Matt Derrenberger, owner of Ann Arbor Insurance Associates, was the first sponsor to sign on with “The Lucy Ann Lance Show.” Matt grew up in Ann Arbor and knows how important local relationships are to his business. Matt and his wife Marti have two children and are actively involved in the Ann Arbor Public Schools and our community. Call Matt directly at 734.327.9222, ext. 23 and find out how Ann Arbor Insurance Associates can assist you, your family, and your business. Matt wants to help you make an intelligent insurance decision. Being a local business owner, Matt really cares about you and our community. Lucy Ann says, “I’ve known Matt for more than 30 years. He’s honest, reputable, compassionate, and an all-around great person. Matt believes in family first; and he will take great care of yours as well.”
Ann Arbor Insurance Associates
1925 Pauline Blvd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: 734.327.9222 Website: www.annarbor-insurance.com
Ann Arbor Carpets-Flooring America is more than just a flooring specialty. They are experts in flooring sales and design, and they will help you find the perfect flooring to fit your home and lifestyle. Founded in 1968 by Jerry Mrozinski and Harold Peplau (now retired), Ann Arbor Carpets continues its family-owned commitment to the community with Jerry’s daughter, Jenny, now assisting her father as well.
Ann Arbor Carpets
550 State Circle, Ann Arbor, 48108 (just south of I-94)
Phone: 734.619.0573 Website: www.annarbor-flooringamerica.com
The Ann Arbor City Club is a nonprofit, member-owned organization that has been a vital part of our community since 1951. It is dedicated to enriching the lives of its members and our community at large by providing charitable, social, educational, cultural and service opportunities.
With more than 400 members, the Club is a place where lasting friendships are formed and memories are created. As a Club member you will enjoy an atmosphere of camaraderie and friendship, and a diverse set of programs and activities that appeal to a broad range of interests. For many members, the Club is a treasured home away from home.
One of Ann Arbor’s great institutions, the City Club is rich in history and character, and serves as a valuable resource for individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations and others and as a premier venue for celebrating weddings and life’s other milestones.
Ann Arbor City Club
1830 Washtenaw Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734.662.3279 Website: www.AnnArborCityClub.org
In the summer of 1995, the only local banking institutions available to Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti residents were from outside the area. A group of prominent business people decided to change that by organizing a local bank. Six million dollars of initial capital was raised in the local community from businesses and professionals. For the third consecutive year, the Bank of Ann Arbor team set new records for earnings, deposits, and assets in 2012. Despite the less-than-robust economy, deposits grew by $107 million to finish the year at $793 million, making Bank of Ann Arbor the third largest bank in Ann Arbor as reported by the FDIC. Strong deposit growth provided the fuel for their commercial team to make more loans to help more businesses in our community grow. And with that their total assets hit $891 million at December 31, 2012, growing by $117 million. In the past year, over 200 organizations and charities received money and/or time from the Bank of Ann Arbor, its directors and staff. Click here to see how they contribute to the richness of life in Washtenaw County and beyond through support of these organizations.
Bank of Ann Arbor
Downtown Ann Arbor Office 125 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734.662.1600 Website: www.boaa.com
This employee-owned, customer focused insurance agency is an independent insurance firm in Michigan with three distinct locations in: Adrian, Ann Arbor, and Cassopolis. In 2005, Kemner-Iott purchased Benz Insurance in Ann Arbor, MI further expanding a successful insurance firm. Benz Insurance was procured from Lee Benz, who retired the same year. The insurance agency continues to operate under its original name, Benz Insurance. Benz Insurance was originally established in 1931, and just recently celebrated its 80th anniversary as a leader in personal and commercial insurance in Washtenaw County. They are dedicated to providing you quality personal and commercial insurance policies and programs. Kemner-Iott/Benz Insurance is not limited to any one insurance company, so they can shop the entire marketplace to give you the best personal and commercial insurance protection at the most competitive rate.
Benz Insurance Agency
3101 E. Eisenhower Pkwy. Ann Arbor, MI 48108
Toll Free: 877-314-7050 Phone:(734) 971-1000
Big George’s huge selection and low prices makes Big George’s “The Biggest Little Superstore.” Like many of our sponsors, they have been a family-owned business since 1959, providing their customers with the highest quality products, the best possible service, and prices to fit every budget. When you go to Big George’s, their friendly and knowledgeable staff will guide you through the area’s largest selection of Appliances, Home Theater Systems, Fireplaces and Outdoor Living Specialties. They have more brands and more models within those brands than any store, of any size.
