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18 Mar, 2015, 16:40 ET Support For SPARK Helps Ypsilanti Entrepreneurs, Employers

 Ann Arbor SPARK's hub for entrepreneurial services in Ypsilanti, SPARK East, recently received funding to support its continued work to help...


04 Feb, 2015, 08:00 ET Ann Arbor SPARK Promotes Phil Santer to Lead Business Development Team

 Ann Arbor SPARK has promoted Phil Santer to vice president of business development. Most recently, Santer, who joined Ann Arbor SPARK in 2012,...


24 Nov, 2014, 14:07 ET Ann Arbor Chosen as Global Trade Best City

Ann Arbor has been chosen by Global Trade magazine as one of "America's Best Cities for Global Trade". Ann Arbor was recognized for being a hub for...


19 Nov, 2014, 13:14 ET Economic Development Council of Livingston County Honors 2014 Projects, Partners at Annual Meeting

 The Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) recently held its annual meeting with its partners, board of directors and...


13 Nov, 2014, 13:40 ET New Eagle Repays Funding to Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund After Successful Product Launch, Sales

Ann Arbor SPARK business accelerator client New Eagle recently repaid the $250,000 Michigan Pre-Seed Capital Fund award that it received in 2012....


10 Nov, 2014, 15:26 ET Ann Arbor SPARK Recognizes Consistent Company Growth with FastTrack Awards

Ann Arbor SPARK recently presented its annual FastTrack awards to 15 Washtenaw-based companies that have demonstrated consistent growth. Several of...


10 Nov, 2014, 08:00 ET Ann Arbor SPARK Recognizes Consistent Company Growth with FastTrack Awards

Ann Arbor SPARK recently presented its annual FastTrack awards to 15 Washtenaw-based companies that have demonstrated consistent growth. Several of...


30 Oct, 2014, 17:20 ET Paxton Medical Wins Ann Arbor SPARK's Best of Boot Camp

 Paxton Medical was awarded Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK's 25th Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. Paxton Medical was chosen...


24 Sep, 2014, 16:15 ET Hannigan Insurance Opens New Operations Center in Ann Arbor with Support from SPARK, MEDC

With support from Ann Arbor SPARK, Hannigan Insurance is opening a customer retention and acquisition center in the Ann Arbor region. Hannigan...


24 Sep, 2014, 13:31 ET Ornicept Graduates SPARK Central Incubator, Continues to Attract Clients and Hire

 Ornicept is graduating from the Ann Arbor SPARK Central business incubator, where it has been a tenant since its inception, to new offices....


28 Aug, 2014, 10:48 ET Ann Arbor SPARK Wins MEDA Marketing Award

 The Michigan Economic Development Association recently awarded Ann Arbor SPARK for its integrated marketing efforts. Ann Arbor SPARK was...


26 Aug, 2014, 15:16 ET Ann Arbor SPARK Supports Expansion of Toyota Technical Center

Ann Arbor SPARK provided critical support to Toyota Technical Center in York Charter Township, Mich., throughout its process of securing incentives...


25 Jun, 2014, 17:09 ET Ann Arbor SPARK Awarded $500,000 for Michigan Angel Fund I, II

 Ann Arbor SPARK has been awarded $500,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. for continuation of the Michigan Angel Fund (I), and to...


06 Jun, 2014, 10:29 ET Ann Arbor SPARK, Washtenaw County and A2Y Chamber Launch Virtual Business Advisor

 Ann Arbor SPARK, Washtenaw County, the A2Y Chamber of Commerce, and New Zealand-based QLBS have collaborated to launch the Virtual Business...


05 Jun, 2014, 09:00 ET Pillar Technology Expands in Ann Arbor, to Add 45 Jobs and Invest Nearly $2 Million

 Pillar Technology, a business consultancy and software development company, is expanding its Ann Arbor workforce and moving into a new office...


20 May, 2014, 13:00 ET Ann Arbor SPARK Reports Economic Growth in 2013: $148 million in new investments and 1509 jobs

 At its annual meeting, Ann Arbor SPARK detailed the results of its work in the last year and presented its annual business leadership awards....


13 May, 2014, 13:33 ET Akervall Technologies Expands in Ann Arbor Region

Akervall Technologies Inc., an Ann Arbor SPARK business accelerator client that makes the SISU Mouth Guard and SISU SOVA Night Guard, is expanding...


09 May, 2014, 11:40 ET Ann Arbor SPARK Supports Mahindra GenZe, Company Expands to U.S. with New Vehicle Research and High Tech Manufacturing Facility

 Ann Arbor SPARK's efforts to attract high tech businesses to the region has resulted in Mahindra GenZe, a division of the multinational...


28 Apr, 2014, 09:00 ET Virta Laboratories Wins Ann Arbor SPARK's Best of Boot Camp

 Virta Laboratories, Inc. was awarded Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK's 24th Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. Virta Labs was...


21 Nov, 2013, 17:42 ET PlanReaction Wins Ann Arbor SPARK's Best of Boot Camp

 PlanReaction was awarded Best of Boot Camp at the conclusion of Ann Arbor SPARK's 23rd Entrepreneurial Boot Camp. PlanReaction was...


04 Nov, 2013, 13:47 ET Ann Arbor SPARK Recognizes Consistent Company Growth with FastTrack Awards

 Ann Arbor SPARK recently presented its annual FastTrack awards to Washtenaw-based companies that have demonstrated consistent growth. Several...


17 Oct, 2013, 15:31 ET Ann Arbor SPARK Awarded IEDC Excellence Award for New Media Marketing

 Ann Arbor SPARK was recently honored for its New Media marketing efforts with a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award from the...


17 Oct, 2013, 15:26 ET Ann Arbor SPARK Offers Website Tools for Business Owners, Job Seekers

 Ann Arbor SPARK recently launched its redesigned website, AnnArborUSA.org.  The new website features enhanced tools for businesses and...


10 Oct, 2013, 14:00 ET Universal Marketing Group Expands to Ann Arbor, Will Hire 150 by End of Year

 Universal Marketing Group is opening a new call center in Ann Arbor, where the company expects to hire 150 by the end of the year.  The...


03 Oct, 2013, 10:41 ET Ann Arbor SPARK Expands Central and East Business Incubators

Ann Arbor SPARK is expanding both of its business incubators to accommodate additional entrepreneurs that need space and services. As part of the...