Michigan YMCA Leaders Conference

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Lansing Center


In addition to YUSA’s support and assistance, the Michigan YMCA Leaders Conference relies on the generous sponsorship of local businesses and individual leaders to present the highest quality conference for Y professionals and volunteers.

YLeaders 2016 is generously supported by the following sponsors who have provided their time and financial resources. Our sponsors will be in attendance at the conference, so if you have the opportunity please give them your consideration and recognize their contributions.

Gold Sponsor

competitive edge

Competitive Edge has grown to become one of the largest promotional firms in America. All our staff work together, pooling our many years of experience to manage each order efficiently and effectively. Our expertise lies not only in the products we produce, but also in the marketing of each product we deliver.



Silver Sponsor

West Bend logo

West Bend serves nonprofit and community-based organizations like YMCAs, Boys and Girls Club, and sheltered workshops that many other insurance carriers perceive as too difficult. West Bend customers benefit from our experience with insurance programs and services designed to meet the specific requirements of “hard-to-place” risks.


Silver Sponsor

Shinberg Insurance

Founded in 1929 by Herb Shinberg, Shinberg Insurance has been serving the East Lansing area for over 80 years, providing the best possible financial and risk solutions to our clients. The Shinberg Agency is a full service independent insurance agency specializing in Commercial P&C, Personal Lines, as well as Employer/Employee Benefits and Human Resource Outsourcing.


Silver Sponsor

Iron Grip

Founded in 1993, Iron Grip Barbell Company quickly rose to prominence through the introduction of a revolutionary new design for weight plates. At the 1993 IHRSA convention, Iron Grip launched the first and only weight plates with integrated handgrips and a unique 12-sided design. This breakthrough became the company’s signature product and represents the most significant improvement to the industry’s oldest fitness equipment – the iron barbell and weight plate. The Iron Grip weight plate is manufactured exclusively in the USA by one of America’s premier iron foundries, making it one of the few in its category to be manufactured domestically.


Silver Sponsor

Matrix logo

Matrix Fitness’ goal is clear: To make commercial grade equipment that stands out, rises above, and sets new industry standards in the process. Well, we’ve done just that. But that’s just the beginning. Each time we introduce a new product we immediately start asking ‘How can we make it better?’ Perhaps that’s why our machines attract more attention and require less maintenance than anything the competition has to offer.
Matrix is a subsidiary of Johnson Health Tech, Ltd. (JHT). Johnson Health Tech has been producing premium fitness equipment since 1975 and is the fastest growing manufacturer of fitness equipment in the world. It has earned both ISO 9002 and 9001 certifications. A truly global company with 19 subsidiaries worldwide, JHT has the intellectual resources necessary to produce the most technologically advanced equipment on the market and the economies of scale needed to deliver the best value possible.


Silver Sponsor

Precor designs and builds premium fitness equipment for effective workouts that feel smooth and natural. Our equipment is chosen by health clubs, hotels and spas, universities, and individuals all over the world. For nearly three decades, we’ve driven fitness forward with a passionate focus on ergonomic motion, proven science, and superior engineering.
We constantly study and anticipate the needs of the people and organizations we serve, and continually redefine the levels of innovation, quality, and service necessary to deliver the very best fitness experiences – all with the goal of improving the ways people improve themselves.


Silver Sponsor

ThinSoft for YMCA is a software solution developed with the help of partnering YMCAs to manage and integrate all facets of a Y organization, including membership, programs, fundraising, child care, camp, volunteer tracking, back office and front desk tasks. ThinSoft is easy-to-use, customizable, and suitable for on-premise or cloud-based deployment. The features and functions are designed to improve staff productivity and efficiency, as well as enhance member experience. ThinSoft for YMCA is more than a software solution – it’s an investment in the future growth of your organization as it strives to meet its community’s needs. ThinSoft for YMCA is a product of Unique Systems, Inc.


