Veteran entrepreneur Roxanne Huggins has owned the Comstock Premier Lodge in Sargent, Nebraska since 2009. Working with her husband Mitch and one other employee, they have managed to expand their business from a large farm to a year-round bed & breakfast hunting lodge and ranch.
Founded in 2003, Michigan Association for Female Entrepreneurs (MAFE) is a nonprofit organization committed to supporting, promoting and empowering women entrepreneurs in Michigan through advocacy, entrepreneurial training and leadership development. MAFE provides opportunities for female entrepreneurs, both start-up and established, to build their entrepreneurial capacity through educational programs focused on sustainable business growth and development.
Detroit Regional LGBT Chamber of Commerce advocates for inclusion of all people, especially the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, + Ally Business Community in Southeastern Michigan. We connect our LGBT members to a strong base of ally partners and corporate support; we provide real growth opportunities for all businesses in the region.We are the subject matter experts for organizational diversity and partner with large, small, non-profit, and governmental organizations to grow the region.
The Microenterprise Network of Michigan (MNM) is a coordinated resource and advocate for Michigan microenterprise development. The MNM works to provide a voice for microenterprise, build practitioner capacity and improve the environment for Michigan entrepreneurs. The MNM understands that microenterprise development is an innovative way to revitalize our economy and communities, and is dedicated to using this development to lead job creation, asset building, access to capital and economic growth in the state.
Sometimes you have to get down and dirty in order to create something beautiful, and that’s the driving philosophy behind one of the leading landscape architecture firms in the Midwest.
Big Muddy Workshop, based in Omaha, NE, was founded by John Royster, a third generation small business owner inspired by design and a passion for sustainability. Having come from a family of business owners, Royster decided early on he should merge his personal interests with his family’s entrepreneurial spirit.
In less than three years, the Mid-America Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce has skyrocketed from the ground up to become an influential player in the Midwestern LGBT business community.
Founded by Dan Nilsen, CEO of Bishop-McCann, the Mid-America GLCC arose to fill “a big void in the Midwest for a gay and lesbian chamber of commerce,” said Michael Linctecum, executive director of the chamber.