Chapter Sponsorship

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS!

Our Annual Sponsorships provide strong programming focused on best practices through our monthly breakfast programs, recognizes outstanding companies in our region with our Outstanding Growth Award and provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.  Thank you to our current sponsors you see below. 

ACG Western Michigan also offers Talent Investment Sponsorships which support our amazing Young Professional, Women in Finance and ACG Cup initiatives. 

Click HERE for 2018 Sponsorship Opportunities

GOLD ANNUAL SPONSORS

 

Blackford Capital, a private investment firm that acquires, manages, and grows middle market manufacturing, distribution, and service companies. We believe the best opportunities to create significant value are found in companies in need of new capital, new ownership structures and additional infrastructure to support growth. Our goal is to provide attractive exit options for owners of small to medium-sized privately held enterprises and to provide divestiture opportunities for divisions of corporate parent companies that no longer reflect the company's strategic focus.

 

Charter serves middle market companies, delivering solutions across the continuum of capital. We support clients with services ranging from capital raises for start-ups, acquisition and growth capital; to business valuation, exit planning and business sale. Our firm is structured based on a high-touch model so that clients deal with senior members of the team throughout the process. We've built our firm on strong relationships within the legal, banking, and investor communities. We connect our clients to the right people at the right time.

Crowe Horwath LLP is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of "Building Value with Values®," Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk, and performance services. With a total of more than 3,000 personnel, Crowe and its subsidiaries have offices coast to coast. The firm is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.

 

Macatawa Bank provides rewarding experiences and smart products and services to our customers in Kent County, Ottawa County, and northern Allegan County. We serve individuals, businesses and governmental entities through a number of distribution channels including a network of 26 full services branches. Banking services include commercial, consumer and real estate financing, business and personal deposit services, ATM's, online and mobile banking services, trust and employee benefit plan services. True to our Mission, we are proud to support the communities in which we serve with financial contributions and the passionate volunteerism of our team members.

 

Mika Meyers provides a variety of legal services to individuals and businesses in West Michigan and throughout the United States. Its attorneys assist clients with all aspects of emerging business selection and formation, established business maintenance, commercial, real estate and construction lending, capital raising and other corporate finance matters, mergers and acquisitions, environmental, bankruptcy, employment and general advice on legal and regulatory matters. Mika Meyers also provides clients with representation before courts and administrative bodies. Mika Meyers' commitment to providing the best advice and advocacy is equaled only by its commitment to providing the best client service. Mika Meyers has developed the ideal combination of large firm resources and small firm service and attention. Every client is different and every legal situation unique, and Mika Meyers is committed to providing the best blend of legal services for its clients.

 

 Rhoades McKee is a full-service, comprehensive law firm located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The business and tax attorneys are assisted by a support staff that includes former agents of the Internal Revenue Service. Four attorneys at Rhoades McKee also have a CPA designation, which provides those attorneys with additional insight into business transactions and disputes. Rhoades McKee represents numerous large and small companies, both publicly and privately held, hospitals and other healthcare institutions, licensed professionals, financial institutions, real estate developers, municipalities and insurance companies.

SILVER ANNUAL SPONSORS

Adamy Valuation

Adamy Valuation is the largest independent business valuation firm in West Michigan. The firm provides independent business valuation services to attorneys, trustees, executives, and business owners for a variety of purposes. Services include valuation of employee stock ownership plans, mergers and acquisitions, divorce, transactions, financial reporting, litigation, estate planning, and tax reporting. Adamy works with middle market and lower middle market companies in Michigan and across the nation.

Barnes & Thornburg LLP

With more than 600 attorneys and other legal professionals, Barnes & Thornburg is one of the largest law firms in the country. The firm serves clients worldwide from its offices in Atlanta, Delaware, Chicago, Indiana, Los Angeles, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio and Washington, D.C.

BDO

BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, financial advisory and consulting services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies.   At BDO, client service is paramount and key to our success in building strong, long-term client relationships. From venture-backed start-ups to global corporations, we combine senior-level attention with responsiveness, straightforward communications and a tailored service approach to deliver an array of assurance, tax and consulting services.

BeeneGarter LLP

Founded in 1949, Beene Garter quickly established a presence in the Grand Rapids community. Today, we are known as West Michigan's largest independently owned accounting and business consulting firm. We focus on providing a unique client experience matched with the expertise and knowledge you expect. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, our team includes 16 partners and over 90 employees. Providing a range of audit, tax, business advisory and support services, we focus on serving West Michigan businesses and organizations based right where we are.

Bodman PLC

With more than 150 attorneys in offices throughout Michigan,  Bodman PLC has delivered extraordinary results to our clients for more than 85 years.  Our attorneys provide savvy business counsel to  some 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. 

BlueWater Partners

BlueWater Partners is a middle market investment-banking, consulting, and merchant banking firm. As strategic advisors to business owners and management, BlueWater Partners works with companies to create, manage and realize business value, frequently before or through a sale or acquisition. BlueWater Partners’ services include advice on mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, capital sourcing, performance improvement, restructuring and turnaround.

Cascade Partners

Cascade Partners LLC is an investment banking and private investment firm serving entrepreneurs, businesses and investors active in the middle market. Drawing on the deep management, investment and transaction experience of its principals, Cascade Partners provides the guidance and resources necessary to navigate the complexities of managing growth, acquisitions, divestitures, financing and other strategic initiatives. In select situations, Cascade Partners provides mezzanine and equity capital, directly or with its partners, to fund growth financings, acquisitions or change of control transactions involving value-added manufacturing, healthcare and technology enabled business service companies. Cascade Partners has offices throughout the Midwest including Detroit, Michigan; Cleveland, Ohio and Chicago, Illinois.

