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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.

Education, Technology

Amesite

Ann Arbor, MI

Amesite is an artificial intelligence software firm, building online courses for higher education and uses machine learning to provide a novel, mass customized experience to college learners. Amesite’s customers are universities and colleges, and they are passionate about improving the learner experience and learner outcomes in college courses, and improving colleges’ ability to create and deliver both.

Real Estate

Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors

Ann Arbor, MI

Established in 1919, The Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors® is the Trade Association for the Washtenaw County, Michigan REALTORS®. The mission of the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors® is to strengthen our REALTOR® community through advocacy, collaboration, education, innovation and civic engagement. The Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors® promotes standards of REALTOR® professionalism, ethics and integrity; provides tools and technology to enhance membership profitability; communicates REALTOR® viewpoints on private property issues to government officials; and markets the value of REALTORS® to members of the public.

Financial & Capital Services

Ann Arbor State Bank

Ann Arbor, MI
Financial & Capital Services

Bank of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

Founded in 1996, Bank of Ann Arbor is a dynamic, entrepreneurial driven community bank serving Southeast Michigan, including Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Plymouth, Saline and Birmingham. Throughout this time, we have made technology and life science leadership part of our mission. Every account is managed locally by a dedicated banker who assists customers in reaching financial goals. When you see our billboards reading “We love to help”, we mean it. We help organizations that are important to our communities through volunteer hours, sponsorships, and investments. Whether these are local nonprofits, community events, or newly formed tech companies, we love to help.

Technology

Barracuda Networks, Inc.

Ann Arbor, MI

Barracuda was launched to give businesses an email-security solution that didn’t cost a small fortune. With more than 1 million cloud-enabled products delivered since, we continue to disrupt the IT-security market with innovative solutions that every business can afford. We’re on a mission to protect customers, data and applications from today’s advanced threats by providing the most comprehensive and easy-to-use IT-security platform and backing it up with best-in-class customer support.

Life Sciences & Healthcare

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Ann Arbor, MI
Legal Services

Bodman PLC

Ann Arbor, MI

With over 140 attorneys in offices throughout Michigan, Bodman PLC has delivered extraordinary results to our clients for more than 85 years. Our attorneys provide savvy business counsel to some of the region’s most successful companies and individuals on a broad range of issues, and we provide clients with the personal attention of a small firm with the talent and skill expected of the nation’s leading law firms.

Marketing & Communications

BusinessWire

Ann Arbor, MI
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 largest banking company headquartered and operating branch offices in Michigan. The Corporation operates through its subsidiary bank, Chemical Bank, with 212 banking offices located primarily in Michigan, northeast Ohio and northern Indiana. At June 30, 2018, the Corporation had total assets of $20.28 billion. Chemical Financial Corporation’s common stock trades on the NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbol CHFC and is one of the issuers comprising the NASDAQ Global Select Market and the S&P MidCap 400 Index. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.