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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...

2014-08-26 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...

2014-06-17 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...

2014-05-13 16:24:55

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Akervall Technologies Inc., an Ann Arbor SPARK business accelerator client that makes the SISU Mouth Guard and SISU SOVA Night Guard, is expanding to a 15,000 sq. ft. facility in Saline, Mich. The new facility includes a wet lab for research and development, offices for management and sales, and a manufacturing area. A video on Akervall Technologies and its expansion is available online at...

2014-05-09 12:21:03

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK's efforts to attract high tech businesses to the region has resulted in Mahindra GenZe, a division of the multinational company Mahindra and Mahindra, choosing to locate in the City of Ann Arbor. Mahindra GenZe is designing and manufacturing a new technology vehicle here, in its first facility in the United States. As part of its expansion in Ann Arbor, the company is investing up to $2 million and creating 34 jobs...

2014-04-28 08:39:39

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virta Laboratories, Inc. was awarded Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK's 24(th) Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. Virta Labs was chosen as winner by a panel of investors and industry experts who rated Boot Camp participants' pitches. As Best of Boot Camp winner, Virta Labs received membership to the New Enterprise Forum (NEF) and a NEF coaching team for one year as well as an engagement with the Ann Arbor SPARK business...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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