How independent bookstores and the Michigan Theater kept authors coming to Ann Arbor, post-Borders

With Borders out of the picture, Ann Arbor started to fade off publishers' radars for big-name author tours. But innovative partnerships and a collaborative mentality have helped to keep literary luminaries in play. News from Concentrate  Read More →

Three Ann Arbor firms named in "50 Michigan Companies to Watch" list

The annual awards ceremony is intended to be the Academy Awards for small business in Michigan. News from Concentrate  Read More →

Essential arts events for May 2017

Check out our picks for this month's essential local arts events, including a dragon boat building class, neighborhood art festivals, and an exhibition that celebrates the integration of words and pictures. News from Concentrate  Read More →

Blake Transit Center receives LEED Gold certification

Opened in March 2014, the 12,000-square-foot, $8 million center features locally sourced build materials, as well as energy-saving lighting, heating and cooling, water, and snow-removal systems.  News from Concentrate  Read More →

Looking back on 45 years of music and memories at the Blind Pig

With the legendary Ann Arbor venue currently listed for sale, we take a look back at its remarkable history – from its origins as a European-style cafe to its glory days hosting music titans like Nirvana and Dave Matthews. News from Concentrate  Read More →

Zingerman’s Creamery cofounder to open cheese shop in Saline

The Cheese Shop of Saline will offer a variety of cheeses, along with accompaniments like cured meats, olive oil, bread, wine, and craft beer. News from Concentrate  Read More →

See which companies were recognized for up to a decade of 20% annual growth at FastTrack Awards

Ann Arbor SPARK honored 18 area companies showing above-average growth at its recent annual meeting, including software company Llamasoft, which has received the award for 10 years in a row. News from Concentrate  Read More →

Designs released, WEOC contribution announced for EMU Strong Hall renovation

The Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium will recognize EMU's commitment to its early college program with a financial contribution to the $40 million renovation project, set to begin this summer. News from Concentrate  Read More →

How Thomson-Shore beat the Great Recession and a publishing industry in turmoil

The recession marked the end of an era for the Dexter-based publisher. But it also sparked fresh innovation that's moved Thomson-Shore into an entirely new era of success. News from Concentrate  Read More →

Online Tech expands Midwestern reach with Kansas City acquisition

The acquisition of Echo Cloud brings the Ann Arbor company up to a total of seven data centers across Missouri, Indiana, and Michigan. News from Concentrate  Read More →

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