Chassix Grows in Livingston County with Assistance from Livingston County Michigan Works!

Chassix, formerly known as Diversified Machine, Inc. (DMI) and SMW, LLC (SMW), is increasing its employment base at its facility in Howell, Michigan, with assistance from local workforce development initiatives. Faced with new business opportunities, Chassix connected with local economic development organizations, such as Ann Arbor SPARK and Livingston County Michigan Works! (LCMW) to explore …

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Ann Arbor SPARK Offers Website Tools for Business Owners, Job Seekers

Ann Arbor SPARK recently launched its redesigned website, AnnArborUSA.org.  The new website features enhanced tools for businesses and job seekers. “The website is one of the most critical tools we have to engage our varied audiences, which include entrepreneurs, businesses, and talent,” explained Donna Doleman, Ann Arbor SPARK’s vice president of marketing. “It continues to …

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New Expertise Portal Quickly Connects Businesses with Experienced Researchers and High-Tech Facilities at Top Michigan Universities

Michigan Corporate Relations Network and Elsevier develop a unique database to help bolster economic growth Michigan’s leading research universities and Elsevier have developed a free online portal enabling companies in Michigan and around the globe to tap into the expertise of the universities’ faculty researchers, high-tech facilities and other academic resources responsible for $2 billion …

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Guest Blog Post – What is an Organizational Culture?

Every business needs to understand its own culture.  Culture is the glue that holds an organization together while those associated with the organization accomplish the tasks required by the work environment. As situations change, traditional leadership attempts to control outcomes.  The problem is that leaders can be removed from the work itself.  Informal work systems are …

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Top Five LinkedIn Tips for Jobseekers

It is important that your LinkedIn profile mirror your resume. Factual information, such as your job titles, dates of employment, and educational credentials must match exactly. Beyond those core similarities, your LinkedIn profile is completely customizable. The Ann Arbor SPARK Talent Team has complied the following five tips to make LinkedIn work for your job search: …

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Co-op Mechanical Engineering Technology Program – EMU

Bring on a Co-op student! The Mechanical Engineering Technology Program at Eastern Michigan University is looking for partner companies – a great way to keep talent in Michigan! This program at EMU requires that MET students seek co-op positions when they are at the junior or senior level. These co-op positions require our students to …

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Entrepreneurship Resources for Your First or Tenth Start-Up

Do You Already Lead a Business or Are You Considering a Start Up? Starting your own business is a big step, but one you don’t have to take alone. Utilize the power of our community for your best chance at success. If you currently own a business or are considering the possibility, here are some …

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