, a $220 million fund raised in 2015.

Financial & Capital Services

Bank of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

Bank of Ann Arbor was founded in 1996 to serve our communities with the banking products and services of the largest national banks while offering access to the decision makers.  Over the years our advertising slogan, Bank of Ann Arbor helps, has come to represent how our team gives and cares for each other and our community. Each year, we help our community through hundreds of hours of work and thousands of dollars given to local nonprofits. We truly believe that being helpful—as opposed to constantly pushing a product of the day—is the far better way to go.

Technology

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Ann Arbor, MI

Barracuda simplifies IT with cloud-enabled solutions that empower customers to protect their networks, applications, and data, regardless of where they reside. These powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions are trusted by more than 150,000 organizations worldwide and are delivered in appliance, virtual appliance, cloud and hybrid deployments. Barracuda’s customer-centric business model focuses on delivering high-value, subscription-based IT solutions that provide end-to-end network and data security. For additional information, please visit barracuda.com.

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI
Legal Services

Bodman PLC

Ann Arbor, MI

Bodman is one of the Midwest’s leading business law firms, providing counsel to some of the region’s most successful companies and wealthiest individuals.  We are equally adept at helping startup and emerging companies address the broad range of issues they face when trying to form and grow a business. Our attorneys are deeply rooted in the Ann Arbor community, providing clients with the personal attention of a small firm combined with the talent and knowledge expected of the nation’s leading attorneys. Learn more at www.bodmanlaw.com.

Legal Services

Butzel Long

Ann Arbor, MI

Butzel Long is a leading law firm with offices in Michigan, New York City, and Washington, D.C.  Founded in 1854, Butzel Long is one of the oldest firms in the Midwest, having played a prominent role in the development and growth of several major industries. Business leaders have turned to us for innovative, highly-effective legal counsel for over 160 years.  Butzel Long has over 3,000 geographically diverse clients that are active in national and international markets from many sectors including automotive, banking and finance, construction, cybersecurity, employee benefits, health care, insurance, labor, manufacturing, media, professional services, real estate, and technology.

Financial & Capital Services

Chemical Bank

Ann Arbor, MI
Chemical Financial Corporation is the second largest banking company headquartered and operating branch offices in Michigan. The Corporation operates through its subsidiary bank, Chemical bank, with 175 banking offices spread over 47 counties in Michigan. At June 30, 2016, the Corporation had total assets of $9.5 billion.