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2012-01-10 12:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, a public-private partnership whose mission is to advance innovation-based economic development in the greater Ann Arbor region, worked with Hyundai to help the company secure more than $2.5 million in new business development incentives from the State of Michigan and Superior Township. The funding, which is subject to approval by the Michigan Strategic Fund, will be used by Hyundai to expand an environmental chamber for extreme...

2011-11-03 08:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, a public-private partnership whose mission is to advance innovation-based economic development in the greater Ann Arbor region, is assisting the expansion of FAAC Incorporated facility in Pittsfield Township. As part of the expansion, FAAC Incorporated, part of Arotech Corporation's (NasdaqGM: ARTX) Training and Simulation Division, has acquired a 40,000 square foot facility and is expected to immediately add 10 jobs. With the...

2011-09-06 15:41:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, the driving force of business attraction, retention and acceleration in the region, recently began sharing its key events through live Web streaming. Available on the Ann Arbor SPARK Web site, the live streaming is free and interactive. "Ann Arbor SPARK is committed to helping businesses at all stages of growth achieve success," said Paul Krutko, Ann Arbor SPARK president and CEO. "Live Web streaming expands our reach to...

2011-09-06 10:01:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Washtenaw Literacy has named literacy advocates Dr. Rose Bellanca, president of Washtenaw Community College, and Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley as honorary chairs of its annual fundraiser "World in a Basket." The event is a key source of funding for the group's extraordinarily effective work in teaching illiterate adults to read and write. The gala evening of live and silent auctions plus strolling dinner raises 20% of the...

2011-05-31 09:55:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, the driving force of business attraction and expansion and entrepreneurial activity in Ann Arbor, Washtenaw County and the surrounding region, recently added five to its team and also promoted two of its staff. The new hires are: Britany Affolter-Caine, Ph.D., director, talent; Lukas Bonner, vice president, business development; Donna Doleman, vice president, marketing, communications and talent; Maricatharine Eggenberger,...

2011-05-20 07:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK recently celebrated the conclusion of its 19th Boot Camp program with participant investor pitches and a reception. At the Ann Arbor SPARK Boot Camp Celebration, Brio Device, LLC was selected as the "Best of Boot Camp" winner, based on the quality of its investor pitch and business plan. As winner, Brio Device received an engagement though the Ann Arbor SPARK Business Accelerator. "At Ann Arbor SPARK's Boot Camp, we...

2010-12-07 08:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Michigan companies recently received a combined total of $145,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program, bringing the total amount invested through the Fund to over $1.8 million. FamilyMint, Fusion Coolant Systems and Shepherd Intelligent Systems received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. FamilyMint, based in Ann Arbor, is an online budgeting tool that helps parents guide spending and helps kids...

2010-11-17 09:07:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK celebrated the conclusion of its 18th Boot Camp program with participant investor pitches and a reception on Tuesday, November 16 at the SPARK Central business incubator. At the Ann Arbor SPARK Boot Camp Celebration, WriteSteps was selected as the "Best of Boot Camp" winner, based on the quality of its investor pitch and business plan and will receive $5,000 in business consulting services. (Photo:...

2010-11-05 18:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK presented its annual FastTrack awards, sponsored by Yeo & Yeo, P.C., CPAs & Business Consultants and Arboretum Ventures, at AnnArbor.com's annual Deals of the Year celebration. FastTrack winners are companies that have demonstrated consistent growth. Several of the 10 companies that won 2010 FastTrack awards were multiple year winners, demonstrating long-term business growth. "The 2010 FastTrack award recipients show...

2010-10-26 09:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Zingerman's Delicatessen was awarded tax credits and New Eagle LLC announced a Technology Collaboration credit with Powertrain Integration, LLC today to help them expand in the region. Zingerman's Brownfield Michigan Business Tax credit award is valued at $1.1 million and Madison Heights-based Powertrain Integration, LLC's Technology Collaboration Credit is valued at $300,000 based on a $2 million investment in New Eagle LLC. The tax credits were...