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Sponsor First Merit


FirstMerit Bank
FirstMerit Bank is an industry leader with branches across the Midwest, delivering superior lending strength; a full array of financial products and services that rival those of larger banks; and the ability to meet the sophisticated needs of our customers through innovative banking solutions delivered locally by bankers with deep ties to their markets.

As we’ve grown into the diversified financial services company we are today, we have never lost sight of our philosophy to provide personal service and stay actively involved in bettering our communities.

FirstMerit Bank is a subsidiary of FirstMerit Corporation, a $24.6 billion diversified financial services company headquartered in Akron, Ohio. FirstMerit Bank has 379 banking offices and 412 ATM locations in Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois and Pennsylvania (as of 6/30/14).For more information, visit us at


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Opportunity Detroit
The mission of OPPORTUNITY DETROIT is to showcase Detroit’s exciting present and promising future by creating an urban environment that attracts businesses, residents and visitors. Detroit’s urban core is bursting with new businesses providing a plethora of opportunities for professionals to work downtown in a fast-paced environment that inspires productivity and growth. Come spend a little time in Detroit and you’ll discover how easy it is to find good eats, good entertainment and good time. Downtown Detroit is home to the Tigers, the Lions, the Red Wings and three lively casinos. The vibrant streetscape offers more than 125 restaurants, bars, hotels, theater venues, and a growing array of retail shops. The forthcoming M-1 light rail will further drive commercial growth along the Woodward Avenue district, with Campus Martius and Cadillac Square providing year-round attractions and activities. Don’t take our word for it, visit our web site to see what others around the world are saying at