Tracy Randall, Round Lake Produce & Distributing LLC
“Dru Mitchell connected with me after our company had a devastating fire that demolished the entire facility. Her team went right to work helping us get our company back up and running. She offered suggestions, connections with people who could help and, a listening ear when I needed a friend. Dru’s on-going assistance included communicating on our behalf with the township, various officials and property owners to help make our construction and transition as smooth as possible. We owe much gratitude to her for our redevelopment as without her I am not sure where we would be. As our company continues to expand and grow in Clinton County, I plan to connect with her from here on out as a business partner! Thank you Dru for all you did…from the bottom of my heart.”
Mark R. Hudson, DayStar Communications
“DayStarr Communications is currently providing fiber optic internet to over 40 businesses and a growing number of residential customers in St. Johns and we want to increase our customer base. We recently joined Clinton County Catalyst and have already seen results. Dru Mitchell is exactly the partner we need. What is our only regret? That we didn’t join sooner! If you want to do business in Clinton County, you need to join and be active in the organization.”
Dr. Wayne Petroelje, Clinton County RESA
“People choose to live in Clinton County for several reasons. One of them is because of the first rate educational systems! The six public schools are: Bath Community Schools; DeWitt Public Schools; Fowler Public Schools; Ovid-Elsie Area Schools; Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools; and St. Johns Public Schools. There are also five non-public schools including: Most Holy Trinity School – Fowler; St. Joseph School-Pewamo; St. Joseph School-St. Johns; St. Mary’s School-Westphalia; and St. Peter Lutheran School-St. Johns; and, Clinton County Regional Educational Service Agency (CCRESA)-St. Johns. CCRESA provides exceptional educational and support services for all learners and is one of 56 intermediate school districts in Michigan. Collaboration is the key to success in Clinton County and CCRESA maintains a strong relationship with the Clinton County Economic Alliance.
Together these entities serve approximately 11,000 students and their families. They offer quality curriculum, excellent facilities, music, drama and sports activities, highly qualified and caring staff, and opportunities for family involvement. Clinton County welcomes your family!”
Pat & Tim Jackson, Residents
“Making a home in Clinton County, Michigan has allowed us to live a lifestyle in an area that provides everything anyone could want for raising a family, enjoying the outdoors, or simply being a successful modern family in 2020. Our mostly rural county has space for elbow room, but its proximity to a Big Ten university and the urban center of Lansing allows us to enjoy all that the city has to offer. What makes it work for us and our neighbors is the way in which the Clinton County Catalyst builds bridges between the urban and rural neighborhoods, bringing the best of both together for the benefit of all. Clinton County exemplifies the perfect combination of small town familiarity and big city opportunity with the synergy promoted by the CCC building a level of vibrancy that is palpable throughout the region.”
Rhonda Feldpausch, Fowler Village Clerk
“Dru Mitchell, President & CEO of Clinton County Catalyst, was extremely helpful with the process of creating a campaign for a Public Spaces, Community Places crowdfunding grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Dru worked closely with me to produce an informative, well written campaign to raise funds for the completion of the Fowler Depot Welcome Center. This facility is situated on the Fred Meijer Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Rail Trail. It is a magnificent public space which will serve trail users, local residents and visitors. We raised approximately $78,000 using this crowdfunding mechanism!”
These testimonials have been updated to reflect our new organization name, replacing Clinton County Economic Alliance with Clinton County Catalyst.