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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...

2014-08-28 12:26:04

Street-side Studio to Become New Home of ABC Network Affiliate 7 Action News at Noon Daily Broadcast DETROIT, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sixty-six years after WXYZ-TV Channel 7 flickered to life on TV sets across Southeast Michigan from its first Woodward Avenue studio in Detroit, the station is expanding its operations with a new, highly visible studio in the heart of downtown. The glass-enclosed, outward-facing studio will be located inside the ground-floor lobby of Chase Tower,...

2014-08-28 12:25:15

Presented by Paint Creek Center for the Arts September 5-7, 2014 ROCHESTER, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT: The 49(th) annual Art & Apples Festival was recently voted 14 out of 2,000 festivals in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine. The festival welcomes over 290 artists from 33 states and two countries and includes stunning fine arts, family activities, live entertainment, and three food courts. WHEN: Friday, September 5: 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm Saturday, September 6: 9:00 am -...

2014-08-28 12:23:06

Quality awards for best suppliers of chemical raw material and metal suppliers bestowed for sixth year PLYMOUTH, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Freudenberg-NOK Sealing Technologies announced the recipients of its 2013 Supplier Excellence Achievement Level (SEAL) Awards today. The SEAL Awards, now in its sixth year, are divided into Gold, Silver and Bronze levels for chemical and metal suppliers. To determine winners of each level, a supplier performance scorecard is used to rank each...

2014-08-28 08:25:47

DETROIT, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 6-7th, over 40 offshore powerboats will race on the Detroit River in Downtown for the inaugural Detroit River International Championships presented by 24 Grille. This free community event is expected to draw over 150,000 attendees to Downtown Detroit and Windsor where prime viewing locations will bring attendees close to the racing action. Proceeds from the weekend will be donated back to local charities supporting Detroit youth,...

2014-08-28 08:22:34

JACKSON, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michigan homeowners may still receive help paying their heating bills if they file by Sept. 30 for a State of Michigan Home Heating Credit. Residents can qualify for the assistance if their homestead is in Michigan, they own or rent their home, apartment or mobile home, and meet income guidelines (see link below). Media toolkitMORE ASSISTANCE INFO AVAILABLE AT: www.consumersenergy.com/assistance "Consumers Energy encourages all...

2014-08-27 23:16:26

The Annual Wine Tasting Weekend is Loaded With Local Wine, Fresh Fare and Lots of Fun Leelanau Peninsula, MI (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail’s annual Harvest Stompede event is a fabulous time to visit the region’s wineries. Rolling hills of grapevines cover the countryside, providing a magnificent backdrop to wine tasting fun in a weekend event that takes place September 6 and 7, 2014. Kicking off the festivities is an optional race through the vineyards at 9:00...

2014-08-27 20:25:21

Regional Office in Kuala Lumpur to Focus on Innovative Product Design TROY, Mich., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Altair Engineering Sdn Bhd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of leading US-based simulation technology and engineering services company Altair, has chosen Kuala Lumpur as its new regional headquarters to spearhead its expansion plan in Southeast Asia. The new office in Plaza Sentral will also serve as Altair's training and technical support center for the region. Altair's...

2014-08-27 16:21:34

Strengthens Lear's position as the world's leader in luxury and performance automotive seating SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Eagle Ottawa. Eagle Ottawa is the world's largest supplier of automotive leather with a rich 150-year history and stable private ownership for nearly 50 years. The...

2014-08-27 12:33:53

3-matic STL software now available to HyperWorks® users TROY, Mich., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Altair announced that rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing leader Materialise has joined the Altair Partner Alliance, making 3-matic STL available to HyperWorks® users. With 3-matic STL, users can make design modifications directly on STL, scanned, and computer-aided design (CAD) data in preparation for 3D printing. In particular, use of this software facilitates the...


Latest Michigan Reference Libraries

Ford Motor Company's Glass House
2014-04-13 07:51:53

The Ford Motor Company is an American automobile manufacturer with its  headquarters located in Dearborn, Michigan. It was founded by Henry Ford at 39 years old and incorporated on June 16, 1903. It is described by Forbes as "the most important industrial company in the history of the United States." Ford would go on to become one of the world's largest and most profitable companies and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Henry Ford made an attempt at an...

Cartercar 1912
2014-02-25 08:47:20

Cartercar is a vehicle manufacturer, founded by Byron J. Carter in 1905, Jackson, Michigan. The company moved to Detroit in 1906, then to Pontiac, Michigan from 1907 to 1915. Originally, Carter started his own company named the Motorcar Company in 1905 after leaving the Jackson Automobile Company. At the end of the year, he moved to Detroit due to financing. The company was renamed the Cartercar Company in 1907 when it relocated to Pontiac, Michigan and merged with the Pontiac High...

Ottawa National Forest
2013-12-24 11:52:01

Ottawa National Forest is a United States national forest that is located in the upper peninsula of Michigan. This forest holds 993,010 acres and encompasses many counties including Iron, Ontonagon, Marquette, and Baraga counties. The area was once inhabited by the Ojibwa people, who were known for gathering beaver pelts and trading or selling them with traders from Canada and eastern areas of the United States. When the fur trade declined, this forest and many others were sold in the Treaty...

Huron-Manistee National Forests
2013-11-01 12:56:11

Huron-Manistee National Forests are two national forests located in the lower peninsula of Michigan. The forests were combined in 1945 and hold 978,906 acres of public lands, wetlands, and other lands and waters. Huron National Forest, established in 1909, and Manistee National Forest, established in 1938, are not connected, but they had to be combined due to administrative issues. The Huron area is prone to fires, because of the large numbers of the highly flammable Jack Pine tree. The...

Isle Royale National Park
2013-04-18 00:37:38

Isle Royal National Park is located in the state of Michigan in the United States. The park contains 571,790 acres of land and water. Its mains feature is Isle Royale, the largest island in Lake Superior that stretches over forty-five miles. The park also contains four hundred smaller islands and the water that connects them. The park was established in 1940, designated as a Wilderness Area in 1976, and designated as an International Biosphere Reserve in 1980. Isle Royal once hosted a...

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