SCORE Grand Rapids would like to invite you to become a Strategic Alliance Partner. Your investment helps us to continue to help emerging entrepreneurs and existing small businesses to live their dreams and grow our economy.


Chemical Bank of Michigan

Chemical Bank of Michigan*
Chemical Bank realizes how important your business is to you and the community; we offer business checking and cash management services, employee benefit plans, as well as loans and credit options. Stop by your local office to learn more.  Member FDIC. Equal Housing Lender.


Comerica Bank
At Comerica Bank, we are committed to corporate social responsibility. Our volunteer program supports corporate objectives for success by improving the lives of individuals, groups and the communities in which we do business through volunteerism, building and managing relationships and strategic partnerships.

Huntington Bank

Huntington Bank*
When small businesses thrive, the whole community benefits. That’s why at Huntington, we believe in growing the local economy by supporting small business.  If you are ready to invest in your small business, Huntington is here to help.

Legacy Trust

Legacy Trust
Legacy Trust is an independent, locally owned, Michigan-chartered bank that specializes in providing investment and wealth-management services to individuals, families and foundations. Legacy Trust delivers highly customized financial and investment solutions tailored to meet the unique situation of each client.

Mercantile Bank of Michigan

Mercantile Bank of Michigan*
Mercantile Bank of Michigan provides a wide variety of commercial and personal banking services primarily to businesses, individuals, and governmental units through its six full-service offices in greater Grand Rapids and Holland.

United Bank of Michigan

United Bank of Michigan*
United Bank offers business loans to provide the capital that companies need to improve cash flow, buy equipment, add capacity or capitalize on other opportunities.  United Bank is a locally owned and operated bank with some of the most experienced, business savvy lenders in the business.


Certified Public Accountants

Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC

Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC
Andrews Hooper Pavlik PLC (AHP) is a certified public accounting and consulting firm with eight offices throughout Michigan. We provide accounting, audit, tax, employee benefit plan administration, retirement planning, and business and IT consulting for individual and businesses clients. AHP offers the expertise and resources of a large CPA firm while focusing on excellence and providing outstanding value to our clients at the local level.


We work closely with small business owners to help them solve their problems. From tax planning, business structure, payroll administration, cash flow issues, to help with accounting systems. We offer thoughtful advice to our clients.

Echelbarger Himebaugh Tamm & Co PC logo

Echelbarger Himebaugh Tamm & Co PC (EHTC)*
As a local CPA firm, EHTC provides bookkeeping and tax services to business owners. We assist our clients with budgeting, cash flow and tax planning. We also provide business valuation services. Our industry expertise includes manufacturing, distribution, professional services, and retail (including franchises).


Law Firms

Plachta, Murphy & Associates, PC*
At Plachta, Murphy & Associates, it is our mission to promote our clients' business and personal interests through responsive and proactive legal expertise.  We are a full service law firm serving small to medium sized West Michigan businesses and their owners in all aspects of the law.

Varnum Attorneys at Law

Varnum, LLP Attorneys at Law*
Varnum is a leading Michigan law firm providing a broad range of legal services to meet the complex needs of its clients.  Varnum serves as counsel to individuals, businesses and institutions throughout Michigan and beyond.


Specialty Partners

DVS, Inc.

DVS, Inc.
DVS is a Digital Marketing Agency that listens. Modern compelling design + innovative Marketing Communication solutions are what we are known for. Connecting you to your audience through better communication is our passion. We know how to engage the viewer, evoke emotion, and drive them to action. Please allow us to demonstrate what we have learned over twenty years of experiences, and how it can be applied to your toughest communication challenges!


FranNet is the nation's oldest (since 1987) and most respected franchise consulting firm.  With offices in over fifty North American and international cities, FranNet offers consulting services on a no fee basis to individuals committed to starting their own businesses.


Building a great online presence doesn't have to be a chore. Grandesigns is dedicated to helping you to identify and implement the best solutions for your business' needs, with consulting, web design, development, hosting, and training services. Whether adding a feature or building a whole new website from scratch, we pride ourselves on delivering projects on brand, on budget, and on time.

R.W. Baird

BraunWalsh Group
Baird Financial Advisors serve as true partners to families and individuals across the United States. Creating the right financial plans and investment strategies for you begins with understanding who you are and what’s important to you. Far more than a simple Q&A, our process begins with truly getting to know you – your values, hopes and concerns. We’ll engage in a conversation about your current financial situation, your priorities and your vision for the future. And this line of communication will stay open once we’ve built and implemented your comprehensive, personalized solutions so we can ensure they remain on track for the long term.


*Multi-Year Sponsor of SCORE Grand Rapids