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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.

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.

Energy

DTE Energy Foundation

Ypsilanti, MI

Energy is critical to our quality of life and economic progress. DTE Energy is relied upon 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days of the year to produce, acquire and deliver that energy, whether from traditional sources or from renewable and alternative technologies. That makes us, in a sense, a company that never sleeps. At DTE Energy we believe that we have a greater responsibility. We believe that being part of a community means being involved in the fabric of that community. It means being a force for growth and prosperity in the communities that we serve. The DTE Energy Foundation, the charitable arm of DTE Energy, is integral to that mission.

Education

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI

At Eastern Michigan University, we’ve always focused on helping students find their true passion. Founded in 1849 as a small teacher’s college, EMU is a major learning and research institution with a distinct mix of comprehensive academic resources and strong community initiatives. We offer more than 200 undergraduate majors, minors and certificates, plus more than 150 graduate programs to our 21,105 students.

Real Estate

First Martin Corporation

Ypsilanti, MI

First Martin is a full-service commercial real estate firm dedicated to thoughtful development, exceptional management, and extraordinary vision to elevate the future of our guests, our partners, and our community.

Life Sciences & Healthcare

IHA

Ann Arbor, MI
Established in 1994, IHA is one of the largest multi-specialty medical groups in Michigan delivering more than one million patient visits each year, practicing based on the guiding principle: our family caring for yours. Lead by physicians, IHA is committed to providing the best care with the best outcomes for every patient and an exceptional work experience for every provider and employee. Recognized as Metro Detroit’s Top Physician Group by Consumer Reports magazine, IHA offers patients from infancy through senior years, access to convenient, quality health care with extended office hours and urgent care services, online patient diagnosis, treatment and appointment access tools. IHA is based in Ann Arbor and employs more than 3,000 staff, including more than 700 providers consisting of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, care managers, and midwives in more than 100 practice locations across Southeast Michigan. IHA is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System and a member of Trinity Health.
Financial & Capital Services

Lake Trust Credit Union

Ann Arbor, MI

Why do you work each day? To us, our jobs are not just something we do to make a living, it’s a way to live. We work to support our members; whether celebrating moments of joy, finding a solution to an obstacle, or offering encouragement through a time of struggle. The worth of our work isn’t measured in dollars and cents, it’s seen in our communities and felt by the people who believe in us.

Technology

NETSCOUT

Ann Arbor, MI

At NETSCOUT, we transform and accelerate the way our customers deliver, deploy, and secure services and applications across physical, virtual, and cloud environments. Our ability to distill real-time, precise intelligence from the chaos of unstructured traffic sets us apart throughout our portfolio. We are a world leader in service assurance with application and network assurance solutions, and security assurance with advanced DDoS and Advanced Threat solutions.

Technology

New Eagle

Ypsilanti, MI

New Eagle specializes in mechatronic controls, which are the electronic brains that drive mechanical systems. Some companies ask us to design and build their control systems and custom applications from start to finish, while others turn to us for expert advice and support. Our crew of engineers provides the specialized engineering services your team needs to solve difficult mechatronic control challenges, while our software tools and supply chain offerings provide you with the resources you need to create a reliable control system for your machine, fast.

Financial & Capital Services

PNC Bank

Ann Arbor, MI

PNC Bank, National Association, is a member of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC). PNC is one of the largest diversified financial services institutions in the United States, organized around its customers and communities for strong relationships and local delivery of retail and business banking including a full range of lending products; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-based lending; wealth management and asset management. For information about PNC, visit www.pnc.com.

Philanthropy

Ralph Wilson Jr. Foundation

Ann Arbor, MI