On Monday, December 14th at 9:30 a.m. the New York Stock Exchange welcomes officials from Grow Michigan II, to highlight the team’s mission to support growth, expansion and succession of small businesses in Michigan.
The fund is working with Detroit-based First Independence Bank, one of the country’s largest African American owned banks, a consortium of other top area lenders, and the Michigan Strategic Fund. 
Bell ringers will include:

  • Kenneth Kelly: Chairman and CEO, First Independence Bank and Chairman of Grow Michigan Fund II
  • Rich Baird: Vice Chairman of Grow Michigan Fund II
  • Pat O’Keefe: CEO of Grow Michigan Fund II
  • Derron Sanders: Director, First Independence Bank and Chief Development Officer of Grow Michigan Fund

The mission of the fund is to foster inclusion and wealth creation to provide opportunities for a sector that has traditionally been underfunded and underserved in Michigan aimed at long-term sustainability and job creation.

To watch the ringing of the bell click here on Monday morning.