SBAM Collaborates to Help Small Business Owners


The Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM) today announced a program with DTE Energy and Consumers Energy to provide enhanced energy services to small business owners statewide. SBAM Energy Solutions was unveiled today during an annual meeting and small business expo in Lansing.

“We’re Michigan’s only business organization with full-time, dedicated employees devoted to helping entrepreneurs manage energy needs, and SBAM Energy Solutions provides members with easy access to simple solutions,” says Rob Fowler, SBAM’s president and CEO.

SBAM Energy Solutions will offer members opportunities to save money on utilities and connect them with applicable programs. More than a dozen SBAM members participated in the pilot program and are already seeing results.

“Like all businesses, our customers want to save money on energy bills, but are already juggling so many priorities,” says Jerry Norcia, DTE Energy’s president and chief operating officer. “The collaboration between SBAM, DTE, and Consumers Energy gives customers a go-to resource for energy questions and challenges — so they can focus on running a successful business. Our work not only impacts the bottom line — it gives customers peace of mind knowing they have the best energy solutions possible for their business.”

Under the program, SBAM members can engage with three energy specialists and discuss the best options for managing their utility needs. More information about the program can be found here.

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