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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

The Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors is the Trade Association for the Washtenaw County, Michigan REALTORS. Established in 1919, the Ann Arbor Area Board of Realtors has grown from 20 REALTOR members to over 1,000 REALTORS and Affiliate members today. 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

Arboretum Ventures

Ann Arbor, MI

Arboretum Ventures is a venture capital firm specializing in the healthcare sector. Founded in 2002 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, we have raised $700 million in capital to support a portfolio that is diverse in stage and geography. We invest in companies that improve patient outcomes and reduce healthcare system costs across medical devices, life science tools and diagnostics, and tech-enabled care delivery. We target opportunities that can achieve significant milestones and value creation in a capital-efficient manner and prioritize “under-ventured” geographies, particularly the Midwest.

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.

Legal Services

Bodman PLC

Ann Arbor, MI

With over 140 attorneys in five offices throughout Michigan, Bodman PLC has delivered extraordinary results to our clients for over 90 years.  Our attorneys provide savvy business counsel to any 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.

With practices in Banking & Financial Services, Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions, Aviation Law & Finance, Construction, Health Care, Environmental, Enterprise Procurement, Real Estate, Intellectual Property, Data Privacy & Security, Tax, Trusts & Estates, Labor & Employment, Bankruptcy, and Insurance, we work to understand our clients’ businesses and the markets in which they operate. This enables us to provide strategic advice and preventative counsel to address potential issues efficiently and discreetly before they become significant and expensive problems that affect their bottom line.

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
Financial & Capital Services

Citizens Commercial Banking

Ann Arbor, MI

Citizens Commercial Banking, a division of Citizens Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE CFG), is one of the oldest and largest financial institutions in the United States.  Our commercial banking division offers corporate, institutional and not-for-profit clients and sponsor-owned entities a full range of wholesale banking products and services.  Whether you’re a privately held company or Fortune 500 corporation, we have the expertise to assess your unique needs and financial operating requirements, and to offer tailored advice, ideas and solutions to help your business reach its potential.

Energy

Consumers Energy

Ann Arbor, MI

CMS Energy’s primary business is Consumers Energy, providing natural gas and electricity to 6.7 million of the state’s 10 million residents in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties. Consumers Energy is committed to serving our customers, and making Michigan a great place to live and work.