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2014-04-14 12:30:42

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- EVENT: THE MICHIGAN MODERNISM EXPOSITION LOCATION: The Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield, Michigan. On Evergreen Road at Civic Center Drive (10 1/2 Mile) exit south on Evergreen Road from I-696 DATES: April 25, 26 & 27, 2014 (Friday, April 25 - Preview Party, 7-11 PM) TIMES: Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm Sunday: 12 noon - 5 pm...

2014-04-14 12:30:37

DETROIT, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The start of the 2014 baseball season is underway and the Detroit Tigers are in full swing. Attend exciting home games at Comerica Park and stay with Courtyard Detroit Downtown. Reserve the Grand Slam Baseball Fan Package in Detroit for concessions that will have baseball enthusiasts singing "Take me out to the ball game" all season long. With rates starting at just $169 per night, this package includes overnight accommodations in the hotel...

2014-04-14 12:20:41

Company's low friction, Energy Saving Seals reduce friction by 57 percent PLYMOUTH, Mich., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last year, a team of engineering students from Pennsylvania State University - Behrend built a single-passenger car that squeezed 1,290 miles out of a single gallon of fuel. Never mind that the car lacked basic amenities and topped out under 25 mph. The vehicle's design and performance were good enough to snag first place in SAE International's Supermileage(®)...

2014-04-14 10:45:48

New report describes climate change risks for northern Michigan forests In the last 100 years, Michigan has become warmer, with more rain coming through heavy downpours. Climate models suggest that the state will continue to warm and variability in precipitation patterns will increase, which will have consequences for the state’s forests. A new U.S. Forest Service report describes the potential risks and opportunities of climate change for forests in the eastern Upper Peninsula and...

2014-04-11 16:21:45

DETROIT, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Michigan's Insurance Commissioner provided direction on how the state would interpret March's announcement by the Obama Administration regarding the extension of non-complaint ACA plans. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan issued the following statement on the decision: "Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan is reviewing the Insurance Commissioner's guidance regarding the extension of non-compliant plans, and we will need to determine the...

2014-04-11 12:24:33

Silverpop, one of the student-led venture fund's first investments, under agreement to be acquired by IBM ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Wolverine Venture Fund, managed by students at the Samuel Zell & Robert H. Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, today announced that one of its early portfolio companies, Silverpop, is under agreement to be acquired by IBM. Silverpop, a privately held...

2014-04-11 12:22:51

More than $3,000 in QuiltWeek Awards Available GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Experience Grand Rapids has announced the inaugural 2014 Young Textile Art Challenge. The contest, hosted in conjunction with the American Quilter's Society (AQS) 2014 Grand Rapids QuiltWeek®, is open to artists ages 18-30. With more than $3,000 in prize money available, organizers hope the competition will encourage younger textile artists to enter the competition and attend the show....

2014-04-11 08:23:39

J.P. Morgan Research now available through an intuitive platform, streamlining business research ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ProQuest, an information firm central to global research, and J.P. Morgan, a leading global financial services firm, have joined forces to help business students and faculty make use of J.P. Morgan's company and economic research. The companies have created J.P. Morgan Research, which contains intelligence and insight on more than 3,000...

2014-04-10 23:28:02

Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Outstate Michigan awards $19,948 grant for Activity Therapy Center Sensory Equipment at Eagle Village. Hersey, MI (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Ronald McDonald House Charities of Outstate Michigan has awarded funds to Eagle Village since 2005. Dollars from donation boxes placed at McDonald’s Restaurants across Michigan return to communities not only in the form of grants, but also scholarships to high school graduating seniors and to the Ronald...

2014-04-10 23:26:25

Ticket Down announces that Manchester United will face Real Madrid in conjunction with the International Champions Cup at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on August 2nd. This well-known secondary ticket site is offering the customer appreciation promo code GUINNESS-2014 for added savings. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Ticket Down is a reputable source of authentic tickets for Manchester United vs. Real Madrid at the Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, MI. The Big House is one of the most...


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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