Launch Lenawee Class #2

We are introducing the most recent class of Launch Lenawee, as they get closer to their graduation and introductions to the community. Visit with them during their upcoming introductions during the Business Expo on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the Adrian Armory Events Center! (Photos by Jacob Wilson)

Tim Roberts

Tim Roberts

Acropolis Games

Tim Roberts is the owner of Acropolis Games in Adrian Michigan. Acropolis Games focuses on building an inclusive and welcoming tabletop gaming community in Lenawee county.  In addition to a wide selection of tabletop games and hobby supplies Acropolis Games hosts daily, weekly, and monthly gaming events that draw players from cities across the region to Adrian Michigan.

Brenda Rigdon, AIA

Brenda Rigdon, AIA

Black Raven Architects, LLC

Brenda Rigdon, AIA, is the Principal of Black Raven Architects, LLC. Her firm is expanding into real estate development, focusing on the adaptive reuse of historic or obsolete buildings. These projects will provide innovative commercial space and housing in historic downtown buildings close to restaurants, entertainment venues, and community activities.

Pamela Singleton

Pamela Singleton

In His Presents

Pamela Singleton is the owner of In His Presents which specializes in creating beautifully designed, Christian themed gift packages for women of faith.  Launching her business is the fulfillment of a long-term dream which she plans to pursue as her “second act” throughout retirement.  She will also be launching a new product line in January 2020 called A Present Surprise which will offer an assortment of pre-curated and custom gift packages for special occasions, holidays and business gift giving.  

Mike Rone

Mike Rone

Paragon Office Repair

Mike Rone has nearly 20 years’ experience servicing office machines. He was considering taking a college business course when he discovered that the Launch Lenawee program may be a better alternative. Mike’s dedication to service is what sets him apart from everybody else. Watch for Paragon Office Repair coming this winter.

Chris Allen

Chris Allen

People's BBQ

Chris Allen is currently working on opening a BBQ food truck in Adrian. People’s BBQ is a place where we love to cook for you, bringing the best of comfort food for miles around with our fall-off-the-bone ribs and our mouth-watering beef brisket you can’t get anywhere else.

Jacob Ransom

Jacob Ransom

Professional Painting and Drywall

Jacob Ransom owns a professional painting and drywall company focusing on providing convenient and exceptional residential services to Lenawee and Washtenaw counties.

Jacob Wilson

Jacob Wilson

W4 Entertainment

Jacob Wilson owns W4 Entertainment, a multi-operational entertainment company dedicated to providing the best event experiences. Focusing on: quality audio and visual productions, DJ services, photo booths and other event rentals.

Launch Lenawee Graduates

Meet the graduates of our Launch Lenawee program! As they continue to build their business plan, locate or grow in the community, please consider how you can support or promote their business. Each business that starts in our county gives an opportunity for future economic impact and growth. 

Jay and Gwynne Marks

Jay and Gwynne Marks

Marks Trading Company

The Marks Trading Company Adrian MI

The Marks Trading Company currently offers hand spice blends at local markets and vendor shows.

We plan on opening a specialty grocery store in downtown Adrian, offering local and regional products that are Natural and with as few preservative and fillers as possible. Our goal is to be more farm and less factory.,

We will offer Bulk Food, Coffee and Herbal Tea, Canned and Dry Goods, Produce, Meat, and Dairy products from local farms, baked goods and other local items such as Maple Syrup and Honey.

Visit their website: The Marks Trading Company

Dara O'Regan

Dara O'Regan

Flo's Bakery

Flo’s Bakery is currently a home bakery out of Tecumseh with a goal of attaining a licensed kitchen by the end of 2019.

Florence is my great-grandmother; I started the business in her honor and began with her recipes of cookies, cakes, and breads.

Flo’s Bakery attends 3 to 4 farmers markets per week as well as other seasonal events throughout the year to provide people with a variety of homemade, from scratch goods.

Visit her website: Flo’s Bakery

Michelle Crandall

Michelle Crandall

Pets in Focus

Pet photography at its best!

Not all photographers carry around squeakers, treats and clickers but that sets me apart from the many excellent photographers you have to chose from.

I love to find the place your pet is most comfortable and capture moments that make them such an important member of your family so you can cherish them forever.

Visit her website: Pets in Focus Photography, LLC

Joseph Kozakieiwcz

Joseph Kozakieiwcz

Adrian Tactical


Adrian Tactical will one day be the home of family laser tag, tactical laser tag and fowling fun center. A place where everyone can come out and have a good time.

Our intense game will take place in a military setting, focused on 9 mission-style objectives using state-of-the-art metal, military-grade, red-dot scope laser tag weapons. Tactical laser tag, besides the incredibly realistic weaponry, involves combat simulations, role-play style games, and various precise and competitive goals.

We will also be offering Fowling. Fowling pits two teams against each other, both competing to knock down all their opponent’s bowling pins using a full-sized, regulation NFL football. Matches can be setup for singles or doubles play, as players use pin-point accurate passing to throw the football 48 feet to their opponent’s Fowling lane.

Really popular with the college crowds and a family-fun activity!

Visit the website: Adrian Tactical