The Stevens Center for Family Business at Saginaw Valley State University is fortunate to have a number of leading area professional firms as Sponsors of the organization. Their support of the SCFB indicates their commitment to the success of their family business clients, and their dedication to the economic development of the Great Lakes Bay Region. In addition to our Sponsors, the SCFB is supported by underwriting from The Stevens Center for Family Business Endowment Fund.
*Indicates Founding Sponsor of the Stevens Center for Family Business
A locally-owned, locally-managed bank doing business in the Great Lakes Bay Region. We have a full line of banking services for businesses and individuals and offer local decision-making, advice and personal service from bankers who have a commitment to quick decisions and high-quality service. We offer competitive deposit rates and creative loan structures designed to meet the needs of local business owners.
The region’s largest law firm offering clients a wide range of expertise. Our attorneys have experience in over 14 practice areas, including tax and estate planning, probate and trust administration, business succession planning, and all facets of business/corporate formation and reorganization. Our experience and teamwork allows us to provide the highest quality legal services, giving you greater efficiency, cost-effectiveness and better results. We are conveniently located throughout mid-Michigan with offices in Saginaw, Midland and Mt. Pleasant. For more information, please contact Gary E. Gudmundsen at 989.399.0215.
Chemical Bank takes great pride in supporting the family owned businesses that are the foundation of our cities, towns and villages across Michigan. Serving the community for over 95 years, our focus continues to be on providing traditional community banking with highly personalized service. For more information, pleasen contact our Center for Family Business Liaison, Laura Yockey at 989.791.0387. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.
Established in 1951, we are a not-for-profit financial cooperative. COPOCO offers more than a checking account, an auto loan or a mortgage – at COPOCO we offer connections between members and community. Through fiscal responsibility, we are helping the entire Great Lakes Bay Region grow and nourish. Our focus has always been on our members and the communities in which they live. COPOCO Community Credit Union. . . People Helping People.
In its 100th year in business as a family business, is a global provider of locally delivered customized on-site and open enrollment public training and consulting in leadership, teamwork, interpersonal, customer service, communication and sales skills essential to improving performance of individuals, teams, and organizations. We have many years of experience working with family businesses. Dale Carnegie ® presents training & consulting in over 80 countries with over 8 million graduates of these proven programs. Join the many successful organizations in the Great Lakes Bay Region and throughout the world utilizing Dale Carnegie services to improve their performance and competitive advantage. Contact us at Dale Carnegie of Mid & Northern Michigan at 989.799.7760 or email Dan Handley.
Fifth Third Bank is a diversified financial services company operating in 12 states across the Midwest. We focus on serving consumers through our extensive branch network and online and mobile platforms. We also understand that vibrant, family-owned businesses help fuel economic prosperity. We provide a deep expertise for business owners – including access to working capital, cash management solutions, risk management, employee benefit banking and succession planning. With more than 3,600 employees living and working in the Great Lakes Bay region and throughout Michigan, we desire to earn a reputation that clearly reflects who we are. We want our efforts and results to be understood through the lens of our Company's Vision – to be the one bank people most value and trust. We recognize how closely our success is tied to the strength of the larger community. We truly believe we are all in this together.
FirstMerit Bank truly cares about the family owned businesses, customers, and communities that continue to put their trust in us. With roots dating back to 1845, FirstMerit serves markets in Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania by providing a wide array of deposit, loan, treasury management, and investments services. We believe it's important for you to know your bank, just as we get to know you and your goals. It's how long-lasting relationships begin. For further information, please contact Beth McMall at 989.776.7301 or visit one of our many area branches.
Phimation Strategy Group provides strategy and management insight to leadership teams who want help managing their growth or preparing for a change in leadership. Phimation works with the team to clarify its strategy, and then implements management practices to ensure the team takes action. Phimation provides board-of-directors-level strategic insight, and in-the-trenches practical guidance. Contact Dave Haviland at 734.717.4955 to learn more.
PNC Bank, National Association, Member FDIC, is committed to giving family owned businesses the innovative banking products and services they need to grow their businesses and provide for their employees. PNC provides deposit, lending and investment services to more than 5 million consumers and small business owners across 15 states and the District of Columbia. Along with checking and savings accounts PNC provides specialized lines of credit, online banking and payroll services, employee benefit packages, flexible leasing programs, and Business CheckCards through more than 2,500 branch locations and 6,600 ATM's.
A broad reach with a local touch. Poznak Dyer Kanar Garchow Schefsky PLC is a regional firm serving the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond. Collectively, we have a long history of providing the right expertise to meet the changing requirements of our clientele for modern and effective legal services. Whether a business matter or personal matter, our firm addresses your legal needs with a wide range of professional services. We volunteer our time and resources to numerous endeavors including the arts, health and human service groups, community foundations, economic development organizations, nature conservancies, and chambers of commerce. We believe this service enriches each of us individually as well as helping the communities in which we live and work. We are your neighbors, friends and professional colleagues. As your law firm, we stand ready to be your legal advocates as well. (989) 832-1770.
For nearly 70 years, Rehmann has provided one-on-one financial services to family-owned businesses. We have expertise to ensure successful transition planning, leadership assessment and development, creative ownership transition strategies (including ESOP depth) as well as exceptional tax expertise and credentialed valuation specialists. Our specialized team of advisors understands your unique concerns, the dynamics of family businesses (having facilitated many meetings and established quality governance systems)and can provide practical solutions for your business that get fully implemented. To discover the Rehmann difference, contact Heidi Bolger at 989.797.8306.
Saginaw Bay Underwriters has assisted family-owned businesses in the Great Lakes Bay Region in their insurance decisions for 150 years. Positioned for continued growth and success, SBU looks forward to helping your family-owned business with your insurance program. Through our unique 4-step process, called The Clear Advantage, SBU will work with you to develop a plan for your business, group health, life, home and auto insurance needs. Contact us at 989.752.8600.
Warner Norcross & Judd is one of the largest full-service law firms in Michigan, with offices in Midland, Lansing, Southfield, Macomb County, Grand Rapids, Muskegon and Holland. Our attorneys provide family businesses with a full complement of legal services, including tax strategy, estate planning, entity formation and governance, private equity and transaction evaluations, asset protection, risk management, real estate and corporate services and related dispute resolution and litigation. We build relationships with our family business clients so that we can understand their priorities. And because we have specialists in many different areas, we can efficiently answer even the most complicated questions. Warner can serve as a one-stop-shop for all of your family business legal needs or simply support your business with tailored advice and support on a particular matter.
With over 65 years of experience working with family-owned businesses, we have the expertise and insight to assist in the many challenges you face. As a full-service accounting firm, our consultants provide a range of services including accounting, auditing, tax planning and preparation, payroll preparation, management consulting, retirement plan administration and financial planning. With locations in Bay City, Clare, Gladwin and West Branch, Weinlander Fitzhugh delivers in-depth and personal service to our wide range of clients. For more information contact us at 800.624.2400.
Yeo & Yeo is a Michigan Accounting Firm that understands the complex issues family business owners face such as wealth management, estate planning, buy/sell agreements, insurance, financing, restructuring, and strategic planning. For over 90 years, Yeo & Yeo has helped family business owners navigate these challenges and advance the goal of building a strong legacy for future generations. In addition to traditional audit, accounting, and tax, our services for family businesses include succession planning, personal financial planning, valuation, ESOPs, employee benefit plan services, and management consulting. Yeo & Yeo's industry-specialized Michigan accountants and consultants help you reach the strategic goals of the business and the personal goals of the family. For additional information contact Peter Bender at 989.793.9830.