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2023 Salute to Heroes Appreciation Weekend Sponsors

Thank You to Our Incredible 2023 Corporate 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 www.aam.com/careers. 

CapTel phones are ideal for people with some degree of hearing loss, the Captioned Telephone, or CapTel, works like any other telephone with one important addition:

It displays every word the caller says throughout the conversation. CapTel phone users can listen to the caller, and can also read the written captions in the CapTel’s bright display window.

CapTel Offers Phones at No Cost. And, you or a loved one may qualify for a CapTel Phone at no cost. Individuals with hearing loss may receive an Internet-based CapTel phone at no cost if they complete and submit a Third Party Certification of Eligibility. Certification must be signed by a hearing health professional, such as a doctor or audiologist, who confirms that the person has a hearing loss and requires CapTel Captioned Telephone Service in order to communicate effectively over the phone. Learn more. 

Folds of Honor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides educational scholarships to the spouses and children of military members who have fallen or been disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces.

Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded nearly 44,000 scholarships totaling nearly $200 million to the spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service members. And now, in our biggest announcement yet, we are expanding the Folds of Honor mission to incorporate America’s first responders, including police, firefighters, EMTs and paramedics. This move reflects our purpose to meet sacrifice with hope and show first responders and their families that they are not alone.


There are nearly 2 million first responders in the United States who respond to approximately 240 million calls made each year. Every time they respond to one of these calls, they are putting their life on the line. In 2021 alone, 669 law enforcement officers and 135 fire-fighters perished while on duty in the U.S. Appreciation for U.S. military service members and First Responders is the single most unifying position held by Americans. On this we agree: those who protect our freedom and our families deserve our unwavering support. Learn more.

At Gold Star Mortgage Financial Group, we make the home buying process simple. With our innovative technology and workflows, you’ll be certain in your decision to choose Gold Star! Learn more!

Every business needs its brand to look professional. That means, as a business owner, you want your storefront, marketing materials, and signage printed with the highest quality so your brand stands out. Here at Greko Printing & Marketing, we work in a quality-controlled environment to deliver the absolute best prints to you every time.

Located out of Plymouth, MI, we’ve partnered with many fantastic Michigan brands like Absopure Water, Crain’s Detroit, Detroit Tigers, Leo’s Coney Island, MetroPCS, and so many more! But we don’t only provide services for Michigan businesses; we serve professionals across the nation.From our graphic designers, press operators, and bindery personnel to our friendly customer service team, we offer years of combined experience in the industry with an outstanding track record.

Running a business involves enough challenges, so getting the prints you need shouldn’t be one of them. That’s why we aim to make the entire process simple as possible. And we’ve instilled one critical core concept throughout the years of working with satisfied businesses and professionals; a great customer experience comes first.

When you choose to print with Greko, you’ll partner with a business you can rely on, quickly contact when you need help, and get the quality you deserve so your business looks professional and stands out. Learn more. 

Heart to Heart Hospice of Southgate, Michigan has been serving Detroit area residents since 2013. We provide a compassionate, patient-centered approach to medical care and supportive services for patients at the end-of-life, as well as for their family members. We provide care to patients in their home, nursing homes, and personal care homes as well as in our Troy Hospice Inpatient Center.

Through our unique programs, the Heart to Heart Hospice Foundation changes lives! Our programs include; Patient and Family need grants, Veteran’s Care, Education & Scholarships, Alzheimer’s, Cancer and Cardiovascular related illness support. 

For more information visit htohh.com and htohhfoundation.org 

Health is at the core of everything we do!

Since 1961, Humana has been committed to helping people live healthy and happy. Our approach is simple—offer personalized care from people who care. We do this by listening to our members and creating solutions to help them reach the best version of themselves.

We’re also deeply invested in towns and cities across the country, and we strive to support and improve communities at a local level. Learn more today!

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. 

It is well known that in working with military veterans, especially those with "Invisible Wounds" of PTSD and TBI, it is imperative that the family be an integral part of the healing process.

With that knowledge, the Motor City Veterans Hockey Association (MCVHA) was created to meet the need to include family members, caregivers, and active support members as participants. Motor City is comprised of more than 80% military veterans, with more than half of the MCVHA members being veterans with disabilities. The other 20% is comprised of active duty military members (5%), family members (10%), and supporting  members (<5%).

 

Additionally, the program is staffed with experienced USA Hockey certified coaches, equipment specialists, as well as a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in PTSD and TBI. 

The MCVHA was created to help with the education, awareness and advocacy for our veterans dealing with both physical trauma rehabilitation, as well as recovery from “Invisible Wounds”.

Playing hockey is great, but for our players, it is as much about helping serve their brothers and sisters as it is having fun and enjoying each other’s fellowship. Learn more. 

WE'RE OBSESSED WITH BEING THE BEST.  THAT'S TRUE.

For over 100 years, True Temper Sports has shown its commitment to bringing transformational technologies to market with an unwavering determination to be #1 in everything that we do. Learn more. 

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. 

United Image Group is a full-service graphics company that specializes in building brand identity from design to installation. Some of the products & services we offer — design, screen printing, embroidery, signage of all shapes and sizes, banners, vehicle graphics, vinyl lettering, promotional items & more! If your company wants to put their logo on it, we can make it happen!

Founded as a small-time basement operation under the original moniker “Steve’s Custom Signs,”‚Äč United Image Group now operates out of a 15,000 sq.ft. production facility in Ann Arbor, MI. We have been in business for more than 20 years with consistent growth, and currently have a staff of over 25 talented individuals with a wide range of skills.

We’re constantly exploring new advances in equipment and processes to deliver the best products possible. Our team prides itself on creating quality products that help businesses grow. We know that the only way to keep our business growing is to help our clients grow themselves. Learn more. 

At UTEC our mission is to help your business become more efficient through the use of cutting edge technology. We will manage the technology structure of your business consisting of copiers, printers, scanners, computers, servers and presentation display boards. Any technology that your business runs on–we are the professional one stop solution to serve your needs.

Our technology specialists will work with you to recommend the right products and ROI documentation. Operating your business with precision and proficiency is your priority, which is why we make it ours. At UTEC, we are here to sell and service technological efficiency. Discover the UTEC difference today. Learn more. 

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. 

Veterans Radio is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) dedicated to all the men and women who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces of the United States of America.  Our mission since 2003 has been to illuminate the extraordinary actions of ordinary people who have gained and preserved the freedom all Americans enjoy—and the ultimate price that is often paid. 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.