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2014-09-10 12:28:14

Top-tier performance for U-M Health System residency programs in all 20 specialties rated in Doximity/U.S. News poll ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors nationwide rate the University of Michigan Health System as one of the best places for young doctors to train in their chosen field, across 20 medical specialties, according to a new ranking released today. U-M residency programs earned a top spot in the country in all ranked specialties, from...

2014-08-28 12:26:24

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Michigan Economic Development Association recently awarded Ann Arbor SPARK for its integrated marketing efforts. Ann Arbor SPARK was honored for its effective marketing communications strategy that includes integrating messaging and branding across its website, social media, digital media, annual report, and public relations. "Executing an efficient, effective marketing plan that spreads the word about the Ann Arbor region and...

2014-08-26 16:20:26

Toyota to Invest $35 million, Add 250 Jobs in Region ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK provided critical support to Toyota Technical Center in York Charter Township, Mich., throughout its process of securing incentives from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation that will help the company expand in the region. Toyota has committed to investing $32.5 million in expanding its Technical Center, where it will add 250 jobs in the next five years. "We...

2014-08-13 08:31:06

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- One of the most successful skills training programs in North America will mark a major milestone this year at Washtenaw Community College (WCC) in Ann Arbor, MI. For the past 25 years, a partnership between the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinklerfitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians (UA) and WCC has produced thousands of certified and internationally recognized instructors in the piping industry. Photo -...

2014-08-12 12:22:43

Renowned Instructor Training Program Also Celebrating 25th Anniversary On WCC Campus ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Washtenaw Community College [WCC] and the United Association of Plumbers, Pipefitters, Sprinkler Fitters, Welders and HVACR Technicians [UA] will sign a historic 15-year contract extension for the renowned Instructor Training Program [ITP] during a ceremony August 13 at the Morris Lawrence Building on the WCC campus. The announcement was...

2014-08-11 12:32:23

Historic Risk Management Agency Opens Downtown Corporate Office ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pinkerton, the world's leading provider of corporate risk management services, announced today that it has moved its global headquarters to Ann Arbor, Mich. Pinkerton President Jack Zahran made the announcement. Pinkerton's new 11,000-square-foot headquarters is located at 101 N. Main St. in downtown Ann Arbor. The executive team and administrative staff including HR,...

2014-07-24 08:23:02

Conference Call Scheduled for Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 9:00am Eastern Time ANN ARBOR, Michigan, July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arotech Corporation (Nasdaq GM: ARTX), a provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets, announced that it will be releasing its second quarter 2014 results on Monday, August 11, 2014 after the US markets close. The Company will also host a conference call the next day on...

2014-06-17 12:34:42

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TurtleCell, creator of the first protective case for the iPhone 5 and 5s with retractable headphones, recently graduated from its incubator space in SPARK Central to a new office in Ann Arbor. Prior to SPARK Central, TurtleCell, which was founded by graduates from the University of Michigan, was incubated at TechArb. A video on Ann Arbor SPARK's YouTube channel details TurtleCell's expansion:...

2014-06-06 12:26:22

Free Online Tool Offers Business Assessment, Benchmarks and Education ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, Washtenaw County, the A2Y Chamber of Commerce, and New Zealand-based QLBS have collaborated to launch the Virtual Business Advisor, a self-assessment tool that aims to assist entrepreneurs and early stage businesses as they work towards their next stage of growth. Ann Arbor SPARK was the catalyst for Virtual Business Advisor. In conjunction with...

2014-06-05 08:34:24

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pillar Technology, a business consultancy and software development company, is expanding its Ann Arbor workforce and moving into a new office on Liberty Street in downtown Ann Arbor. Pillar employs software developers working on applications for clients around the Great Lakes region, North America, and the world. Ann Arbor SPARK worked with the company to secure state and local incentives that support the expansion. Pillar Technology's...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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