Trevor Lauer, Ann Arbor SPARK CEO Podcast

Trevor Lauer is vice president of distribution operations for DTE Energy. Trevor also serves as treasurer on the executive committee of Ann Arbor SPARK’s Board of Directors. In his conversation with Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, Trevor talks about how DTE Energy contributes to Michigan’s economic development, and why DTE Energy’s goal is to be the easiest company in America to work with. Listen to the podcast... [Read More...]

Nutriinfo promotes healthy holidays with Holiday Health corporate challenge

Nutriinfo.com is offering an 8 week corporate Wellness challenge event as a part of its wellness campaign  to help everyone in the community get healthy! Holiday Healthy Eating Challenge is specially designed to help you enjoy the holidays guilt free. During this challenge, you will be able to track your food and exercise, monitor your health indicators, and receive personalized advice from nutritionists/dietitians. This will help you overcome... [Read More...]

Question: How much time does a job search take?

As I mentioned on our Talent Blog, it takes longer to fill the job than the hiring manager wants, so the answer is clearly longer than you want. That is thinking about how long the search process takes, weeks or months depending on your profession and the economy. Remember, if you are unemployed or only working part-time hours, your job search is a job. Put in 30 hours a week. If you are not, ask yourself, “Why not?” Are you discouraged? Find... [Read More...]

FedEx creates contest for small business grants

For the first time, FedEx is running a nationwide small business grant competition that will award $50,000 to six winners.  The first place winner will receive a grand prize of $25,000 to invest in their business. Small businesses (less than 100 employees) may enter online at http://fedex.com/grant contest. Share your story and a company photo with FedEx, explaining why your business deserves the grant and how it would be invested. Once submitted,... [Read More...]

SPARK Visits DC for MichAGAIN

Written by Phil Santer, Senior Business Development Manager, Livingston County I’ve just returned from Ann Arbor SPARK’s latest MichAGAIN event in Washington, DC. We had the opportunity to hear from Bill Milliken, who returned to Michigan after working in DC with NASA, and some terrific organizations about their growth in Michigan and why this area is a great place to work, live and grow. The message was particularly appealing to me– I moved... [Read More...]