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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...

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...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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