Kickstart the Kitchen!

Many in our community are looking for an approved commercial kitchen to further develop and grow their small business. Renovation of the existing kitchen space at the Adrian Armory will remove barriers of food business ownership. This community kitchen will provide the specific resources and shared tools they require, making entrepreneurship an accessible form of business.

 

Business Training

Mentorship

Networking

Micro Loans

Interested?

Learn if You Qualify for the Next Session in 2019

Our Mission

We support and develop entrepreneurs and small businesses in Lenawee County, Michigan by providing access to business development services, mentorship, business loans, and networking opportunities.

Please Apply for our Next Session

Our Story

LaunchLENAWEE is part of the LaunchMyCity family of programs, modeled after LaunchDETROIT and LaunchRALEIGH.  We strive to develop successful local entrepreneurs by expanding access to comprehensive business training, and financial and business resources.

LaunchLENAWEE is supported by Rotary International, Kiwanis, and other community resources and volunteers and donors LIKE YOU!

Our Partners

Our network of local and national partners provides a broad network of support and resources for our entrepreneurs.

Ready to Join?

We’re looking to partner with current small business owners who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that we provide. Entrepreneurs with great new business ideas will also be considered.

Become a Mentor

Having a successful mentor relationship can play a critical role in the future success of our students, and can be extremely fulfilling for the mentor. Learn more about the role and mentorship opportunity.

Launch Lenawee Teams

Leadership Team

Mark Murray, Board Member – Adrian Armory Community Center

Mary Murray, Board Member – Adrian Armory Community Center

Dave Maxwell, SCORE Certified Mentor

Gary Clemetson, Director of Entrepreneurial Services – Lenawee Now

Jessica Sattler, Economic Development Director – City of Tecumseh

Rhonda Wingfield, Assistant Professor – Siena Heights University

Naomi Lolley, CEO – ImInBiz, Inc.

Advisory Team

Donna Baker, CPA, Owner – Donna Baker & Associates

Bob Behnke, Superintendent – Adrian Public Schools

Karol Bolton, Board of Commissioners – Lenawee County

Garry Clift, President – Clift Buick GMC

Rudy Flores – Southeastern Michigan Migrant Resource Council

Mark Haag, Superintendent – Lenawee Intermediate School District

Paula Holtz – Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Drake Lolley, Founder – Advantage Visuals

Naomi Lolley, CEO – ImInBiz, Inc.

Michael Masters, Dean – Lenawee/Hillsdale County Centers Jackson College

Dave Maxwell, SCORE Certified Mentor

Christopher Miller, DDA/Economic Development Coordinator – City of Adrian

Mark Murray, Board Member – Adrian Armory Community Center

Mary Murray, Board Member – Adrian Armory Community Center

Margaret Noe, Attorney – Noe Law Office

Shawn Preissle, Business Consultant – MI-SBDC Greater Washtenaw Region

Tim Robinson, Director of Operations – Lenawee Now

Jessica Sattler, Economic Development Director – City of Tecumseh

James Van Doren, Executive Director – Lenawee Now

Jacob Wilson, Intern – Siena Heights University

Rhonda Wingfield, Assistant Professor – Siena Heights University

 

Current Mentors

Bill Blackerby

Al Brittain

Chuck Chase

Bob Gage

Bob Gordon

Bill Kenyon

Marilyn Kramer

Mark Murray

Mary Murray

Jessica Sattler

Mike Towler

Rhonda Wingfield