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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2 things we do well, 3 things we can do better

Who: Alex West, Director of Research, Ann Arbor SPARK What: Benchmarking the Ann Arbor Region, an Economic Competitiveness Assessment When: April 2017 and continuing annually Where: using Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County data, comparing against a competitive set of regions around the USA Why: …read on, dear friends… This all started with a series of …

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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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Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB) International Technology Attraction and Matchmaking Program

Strategic Israeli Cybersecurity solutions  for all Michigan companies, their mobility products/technologies, operational technologies and supply chains. These Israeli companies are part of the Michigan Israel Connect, a Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB) International technology attraction and matchmaking program  supported by a grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. The Michigan Israel Business Bridge (MIBB)  is …

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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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A deeper dive into the $100K pitch competition, Rise of the Rest

As summer comes to an end – in name only – the Ann Arbor innovation community is gearing up for a fall of Demo Days, pitch competitions, and the famous Michigan productivity season. Having hosted Paul Singh’s Results Junkies Tech Tour in August, Ann Arbor is expecting another visiting entrepreneur-turned investor to hit town in the …

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Automotive Testing – Making the Case for American Center for Mobility

In the most recent issue of Automotive Testing,  Paul Krutko, our president and CEO, makes the case for American Center for Mobility. “Why purpose-built test centers for autonomous vehicles are critical to ensuring that this nascent technology performs as consumers expect”   To read the whole article, see Automotive Testing online.

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Supporting the people and organizations that improve our communities and the quality of life in Michigan

At Lake Trust, we support the people and organizations that improve our communities and the quality of life in Michigan. From volunteering our time to organizations in our 35-county footprint, to the products, services and resources we provide, to the businesses and community revitalization efforts we support, we work in a variety of ways to …

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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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Ann Arbor vs. Colorado Springs (MI vs. CO) – how do we compare?

Our football blog series is back! A bit belated this year, but hopefully better late than never. This fall there are 6 home football games out of the 12 game regular season. Like last year, we’re using the football season as an impetus to ask ourselves how we stack up against other, similar regions. How …

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