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2010-04-27 16:02:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Evangelical Homes of Michigan is launching a new service called LifeChoices(TM), which is a continuing care at home program, or sometimes referred to as a virtual retirement community. Starting in May 2010, we will provide members a variety of products and services to allow them to remain independent in their own homes while securing their future. Evangelical Homes of Michigan is 1 of 5 service providers nationwide that offers a...

2010-04-20 09:36:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeroflex, Inc. has chosen to expand the operations of its Scio Township-based affiliate, Aeroflex/ INMET, a manufacturer of passive coaxial components for use in wireless communication applications. Aeroflex/ INMET was approved today for state tax credits by the Michigan Economic Growth Authority board, with support from Ann Arbor SPARK and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. As part of Aeroflex/ INMET 's expansion in the Ann Arbor...

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...

2010-03-31 16:06:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Alternative energy leader Adaptive Materials, a manufacturer of solid oxide fuel cells, with Ann Arbor SPARK, the driving force of business acceleration and growth in the region, hosted U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Economic Development John Fernandez for a business forum today. More than 20 alternative energy leaders from throughout Ann Arbor and surrounding communities participated in the forum. During the business forum, moderated...

2010-03-22 09:15:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, the driving force of business attraction, retention and expansion in the region, recently promoted Skip Simms to the position of vice president, entrepreneur business development. Simms, who joined Ann Arbor SPARK in 2006, previously served as the organization's director of business accelerator services as well as manager of the Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund and the Michigan Microloan Fund Program. (Photo:...

2010-03-17 16:31:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor's A2 Fiber effort is hoping for more than just the luck of the Irish as it vies to be selected for Google's Fiber for Communities initiative. A2 Fiber is kicking off a YouTube video contest on St. Patrick's Day, Wednesday, March 17. Contestants are eligible to win a fabulous prize for creating a video telling why Google should choose Ann Arbor as a pilot community and how we uniquely can leverage the super high speed Internet access to...

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...

2010-02-17 10:38:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Michigan companies recently received a combined total of $95,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program. Buycentives, CIMple Integrations, and Local Orbit received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. Ann Arbor-based Buycentives helps manufacturers deliver customized sales incentives to online car shoppers during the shopping process. Via information provided by the consumer and parameters controlled by the...

2009-11-25 12:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- New Eagle, a technology-enabled service provider, was recently awarded the first loan from the Eastern Washtenaw Microloan Fund, a funding opportunity for start-ups that's part of the Michigan Microloan Fund Program. Washtenaw County helped to fund the Michigan Microloan Fund Program to help companies like New Eagle, based in Ypsilanti, Mich., who will use the microloan to commercialize its MotoHawk® software. "Investing in...

2009-11-17 08:41:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Nov. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Michigan companies received a combined total of $200,000 from the Michigan Microloan Fund Program, administered by Ann Arbor SPARK. Allinnova, Procuit, Solarflex, and The Whole Brain Group will use the funding to commercialize their products. The Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund, the Ann Arbor Local Development Financing Authority and Washtenaw County support the Michigan Microloan Fund Program. "Attracting the funding required to support a...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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