About Us

“Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher” - Oprah Winfrey

The Bender Group has adopted a team approach by working with professional associates and alliances that provide value through passion and a desire to serve, with the ultimate purpose of creating prosperity for our clients.

About the Bender Group

Perry Bender, CPA - The force behind The Bender Group – learned early on of the struggles of Small Business. Growing up in a family owned company, being paid by the pieces produced provided the basis for understanding efficiency, effectiveness & replication in business.

Surviving the recession of the early eighties by an awakening to the true value of education, Perry started a hometown auto reconditioning business (still in operation today) that helped support him through a local community college with a liberal arts degree and MSU, studying political science, communications, and ending with a business degree, majoring in accounting and a minor in management. He earned his CPA designation (upon his first attempt at the examination) in 1993.

Between starting his own companies, working for several local and regional accounting firms and holding two controller positions, Perry has over 30 years experience working with Small Businesses.

“Putting the pieces together, with the end result of helping people and their businesses prosper, has been a vision and a work in progress for a very long time. 

Perry Bender


Kevin Nichols, CPA, PLLC - Working independently as a professional alliance, Kevin adds another dynamic to our Group with his experience in personal and corporate income tax preparation, financial counseling, and payroll and consulting services. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Saginaw Valley State University and has been an adjunct faculty accounting professor at SVSU and Northwood University. His firm was established in 1988.

Kevin's mission is to strive for excellence in providing personal and professional services to his clients using advanced technology and sound professional standards.


Conach Marketing Group - Conach Marketing Group is a group of marketing, advertising and sales professionals with decades of experience in marketing, advertising and sales. The group was formed based on the common beliefs of its principals of how a firm should be run and how its clients should be treated.

To keep its overhead low while offering exceptional work, they have adopted a business model similar to the Design Build approach in construction or an OEM program in manufacturing. They have gathered a team of talented professionals who share their client- focused philosophy, who have specific expertise in areas such as website production, sales training, video production, and many others. This enables them to deliver the best services for your marketing investment, make a positive impact on your business, and have some fun while they do it.


Tracy Bender - Research & Development – has over 26 years experience through management, human resource and selling roles and brings experience from holding positions with Harry & David, RBF Inc., The Vitamin Shoppe and Dayton Hudson Department Stores.

She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interpersonal & Public Communications from Central Michigan University. She also owned and managed her own home accent retail store for 5 years.

Her experience, training, belief, and dedication to customer service adds a dynamic ingredient mixed with her understanding of balance between the physical, spiritual, family and the professional is a key attribute that makes her a valuable asset through this company to ultimately your company