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WMU Business Connection

WMU’s Business Connection is a University office dedicated to strategically match Western Michigan University’s resources to the needs of the local business community. By working together with the numerous resources available on campus, the office serves as a “one-stop shop” for companies that want to engage with the University.

We’re here for business. Whether you are seeking a research partner or want to enlist the help of student groups in developing business plans, the WMU Business Connection can find the resource to help move your business forward. Let us know how we can help you

  • Market your business
  • Develop your concept into a business plan
  • Establish research partnerships with our expert faculty in business, engineering, education, health and human services or other areas.

WMU Business Connection is located in Schneider Hall, home to WMU’s Haworth College of Business. Our location offers access to faculty experts, employment services, the Small Business Development Center, the Business Technology and Research Park, research partners, student project groups, interns, and more, including the Fetzer Center, a professional, full-service conference, meeting and event facility adjacent to the Haworth College of Business.

Contact Information

  • WMU Business Connection
    1903 W Michigan Ave
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008

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—Gail Goodrich, Binfinity & Beyond, LLC

I really appreciate you, Debi. I’ve been figuring this out on my own for 15 years. You are a blessing to me.

—Karen Koch, Home Modification Occupational Therapy Alliance

I just wanted to say thank you for sharing so much information. I look forward to being able to be involved in this great networking experience. I really will call on your assistance for the help with this Business Plan.

—Joanna Partee, Silver Fox Assistant, LLC

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—Sherry Seston, Vintage Inn & Winery

Thank you so much for the help. This wouldn’t have been possible without you. Am very grateful for your help and support and all the encouragement and positive vibes. God bless you!

—Isa Clark

I appreciate all that you do to support small businesses in the region. You are knocking it out of the park!

—Sonja A. Dean, Senior Program Officer, LISC

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—Mo’Nique Crowley, Fruit Street Kitchen

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—Brent Wedding, Business Banking Relationship Manager, PNC Bank

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