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Small Business Resources in Michigan

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The following is a partial listing of agencies, chambers of commerce and associations which have a variety of programs to assist the small business community in the State of Michigan.

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Minority and Women-Owned Business Services
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Victor Office Center
Fourth Floor
201 N. Washington Square
Lansing, MI 48913

Web site:
http://www.mjc.state.mi.us/
(517) 373-9808
(517) 373-9808
(517) 373-9808
(517) 373-9808
(517) 373-9808
(517) 373-9808
(517) 373-9808
(517) 373-9808
Small Business Administration
Detroit District Office
477 Michigan Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 226-6075
Fax: (313) 226-4769
Marquette Branch Office
501 South Front Street
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 225-1108
Fax: (906) 225-1109
Small Business Development Centers
Michigan Small Business Development Center
WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY
Mr. Ronald Hall, State Director
2727 Second Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
(313) 964-1798
Fax: (313) 964-3648
Email:
ron@misbdc.wayne.edu
1st Step, Inc.
Mr. David Gillis, Regional Director
2415 14th Avenue, South
Escanaba, Michigan 49829
(906) 786-9234 or
(800) 562-4442
Fax: (906) 786-4422
Email:
cuppad@up.net
Gogebic County Economic Development Center
Jerry Murphy, Director
Gogebic County Community College
E4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, Michigan 49938
(906) 932-4321 ext. 257
Fax: (906) 932-2129
Ontonagon County EDC-Courthouse
Ms. Dorothy Bussiere, Director
725 Greenland Road
Ontonagon, Michigan 49953
(906) 884-4188
Fax: (906) 884-2916
Traverse Bay Economic Development Corporation
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Matthew Meadors, Regional Director
202 E. Grandview Parkway
Traverse City, Michigan 49684
(616) 946-1596
Fax: (616) 946-2565
Email:
chamber@gtii.com
Northwestern Michigan College
Small Business Development Center
Center for Business & Industry
Ms. Cheryl Throop, Director
1701 E. Front Street
Traverse City, Michigan 49686
(616) 922-1720
Fax: (616) 922-1722
Email:
cthroop@nmc.edu
Alpena Community College
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Carl Bourdelais, Regional Director
666 Johnson Street
Alpena, Michigan 49707
(517) 356-9021 ext. 383
Fax: (517) 354-0698
Email:
bourdelc@alpena.cc.mi.us
Kirtland Community College
Small Business Development Center
Mr. John Lioacano, Director
10175 North Street Helen Road
Roscommon, Michigan 48653
(517) 275-5121 ext. 297
Fax: (517) 275-8745
Email:
loiacanj@k2.kirtland.cc.mi.us
Alpena Community College
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Dave Wentworth, Director
Huron Shores Campus
5800 Skeel Avenue
Oscoda, Michigan 48750
(517) 739-1445
Fax: (517) 739-1161
Michigan State University Extension Center
Ms. Bonnie Wichtner-Zoia, Director
205 S. Eighth Street
West Branch, Michigan 48661
(517) 345-0692
Fax: (517) 345-1284
Central Michigan University
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Charles Fitzpatrick, Regional Director
256 Applied Business Studies Complex
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan 48859
(517) 774-3270
Fax: (517) 774-7992
Email:
34ntjen@cmuvm.csv.cmich.edu
Satellite Offices
Mecosta County Development Corporation
Ms. Brenda Flory, Director
246 S. State Street, Suite B
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
(616) 592-3403
Fax: (616) 796-1625
Oceana Economic Development Corp.
Mr. Charles Persenaire, Director
P.O. Box 168
100 State Street
Hart, Michigan 49420-0168
(616) 873-7141
