Nutriinfo.com moves to Ann Arbor

ANN ARBOR—Nutriinfo.com, an innovative health IT company that offers interventional online weight and health management solutions has relocated to Ann Arbor in recognition of the city’s innovative start-up friendly environment and wealth of talent and technology resources. Their newly re-launched website showcases health and wellness management products and services for corporations, health providers and also …

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Atterocor, Inc. Announces $16 Million Series A Venture Capital Financing

Atterocor, Inc., a company developing an innovative therapy for adrenal cancer, today announced a $16 million Series A venture capital financing. Frazier Healthcare and 5AM Ventures led the round and proceeds from the financing will support Atterocor’s accelerated development of its lead program. “We are excited to launch Atterocor with this Series A funding, which …

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NWP Services Corporation Opens Ann Arbor Office to Serve as Information Technology and Financial Management Hub for Multifamily Clients

COSTA MESA, Calif. – June 26, 2012 – NWP Services Corporation (NWP), a leading provider of utility management, resident and property operation services, and Spherexx.com®, an established leader in apartment industry website, Internet marketing and software development services, today announced a strategic alliance to provide improved rent yield options and payment services to apartment communities …

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FIRST RECIPIENTS OF MICHIGAN’S SMALL COMPANY INNOVATION PROGRAM GRANTS ANNOUNCED

EAST LANSING, Mich. — DeNovo Sciences, a Michigan startup, and PicoCal, an Ann Arbor based company, have become the first recipients of the state’s Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP) Grants through the Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN). The SCIP was created to help small Michigan companies attack technological and commercialization issues by providing them access …

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Community Foundation Selects Ken Fischer for 2012 Mariam C. Noland Award for Nonprofit Leadership

DETROIT – The Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan announced that Kenneth C. Fischer, president of the University Musical Society (UMS) of the University of Michigan, has been awarded the 2012 Mariam C. Noland Award for Nonprofit Leadership. Named after the Community Foundation’s first and current president, this second annual award recognizes a nonprofit president or …

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Pure Michigan Launches Business Attraction Video Touting Ann Arbor

The Pure Michigan campaign featuring Ann Arbor as a destination for business growth recently launched.  The four-minute video, a result of a collaborative effort between Ann Arbor SPARK, the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Ypsilanti Area CVB, features Ann Arbor business leaders talking about the …

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MichBio CEO Participates in White House Business Council Briefing

MichBio, the biosciences industry association in Michigan, announced that its President & CEO Stephen Rapundalo participated in the White House Business Council and Business Forward briefing held on June 1. The White House Business Council hosted Dr. Rapundalo and other business leaders from Michigan at the White House to discuss the state of Michigan’s business …

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Lakeside Software Introduces SysTrack Resolve

Lakeside Software, a leader in business intelligence solutions for IT professionals, announced the release and general availability of SysTrack Resolve.  SysTrack Resolve provides first level Help Desk technicians with unprecedented insight into application usage and resource utilization, enabling prompt resolution that gets users back to work and technicians to their next service call. Resolve can …

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Michigan Corporate Relations Network Announces RFP for Small Company Innovation Program

The Michigan Corporate Relations Network (MCRN) is soliciting proposals for its Small Company Innovation Program (SCIP).  The SCIP will provide cost-sharing grants to foster collaboration between MCRN universities and small-to medium-size companies on research projects for new commercial products or services. The six universities that make up MCRN are Wayne State University, the University of …

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Ann Arbor SPARK Begins Livingston County Work, Collaboration

Ann Arbor SPARK, a public-private partnership whose mission is to advance innovation-based economic development in the greater Ann Arbor region, recently finalized the agreement to assume management of business attraction efforts for the Economic Development Council (EDC) of Livingston County.  As part of those efforts, Ann Arbor SPARK hired economic development professional Jay Bahr, who …

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MiHIN Announces “Flex Staffing” RFP for U.S. Businesses

On February 21st the Michigan Health Information Network (www.mihin.org) announced its Flex Staffing Request For Proposals (RFP) for U.S. businesses to apply to become approved vendors for general project and support, information technology (IT) services, and data center / hosting services. Complete details on this RFP are available at: http://mihinss.net/MiHIN_RFP-2012-001.html This procurement allows MiHIN to …

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Ann Arbor SPARK and CVBs Team Up with MEDC for National Marketing

Ann Arbor SPARK and the Ann Arbor Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the Ypsilanti Area CVB, are leading a new $1 million Pure Michigan advertising campaign that promotes the region, nationally.  The unique pilot program will market Washtenaw County by leveraging key tourism and …

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New Primers Increase Assay Confidence and Improve Sensitivity

Swift Biosciences, Inc. today announced their new line of myT™ Primer reagents for the detection of key cancer mutations.  myT Primers provide an increased level of confidence and convenience in qPCR assays.  Swift’s reagents have unique structural and thermodynamic properties that enable highly sensitive mismatch discrimination.  The extreme selectivity and reproducibility of myT Primers results …

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Seven Ann Arbor Companies Receive FastTrack Awards, Honored for Business Growth

Seven businesses in the region are winners of this year’s annual FastTrack awards.  The FastTrack awards recognize companies that have demonstrated consistent growth.  Several of the 2011 FastTrack award recipients were multiple year winners, demonstrating long-term business growth. Recipients of 2011 FastTrack awards were required to have revenue of at least $100,000 in 2007, with …

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HookLogic Awarded $9.5M in Funding

HookLogic, the leader in e-commerce media, announced this week that it has been awarded a $9.5 million round of financing from Bain Capital Ventures. HookLogic will use the funding to further develop its unique Software-as-a-Service (Saas) platform and expand its business across the retail, travel and automotive sectors in North America and Europe. HookLogic is …

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Lakeside Software to Expand with New Ann Arbor Facility

Lakeside Software will grow its software development operations in Michigan, with a new location in Ann Arbor and an expansion to its existing operations in Bloomfield Hills.  The company recently received a Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) tax credit totaling $731,244 to help encourage the expansion. Lakeside Software plans to invest $6.1 million to expand …

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Three Companies Receive Combined $110,000 From Michigan Microloan Fund Program

Three Michigan companies recently received a combined total of $110,000 through the Michigan Microloan Fund Program, bringing the total amount invested through the Fund to over $1.69 million. GreenSand Corporation, iQ-Telematics and MyBandStock Corporation received the funding to support commercialization of their core products. Since the Michigan Microloan Fund Program was established in July 2009, …

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JAC Products Expands in Ann Arbor Region

Saline-based JAC Products received high-tech, five-year MEGA tax credits today to fund expansion in the Ann Arbor region.  JAC Products, which also has a location in Shelby Township, was approved today for MEGA tax credits totaling $572, 970 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the State of Michigan. JAC Products is a leading tier …

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