2017 JA Business Challenge

was a great success, thanks to YOU!


Title Sponsor


Presenting Sponsor


Supporting Sponsor


Titan of Industry Sponsor

Research & Development Sponsors


Classroom Sponsor

Dolinka VanNoord & Co.


Student Team Sponsors

Action Fabricators, Inc.

Adamy Valuation



Bill & Cheryl Coderre (2)

Blackford Capital

Crowe Horwath (2)

DTE Energy




Brad & Cindy Haverkamp

George & Lucile Heeringa Foundation


MFP Automation


Priority Health

RAM Management

Gwen Sandefur

Smith, Haughey, Rice & Roegge

Joe Tomaszewski

Warner, Norcross & Judd

Yanfeng Automotive


Adult Team Sponsors

Bank of America


Chemical Bank


George & Lucile Heeringa Foundation

Mercantile (3)

MFP Automation

Plunkett Clooney

RAM Management

Smith, Haughey, Rice & Roegge

Warner, Norcross & Judd

Yanfeng Automotive


The Junior Achievement Titan Business Challenge is a local student competition held on Wednesday, March 1, with an adult fundraising event the following day (see Titan Trivia). Most importantly, it is a business strategy tournament using the JA Titan program - an online business manufacturing simulation program. Each team acts as the Senior Management Team of their company and is responsible for developing business strategies and making "do or die" decisions quarter by quarter. The competition is uniquely designed to unleash creativity, test leadership skills and demonstrate the competitive nature of the free enterprise system. Teams go head-to-head as they strive to make informed, intelligent business decisions in running their own global, virtual business. The success or failure of the company depends on how well these decisions are made.

To find out how to get involved next year, please contact

Jessica Notenbaum