WE amplify. WE connect. we empower.
Merriam-Webster defines Amplify as "to make larger or greater (as in amount, importance, or intensity) : INCREASE."
What amplificiation challenges does your business face - finding ideal clients, building authentic relationships, crafting a powerful brand, supporting a balanced, healthy team?
Push the Amplify Easy button today!
We believe that successful businesses are built upon genuine, authentic relationships with those 'right' people - clients, staff, collaborative partners, cheerleaders.
We Connect - businesses to clients, management to teams, people to people, resources to leaders.
With 3 psychologists on staff, we understand the nuances, the messages, and the processes required to Connect well.
We all want to feel Empowered to do good, to build something of value, to help others.
How do you Empower your business and your team? That's a loaded question! We believe it starts with understanding how to accomplish goals and meet needs; about equipping people with tools and resources that set them up for success; and about understanding the objectives and challenges of your customers. We then craft a custom strategy that Empowers you and your team to thrive.
Our proven system:
Amplifies the quanity of qualified connections, the strength of relationships, and brand perception
Connects clients highly qualified prospects and those 'right' existing connections
Franchise lead generation
We connect people interested in owning a franchise with top-tier franchise consultants who help them find the perfect fit that matches their goals, lifestyle, and skill set. Talk about a rewarding job!
We are also skilled content creators, seasoned digital marketers, and great at a few other things.
Our staff is educated, dedicated, and good at what we do. We've worked in corporate positions; we're small business owners; we're wine and bourbon lovers; and most importantly, we're parents, spouses, children, and friends. 4 of us are Michigan State grads, and we fully embrace the lone University of Michigan guy in our midst. Our goal is to make your business successful, whatever that looks like for you, so you can fully embrace and enjoy life. Cheers!
Heather Doering, Owner
Heather founded Ace in 2013. She's people passionate and chooses to embrace each day as a new adventure.
When she earned her BA in Psychology from Michigan State, digital marketing didn't exist (yes, she's THAT old!). She's self-taught and incorporates consumer psychology into her work.
Heather is an active member of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, is on the advisory board of the Workforce Alliance Initiative, chairs the Federal Reserve Bank's Money Smart FemPreneur Summit, and loves living in metro Detroit. She also owns IN3 Network, which provides education and support to women entrepreneurs.
Heather is a mom of 2 amazing young men and an awesome but sometimes pesky dog. She enjoys reading, working out, Saturday mornings at Eastern Market, and spending time with family and friends.
Scott McGlone, VP of Business Development
Scott brings a diverse and well-developed skillset to the Ace team. He earned a degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, spent many years working in IT, has earned national sales awards, and is a former business owner.
Scott is active in the community - he currently serves on the board of the Canton Chamber of Commerce, is a past board member of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce, and is a charter member of the Workforce Innovation Alliance.
Scott is dad to his cat, Mr. Peepers, loves cruisin' in his '67 Fairlane through the streets of downtown Plymouth, enjoys a good bourbon, and appreciates Saturday mornings at Eastern Market.
Stefanie Krause, Franchise and Lead Gen Expert
Stefanie joined the company in April 2018. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and an MBA from Walsh College.
She has worked in business and client services in various capacities for General Motors, Masco, ProQuest, and most recently, The University of Michigan.
Stefanie is very passionate about her work and is elated to be working for a company that gives her adequate work-life balance.
She is a mom to 2 young boys and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her kids and husband. She also loves traveling, meeting up with friends, and going wine tasting.
Bridget Baisch, LinkedIn and Digital Services
Bridget owns Bridget Baisch Consulting, helping clients effectively communicate to get desired results. She brings her communication expertise to Ace by helping with content creation, LinkedIn management, and system implementation.
Her many years in the corporate realm bring a well-rounded apprach to small business marketing. She's able to take a strategic approach to serve clients.
Bridget and her husband enjoy yoga and are proud pet parents.
Brian Marr, Data Master
Brian is an auditor by day, data master by night. He tracks client success, assembles all of those awesome reports, and keeps us on the straight and narrow. We (especially Heather, who, as a wordsmith and psychologist, is not a fan of numbers) appreciate his attention to detail, consistency, and the addition he makes to the team.