Allen Credit Counseling Agency may have set a new record for the
fastest business attraction success at DEGC
when its executives flew
into Detroit Metro Airport from South Dakota on a Sunday and opened for
business the following Friday.
When Allen Credit Counseling CEO
Glenn Jungeman called the DEGC's business attraction department he
quickly cut to the chase. He wanted to be in Detroit, and he wanted to
be open within a week. The service-oriented 501-c(3) delivers a
personal touch to the counseling process that is mandated before
bankruptcy cases appear in court. The firm offers online counseling,
but wanted to have a site here where customers could complete their
Company representatives flew in on
Sunday and met with DEGC on Monday. By Tuesday afternoon they had
investigated several downtown locations presented by DEGC staff and
signed a lease with the Penobscot Building. The 2,000 square-foot
retail office included all furnishings. By Thursday, Allen Credit
Counseling had purchased computers from downtown retailer Computing
Express. Friday, the office was open for business.
blessed to have crossed paths with many good people in my life, and the
attraction staff at the DEGC was no exception," claimed Jungemann.
"Dusty (Eric Duistermars
) paid close attention to our requirements, and
therefore narrowed our search to three buildings near Detroit's
bankruptcy court. It saved us a tremendous amount of time, and allowed
us to meet our goal of a Friday opening."
Detroit contacts and experience as a tenant representative were
instrumental to the success of the project, summed up the whirlwind
experience this way, "Normally I'd say this is all in a day's work at
DEGC. This time I mean it almost literally."
Reach Eric "Dusty" Duistermars here