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Friends of Small Business

Thank you to our Friends of Small Business members.  We appreciate your support of Michigan’s small business community.  SBAM encourages its members to visit the small-business friendly links below, and utilize the products and services provided by the SBAM Friends of Small Business members.

Interested in becoming a Friend of Small Business member? Get in touch with Lori Birman by emailing her at lori.birman@sbam.org.

Accident Fund

Accident Fund Insurance Company of America is one of the nation’s leading workers’ compensation insurance organizations, managing risk and minimizing loss for our policyholders, creating a safer environment for their workers and building businesses with our agent partners. All backed by the reach, knowledge and best practices of our holding company, Accident Fund Holdings.

Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy is one of the nation’s largest combination utilities, providing electric and natural gas service to nearly 6.6 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents, in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.

Dearborn Group

Dearborn Group offers excellent group life and disability insurance customized for SBAM members.  They match the same flexible insurance plans offered by big businesses – and keep it affordable. Coverage is available down to one person, with flexible guaranteed issue amounts.

Dow

Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from material, polymer, chemical and biological science to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture.

DTE Energy

DTE Energy Co. (NYSE: DTE) is a diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide.

Electric/Gas Utilities: Our largest operating subsidiaries are DTE Electric and DTE Gas. Together, these regulated utility companies provide electric and/or gas services to more than three million residential, business and industrial customers throughout Michigan.

Non-utility Businesses: Our electric and gas utility businesses have each been in operation for over a century. We have leveraged that wealth of experience and assets to develop a number of non-utility subsidiaries which provide energy-related services to business and industry nationwide.

Enbridge

Enbridge’s vision is to be the leading energy delivery company in North America. We deliver the energy people need and want—to heat their homes, to keep their lights on, to keep them mobile and connected. We operate across North America, fueling the economy and people’s quality of life. We move nearly two-thirds of Canada’s crude oil exports to the U.S., we transport about 20 percent of the natural gas consumed in the U.S., and we operate North America’s third-largest natural gas utility by consumer count. Enbridge was an early investor in renewable energy, and we have a growing offshore wind portfolio. We work collaboratively every day to provide safe, reliable energy. Enbridge connects energy supply with growing markets in North America through our three core businesses:

  • Liquids pipelines
  • Natural gas pipelines
  • Utilities and power

ITC Holdings

ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC), the nation’s largest independent electricity transmission company, has two operating subsidiaries in Michigan: ITCTransmission and METC (collectively, ITC Michigan). The systems comprise 8,700 circuit miles of transmission line serving the majority of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. ITC’s focus on transmission and grid development drives operational excellence and delivers superior value for customers, communities and other stakeholders. For more information, please visit ITC’s website.

Meijer

Customer experience and a respect for team members are the basic philosophies that guided Hendrik Meijer more than 80 years ago when he opened the first Meijer store out of his barber shop in Greenville, Mich.

The Meijer family continued to follow those core values throughout the years as it evolved. Today, brothers and co-chairmen Hank Meijer and Doug Meijer lead the privately-held company that operates more than 240 stores and employs more than 70,000 team members in six states.

Switch

Switch is a Hyperscale DataCenter Ecosystem and technology infrastructure company whose core business is the design, construction and operation of the most advanced data centers, which are the foundations of the most powerful technology ecosystems on the planet.

We believe that the future progress of humanity depends on the sustainable growth of the Internet. As more people, businesses, governments and devices come online, the need for data centers increases, as does the growing need to power those data centers with renewable energy.

At Switch, every team member is driven to produce real results for our clients – technologically and financially. Our data center ecosystem empowers our clients with virtually unlimited options for innovation, economies of scale, risk mitigation, sustainability and investment protection.