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2012-02-10 10:42:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Feb. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the launch of its new line of iBuKu Pets(TM), start-up technology toy company Arbor Cube has found a way to breathe new life into old smartphones while making learning safe and fun for little ones. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120210/NY51453 ) According to Arbor Cube co-founder Simon Channey, iBuKu Pets combine the tech toys element of meaningful play with a huggable device protector and an...

2012-02-03 08:00:00

Ann Arbor-based marketing company to develop all advertising and marketing for Construction Points Plus, an innovative service that uses BIM technology to layout points on a jobsite. Ann Arbor, MI (PRWEB) February 03, 2012 Capital Letters of Ann Arbor, Michigan has been selected to handle all the advertising and marketing for Construction Points Plus, a new business that brings BIM technology to the jobsite. “Capital Letters is proud to be working with Construction Points...

2012-01-18 12:59:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, a public-private partnership whose mission is to advance innovation-based economic development in the greater Ann Arbor region, is launching Ann Arbor SPARK CEO Podcasts: Conversations on Economic Opportunity, featuring Paul Krutko, its president and CEO, speaking with regional business leaders. "Since joining Ann Arbor SPARK, I've met with more than 80 business owners who are advancing our region's economy;...

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...

2012-01-09 20:35:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ann Arbor Medical Cannabis Guild, an alliance of Ann Arbor-based medical marijuana non-profit collectives dedicated to helping the community, recently tallied up the results of its month-long food drive, and the results astonish Food Gatherers. Seven Guild members chipped in this holiday season to help those less fortunate. Collectively, the AAMCG donated an incredible 2,920 pounds of canned and non-perishables, the total weight donated...

2011-12-01 07:52:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lakeside Software®, a leader in business intelligence solutions for IT professionals, today announced the acquisition and opening of a new R&D facility in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This facility will be primarily utilized for product design and development, and will accelerate company growth by making it easier to hire top technical talent from the Ann Arbor metropolitan area. The new facility is fully operational and...

2011-11-22 08:01:00

Grants to create jobs, improve housing, transportation, and economy in urban & rural areas LANSING, Mich., Nov. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan today announced the recipients of the 2011 Sustainable Communities Grants, including the nation's largest combined total of $7.1 million in grants to Michigan that will help communities and regions improve their economic competitiveness by connecting housing with good...

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...

2011-10-17 08:35:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Local CITGO Marketers Barrick Enterprises, RKA Petroleum, Tri-Lakes Petroleum and Watkins Oil have launched the "Building Blocks for C.S. Mott" campaign to support the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital. C.S. Mott Children's Hospital "building blocks" can be purchased for $1 at 13 participating CITGO locations across Ann Arbor through November 12. The money will go to C.S. Mott's Family Hope Fund, which provides practical...

2011-09-22 16:49:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK, the driving force of business retention, acceleration and growth in the region, recently received an Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The award recognized the MichAGAIN campaign in the category of Human Capital for communities with populations of 200,000 - 500,000. "We recognize Ann Arbor SPARK for providing successful strategies to promote new standards in...