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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...

2010-06-30 10:34:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Michigan companies recently received a combined total of $104,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program, bringing the total amount invested through the Fund to over $1.3 million. Terra-Telesis, KnowledgeWatch, and uwemp received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. Terra-Telesis, doing business as AWGET (Airport Wind Generated Electric Turbine), is based in Okemos. AWGET received microloan funding for the...

2010-06-15 09:24:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Two Ann Arbor companies received high-tech, five year MEGA tax credits today to help them expand in the region. NanoBio Corporation and Grand River were approved today for MEGA tax credits from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the State of Michigan. "NanoBio and Grand River reflect the broad array of technical acumen in our region's continuously growing business base," said Michael A. Finney, CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK. "From...

2010-05-27 12:30:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK celebrated the conclusion of its 17th Entrepreneur Boot Camp program with participant investor pitches and a reception on Wednesday, May 26. At the Ann Arbor SPARK Entrepreneur Boot Camp Celebration, NextCAT was selected as the "Best of Boot Camp" winner, based on the quality of its investor pitch and business plan. "The entire Entrepreneur Boot Camp was an excellent experience," said Derrin Leppek, NextCAT's business development...

2010-05-04 14:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Michigan companies recently received a combined total of $121,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program, bringing the total amount invested through the Fund to over $1.1 million. Inventure Enterprises, LED Optical Solutions, and RiserCam, received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. Inventure Enterprises, based in East Lansing, is a global provider of management consulting and technology services that help...

2010-04-15 07:58:00

YPSILANTI, Mich., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- VC Web Design recently graduated from the Ann Arbor SPARK's SPARK East regional incubator. Over the course of a year, VC Web Design, a full service Web company, grew out of the incubator into office space in downtown Ypsilanti, at 9 Washington Street. "Ann Arbor SPARK offered affordable, workable space that kept our start-up costs down," said Vince Chmielewski, owner of VC Web Design. "SPARK East provided VC Web with constant opportunities and...

2010-03-04 12:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Michigan companies recently received a combined total of $155,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program. Avicenna, Current Motor, Shepherd Intelligent Systems and TRIG Tires and Wheels received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. Avicenna, based in Ann Arbor, received microloan funding supported by the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Local Development Financing Authority. The company, a spin-out from the University of...