2023 W. Stadium Blvd. Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: 734.669.9500 Website: www.big-georges.com
If you only think health insurance when you think of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, they’re okay with that. After all, their roots go back to the first health insurance plans in the U.S. These plans were created nearly a century ago for working people—teachers, miners and lumberjacks who just wanted affordable, quality health care. A lot has changed since then. Health care reform is bringing more change. At the same time, there’s much that hasn’t changed: the need for affordable, quality health care and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan’s role as a leader in helping Michigan residents get that care. Blue Cross Blue Shield is the largest health insurer in the state and a nonprofit corporation. Experts from Blue Cross Blue Shield join us each Monday at 9:10 AM to explain the latest health care initiatives and what you need to know about health care reform. Listen on 1290 AM & online at www.1290WLBY.com.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Ann Arbor Blue Care Network, 2311 Green Rd., Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: 877.469.2583 Website: www.bcbsm.com
DFCU Financial was founded in 1950 by a group of seven Ford engineering employees. Legend has it that the engineers pooled $5 each to found what was first called the Ford Engineering Employees Federal Credit Union. Since that modest beginning, the credit union has expanded significantly. In 2003, their name was changed to DFCU Financial as they continued to expand their branch network beyond Dearborn, Michigan. The growth and disbursement of their member base, plus the desire to make doing business with DFCU Financial easy, has driven their branch expansion. As a result, they have members living all over Michigan and all over the globe. Michigan’s largest full-service credit union, DFCU Financial offers online checking, banking, mortgages, loans, investments and much more in Ann Arbor and beyond. Their unprecedented Special Patronage Dividend has given more than $131 million in cash back to their members since 2006. For some members this can mean hundreds of dollars – even up to a monthly mortgage payment, year after year. Open an account or close a loan at their new Plymouth Road branch and they’ll donate $25 to the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation through their Schools and You (SAY) program.
Find the DFCU branch nearest to you: https://www.dfcufinancial.com/branchLocations.aspx?tid=542
Phone: 888.336.2700 Website: www.dfcufinancial.com
Fingerle Lumber Co. offers the region’s largest selection of lumber and related building materials. They have been family-owned and operated since 1931. They supply products that are components of carpentry-intensive building and remodeling projects. If a product is in their line, they want to sell it at a competitive price. For a complete list of their services, click here.
Fingerle Lumber Company
617 S. Fifth Ave., Ann Arbor, MI
Phone: 734.663.3550 Website: www.fingerlelumber.com
Established in 1954, the George Meyer Company has served more than 26,000 local area residents. In addition to specializing in window and door replacement, they also supply and install siding, roofing, storm windows and doors, glass replacement, and blown-in insulation. The George Meyer Company prides itself in meeting the needs of the homeowner and delivering great customer satisfaction. Visit their 10,000 square foot showroom, meet their expert staff, and view a wide selection or displays and samples.
George Meyer Company
3496 Pontiac Trail Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734.769.7330 Website: www.georgemeyerco.com
Well-known restaurants are generally known by signature menu items. Haab’s Restaurant is no exception. A thick-cut New York Strip Sirloin Steak, broiled to perfection, is unquestionably Haab’s most famous item. Haab’s was acclaimed locally in the Ann Arbor News reader poll as “Washtenaw County’s No. 1 steak house” every year until the category was retired. Ironically, the New York Strip Steak is not Haab’s most popular item. The Prime London Broil, as featured in Ford Times Magazine, consistently outsells everything else on the extensive menu. Seafood has also become increasingly popular in recent years, and Haab’s has adjusted its menu to include over 15 fresh and frozen seafood items. In fact, it is not uncommon for customers to proclaim that, although they summer on Michigan’s Leelanau Peninsula, they await their return to Haab’s to experience really great whitefish.
18 W. Michigan Ave., Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Phone: 734.483.8200 Website: www.haabsrestaurant.com
When it comes to choosing an attractive, affordable senior living option for yourself or someone you care about, you want something special: outstanding, quality services, a vibrant, friendly atmosphere and attentive, courteous staff. Hillside Terrace is all this and more. Co-owners/operators are the Litz Family, Nanya, Vic, Trey, Amanda, and Maddie (the family dog.) They bring together residents and staff with spirit, energy, warmth, and compassion, as onky family can do.
Hillside Terrace Retirement Community
1939 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: 734.761.4451 Website: www.hillsideterrace.net
Founded in 1896, the Humane Society of Huron Valley is the only animal shelter in Washtenaw County that takes in all types of unwanted, injured, lost, stray, abandoned, and abused animals. Each year they help more than 10,000 dogs, cats, rabbits, and other small animals. The HSHV is governed by a board of directors and supported by generous individual and corporate donors. Did you know HSHV has the highest “save rate” among all similar animal shelters in Michigan? 85% of the animals that come through our doors are successfully helped back home or find a new loving home. Listen to our weekly segment where we profile the Pet of the Week on Saturdays at 9:20 AM on 1290 WLBY & online at www.1290WLBY.com. Our Pet of the Week is also profiled here.
