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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

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.

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.

Real Estate

Domino’s Farms Corporation

Ann Arbor, MI

Domino‘s Farms Corporation is one of the largest holders and mangers of commercial, residential, and agricultural property in Washtenaw County. Domino‘s Farms signature property, the Frank Lloyd Wright inspired Domino‘s Farms Office Park, has been a premier business address in southeast Michigan for over three decades. The rolling 271-acre prairie style campus is the site of one of the most distinctive Class-A office buildings in Michigan. Conveniently located at the junction of US-23 and M-14, this landmark complex, with nearly one million square feet of space, is home to some of Michigan’s most prominent companies, along with numerous professional firms and health care clinics.

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.

Financial & Capital Services

Fifth Third Bank

Ann Arbor, MI
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.