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Success Stories – Morano Foods, Inc.

It was a dream of Lesley and Greg Morano to have a thriving family business back in 2009. With their own funding, they made Morano Foods, Inc. a reality. In 2011 their signature spaghetti sauce, which dates back over a century, was already in 82 stores across Michigan and growing in popularity in the gourmet marke...

Success Stories – The Front Porch

Michael Carney started The Front Porch as a hobby business in 2014 that repurposed and restored vintage furniture and home décor pieces.  He and his wife, Irma, had the vision of expanding this business into a local shop.  Financing for start-up businesses can be extremely hard to obtain.  Chi Isho...

Success Stories – Great Lakes Flooring Specialist, Inc.

Wayne Roberts, along with his family, Jordan, Justin, Meagan, and Julie, founded Great Lakes Flooring Specialists, Inc. in 2015. Despite his over 35 years of commercial flooring experience and the company’s growing reputation, Wayne’s business was a start-up, which unfortunately meant that many financial insti...

Success Stories – Bicycle Gallery and Body Art

For David Martin being an extremely talented artist wasn’t enough. He wanted the freedom that being an entrepreneur offered. In 2012 he incorporated Bicycle Tattooing LLC and began pursuit of his dream, owning his own business. In preparation for this new venture he received unanimous support from the Common C...

Success Stories – John T. Warren

Like many people, John T. Warren was falling behind on his bills and was having a hard time making his car payment.  He went to Chi Ishobak to try to refinance the truck to get a better interest rate.   John and Chi Ishobak starting looking at his expenses and spending habits and dug deeper into his finances ...