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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...

2010-10-14 08:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, the region's driving force of innovation and economic growth, recently attracted InTouch Health to locate a research and development operation at Valley Ranch Business Park in Pittsfield Township. Ann Arbor SPARK provided site selection and talent recruitment support to InTouch Health. "InTouch Health chose Ann Arbor because of its rich software development talent pool, including experienced and new college graduates, as well as...

2010-09-22 08:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Michigan companies recently received a combined total of $110,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program, bringing the total amount invested through the Fund to over $1.69 million. GreenSand Corporation, iQ-Telematics and MyBandStock Corporation received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. GreenSand, located in Lake Linden, Mich., plans to recover a copper-containing mining waste called stampsand that is...

2010-09-16 15:45:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Washtenaw Literacy will hold its annual "World in a Basket" fundraiser on October 1 at 5:30 in Washtenaw Community College's Morris Lawrence Building. WDIV news anchor Devin Scillian will greet guests at this strolling dinner and auction. An accomplished author and literacy advocate, Mr. Scillian and his wife Corey are honorary chairs for the volunteer-managed event, which raises 20% of the group's operating revenue. Proceeds from the event...

2010-09-14 05:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- JAC Products, located in Saline, Mich., received high-tech, five-year MEGA tax credits today to fund expansion in the region. JAC Products, which also has a location in Shelby Township, Mich., was approved today for MEGA tax credits totaling $572,970 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the State of Michigan. "The expansion of JAC Products in the Ann Arbor region can be credited to the wealth of advanced manufacturing talent...


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