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2024 Salute to Heroes Appreciation Weekend Sponsors

As a leading global Tier 1 Automotive and Mobility Supplier, AAM (NYSE: AXL) designs, engineers and manufactures Driveline and Metal Forming technologies to support electric, hybrid and internal combustion vehicles. Headquartered in Detroit with nearly 85 facilities in 18 countries, AAM is Bringing the Future Faster for a safer and more sustainable tomorrow. To learn more as well as our current openings, visit 

I chose a career as a Farm Bureau Insurance agent because I care about the people in my community. I live and work in this area, so my service is always personal and always local.

Because I care so much about protecting you and your family, I'll get to know you, your needs, and your dreams so that we can develop a personal insurance plan for you.

Knowing you have the right insurance agent handling all your insurance needs is one of the most secure feelings you can have. My goal is to bring you peace of mind... and to help you and your family through the toughest times of your life.

Fisher House Michigan is a not-for-profit organization formed to improve the quality of life of our military members, retirees, Veterans, and their families and caregivers.FHM supports the construction and operations of comfort homes built near VA Medical Centers in Michigan, called “Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Houses.” 

FHM works to inform the Veteran community, their families, and the general public about Fisher Houses, and provides necessary support to Fisher House operations as needed. FHM presently supports operations at the Fisher House at VAAAHS in Ann Arbor, and is raising capital and program funds for the future house at the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center in Detroit

The Kroger Family of Companies is committed to community engagement, positive social impact and charitable giving at the national and local levels. Every community is unique, but our common goal is to be welcome in the neighborhoods we serve and help the people there live healthier lives. We direct our charitable giving and service—at the national and local levels—to nonprofit organizations that focus on hunger relief, military personnel and their families, health and nutrition, disaster relief and more. Learn more here. 

MGM Resorts recognizes the exceptional sacrifices and efforts of those who serve in our armed forces. To show our gratitude, MGM Resorts has created a special "Military & Veterans Program" (MVP). The program is available to any active duty military, members of the National Guard & Reserve, retired military, prior service and spouse of eligible military personnel. MVP members receive special discounts on rooms, restaurants, shows and attractions. We've also created a special MVP MGM Rewards card that gives an automatic upgrade to Pearl status and the benefits that accompany that MGM Rewards tier. Learn more.

The Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights represents 14,000 carpenters and millwrights across the state of Michigan. Our member carpenters help build diverse projects, large and small, residential and commercial. Union millwrights work with precision machinery, installing and maintaining everything from conveyor systems to turbines and generators. Our members work closely with contractor partners across the state. MRCC offers you an advantage:

Union carpenters and millwrights get extensive training in state-of-the-art methods and equipment during a four-year apprenticeship that produces the best skilled professional worker fully certified by the U.S. Department of Labor.

- The MRCC ‘s top priority is to collectively bargain for good wages for all members, who deserve a fair wage for a hard day’s work.

- MRCC is committed to ensuring its members are working on safe job sites – not working along untrained, unsafe and even undocumented workers.

- Union members have good healthcare coverage and a pension that members can build on as they work.

The MRCC is more than just a union. It’s a brotherhood of skilled tradesmen and women who take real pride in their craft. Carpenters and millwrights are committed to their skilled trade, standing together to keep the union and Michigan’s economy strong. Learn more. 

O&W, Inc. is a fifth generation, family owned and operated beer distributor.

As an employee-first organization, we strive to create a culture that motivates our team to deliver value to our retail customers, suppliers and business partners.

Our commitment to community involvement and social responsibility will be part of our legacy.

As a global leader in the packaging and recycling industries, Plastipak is driven by innovation and operates at more than 50 sites around the world. We understand that packaging is essential for making goods and essentials available for everyday life. Our purpose is to create products that inspire choice, provide value, and are sustainably balanced for our customers. We strive to make a positive impact on the world and are committed to providing sustainable solutions that make a difference.

