Ann Arbor SPARK Awarded $250,000 by U.S. Economic Development Administration to Develop Business Accelerator Model

Yesterday, the U.S. Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration announced a $250,000 grant award to Ann Arbor SPARK.  The funding will support development of a business accelerator model that can be used by communities throughout the U.S. Initially, the model will be deployed in Washtenaw and Wayne counties, providing a full range of business development services …

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RealKidz CEO receives Pioneer Spirit Award

RealKidz is the first company to provide a complete line of clothing to plus-size girls between the ages of 5-12, which will eventually include an online social network for the parents of these children. RealKidz is a Direct Selling company that markets its clothing through a network of independent style consultants who hold Home Fashion Parties for girls ages 5-12. While the company's focus is on serving the plus-size market, it provides fashionable, age-appropriate clothing for all shapes and sizes of girls through its home parties.

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