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 to tech-based start-up companies. “Ann Arbor SPARK is emerging... [Read More...]

RealKidz CEO receives Pioneer Spirit Award

Anyone who knows Merrill Guerra is not surprised that she is the recipient of the 2009 Pioneering Spirit Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners Greater Detroit Chapter.  She will be recognized and given the award at NAWBOs annual meeting in Troy on June 11. This award is presented to a woman business owner who is doing something innovative in her business or who has started an innovative business.  Merrill’s mission... [Read More...]