Fax: (616) 873-5914
West Shore Community College
Small Business Development Center
Business & Industrial Development Institute
Mr. Mark Bergstrom, Director
3000 North Stiles Road
P.O. Box 277
Scottville, Michigan 49454-0277
(616) 845-6211
Fax: (616) 845-0207
Email:
bergstr@westshore.cc.mi.us
Saginaw Valley State University
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Charles Curtiss, Regional Director
7400 Bay Road, Wickes 387
University Center, Michigan 48710
(517) 790-4388
Fax: (517) 790-4983
Satellite Offices
Midland Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Development Center
Ms. Christine Greve, Director
300 Rodd Street
Midland, Michigan 48640
(517) 839-9522
Fax: (517) 835-3701
Email:
chamber@macc.org
Saginaw Future Inc.
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Steven Black, Director
301 E. Genesee, 3rd Floor
Saginaw, Michigan 48607
(517) 754-8222
Fax: (517) 754-1715
Affiliate Offices
Arenac County Extension Service
Mr. Ken Kernstock, Director
County Building
P.O. Box 745
Standish, Michigan 48658
(517) 846-4111
Email:
arenac@msue.msu.edu
Bay Area Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Deb Wieland, Director
901 Saginaw Road
Bay City, Michigan 48708
(517) 893-4567
Fax: (517) 893-7016
Gratiot Area Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Sherri O. Graham, Director
110 West Superior Street
P.O. Box 516
Alma, Michigan 48801-0516
(517) 463-5525
Fax: (517) 463-6588
Greater Gratiot Development Inc.
Mr. Don Schurr, Director
136 South Main
Ithaca, Michigan 48847
(517) 875-2083
Fax: (517) 875-2990
Email:
don.schurr@gratiot.com
Saginaw County Chamber of Commerce
Mr. James Bockelman, Director
901 South Washington Avenue
Saginaw, Michigan 48601
(517) 752-7161
Fax: (517) 752-9055
Email:
jroe@voyager.net
Community Capital Development Corporation
Kim Yarber, Regional Director
711 North Saginaw, Suite 102
Walter Reuther Center
Flint, Michigan 48503
(810) 239-5847
Fax: (810) 239-5575
Email:
ccdc@bizserve.com
Satellite Offices
Huron County Economic Development Corp.
Mr. Carl Osentoski, Director
Huron County Bldg., Rm. 303
250 E. Huron
Bad Axe, Michigan 48413
(517) 269-6431
Fax: (517) 269-7221
Email:
cjo@avci.net
Lapeer Development Corporation
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Matthew Hufnagel, Director
449 McCormick Drive
Lapeer, Michigan 48446
(810) 667-0080
Fax: (810) 667-3541
Email:
ldc@tir.com
Tuscola County Economic Development Corp.
Mr. James McLoskey, Director
194 North State, Suite 200
Caro, Michigan 48723
(517) 673-2849
Fax: (517) 673-2517
Grand Valley State University
Small Business Development Center
Ms. Carol Lopucki, Regional Director
301 West Fulton, Room 718S
Eberhard Center
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49504
(616) 771-6693
Fax: (616) 458-3872
Email:
lopuckic@gvsu.edu
Satellite Offices
Muskegon Economic Growth Alliance
Mr. Eddie Garner, Director
230 Terrace Plaza
P.O. Box 1087
Muskegon, Michigan 49443-1087
(616) 724-3180
Fax: (616) 728-7251
Association of Commerce and Industry
Ms. Karen Benson, Director
1 South Harbor
P.O. Box 509
Grand Haven, Michigan 49417
(616) 846-3153
Fax: (616) 842-0379
Email:
acisbdc@hotmail.com
Ottawa County Economic Development Office
Mr. Kenneth Rizzio, Director
6676 Lake Michigan Drive
P.O. Box 539
Allendale, Michigan 49401-0539
(616) 892-4120
Fax: (616) 895-6670
Email:
krizzio@altelco.net
Affiliate Offices
The Right Place Program
Mr. Raymond DeWinkle, Director
820 Monroe NW, Suite 350
Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503
(616) 771-0571
Fax: (616) 458-3768
Email:
dewinkler@rightplace.org
Ferris State University
Growth Finance Corporation
Ms. Lora Swenson, Director
330 Oak Street West 025
Big Rapids, Michigan 49307-2031
(616) 592-2082
Fax: (616) 592-3539

