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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...

2010-05-20 10:00:00

ANN ARBOR, Mich., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Race season is kicking off, and the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest is proud to be partnering with the Michigan International Speedway to offer a hotel special in Ann Arbor. Race fans will be able to enjoy every minute of the race action with the NASCAR Race Weekends in Ann Arbor package which includes: Deluxe accommodations Complimentary continental breakfast for two Two tickets for Saturday's race and two tickets for Sunday's race Two...

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...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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