Chase

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) is a leading global financial services firm with assets in excess of $2.0 trillion. The firm is a leader in investment banking, financial services for consumers, small business and commercial banking, financial transaction processing, asset management, and private equity. Its West Michigan clients benefit from access to a comprehensive set of state of the art banking products, coupled with local relationship management and decision making by a very stable and highly experienced staff of bankers

Chemical Bank

Chemical Bank was founded in 1917 with the purpose of providing banking services for the local community. We are dedicated to providing strong community leadership, rapid local response and personalized service to develop solutions that meet the needs of our customers. We have a vested interest in the financial well-being of the people, businesses and communities across our footprint. We have helped businesses thrive with abundant financing options and a full range of business banking products. To learn more about how we’re creating community chemistry in your community, visit us online at ChemicalBank.com or visit your local branch. Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender

Citizens Commercial Banking

At Citizens Commercial Banking, we focus on delivering continuous, meaningful value to every client we serve. We bring practical financial experience and deep industry expertise to each relationship, then listen to our clients so we can shape good ideas and holistic solutions that fit their needs. We’re determined to deliver unbiased advice, certainty of execution and the best possible banking experience to the companies and organizations we serve. We are committed to earning our clients’ trust, one relationship at a time.

Dickinson Wright

Dickinson Wright PLLC is a general practice business law firm with more than 400 attorneys among more than 40 practice areas. Headquartered in Detroit and founded in 1878, the firm has fifteen offices in Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Nevada, Arizona, Washington, D.C., and Toronto.

DWH

DWH is a group of highly accomplished financial and business specialists helping mid-size companies in many different industries maximize value, opportunities, and business outcomes. The professionals at DWH provide clients with advanced assessment and decision-making support in situations requiring business and financial advisory services, capital sourcing, interim management, or ownership transition planning.

Hylant

Understanding that every business has a unique organizational blueprint, Hylant has developed a number of dedicated practice groups to offer specialized service in a variety of industries and needs, such as executive risk, property and marine, aviation, medical risk, and international coverage. From its early beginnings as a middle-market regional firm, the company has grown to serve a wide range of clients both nationally and internationally. Built upon the hard work and sound judgment of four generations, Hylant has become one of the largest insurance brokerage firms in the United States, with nearly 700 employees throughout 14 offices.

Mercantile Bank of Michigan

Mercantile Bank of Michigan was founded in 1997 by Directors and Bankers who firmly believe that customers, employees, and the communities they live in, are best served by financial institutions with local roots. At Mercantile Bank, we use our local Directors, our commitment to the community, and our knowledge of Michigan to enable us to deliver our services in a way that truly sets us apart from our competitors. We believe mutually beneficial relationship banking, on both the consumer and corporate levels is key to strengthening the communities we serve.

Mercer

Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset — their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries and the firm operates in over 130 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With 57,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $13 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a leader in insurance broking and risk management.

Miller Canfield

Founded in 1852 in the United States, Miller Canfield was the first law firm in Michigan to expand internationally by opening offices in Canada, Mexico, Poland and China. With a global presence and clients and connections around the world, we are where you are--and need to be to help you meet your goals.

Miller Johnson

Miller Johnson was founded in 1959 and with more than 90 attorneys we have grown to one of the largest law firms in West Michigan. Committed to excellence in service to our business, institutional and individual clients, we work in partnership with our clients to promote their success by providing innovative, solution-oriented, cost-effective services to meet all our clients' legal needs. Miller Johnson's diversified and challenging civil practice is divided into three major practice areas: Business and Corporate law, Employment and Labor relations, and Litigation.

Smith Houghey Rice & Roegge

Smith Haughey has been providing legal services to clients across Michigan and beyond since 1941. A lot has changed over the years, but one thing remains as true today as it was back then: We strive to deliver superior value through outstanding expertise and exceptional efficiency. Specialized practice areas provide the most qualified and experienced counsel for a full range of legal matters. Industry teams deliver one-stop legal service for companies in Michigan’s leading business sectors. Strategically located offices facilitate coordinated statewide strategies.

The Private Bank

The PrivateBank provides middle market commercial and commercial real estate companies with customized relationship banking services including financing, treasury management, capital markets liquidity solutions. Our commercial banking professionals understand the opportunities and the challenges facing middle market business owners and executives. Whether you are looking to expand your current business, acquire a new one, prepare for the unexpected or just manage day-to-day, we have the depth of services to create customized solutions. More importantly, our team members take the time to know you, your business and what matters most.

Varnum

For more than 120 years, clients have trusted Varnum for excellence, innovation and superior results in the delivery of legal services.  Varnum clients represent a diverse range of business and legal interests: manufacturers, financial institutions, health care providers, professional groups, municipalities, colleges and universities, school districts, developers, publishers, retailers, governmental units, transportation, trade associations, charitable organizations, and utilities.

Warner Norcross & Judd

At Warner Norcross & Judd, we’re more than our Best Lawyers in America designations, Martindale-Hubbell rankings and Chambers USA acknowledgements. As one of the largest and most successful law firms in Michigan, we can handle your business matters, whether simple or complex, from start to finish.

WiliamCharles Search Group

Willis Towers Watson

BRONZE ANNUAL SPONSORS

AON | Comerica Bank | HILCO | Hungerford | McShane & Bowie | NuVescor Group | Plante Moran | Rehmann | Wells Fargo

Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Jennifer Lukezich at jlukezich@acgwmich.org or 616.732.7149, or fill out the form here and we'll be in touch.