Sponsor Spotlight

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Meijer supports communities, entrepreneurs in several ways at Making It In Michigan

October 10, 2019

Meijer is the primary corporate partner of the educational conference and trade show and will have buyers on hand looking for products to put on store shelves

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Lipari: Making It In Michigan Sponsor Spotlight

October 24, 2019

Lipari is sponsoring this year's Making It In Michigan Conference and Marketplace Trade Show taking place Nov. 13 in Lansing.

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GreenStone Farm Credit Services

How long have you been in business

103 years

How would you describe your business?

GreenStone Farm Credit Services supports rural communities and agriculture with reliable, consistent credit and financial services throughout Michigan and northeast Wisconsin.

What makes your customers keep coming back day after day, year after year?

As a member-owned cooperative, our customers are our members. As such, we have a relationship-based approach to all customer interactions, providing products and resources our members need to be successful.

Why did you decide to sponsor Making it in Michigan? Why is it important to support beginning food entrepreneurs?

As the leading provider of credit to farmers in Michigan, we also work to support initiatives that help them make sound and profitable business decisions, which why supporting programs like Making it in Michigan is important to us. We understand the need for opportunities like this to help entrepreneurs get established in the food business.

Can you recall a story of an amazing customer or co-worker experience that helps explain what makes your business special?

We have several customer profiles on our web page on our Open Fields blog or under the “Partners “tab. A link to a few are below:

https://www.greenstonefcs.com/resources/partners-magazine/2019/Summer-2019/07152019-future-focused

https://www.greenstonefcs.com/resources/partners-magazine/2019/Spring-2019/04152019-growing-solutions

Where can people learn more about your business?

Information can be found on our website: www.greenstonefcs.com or follow us on Facebook, LInkedin and Twitter.

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Michigan Good Food Fund and MSU Center for Regional Food Systems

How would you describe your business in one sentence?

Michigan Good Food Fund supports healthy food enterprises with financing.

What makes your customers keep coming back day after day, year after year?

No-cost technical assistance for good food businesses.

Why did you decide to sponsor Making It In Michigan? Why is it important to support beginning food entrepreneurs?

Many good food enterprises participate in the event. It is important to support beginning food entrepreneurs to support Michigan’s economy and sustainable businesses.

Where can people learn more about your business?

www.migoodfoodfund.org AND https://www.canr.msu.edu/foodsystems/

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SAAD Wholesale Meats

How long have you been in business?

1973

How would you describe your business in one sentence?

Wholesale distributor of halal beef lamb and poultry, also open to the public in our retail store.

What makes your customers keep coming back day after day, year after year?

Prices and availability, customer service and consistency.

Why did you decide to sponsor Making It In Michigan? Why is it important to support beginning food entrepreneurs?

We attended last year and were very happy with the conference and with the feedback and knowledge gained

Can you recall a story of an amazing customer or co-worker experience that helps explain what makes your business special?

On a daily basis customers in our retail store are amazed at how far their budget for beef and poultry stretches at our retail store.

Where can people learn more about your business?

Our website, Google, Facebook, Instagram

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Chelsea Milling Co. Jiffy Mixes

How long have you been in business?

Chelsea Milling- Since 1887

Jiffy Mix- Since 1930

How would you describe your business in one sentence?

Retail, Commercial and Non-commercial dry baking mixes.

What makes your customers keep coming back day after day, year after year?

Quality and Value

Why did you decide to sponsor Making It In Michigan? Why is it important to support beginning food entrepreneurs?

Help promote the State of Michigan

Can you recall a story of an amazing customer or co-worker experience that helps explain what makes your business special? 

Everyone here understands customer service

Where can people learn more about your business?

www.jiffymix.com