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Connect with Michigan businesses

Thank you to our Suppliers who supported this year’s SBAM Annual Meeting & Small Business Summit.  We encourage SBAM members and event attendees to visit and meet our Suppliers who have made the SBAM Annual Meeting possible.  Below you will find our Small Business Suppliers listed by products and services.  We serve to connect you to the resources you need to be successful.  Our role is the success of Michigan’s Small Business.


Accident Fund

We created Group Programs to save small businesses money through positive safety performance. Accident Fund Group members enjoy expert workers’ compensation coverage with the benefit of dividends paid on overall group loss performance. It’s your reward for keeping employees safe – with our safety tools available along the way.

Group Program businesses can expect:

  • 5% up-front savings on premium*
  • Opportunity for dividend payments based on group’s loss history**
  • No minimum premium to qualify
  • Convenient billing options

*IA, KS, MO, NC, TN, TX, and WI do not allow for 5% up-front discount due to state filings.

** Dividends paid impact profit sharing.

We offer more than 135 chamber and 10 trade- and class-specific groups in 20 states.

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Ahola Corporation

Ahola is a third generation family-owned business with over 50 years of payroll, tax and HR experience, having served over 10,000 small businesses nationwide. We empower employers, with easy-to-use payroll and HR technology solutions, and provide personalized, dedicated support to help them every step of the way. We provide payroll and tax filing services, HR software, HR consulting services, time and attendance software, applicant tracking software and employee onboarding software.

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Blue Cross Blue Shield and Blue Care Network of Michigan

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We’re the largest health insurer in Michigan, serving 4.5 million people here and 1.6 million more in other states. And we have the largest network of doctors and hospitals in Michigan: 152 hospitals and more than 33,000 doctors.

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DBI Business Interiors

Flexible. Personal. Simple. For more than 35 years, DBI has been the partner that delivers. You can count on us for the streamlined, convenient purchasing you need and the local, personalized service you want. We create customized solutions for the way you work – and the way the world works today. 

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Dearborn Group

Dearborn Group is the trade name for Dearborn Life Insurance Company.

Since 1969, we have partnered with more than 25 Blue plans and have been providing ancillary benefits to employer groups across the country.

As the ancillary subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation (HCSC), we are proud to work with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and serve the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) as our mutual client.

When combined with medical coverage, our suite of employer-paid and voluntary insurance solutions—life, short- and long-term disability, critical illness and accident insurance—creates a comprehensive benefits package and gives employees and their families complete peace of mind.

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Kushner & Company

We believe that small and mid-sized employers in all sectors deserve the same high levels of HR strategy and benefit design and administration as large Fortune 500 companies.

Kushner & Company also believes this can be accomplished in cost-effective ways that increase employee engagement with their employer, making employee attraction and retention much easier. Our mission is straightforward: Optimizing organizational success through HR and benefit expertise.

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American Society of Employers

ASE is Michigan’s trusted HR partner.  ASE is a non-profit, membership organization – everything we do is based on the needs of members and to drive the success of their organizations.  ASE strengthens organization’s HR departments by offering member benefits and discounted services that span the entire employee lifecycle including recruitment, development, and retention while minimizing compliance risk. We provide our members guidance through new legislation and workplace issues such as those currently occurring with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Chase Creative

Chase Creative is a Michigan based small business that specializes in audio visual equipment and staging design for live and virtual events. Chase Creative prides itself on having the solutions for any event need – transforming meetings into memorable experiences.  Since 1996, Chase Creative has been making event planners all over Michigan feel like family. Live and virtual event audio visual production is an ever-changing field, and across our three state locations, Chase Creative has the staff and equipment at the ready to bring your audience into the experience.  From projection and video, to lighting and audio, at any venue, and for any message, we can cover it all. Most importantly, Chase Creative employs people with first-hand experience planning and executing events and meetings in order to meet any client request in a timely, professional, and affordable manner.

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Consumers Energy

Whether it’s saving money, staying up-to-date or growing your customer base, Consumers Energy has tailored solutions for any type of business.

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DTE Energy

DTE Energy is a Detroit-based diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Its operating units include an electric company serving 2.2 million customers in Southeast Michigan and a natural gas company serving 1.3 million customers in Michigan. The DTE portfolio includes energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects; renewable natural gas; natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage; and energy marketing and trading. As an environmental leader, DTE utility operations will reduce carbon dioxide and methane emissions by more than 80% by 2040 to produce cleaner energy while keeping it safe, reliable and affordable. DTE Electric and Gas aspire to achieve net zero carbon and greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. DTE is committed to serving with its energy through volunteerism, education and employment initiatives, philanthropy and economic progress. Information about DTE is available at,, and

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Edge Partnerships

Edge represents a new, collaborative agency model founded on exceptional client service, guaranteed results and, most important, a culture that embraces both a traditional foundation with new generation flexibility.

The founders embrace a common belief that sound strategy coupled with diligent implementation delivers impactful results to our clients. It’s the competitive edge … the Edge promise.

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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.


2.7 billion people use Facebook every month1 to connect with friends and family and to discover things that matter. Find new customers and build lasting relationships with them.

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Good Fruit Video

Good Fruit Video helps you create consistent, quality video content to increase sales, recruit talent, establish credibility as an expert, and ultimately boost your bottom line. We deliver on that promise with our Fast, Flexible and Authentic customer journey system that makes video easy and delivers a video you love. Everytime.

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Michigan Economic Development Corporation

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation, in collaboration with more than 100 economic development partners, markets Michigan as the place to do business, assists businesses in their growth strategies and fosters the growth of vibrant communities across the state. 

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Mercantile Bank

Mercantile Bank was started by a group of entrepreneurs who believed that banking is really about serving the needs of customers first, and that everything else will take care of itself. Since then, Merc has grown to become our state’s third largest bank, and has done so by continually expanding its offerings, service and technology to meet the needs of individuals, companies and corporations it serves across Michigan.

One thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to our customers and community. This core principle that has been at the root of our growth and will continue to influence everything we do on behalf of the customer relationships we value so deeply.

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Michigan State Housing Development Authority

At MSHDA, we serve the people of Michigan by partnering to provide quality housing that is affordable, a cornerstone of diverse, thriving communities.

We are guided by the principles of putting people first; valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion; using data to make informed decisions; and working collaboratively with our partners.

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Small Business Energy Solutions

The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) is working with Consumers Energy (CE) and DTE Energy (DTE) to provide enhanced energy services to small business across Michigan with the SBAM Energy Solutions program.  Small businesses have access to special services that can help your small business become more energy efficient. The good news is that you don’t have to do it alone! SBAM Energy Solutions provides you with personalized assistance as you navigate the ins and outs of energy management.

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3Sixty Interactive

3Sixty Interactive is a full service digital marketing agency that works with small to mid-sized businesses on all of their digital marketing needs. These services range from digital marketing strategic planning to website design and development to digital marketing in search and social media channels along with full podcasting support.

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