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Northern Initiatives

Northern Initiatives



About Us

Northern initiatives and its partners are building stronger local economies, enhancing job growth, and supporting economic mobility. That means more business startups, more funding for business expansions, and greater economic empowerment for everyone living and working in under-invested communities. A small business loan isn’t just a loan: it represents a chance at building community wealth, improving quality of life, and creating positive, sustainable change. Northern Initiatives has offices, employees and customers throughout Michigan.


Northern Initiatives board and staff celebrate 30 years of supporting Michigan small businesses in fall 2023.
Sean Hollins of RJ's Printing in Kalamazoo
Sherman Reed of Five Pillars Farm in Berrien County
Irma Boyd of Nisu Bakery and Cafe in Hancock

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Chuck Hurst
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Chris Wendel