3100 Cherry Hill Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: 734.662.5585 Website: www.hshv.org
LaFontaine Buick GMC
500 Auto Mall Drive Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Service: 888-346-1404 Website: http://www.lafontainebuickgmc.com/
Lynn Raade provides friendly, personalized service at your home or your office. Locally-owned and operated, Lynn Raade State Farm Insurance focuses on out-of-state and international transfers and academic professionals. Lynn has been a State Farm agent since 1994, and offers auto insurance and home insurance. You will often see Lynn supporting community and educational events and giving back to our community and local schools.
Lynn Raade State Farm Insurance
3570 Plymouth Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (next to Busch’s Grocery)
Click here to access Lynn’s website
Main Street area is in the heart of downtown Ann Arbor. The Main Street Area Association is dedicated to keeping our neighborhood businesses strong and vital. The MSAA works to create visibility and improve the Main Street area in many ways, including advocating for safe and convenient parking, assisting in downtown planning and development, and beautifying and improving downtown landscapes. Members of MSAA include area restaurants, banks, real estate, attorneys, retail and service businesses, as well as public and private organizations. Their goal is to preserve Main Street area’s rich history while building a prosperous and inviting business environment that will ensure a dynamic future. Each week on our show, the MSAA’s Maura Thomson introduces us to downtown business owners. Listen Fridays at 8:20 AM on 1290 WLBY & online at www.1290WLBY.com. Podcasts of our interviews can be heard here.
Main Street Area Association
605 S. Main, #2 Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734.668.7112 Website: www.mainstreetannarbor.org
Mallek’s Service Station
Mallek’s Service Station began in the 1940s at the very same spot it is located today, where Huron, Jackson, and Dexter Roads converge on Ann Arbor’s westside. Owned by John Mendler since the early-’70s, Mallek’s is still giving that same great service today. They are expert mechanics who really care about their customers and their vehicles. They are great at diagnosing what ails your vehicle and even better at fixing it. And when it comes to service, you’ll love that air is free at Mallek’s and that the guys just may do your gassing up for you. So, don’t even bother getting out of your vehicle. Sit back, relax, and remember what great service is all about at Mallek’s.
Mallek’s Service Station (Marathon Gas)
1500 Jackson Ave., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Fred Meijer always said, “Customers don’t need us, we need them.” At Meijer, they focus on their customers and thrive by meeting their needs and exceeding their expectations. It was the middle of the Great Depression and groceries were scarce. In 1934, a modest local barber in Greenville, Michigan had a need and saw an opportunity. In an effort to take care of the customers who visited his barbershop, Hendrik Meijer purchased $328.76 worth of merchandise on credit. Together with his 14-year-old son, Fred, they opened North Side Grocery. He renamed his store Meijer’s Grocery. Meijer has always been a leader in finding and using new technology. This includes everything from the introduction of checkout scanners in the 1970s to the decision to stay open 24 hours in the 1980s to the launch of Meijer.com in the 1990s. Their commitment to innovation and taking care of customers has led to continued growth throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky. From the 1960s when the company had 26 stores and 4,000 team members in Michigan to today’s 190 plus stores and 60,000 team members in five states, Meijer continues to do business based on the simple philosophy that led Hendrik Meijer in 1934—meeting the needs of customers, team members and the communities they serve. Listen to Meijer’s Healthy Living segment every Saturday at 10:05 AM on 1290 WLBY & online at www.1290WLBY.com. Meijer Healthy Living Adviser Tina Miller shows us how to shop, cook, and eat healthy. Podcasts of her interviews can be heard here, and you can read her weekly blog here.
Metzger’s has served authentic German cuisine in a European atmosphere for more than 80 years. Their family restaurant is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan with a full service bar and outdoor seating available (permitting weather). Traditional German dishes, Classic American dishes, and fresh salads are just a few of our specialties. Being a family-owned and operated restaurant ensures that if you are a regular or a new customer, you will enjoy your dining experience each and every time you walk through their doors.
Metzger’s German Restaurant
305 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: 734.668.8987 Website: www.metzgers.net
With Palmer Insurance, it feels like coming home. They are a second generation, family-owned, operated and focused independent insurance agency that believes in creating exceptional value through open and honest communication. Paula Palmer Burns and her staff want their clients to value their input, enjoy working with them, and be extremely confident that they can assist them on protecting their assets through a specialized insurance program. Palmer Insurance sells, consults, discusses, services, evaluates, proposes, designs, reviews, offers, etc.