Silver Sponsor

Identity Source

The Identity Source is a full service provider for growing businesses that require promotional and brand building programs. Our services include embroidery, screen printing, advertising specialty items, inventory fulfillment, web stores and creative art/design services.

Throughout our 23 years of business we have qualified and created partnerships with manufactures both domestic and abroad. These relationships give us the ability to source custom product specifically designed for your brand or promotion. Our modern in-house production facility lets us control our dedication to quality and fast turnaround.


Silver Sponsor

Daxko provides software and services that help community-based organizations increase efficiency, engagement, and community impact. We partner with more than 500 organizations throughout the nation, and consistently help them to grow their organization and promote their mission.

Our mission is to provide technology and services that contribute significantly to the success of our customers and to provide our team members with rewarding careers. As member organizations have grown, so has the Daxko Nation, to more than 200 team members over 6 different products and services. We are deeply motivated to make a difference in the lives of our customers and those they serve. Our workplace, with a culture of collaboration, action, and entrepreneurship, has a well-deserved reputation of providing “career defining” opportunities for team members willing to pursue them.


Silver Sponsor

Octane Fitness logo

As the only fitness equipment manufacturer in the world dedicated exclusively to zero-impact cardio, we quickly have become an established leader in this highly competitive industry. Precise focus and proven performance clearly distinguish the company, and benefit you with innovative, award-winning products; dedicated resources; uncompromised quality; and personalized customer service.

Our mission is to create superior zero-impact cardio equipment, including elliptical machines, that customers love and rely on to fuel their lives. Our team is fueled by a relentless passion to invent the absolute best zero-impact machines ever. You can count on it.


Bronze Sponsor

Mossa logo

MOSSA, formerly known as Body Training Systems in the US and Canada, has a long and storied history of inspiring millions of people to MOVE with health club ownership in the 70’s and 80’s, with the introduction of The Original STEP that launched the step fitness craze in the 90’s, and today with professionally developed group fitness programs for health clubs and consumer workouts for Microsoft’s Xbox One.

MOSSA is honored to be selected Best In Class by Microsoft to provide workouts on Xbox One’s new online service, Xbox Fitness. Consumers can now experience the MOSSA workouts with instant, personalized feedback, right in their home. Xbox Fitness will optimize every workout with immediate feedback on form, power, and heart rate with the all-new Kinect, featuring Muscle Mapping, Power Gauge, and Pulse. Xbox Fitness technology combined with MOSSA’s programming expertise make these the most ideal home user workout experiences. MOSSA has partnered with Microsoft to launch the MOSSA Xbox Fitness Health Club Promotion to millions of Xbox One users, offering them a free pass to experience the workouts at participating health clubs.


Bronze Sponsor

OP Aquatics logo

Pool Solutions Made Simple! O.P. Aquatics has been serving aquatic facilities since 1969, which reflects our long-standing commitment to offering a complete line of commercial pool supplies and outstanding service and support. Advice and consultation from an experienced sales and technical staff, quick delivery from any of our four warehouses, and the most competitive prices anywhere make us the most reliable supplier in the industry.

When you decide to do business with O.P. Aquatics, you will quickly find that we are the best value around. Our combined experience, service, product availability and pricing will be a true asset for your facility. Our variety of products include aquatic chemicals, Chemtrol controllers and sensors, CAT controllers and sensors, pool vacuums, pool paint, test kits, reagents, chemical feed pumps, and flowmeters. We don’t stop there, we also have poolside recreation products, handicap aquatic lifts, filters, pool lights, heaters, thermometers, and many more aquatic accessories.


Gift Sponsor


We’re called Life Fitness for a reason, because helping people live healthier lives is more than just our business, it’s our passion. Commitment, it’s what sets us apart. And it doesn’t end with the equipment, that’s just the beginning. Life Fitness. It’s more than just our name, it’s What We Live For.
Our commitment to product leadership is displayed each and every day, by dedicating more people and resources to make sure our product feel great and perform safely. That they have the best industrial design on the market, with unsurpassed reliability and durability built in.