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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

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.

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 Corporation is synonymous with Ann Arbor. Our ties to the community run long and deep. The company was founded in 1968 by William C. (Bill) Martin, and our goal is the same now as it was then: build relationships that stand the test of time. We’re proud of our portfolio of properties, which includes some of Ann Arbor’s finest commercial buildings and build-to-suit sites ready to be developed.  Our portfolio represents our business acumen in property acquisition and development over the past 40 years. We would be honored to show you our properties, and help you find the one that suits your company or client best.
Technology

Google

Ann Arbor, MI

Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Headquartered in Mountain View, CA., Google operates from more than 70 offices in more than 40 countries around the globe. It is home to over 400 Googlers, who work across many different areas of Google, including Sales and Operations, Engineering, People Operations, Tech Support, and Marketing. In April 2016, Google Ann Arbor opened its new campus on the north side of Ann Arbor.

Life Sciences & Healthcare

IHA

Ann Arbor, MI

We formed IHA in 1994 with only a few independent private-practice groups from Washtenaw County, then over the years added physicians by choosing doctors that our own doctors used for their care and that of their families. Over a decade later, we continue to place great emphasis on selecting only premier physicians and practitioners to ensure that you get the best possible care. Today, IHA is one of the best not-for-profit multi-specialty groups in Southeast Michigan.

Financial & Capital Services

Lake Trust Credit Union

Ann Arbor, MI

Lake Trust Credit Union thrives on the belief that everyone should have the opportunity to bring their wild ideas to life. With a mission to put social purpose ahead of profit, they work together with their 166,000 members across the state to improve neighborhoods and support local causes. Membership is open to anyone in their 35-county service area who wants to take part in the movement to make Michigan a better place to live. Check out what Lake Trust is up to on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and their blog at laketrust.org.

Technology

NETSCOUT

Ann Arbor, MI

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS, INC. (NASDAQ: NTCT) assures digital business services against disruptions in availability, performance, and security. Our market and technology leadership stems from combining our patented smart data technology with smart analytics. We provide real-time, pervasive visibility, and insights customers need to accelerate and secure their digital transformation. Our approach transforms the way organizations plan, deliver, integrate, test, and deploy services and applications. Our nGenius service assurance solutions provide real-time, contextual analysis of service, network, and application performance. Arbor security solutions protect against DDoS attacks that threaten availability and advanced threats that infiltrate networks to steal critical business assets.

Technology

New Eagle

Ypsilanti, MI

New Eagle works alongside its customers to help them take their ideas from concept, to prototype, to production. We developed the Raptor® model-based development tool to create custom embedded software that’s integrated onto proven hardware.  This allows our customers the ability to take their product to market quickly, saving time and money. Our mechatronic applications are seen in autonomous vehicles, alternative fuel engine controls, hydraulics, and electric and hybrid systems, and found in these industries: on-highway vehicles, work trucks, construction, mining, rail, marine, material handling, power generation, and military.

Philanthropy

PNC Foundation

Ann Arbor, MI

The PNC Foundation’s priority is to form partnerships with community-based nonprofit organizations in order to enhance educational opportunities, with an emphasis on early childhood education, and to promote the growth of communities through economic development initiatives.