Council of 100

The Council of 100 is one of Southwest Michigan First's greatest partners in our mission of creating jobs and wealth in Southwest Michigan. As a private, not-for-profit economic development organization, we value our Council members for not only their financial support, but also their capacity and willingness to create opportunity in the community. An investment in the Council of 100 goes directly to:

  • Growing our community's economic base
  • Attracting new business to the region
  • Retaining and expanding our existing companies
  • Providing start-up companies with the capital and support they need
  • Making a legislative impact on non-partisan legislative policies
  • Ensuring our indigenous talent pool is challenged and properly marketed
  • Connecting our leaders to powerful ideas and each other

To learn more about how you can join us in redefining the future of Southwest Michigan and hear about Council of 100 advantages, please contact Petey Stephanak at 269.553.9588.
To make your Council of 100 contribution directly:

Accounting/Benefit Services
Basic BDO Cole Gavlas, PC Plante & Moran
Byce Consulting Engineers CRB Consulting Engineers, Inc. Eckert Wordell Hurley & Stewart Kingscott Associates Prein & Newhof Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. TowerPinkster
Cole Automotive GroupHarold Zeigler Automotive Group Harold Zeigler Automotive GroupLakeview Ford Lincoln
Business Services/Products
Integrated Smart Technologies Knight Watch Inc.MarxModaUnited Parcel ServicesVenture Advisory Group
Community Organizations
Kalamazoo Promise Western Michigan University Athletics Western Michigan University Athletics Western Michigan University Athletics - Broncos
Construction/Construction Management
AVB Consumers Concrete Corporation CSM Group Envirologic Technologies Kalleward Group Kendall Electric Incorporated M.W. VanderVeen Company Miller Davis PRO Services Inc. Terra Contracting The Austin Company Aerotek W. Soule & Company
Contract Research Organizations
Innovative Analytics               
AEP Indiana Michigan Power Consumers Energy        ITC Holdings
1st Source Bank AmeriFirst Home Mortgage Chase Bank Chemical Bank Comerica Bank Consumers Credit Union Fifth Third Bank First National Bank Greenleaf Trust Horizon Bank Huntington Bank Mercantile Bank of Michigan Old National Bank PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. The Wiser Financial Group
Food and Beverage
Arcadia AlesGreenleaf Hospitality Group Imperial Beverage Maggie's Catering Millennium Restaurant GroupSt. Julian Winery
Irving S. Gilmore Foundation Monroe-Brown Foundation
Health Care/Hospital
Borgess Health Bronson Healthcare GroupDementia Serivces Group
Information Technology
BlueGraniteCTS Telecom Inc. NuWave Partners Secant Technologies
Insurance/Business Liability/Workman's Comp
Blue Cross Blue Shield Keyser Insurance Nulty Insurance Priority Health
Honigman Kreis Enderle Hudgins & Borsos Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone Miller Johnson Snell & Cummiskey Sielatycki Law Varnum Riddering Schmidt HowlettWarner Norcross and Judd
Manufacturing and Design
ArmstrongAzon USA Inc. Dimplex Thermal Solutions Duncan Aviation Eaton Corporation KAZOO/Edwards GarmentsFabri-KalFlowserveGreen Bay Packaging, Inc. Humphrey ProductsLandscape Forms MolSon Newell Rubbermaid Owens Products Pfizer Quality Assured Plastics SAFARI Circuits Schupan & Sons Inc. StrykerSturgis Molded Products Western Diversified Plastics, LLC Zoetis
Media/Advertising/Creative Design
Adams Outdoor Advertising Kalamazoo GazetteNewhall KleinTownsquare MediaVML
Real Estate/Home Construction
Allen Edwin Homes Bradley Company Colliers International Franklin PartnersGKARThe Hinman CompanyJaqua Realtors Midlink Business Park Peregrine RealtyPlazacorpTreystar
Target Meijer
Talent Management
HRM Innovation, LLC HumaneX Ventures On Staff WSI - Workforce Strategies, Inc.
Kalamazoo/Battle Creek International Airport