Thomson Plastics Opens Howell Township Manufacturing Facility, Plans to Create 46 New Jobs and Invest Nearly $4 million

Thomson Plastic's Howell Township facility. With support from Ann Arbor SPARK, Thomson Plastics, Inc. is expanding to Michigan, with a new manufacturing operation in Howell Township. As part of establishing its facility in Howell Township – its first in Michigan – Thomson Plastics plans to create 46 new jobs and invest nearly $4 million over two years. “Thomson Plastics’ decision to operate in Howell was due to the easy access to... [Read More...]

InfoReady Launches CompetitionSpace to Simplify Competition Management

ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 25, 2013 – InfoReady Corporation expanded its offerings in research collaboration today with the launch of CompetitionSpace, a configurable and scalable solution designed to simplify the management of funding competitions at universities. Influenced and shaped by research administrators, universities are now able to customize all competitions to meet their needs in a single product that reflects the academic workflow. “The... [Read More...]

Scio Township Launches New Website and Promotional Video

Wednesday morning Scio Township hosted a breakfast event to celebrate the launch of its new website.  Before a group of 50 local officials and business people, Spaulding Clark, Township Supervisor explained that the Township is reaching out to its constituents with easy to access information about living and doing business in Scio. The website was designed by Annie Wolock of Keystone Media.  Content for the site was prepared by Township officials... [Read More...]

New Business Intelligence Service for Bioscience Companies Announced

MichBio, the statewide non-profit, bioscience industry trade association, announced today the launch of MichBio Intel, a new advanced service to help emerging bioscience companies with their product development planning and commercialization efforts. MichBio Intel will enable Michigan’s bioscience entrepreneurs and start-up companies to more readily obtain critical, industry-relevant business intelligence on a free or subsidized basis. The MichBio... [Read More...]

Lakeside Software Introduces SysTrack MarketPlace

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan - Lakeside Software, a leader in big data analytics for IT professionals, today announced SysTrack MarketPlace, a new capability within SysTrack providing detailed analysis for sizing and selecting hardware, software and service infrastructure. MarketPlace provides a single source for IT professionals to get the quantified data they need to maximize the performance of their infrastructure, accelerate ROI and maximize end-user... [Read More...]

Possibilities for Change Launches Nationwide Survey, Plans to add Jobs.

Possibilities for Change, a company leveraging University of Michigan developed technology, has recently announced the nationwide launch of a simple, 21-question survey designed to save young lives. It’s results alert school counselors, medical practitioners and social workers to risky behavior, paving the way to conversations that change how adolescents act.  The company also plans to add 20 mostly white-collar jobs within 5 years. Possibilities... [Read More...]

Ann Arbor SPARK Launches CEO Podcast Series

Ann Arbor SPARK, a public-private partnership whose mission is to advance innovation-based economic development in the greater Ann Arbor region, is launching Ann Arbor SPARK CEO Podcasts: Conversations on Economic Opportunity, featuring Paul Krutko, its president and CEO, speaking with regional business leaders. “Since joining Ann Arbor SPARK, I’ve met with more than 80 business owners who are advancing our region’s economy; there’s an incredible... [Read More...]

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 1 manufacturer of functional exterior automotive trim.  It is in the process of designing and developing... [Read More...]

SPARK East Incubator Profile: WhereToFindCare.com

WhereToFindCare.com LLC is a Michigan-based startup that seeks to empower people in health care decision-making. Because there are so many choices for health care today, the firm offers a free website that combines quality and satisfaction data of many different types of health care facilities and presents them in a clear, concise format which eases patients’ decision making process. It allows patients, families and visitors to rate and review the... [Read More...]

SPARK Incubator tenant Bongotones.com launches UM “Hail to the Victor’s: 106,201 world record” campaign

BongoTones.com announces today the official launch of the “Hail to the Victors: 106,201 Campaign”, a grassroots project that aims to set a new world record for most ringtones played simultaneously. The campaign plans to bring together 106,201 University of Michigan students, alumni and fans to download “The Victors” ringtone free of charge to their mobile phones prior to the Ohio State-University of Michigan game at Michigan Stadium on November... [Read More...]