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2011-08-10 14:33:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 1946, Sesi Motors has been servicing the Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and surrounding communities. As one of the nation's oldest Lincoln Dealerships, the Sesi family has been taking care of the transportation and service needs for generations of customers. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110810/DE49984 ) Sesi plans to consolidate its current Ypsilanti Dealership where it sells Lincoln and Mazda vehicles and services the full line...

2011-07-21 10:24:00

DETROIT, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Superior Capital Partners LLC, a Detroit-based private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired the Coursepack business of Huron Valley Publishing as an add-on acquisition to its Ann Arbor, MI based XanEdu Publishing. XanEdu is the largest provider of custom, digital coursepacks to the higher education markets. The transaction represents the eighth acquisition from Superior's 2008 inaugural fund and the fourth acquisition in 2011. Also...

2011-07-11 06:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Zhenhua Huang has been promoted to vice president of Asia Automotive operations at Coherix. Coherix is a pioneer in the development of advanced and powerful 3D visualization solutions to improve the quality and reliability of powertrain manufacturing processes where precision is required and measuring in microns matters. Dr. Huang retains his responsibilities as Chief Technology Officer of Coherix's Asia Automotive Business. Dr. Huang...

2011-06-28 10:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Camaro lovers will unite during Fourth of July weekend at the 20th Annual Camaro Superfest held near Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. The Ann Arbor, MI, hotel is located within miles of Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, MI, so visitors can drive their classic cars, or modern vehicles, to and from the festival with ease. Camaro Superfest 2011 will be held Friday, July 1 through Sunday, July 3 at Riverside Park in Depot Town. Spectator...

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,...

2011-05-23 14:17:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- At its annual meeting, Ann Arbor SPARK, the driving force of business expansion, attraction and retention in the region, elected its officers, board of directors and executive committee for 2011-2012. The annual meeting also served as a celebration of Ann Arbor SPARK's sixth year assisting in the creation of economic opportunities throughout the region and state. "Ann Arbor SPARK's board of directors, executive committee and officers are an...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'