Corporate Sponsors
Celebrating our shared values!

Mentor Sponsors

Cherry Capital Airport is ranked a Tier 1 - or "critical" - airport in the state and only ranks behind Detroit Metro and Grand Rapids' Gerald R. Ford airports in terms of economic impact. According to the 2017 Michigan Aviation System Plan, the economic impact of the Cherry Capital Airport is nearly $1 billion. Find the airport guide here.

Cherryland Electric Cooperative is in six counties —Leelanau, Grand Traverse, Benzie, Kalkaska, Wexford and Manistee—and has 35,000 members. Cherryland is a community cooperative, and is dedicated to serving its members now and in the future. Cherryland gives back to Northern Michigan in many ways, from donations to local nonprofits to scholarships for local high school students.


GoGo squeeZ's mission is to make it easier for families to be healthier and happier. They are the leading squeezable, re-closable, 100% fruit in a pouch. Their products are crafted with high-quality, natural ingredients to provide wholesome goodness for squeeZing, and enjoying wherever life takes you. They offer over 20 varieties of fruit and veggieZ on-the-go, plus new GoGo squeeZ YogurtZ.





"I believe in SEEDS values and am inspired by how SEEDS responds to what's happening in our community and is solving complex problems with their public and private partners." - President & Principal Megan Olds

Parallel Solutions is based in Traverse City, and guides the processes and holds space for people to come together to align visions, get unstuck, create action plans, and make things happen to strengthen Great Lakes communities. Through consulting and coaching, facilitation, and community and team engagement, Parallel Solutions helps people build relationships and business practices to grow and sustain impact for the long-term.


Spanglish is a Mexican-American restaurant located in the Commons of Traverse City. At Spanglish, they source their food locally when ever possible. All of their food waste is composted and takeout containers are biodegradable. They also recycle all paper, plastic, metal, and glass.




The Traverse Area Association of REALTORS® (TAAR) was formed in 1935. The TAAR encompasses the five-county Grand Traverse area, which includes Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim, Kalkaska, and Benzie Counties, as well as the immediate surrounding counties of Missaukee, Wexford, Manistee and Charlevoix. Members of the Traverse Area Association of REALTORS® are committed to the profession of real estate, either in sales, brokerage, or related activities such as lending and title research.

Leader Sponsors

Desmond Liggett Wealth Advisors is a mission-driven, fee-only wealth management company with a simple purpose: to generate exceptional value for the individuals, families, small business owners, and non-profit organizations they serve. Desmond Liggett Wealth Advisors believe in and adhere to triple-bottom-line analysis for portfolio investments, ensuring that they review how a company’s environmental and social values impact its long-term resilience and, consequently, value.

Friend Sponsors

Deep Foundation Repair provides comprehensive foundation and concrete repair services, structural repairs, waterproofing, and more to the Traverse City, MI area. They have been proudly serving the homes and businesses of northern Michigan since 2015. Deep Foundation Repair is a fully licensed business with MIOSHA 10-Hour Safety Training and Home Builders Association Members.

The ERG! mission is to make fresh, simple, and healthy energy bars that actually taste good and that will become your favorite. ERG! is a small-batch, handmade fruit & nut bar in 12 great flavors that is packed with real nutrition and whole ingredients that you can actually recognize. Together, ERG! is building a business that carefully manages product development and manufacturing, operates a zero-waste facility, and actively supports the community.


Grand Traverse Construction is owned and operated by a group of engaged commercial building professionals. Each brings building expertise and exceptional management to every project. Grand Traverse Construction continues a legacy as a builder of industrial, municipal, health care, K-12 and upper education, and retail.

Hazelnut Kids, founded in 2005, is your trusted partner in finding the safest toys that are not only beautiful and creative, but are also manufactured in a way that puts the health of children and the environment first. We are located in Northern Michigan where natural play and environmental stewardship is valued and encouraged. Hazelnut Kids sources toys from companies that share these values and is happy to offer a large selection of wooden and organic toys that fuel the imagination and allow children to get lost in their own play.

Founded in 1943, Wayne Wire Cloth Products, Inc. is a global leader in the fabrication of custom filtration components, supplying to a wide variety of industries and commercial applications. Wayne Wire boasts three manufacturing facilities and over 75 years of process engineering, design consultation and tooling knowledge.


If you would like to become a sponsor, please contact SEEDS at We accept inkind sponsorships as well. You are welcome to view our giving levels here