3074 Baker Rd., Dexter, MI 48130
Phone: 734.436.5047 Website: www.palmer-insurance.com
Founded in 1971, Reinhart is the definitive market leader in the greater Ann Arbor area, including Washtenaw, Jackson, southern Livingston, northern Lenawee and western Wayne Counties, with annual sales of more than $663 million. They set the bar high from the beginning. Founder Charles Reinhart said, “We never set out to be number one. We were committed to creating a quality organization.” That emphasis on quality has created generations of repeat customers, and a reputation for treating them like family. In fact, the whole Reinhart operation functions internally like an extended family, with surprisingly low turnover of agents and staff in an age when the average adult changes jobs every couple of years. Today Reinhart has 6 offices serving a large portion of southeastern Michigan. With their strong commitment to ethics, education, management, marketing and technology, and to providing a work environment that encourages personal growth and creativity, they have continued to be the area sales leader.
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Phone: 800.442.4404 Website: www.reinhartrealtors.com
A summer line-up of great FREE concerts awaits you in downtown Saline with a variety of live music Thursday nights from 7-9 PM. Join us on S. Ann Arbor Street (between Michigan Avenue and Henry Street) for action-packed entertainment for the entire family! From the Saline Big Band to the Saline Fiddlers, acoustic music from Bill Bynum and Company, and Indie/Alt Rock star Kari Holmes, these are just a few of the groups performing in Saline this summer. Plus, the 212 Arts Center staff will host activities for the kids. (In the event of inclement weather, the nearby Stone Arch Arts & Events will serve as the indoor venue.)
Saline Summer Music Series
S. Ann Arbor Street (south of Michigan Ave.), Downtown Saline, MI
The Saline Summer Music Series is sponsored by the Saline Main Street
(part of the Michigan Main Street Center program)
and the City of Saline.
Suburban Cadillac’s professional and well-trained staff is ready to assist you with your automotive needs. The Suburban Collection strives hard to make sure each and every one of their guests feels completely satisfied. Lucy Ann and her family know this personally, as they have been decades long customers, and Dean Erskine is now also a Suburban customer. The Suburban Collection based in Troy, MI, offers an array of automotive solutions to retail and industry customers throughout Michigan and Florida. The company’s 60+ year commitment to customer service excellence is backed by a comprehensive selection of brand names, spanning 32 convenient dealership locations and AAA-approved auto repair and collision service centers – including two Fischer Body Refinishing locations. Suburban Cadillac Ann Arbor recently underwent an expansion, allowing them to provide the best for their customers. Suburban is the largest Cadillac dealer in the area and is the sales volume leader in the area.
Suburban Cadillac Ann Arbor
3515 Jackson Rd., Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Phone: 877.790.9071 Website: www.suburbancadillacannarbor.com
Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is one of the nation’s top healthcare services providers, spanning 5 counties in Southeastern Michigan. With more than 2,700 physicians and 14,000 nurses and staff, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System includes 6 Hospitals, 6 Outpatient Health Centers, 7 Urgent Care Facilities and over 25 Specialty Centers. St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor Hospital is a 537-bed teaching hospital located on a 340 acre campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. St. Joseph Mercy Hospital has been named as a Top 100 Hospital and is at the forefront of many clinical specialty areas.
St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor
5301 McAuley Dr. Ypsilanti, MI 48197
Click here to access the St. Joe’s Ann Arbor website
United Bank & Trust is united in purpose, unlimited in capacity, unstoppable in commitment to the community. They join with you to be your local, supportive, creative and caring financial partner. It is this unity that creates the clarity needed to get results—for you, your family, your business, your community, your future. When you see a community need, you’ll find United Bank & Trust right there to meet it. Their bankers share their time, money, hearts and souls. They partner with you every opportunity they can because they have the best chance for community-wide success when we all work together. View United Bank & Trust’s community scorecard to see United in action.
As a member owned, not-for-profit cooperative, University of Michigan Credit Union (UMCU) is locally-focused and fully connected to its members, the University, and the community. Established in 1954, UMCU’s mission is to provide quality financial services that meet the present and future financial needs of their member owners. they are here to serve you. The University of Michigan Credit Union does not invest in risky ventures. It invests primarily in YOU and your fellow member owners in the form of prudent loans which are repaid on a timely basis. Their loan portfolio is carefully monitored to ensure that a balance is maintained with a variety of consumer and real estate loans. Funds are also conservatively invested, with over 90% of the investment portfolio placed in government agency securities.
University of Michigan Credit Union
For office locations and hours, click here
Washtenaw Community College
4800 E Huron River Dr, Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Phone: (734) 973-3300 Website: www.wccnet.edu/