COBO Center, Detroit, Michigan | January 11-24, 2016

Presenting Sponsors

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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Ally Auto

Ally Auto is a leading automotive financial services company powered by a top direct banking franchise. Ally's automotive services business offers a full suite of financing products and services, including new and used vehicle inventory and consumer financing, leasing, inventory insurance, commercial loans and vehicle remarketing services. For more information, visit and follow us on or


Sponsor MacuHealth 


MacuHealth is a Michigan based company focused on preserving vision health and vision performance by providing the only scientifically designed, tested and proven formulations with all three carotenoids found in the eye, (Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Meso-Zeaxanthin). Our sharp focus and commitment to “Trust The Science” is driven by our desire to help improving and preserving vision as well as preventing and managing Age-Related Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in North America.

We offer:

MacuHealth with LMZ3™ Scientifically designed, this product contains the crucial elements found naturally in the eye and key elements to block the impairing and damaging blue light. Scientific evidence demonstrates that this is the product of choice to provide the best results for:

  • People suffering from Age-Related Macular Degeneration, the leading cause of vision loss in America.
    Over 40 million projected people afflicted by the disease by 2020.
  • People suffering from night vision issues and other glare-induced issues.
    An estimated 90 percent of all driver’s decisions are made based on what they see. Despite 60 percent less traffic on the roads, more than 40 percent of all fatal car accidents occur at night.
  • Flying personnel and frequent flyers.
    These people are exposed to higher levels of risks due to Cosmic Rays exposure

ClearVision.PRO™ Scientifically designed to increase contrast and reduce the glare created by impairing damaging blue light (sun, floodlight…), ClearVision.Pro is the perfect supplement for athletes, casual and professional and outdoors persons. It promotes sharper, clearer vision and better definition leading to better visual quality and cognitive skills needed for top performance.
Available worldwide March 1st 2015.


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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


Sponsor PNC

PNC Grow Up Great

PNC and the PNC Foundation have long histories of strengthening and enriching the lives of our neighbors in communities in which we live and work. For decades, PNC has provided resources to seed ideas, foster development initiatives and encourage leadership in nonprofit organizations where imagination and determination are at work enhancing people's lives everyday.

To build on this commitment, PNC developed PNC Grow Up Great, a $350 million program to help improve the school readiness of millions of children from birth to age 5. As part of this initiative, the PNC Foundation has earmarked funds for grants to nonprofit organizations which work to directly improve children’s school readiness by providing support in one of the following key areas: social and emotional development, teacher training and arts and culture. By focusing our support in these critical areas, PNC hopes to achieve greater results in school readiness, which will yield stronger, smarter and healthier children, families and communities.