Michigan Small Business & Technology
Development Center
Washington Court Place
309 N. Washington Sq. - Suite 115
P.O. Box 40010
MC: 6400
Lansing, MI 48933

Tom Donaldson
Regional Director:
517-483-1921
Fax: 517-483-1675
Email: donaldt2@lcc.edu

Gordon Ferguson
Senior Business Consultant
517-483-1921
Fax: 517-483-1675
Email: fergug@lcc.edu
Website:
www.gvsu.edu/misbtdc/region8

Satellite Office
Livingston County Economic Development Center
Mr. Dennis Whitney, Director
131 S. Hyne Street
Brighton, Michigan 48116
(810) 227-3556
Fax: (810) 227-3080
Email:
livibusi@bizserve.com
Lawrence Technological University
Division of Continuing Education
Mr. Daniel Belknap, Regional Director
21000 West Ten Mile Road
Southfield, Michigan 48076
(248) 204-4053
Fax: (248) 204-4016
Email:
belknap@bizserve.com
Satellite Offices
Pontiac Economic Development Corporation
Ms. Mattie Lasseigne, Executive Director
8 N. Saginaw Avenue
Pontiac, Michigan 48342
(248) 857-5603
Fax: (248) 857-5713
Parkwood Professionals
Ms. Gail Parker, Executive Director
26211 Central Park Blvd., Suite 415
Southfield, Michigan 48076
(248) 352-7368
Fax: (248) 352-7615
Macomb County Business Assistance Center
Mr. Donald Morandini, Regional Director
115 S. Groesbeck Highway
Mt. Clemens, Michigan 48043
(810) 469-5118
Fax: (810) 469-6787
Email:
bacmac@bizserve.com
Satellite Offices
St. Clair County Industrial Development Corp.
Mr. Todd Brian, Director
800 Military Street, Suite 320
Port Huron, Michigan 48060
(810) 982-9511
Fax: (810) 982-9531
Sterling Heights Chamber of Commerce
Small Business Development Center
Ms. Lillian Adams, Director
12900 Hall Road, Suite 110
Sterling Heights, Michigan 48313
(810) 731-5400
Fax: (810) 731-3521
Warren/Center Line/Sterling Heights
Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Janet Masi, Director
30500 Van Dyke, Suite 118
Warren, Michigan 48093
(810) 751-3939
Fax: (810) 751-3995
Email:
janetmorris@chambercom.com
Affiliate Office
Macomb Community College
Center for Continuing Education
Dr. Donald Amboyer, Director
32101 Caroline
Fraser, Michigan 48026
(810) 296-3516
Fax: (810) 293-0427
Email:
ambo01d@macomb.cc.mi.us
Kalamazoo College
Small Business Development Center
Stryker Center for Management Studies
Mr. Carl Shook, Regional Director
1327 Academy Street
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006-3200
(616) 337-7350
Fax: (616) 337-7415
Email:
sbdc@kzoo.edu
Satellite Office
Lake Michigan College
Small Business Development Center
Corporate & Community Development
Mr. Milton Richter, Director
2755 E. Napier
Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022
(616) 927-8179
Fax: (616) 927-8103
Email:
richter@raptor.lmc.cc.mi.us
Affiliate Offices
Allegan County Economic Alliance
Mr. Chuck Birr, Director
2891 M-222 East
P.O. Box 277
Allegan, Michigan 49010-8042
(616) 673-8442
Fax: (616) 650-8042
Email:
aceda@accn.org
Albion Economic Development Corp.
Ms. Peggy Sindt, Director
309 N. Superior Street
P.O. Box 725
Albion, Michigan 49224
(517) 629-3926
Fax: (517) 629-3929
Battle Creek Area Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Kevin Wells, Director
The Business Store
4 Riverwalk Center
34 West Jackson, Suite A
Battle Creek, Michigan 49017
(616) 962-8996
Fax: (616) 962-3692
Email:
bizstore@net-link.net
Branch County Economic Growth Alliance
Mr. Harry Adamson, Director
20 Division Street
Coldwater, Michigan 49036
(517) 369-2239
Fax: (517) 279-8936
Email:
bcega@orion.branch-co.lib.mi.us
Buchanan Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Joni Tumbleson, Director
119 Main Street
Buchanan, Michigan 49107
(616) 695-3291
Fax: (616) 695-4250
Greater Niles Economic Development Fund
Ms. Sharon Witt, Director
1105 North Front Street
Niles, Michigan 49120
(616) 683-1833
Fax: (616) 683-7515
Harbor County Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Peggy King, Office Manager
530 South Whitaker, Suite F
New Buffalo, Michigan 49117
(616) 469-5409
Fax: (616) 469-2257
Email:
hccc@hc.cns.net
Hastings Industrial Incubator
Mr. Joe Rahn, Director
1035 East State Street
Hastings, Michigan 49058
(616) 948-2305
Fax: (616) 948-2947
Greater South Haven Chamber of Commerce
Mr. Larry King, Director
300 Broadway
South Haven, Michigan 49090