Pop Daddy was born out of the passion—some would say obsession—that Pop Daddy Snacks Founder’s Mark and Erin Sarafa had for microwave popcorn. Mark and his family were eating microwave popcorn almost every evening when he decided to do some research. When he learned about the chemicals used in microwave popcorn, he realized he needed to find a new, healthier way to feed his family’s addiction!

Mark bought a large popcorn machine and started experimenting with different kernels and flavors in his basement, passing out his popcorn to friends, family, and neighbors. Since you are reading this on Pop Daddy’s website, you may have already guessed that the popcorn was a big hit!

Our mission to cover the earth began more than 150 years ago when in 1866 Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams founded the Company in Cleveland, Ohio. The duo went on to shape an industry and create a global legacy of creativity, collaboration and innovation. That legacy continues today as we look ahead and continue to innovate for the future. With stores, distribution centers and facilities spanning the globe, we are able to deliver the best in paints, coatings and related products to our customers all over the world.  Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through our more than 4,900 company-owned stores. Come visit us at one of our 67 local store locations in Southeast Michigan.


TWO MEN AND A TRUCK® is a national, yet still local, full-service moving company which offers customers comprehensive home and business relocation, packing and unpacking, and junk removal services. Making training and customer service a priority, we’re proud to offer professionally-trained movers along with top-of-the-line equipment and resources to exceed your expectations. Our goal is to tailor each experience to specifically fit all moving needs. Learn more. 


US Foods® is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants and foodservice operators to help their businesses succeed. With nearly 28,000 employees and more than 70 locations, we provide our customers with a broad and innovative food offering and a comprehensive suite of e-commerce, technology and business solutions. Learn more. 

UWM is the #1 overall mortgage lender and purchase lender in the nation and has been the #1 wholesale lender for eight consecutive years according to data compiled by Inside Mortgage Finance — all of which we achieved with the help of our broker partners. We continue to expand our operations at an unprecedented pace as we follow a long-term plan to keep us ahead of the curve and strategically prepared to take full advantage of any future shifts in the mortgage industry.

But what exactly is a wholesale lender? Instead of offering mortgages directly to consumers, we work exclusively with independent mortgage brokers across the country to help them provide a client experience far superior to that of any bank or retail mortgage lender. We also use our considerable resources and leadership position to provide training, technology, marketing support and more to help our entrepreneurial partners compete, win and grow their businesses — because the more successful they are, the more successful we will be.

A Veteran Community Action Team (VCAT) or VC (Veteran Coalition) works to develop a comprehensive network of service providers and community members dedicated to ensuring veterans and their families are served efficiently. Through education, collaboration and the sharing of best practices, this can be achieved. Each of Michigan’s 10 Prosperity Regions has a VCAT or Veteran Coalition that focuses on four main pillars of service: employment, education, health care and quality of life.  Learn more. 

Wayne State University’s Colonel Gregory Gadson OMVAE is dedicated to providing high quality and comprehensive student veteran support in an environment that fosters respect, commitment, and academic excellence. We provide direct and liaison services for all education and administrative matters pertaining to our student veterans, their families, and the military community at large. Learn more.

Benjamin Wynn is the CEO of Wynn Innovations, a wholesale supplier that offers a wide range of products, including medical equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), and janitorial products. Benjamin is the founder of Wynn Innovations and has played a key role in its growth and success. Under his leadership, Wynn Innovations has become a trusted partner for many government agencies, hospitals, and businesses, providing them with the supplies they need to keep their operations running smoothly.

Benjamin is a U.S. Air Force veteran serving over 6 years with multiple tours. He has the knowledge and experience to help you with your supply chain and product needs.

In addition to offering a wide range of products, Wynn Innovations also provides custom sourcing and procurement services to help clients find exactly what they need. The company is dedicated to providing high-quality products at competitive prices, and Benjamin ensures that the team is always focused on delivering the best customer service possible. With hundreds of happy clients and more than 1 million leading brand products on hand, Wynn Innovations is well-positioned for continued growth and success in the future.