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2023 Holiday Gift Guide

Support your fellow SVSU Alumni this holiday season! Below are SVSU Alumni Owned Businesses that have great products and services that could be a great gift for a loved one this holiday season!


Kodi O’Mara ‘19

O'MACARON is a specialty dessert shop located downtown Midland, MI. They specialize in french macarons, carrying 20+ flavors at a time. Their flavor options range from classic flavors such as pistachio, salted caramel, and vanilla all the way to froot loops, lavender, caramel apple, pumpkin spice latte and other seasonal flavors! They also offer various flavors of crème brûlèe, cookie dough, bubble tea and Italian sodas!

Grove Tea Lounge


Patrick McElgunn ‘15

Grove Tea Lounge is a tea-forward cafe that specializes in brewing premium loose-leaf tea, high quality coffee & top-rated espresso. Alongside our lineup of uniquely curated drinks, we pride ourselves in serving our community the most delicious house-made food, pastries & desserts in the region - whether you're looking to fuel your health goals, want something indulgent, or on a mission for the best vegan, gluten-free, or dye-free options in the area, Grove is always top of the list!


Matt Zufelt 

At Clock9nine, we're proud to be a tight-knit family operation, run by myself, my wife Anika, and our little one Gavin. Our passion is to bring new life to vintage automotive parts by turning them into stunning works of clock art. As a small business, we put love and care into every piece we create, making sure it's not just functional but a true piece of art that tells a story.

Sarah Fechter Fitness HQ

Sarah Fechter ‘07

Sarah Fechter Fitness HQ is your premier fitness destination serving the Mid-Michigan and beyond for 18 years offering in person and online services. Give the gift of health by choosing a membership at our state of the art gym or if you're not local, tap in and learn more about how you or your loved ones can benefit with our functional online 1:1 coaching service, the SF Coaching Method. SFHQ provides a preventive, holistic, results driven approach to health and wellness, in person and online.

Grow Grace

 Emily Corkery ‘21

I graduated from SVSU in 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Technical Writing and minor in Graphic Design. I work full time remotely at a marketing company and run my hobby/ small business on the side. I started my polymer clay earring business in 2021 during the pandemic because I needed a physical creative outlet. I've been having so much fun exploring different styles of earrings, and I find it so fulfilling to gift or wear something my own hands have created!

Keys of the Kingdom

Takesha Montgomery ‘11

Keys of the Kingdom is a consulting agency offering dynamic, end-to-end business solutions for brand new startups and well-established kingdoms. "Write the Vision" Business Journal is perfect for taking notes, documenting goals, and tracking progress as you begin to build your business, and set your dream in motion. The Journal includes inspirational scriptures, business tips, and key information to assist you in planning and starting a business. After completion of this journal, you'll have a detailed manual encompassing the direction, goals, detailed branding specifics, target market focus, and information regarding the overall business plan.

Be Photographed

Brooke Elward ‘21

Hello, I am Brooke Elward! I am a self taught photographer and editor. I prefer Canon and shoot with my R6 and 6D Mark II. In college, I was hired by Saginaw Valley State University as part of University Communications and The Valley Vanguard newspaper for photography. I prefer to shoot posed and candid portraits which works perfect for my niche. I have become a professional helping couples pose and documenting their special moments such as weddings, proposals, and more! ​Can't wait to book with you so you can Be Photographed by me!



Wickes Hall 160
(989) 964-4196