(616) 637-5171
Fax: (616) 639-1570
Email:
cofc@southhavenmi.com
Southwestern Michigan College-Business Development
Mr. Clyde Remmo, Director
58900 Cherry Grove Road
Dowagiac, Michigan 49047
(616) 782-1277
Fax: (616) 782-1382
Washtenaw County
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Richard King, Regional Director
740 Woodland Drive
Saline, Michigan 48176
(734) 944-1016
Fax: (734) 944-0165
Email:
dstotz@orchard.washtenaw.cc.mi.us
Satellite Offices
Lenawee County Chamber of Commerce
Ms. Sally Pinchock, Director
202 North Main Street, Suite A
Adrian, Michigan 49221
(517) 266-1488
Fax: (517) 266-6065
Email:
spin@orchard.washtenaw.cc.mi.us
Jackson Business Development Center
Duane Miller, Director
414 North Jackson Street
Jackson, Michigan 49201
(517) 787-0442
Fax: (517) 787-3960
Email:
jbdc@jacksonmi.com
Affiliate Office
Ann Arbor Center for Independent Living
Mr. Edward Wollmann, Director
2568 Packard Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48104-6831
(734) 971-0277
Fax: (734) 971-0826
TDD (734) 971-0310
Email:
edwoll@provide.net
Wayne State University
Small Business Development Center
Mr. Kevin Lauderdale, Regional Director
2727 Second Avenue, Room 121
Detroit, Michigan 48201
(313) 577-4850
Fax: (313) 577-8933
Email:
lauderk@bizserve.com
Satellite Offices
University of Detroit-Mercy
Dr. Ram Kesavan, Director
College of Business Administration, Room 105
4001 W. McNichols.
P.O. Box 19900
Detroit, Michigan 48219-0900
(313) 993-1115
Fax: (313) 993-1052
Email:
kesavar@udmercy.edu
Downriver Community Conference
Small Business Development Center
Ms. Paula Boase, Director
15100 Northline Road
Southgate, Michigan 48195
(313) 281-0700 ext. 190
Fax: (313) 281-3418
Email:
pboase@bizserve.com
Monroe County Industrial Development Corporation
Mr. Randy Thelan, Director
111 Conant Avenue
Monroe, Michigan 48161
(313) 243-5947
Fax: (313) 242-0009
Email:
mcidc@ic.net
Speciality Center
Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center
Mr. William Loomis, Director
P.O. Box 1485
2901 Hubbard Road
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106-1485
(734) 769-4110
Fax: (734) 769-4064
Email:
wrl@iti.org
SCORE Offices
Southeastern Michigan SCORE #0018
477 Michigan Avenue, Room 515
Detroit, Michigan 48226
(313) 226-7947
Lenawee County Chamber of Commerce
202 North Main, Suite A
Adrian, Michigan 49221
(517) 265-5141
Grand Rapids SCORE #0642
Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce
111 Pearl Street NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503-2831
(616) 771-0305
Fax: (616) 771-0328
Email:
scoreone@iserv.net
Kalamazoo SCORE #0433
c/o Kalamazoo Chamber of Commerce
346 W Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
(616) 381-5382
Fax: (616) 384-0096
Email:
SCORE@nucleus.net
Cadillac SCORE #0651
222 North Lake Street
Cadillac, MI 49601
(231) 775-9776
Fax: (231) 768-4255
Minority/Women/Native American Development Centers
Women's Christian Association of Berrien County
Ms. Suzanne Thursby, Director
508 Pleasant Street
St. Joseph, Michigan 49085
(616) 983-4453
Fax: (616) 983-4564
Detroit Entrepreneurship Institute, Inc.
Ms. Cathy McClelland, CEO
455 W. Fort Street, 4th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226
(313) 961-8426
Fax: (313) 961-8831
Email:
deibus@aol.com
Center for Empowerment and Economic Development
Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment
Ms. Michelle Richards, Executive Director
2002 Hogback Road, Suite 12
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 677-1400
Fax: (734) 677-1465
Email:
mrichards@wwnet.net
Grand Rapids Opportunities for Women
Ms. Vicki Hudson
Marketing and Business Services Director
25 Sheldon SE, Suite 210
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 458-3404
Fax: (616) 458-6557
Email:
grow@voyager.net
Opportunities with Public Housing Authorities (PHA)
  See PHA contact information at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/pha/contacts/index.cfm
Opportunities with Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) recipients
  See CDBG contact information at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/cpd/communitydevelopment/programs/contacts/

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