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Entrepreneurs Wanted

Mentoring and Community Support Available

Business Training



Micro Loans


We’re currently taking applications for our seventh mentoring class now! Orientation dates are Tuesday, May 7, 2024 or Tuesday, May 14, 2024, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Adrian Armory Community Center. If accepted into the program, classes begin on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, running 10 weeks on Tuesday starting at 5:30, your investment for the program is $149.

Our Mission

We support and develop entrepreneurs and small businesses in Lenawee County, Michigan by providing access to business development services, mentorship, business loans, and networking opportunities.

Our Story

LaunchLENAWEE is part of the LaunchMyCity family of programs, modeled after LaunchDETROIT and LaunchRALEIGH.  We strive to develop successful local entrepreneurs by expanding access to comprehensive business training, and financial and business resources.

LaunchLENAWEE is supported by Rotary, Kiwanis, and other community resources and volunteers and donors LIKE YOU!

Our Partners

Our network of local and national partners provides a broad network of support and resources for our entrepreneurs.

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Ready to Join?

We’re looking to partner with current small business owners who would benefit from the combination of business and financial resources that we provide. Entrepreneurs with great new business ideas will also be considered.

Become a Mentor

Having a successful mentor relationship can play a critical role in the future success of our students, and can be extremely fulfilling for the mentor. Learn more about the role and mentorship opportunity.

Launch Lenawee Teams

Leadership Team

Mark Murray – Adrian Armory Community Center

Mary Murray – Adrian Armory Community Center

Jacob Wilson – W4 Entertainment

Board Members

Donna Baker

Chris Clarke

Kelly Jo Gilmore

Allen Heldt

Jay Marks

Mark Murray

Mary Murray

Margaret Noe

Austin See

Advisory Team

Donna Baker, CPA, Owner – Donna Baker & Associates

Karol Bolton, Board of Commissioners – Lenawee County

DeAngelo Boone – City of Refuge Ministries

Cary Carrico – Kemner Iott Benz

Chris Clark – County National Bank

Garry Clift, President – Clift Buick GMC

Rudy Flores – Southeastern Michigan Migrant Resource Council

Mark Haag, Superintendent – Lenawee Intermediate School District

Paula Holtz – Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Jay Marks – Marks Trading Co.

Dave Maxwell – SCORE Certified Mentor

Christopher Miller – Planewave

Mark Murray, Board Member – Adrian Armory Community Center

Mary Murray, Board Member – Adrian Armory Community Center

Ben Negron – Adrian Meijer, Inc.

Margaret Noe, Attorney – Noe Law Office

Shawn Preissle, Business Consultant – MI-SBDC Greater Washtenaw Region

Tim Robinson, Director of Operations – Lenawee Now

Dusty Steele – Raymond James

James Van Doren, Lenawee County Commissioner

Joe Williams – President, County National Bank

Rhonda Wingfield, Assistant Professor – Siena Heights University


Current Mentors

John Barrett

Bill Blackerby

Chuck Chase

Bill Kenyon

Jay Marks

Alisha Morton

Darrin Morton

Mark Murray

Mary Murray

Nate Smith

Mike Towler

Joe Williams

Rhonda Wingfield