2013 Job Fair A Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 1, 2013 The Livingston Regional Job Fair held on April 17 proved to be a successful event for area business seeking to find employees that were right for them.  “With the improving economy, more employers are hiring for a variety of positions from entry level to management in manufacturing, retail, food service, health care, information technology and finance, as well as self-employment,” said William Sleight, Director... [Read More...]

SPARK’s Jennifer Owens Testifies to Commerce Department

WHO: Jennifer Owens, Ann Arbor SPARK’s vice president, business development WHERE: United States House of Representatives Commerce Department Committee on Science and Technology WHAT: Owens will give testimony to the Commerce Department Committee on Science and Technology on the importance of manufacturing in economic development.  She will discuss how manufacturing is critical to the success of innovation-based start-ups that require partners... [Read More...]

12 Annual FastTrack Awards Presented

SPARK and Weidmayer, Schneider, Raham & Bennett were pleased to present FastTrack awards to 14 companies this year at Deals of the Year. To receive the award, companies demonstrated a 20 percent average growth over three consecutive years. We congratulate these companies on their growth and success.  Read More →

Vote for Michelle Crumm, for Entrepreneur Magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year

Michelle Crumm, co-founder and chief business officer, of Ann Arbor-based Adaptive Materials, is a finalist for Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur of the Year award.  The award recognizes entrepreneurial leadership and excellence; Crumm is one of four finalists for the national award. To qualify as a finalist, Crumm had to submit written essays on entrepreneurial challenges as well as her approach and outlook on start-up success.  Crumm also... [Read More...]