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2010-07-20 09:06:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Two southeast Michigan companies received high-tech, five-year MEGA tax credits today to help them expand in the region. Delphinus Medical Technologies and Quantum Signal were approved today for MEGA tax credits from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the State of Michigan. "The Ann Arbor region continues to be a magnet for growing, high tech companies," said Ann Arbor SPARK CEO Michael A. Finney. "Ann Arbor offers a truly unique...

2010-07-01 06:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On July 21 - 24 one of America's greatest college towns transforms itself into a massive outdoor art gallery for the ANN ARBOR ART FAIRS, an annual event hosting some 1,000 artists and over a half million visitors from across the world. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091217/AACVLOGO) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20091217/AACVLOGO) The Ann Arbor Art Fairs are composed of four independently juried art fairs...

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...

2010-06-21 08:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Ann Arbor SPARK vice president Skip Simms and GLEQ executive director Diane Durance presented InPore Technologies the first SmartZone Award at the GLEQ Awards Banquet recently. InPore Technologies was selected for the strength of its business plan, the industry, technical and entrepreneurial experience of its management team, and its ability to raise funds. The SmartZone Award was created to benefit early-stage entrepreneurial companies that have...

2010-06-18 10:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 18 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with their charitable interests, Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest is proud to announce their support for the Lunch with Legend event taking place on June 23rd. The luncheon is a celebration of the community with legendary pioneer of The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) professional drag racing Connie Kalitta as the special guest. The Ann Arbor Ypsilanti hotel will be providing food for this event to further demonstrate...

2010-06-17 06:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 17 /PRNewswire/ The Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce Ann Arbor Restaurant Week, taking place June 20-25 in downtown Ann Arbor. Organized by Ann Arbor's Main Street Area Association, Restaurant Week gives restaurant patrons the chance to experience over twenty of Ann Arbor's best downtown restaurants at fixed prices: $12 for lunch and $25 for dinner. Some restaurants will be offering lunch and dinner for two at the same prices. For...

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...

2010-06-09 08:57:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Michigan companies recently received a combined total of $122,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program, bringing the total amount invested through the Fund to over $1.2 million. Akervall Technologies, Blaze Medical Devices, Ellison Corp., and Waste Water Heat Transfers Systems received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. Based in Ann Arbor, Akervall Technologies, founded by an otolaryngologist and a...

2010-06-03 07:45:00

Registration is now open for the 2010 conference ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As we move from the horseless carriage to the gasless carriage with several plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) entering the market later this year, we will mark a significant milestone in the history of the automotive industry. The 2010 Business of Plugging In(SM) conference (www.bpiconference.com) will bring together industry leaders October 12-14 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance...

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...