AEO 2018 National Microbusiness Conference • April 30 – May 2, 2018 • Detroit, MI REGISTER NOW




We offer a variety of partnership opportunities to showcase your company’s commitment to a fair and inclusive landscape for microbusinesses.


As a Moving Main Street Forward Media Partner, your outlet’s brand will be exposed across multiple channels before, during and after the conference, and you will have the opportunity to connect with industry veterans and emerging leaders in microbusiness and microfinance.


If your organization works with professionals providing capital, technical assistance or other forms of trusted guidance to small and microbusinesses, we’d love to have you join us as a Moving Main Street Forward Marketing Partner.


Want to partner with Moving Main Street Forward in other ways? We welcome your suggestions, and will work with you to design a partnership package that meets your company’s goals and budget.


To learn more about becoming a
Moving Main Street Forward partner,
please contact:

Corey Briscoe
202.650.5580 ext. 56

Special Thanks to Our
Conference Host Committee

We are deeply grateful to our Conference Host Committee members, who generously volunteer their extraordinary expertise and time to ensure that Moving Main Street Forward will be our best conference yet!

Byna Elliott, Chair, Conference Host Committee

Senior Vice President and Director of Community and Economic Development
Fifth Third Bank
AEO Board Member

Pamela Alexander

Director, Community Development
Ford Motor Company Fund

Wendy Lewis Jackson

Managing Director, Detroit Program
Kresge Foundation

Jason Paulateer

Vice President and Market Manager

Anika Goss-Foster

Executive Director
Detroit Future City


Beth Correa

President, Flagstar Foundation
SVP, Community Affairs and Service Quality,
Flagstar Bank

Shonda Johnson

Area General Manager
Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center

Tosha Tabron

VP and Relationship Manager, Global Philanthropy
JPMorgan Chase

Jeanne Wardford

Program Officer
W.K. Kellogg Foundation

Lead Sponsor

Plenary/ Major Event Sponsor

Core Insight Sponsors

Main Street Sponsors


Conference Supporters

Conference Partners



For general inquiries, please email