Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, Mercy Health will join together to form one Michigan-wide health system

 CANTON and NORTON SHORES, Mich. – (Nov. 15, 2017) – The Trinity Health-owned health systems of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) in southeast Michigan and Mercy Health in west Michigan today announced they will combine their two systems into one statewide system to create a strong, people-centered care delivery network  across Michigan. Rob Casalou, …

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Visteon Partners with American Center for Mobility as Founding Member, Driving Development of Autonomous Vehicles

With $5 million investment, Visteon becomes first Tier 1 supplier to partner with national automated vehicle proving ground Visteon will benefit from testing, validation and self-certification of connected and automated vehicles at 500-plus acre Willow Run site Teaming with ACM enhances development of Visteon’s DriveCore™ autonomous driving platform VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Nov. 13, 2017 …

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Washtenaw Community College Signs Five-Year Contract for Apprenticeship Training with National Sprinkler Fitter Union

ANN ARBOR, Michigan, Nov. 8, 2017 – Washtenaw Community College and the Sprinkler Fitters of UA Local Union 669 signed a five-year contract extension today to continue the college’s involvement in providing the educational component of the union’s apprenticeship program. The agreement will extend the contract through December 2022. “We are very proud to continue …

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UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities research recognizes City of Dexter for developing a positive entrepreneurial climate

UM-Dearborn’s iLabs’ eCities research recognizes City of Dexter for developing a positive entrepreneurial climate (Dexter, MI), November 7, 2017 – The City of Dexter is one of four communities across the state of Michigan to have been identified for the strategies they employ to foster entrepreneurial growth and economic development, according to the annual eCities …

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Ann Arbor SPARK Hires Komal Doshi as Director of Mobility Programs

November 8, 2017 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. — Ann Arbor SPARK recently hired Komal Doshi as its entrepreneurial services director of mobility programs.  In this role, Doshi will work with existing and new startups to identify and solve challenges, engage stakeholders, and build new relationships within the mobility industry. This new position at Ann Arbor SPARK, …

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THE DETROIT FREE PRESS NAMES U-M CREDIT UNION A WINNER OF THE MICHIGAN 2017 TOP WORKPLACES AWARD

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (November 6, 2017) – The University of Michigan Credit Union (UMCU) is pleased to announce it has been awarded a 2017 Top Workplaces honor by The Detroit Free Press. The Top Workplaces list recognizes organizations that are committed to their employees and create strong work cultures. These organizations are identified based solely …

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Saint Joseph Mercy Health System selected as a winner of the Detroit Free Press 2017 Top Workplaces Award

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System selected as a winner of the Detroit Free Press  2017 Top Workplaces Award St. Joe’s is the only hospital system to make the list of 150 Michigan companies   CANTON, Mich. – (Nov. 6, 2017) – Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) has been named one of the 2017 Top Workplaces …

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SwRI EXPANDS AUTOMOTIVE RESEARCH FOOTPRINT WITH LABORATORY IN ANN ARBOR

  Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) is expanding its automotive research footprint in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to provide Detroit-area clients more convenient access to SwRI’s powertrain engineering services. SwRI signed an agreement with A&D Technology Inc. to provide client services with powertrain development cells in the Detroit area, augmenting SwRI’s more than 200 powertrain dynamometers in …

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McCreadie Group, Inc. Receives SOC 2 Type 1 Compliance from CyberGuard Compliance

Ann Arbor-based pharmacy software solutions company completes the SOC 2 Type 1 audit and receives attestation. Such compliance provides clients an increased level of confidence in McCreadie Group’s security controls and data protections.  OCT. 12, 2017 – ANN ARBOR, MI – McCreadie Group, Inc., a privately held pharmacy software solutions provider headquartered in Ann Arbor, …

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Variety of Jobs, Tight Knit Tech Community: Ann Arbor Surprises Chicago Transplant

When Jon Carstensen’s significant other moved to Ann Arbor for grad school, she was exposed to the annual A2 Tech Trek. Realizing it was a great opportunity to learn about potential careers here, she urged Carstensen, who was considering a move from Chicago to Ann Arbor, to check it out. He looked the event up …

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Cleary University Continues Campus Transformation with New Housing and Athletic Facilities

Nearly $12 Million expansion investment will create new Livingston campus and community experiences GENOA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Cleary University announces today it has secured funding to begin two major developments on its Livingston campus. This includes a new housing complex that will accommodate 126 students, doubling the University’s capacity for on-campus living. The new housing …

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Washtenaw Community College hosting 2017 Fall Career Fair

ANN ARBOR, Michigan (October 3, 2017) – The 2017 Fall Career Fair at Washtenaw Community College is expected to include representatives from an estimated 70 employers looking to immediately fill current job opportunities. The event is free and open to the public. Organized by WCC’s Career Services department, the career fair will be held from …

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‘Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities’ Conference comes to downtown Howell this October

The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce is delighted to bring the Michigan State University Extensions’ annual ‘Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities’ (CEC) Conference to downtown Howell October 4-5, 2017. This conference is an opportunity to bring together like-minded community leaders to learn exciting concepts and resources, share best practices and fresh ideas to grow their communities. Howell …

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Open House / Free College Day / Cars & Bikes on Campus

  Washtenaw Community College Open House / Free College Day / Cars & Bikes on Campus Sunday, September 24, 2017   WHAT: Washtenaw Community College’s fall Open House combines two popular on-campus events – Free College Day and Cars & Bikes on Campus – and includes additional free events that give the community an opportunity …

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Taking the Career Jump from Nuclear Energy to Software Development

University of Michigan grad LeeAnn Baker always knew she wanted to go into nuclear energy – so no one is more surprised than Baker that she is now happily making her living in software development.  She also wasn’t expecting Ann Arbor to offer the career options she’d need to make this transition. After completing industry …

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Growing your Business in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties

Contact us today to learn more about how Ann Arbor SPARK can help you set up and grow your business in the Ann Arbor region.   NAVYA Set to Open First U.S. Production Plant in Saline AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE MAKER NAVYA SET TO OPEN FIRST U.S. PRODUCTION PLANT IN SALINE, MI Michigan Economic Development Corporation and …

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Ann Arbor SPARK, EDCLC Release Livingston County Economic Benchmarking Report

   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – AUGUST 8, 2017 – Brighton, Mich. — In collaboration with the Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) and the Workforce Intelligence Network, Ann Arbor SPARK recently completed a benchmarking report of Livingston County’s economic growth. The report includes proof of the region’s continued economic success and an action plan …

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Debbie Dingell visits local entrepreneurs on Startup Day

ANN ARBOR, MI – Today, as part of Startup Day Across America, U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) visited local entrepreneurs at Ann Arbor SPARK and took a walking tour of local startup companies to showcase the innovation and job creation taking place in the district. Startup Day is a bipartisan effort to raise awareness about the important role startup …

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