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Ann Arbor Spark

October 18, 2018

Location Services Announces Expansion in Pittsfield Township

Location Services, LLC is a premier provider of loss-mitigation outsourced solutions for the financial service industry. The services provided give credit unions, banks, captive finance companies and other financial institutions the ability to have one company manage the entire loss-mitigation outsource process, including auto refinance, collateral skip-locate and recovery, account administration, license plate digital technology, […]
October 09, 2018

Mi Padrino, Hispanic Event Platform Announces Strategic Investments in Seed Round

Funding Attracts Silicon Valley, Michigan Investors and Industry Leaders   ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 9, 2018 — Mi Padrino®, an event-planning and crowd-gifting platform for the Hispanic community, announced today that it has secured a Series Seed round. Launched in 2017, MiPadrino.com makes it easy to organize and fund Latino events like quinceañeras and weddings. […]
October 08, 2018

Ann Arbor SPARK Connects Mobility Companies with the AAATA and City

Two stand-out companies at the recent Techstars Mobility Demo Day are working with Ann Arbor SPARK to further develop their technology with an eye on commercialization. Humanising Autonomy and LaneSpotter tapped Ann Arbor SPARK for assistance in navigating the Ann Arbor mobility landscape which led to working with the Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority and […]
October 03, 2018

Ann Arbor SPARK Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award from the International Economic Development Council

WASHINGTON, DC (October 02, 2018) – Ann Arbor SPARK received a Bronze Excellence in Economic Development Award for its A2 Tech Trek Photo Challenge, a project in the category of New Media of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The honor was presented at an awards ceremony during the IEDC Annual Conference. “We work every […]
September 27, 2018

Livingston County Manufacturers Open Doors to Area High School Students, Showcase Future Career Opportunities During National Manufacturing Day

Howell, Michigan – On October 4, Livingston County manufacturers and high schools will join forces during Manufacturing Day — a nationwide effort to expand knowledge of manufacturing career opportunities. For the first time, 12 Livingston County manufacturing companies will open their doors to more than 300 students from Brighton, Fowlerville, Hartland, Howell, Pinckney, Whitmore Lake, […]
September 25, 2018

Blue Ocean High School Entrepreneurship Competition Announces Launch of Program for 2018-2019 School Year

Competition seeks young entrepreneurs from across the globe to pitch their ideas – learning more about business and Blue Ocean strategies.   ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneurs Corp. (BOSE), the organizer of the Blue Ocean Entrepreneurship Competition, the largest student-led entrepreneurial competition for high school students across the globe, today announced the launch […]
September 25, 2018

East Cross Street Named One of 15 Great Places by the American Planning Association

In its 11th year, APA Recognizes 15 Great Neighborhoods, Streets and Public Spaces     Washington, DC— The American Planning Association (APA) has named East Cross Street in Ypsilanti, Michigan, as one of five Great Streets on APA’s annual Great Places in America list, which starts the countdown to National Community Planning Month in October. […]
September 20, 2018

Ann Arbor SPARK and the Economic Development Council of Livingston County Celebrate Local Economic Prosperity and Partnership Resulting in New Investment and Jobs

Howell, MICH. — September 20 — Ann Arbor SPARK and the Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) recently welcomed more than 100 community and business leaders for the EDCLC annual meeting held at Crystal Gardens in Howell, Mich. The event highlighted economic successes resulting from the partnership between EDCLC and Ann Arbor SPARK, including […]
September 19, 2018

Chemical Bank Support Provides Scholarships, Expanded Curriculum for
Ann Arbor SPARK “Starting Your Own Business” Workshop

YPSILANTI, MICH. — September 19, 2018 — Continuing its support of community education and enrichment programs, Chemical Bank is proud to once again partner with Ann Arbor SPARK by sponsoring Starting Your Own Business (SYOB), a monthly program designed to educate first-time small business owners and entrepreneurs on the business fundamentals needed for success. Chemical […]
September 13, 2018

Mi Padrino Wins $10,000 at the Desai Accelerator Demo Day

Planning service for Hispanic events earns first-ever cash prize for best pitch during exhibition of Summer 2018 cohort   ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — For Mi Padrino, fourteen weeks of hard work as part of the Desai Accelerator’s Summer 2018 cohort culminated yesterday in being awarded Best Pitch and earning a $10,000 cash prize at the Desai Accelerator Demo Day. […]
September 10, 2018

Ann Arbor SPARK’s Paul Krutko Elected President of International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation Board of Directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – SEPTEMBER 10, 2018 – ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Paul Krutko, president and CEO of Ann Arbor SPARK, has been ratified as the new International President of the International Association of Science Parks and Areas of Innovation board of directors. His presidency began at the association’s recently concluded 35th World Conference in […]
September 07, 2018

Ypsilanti receives façade restoration grant

Here’s some great news regarding state grants directly supporting efforts in downtown Ypsilanti! The city’s dedication to preserving the destination’s historic buildings and features is a testament to the community’s values and charm. We love being a part of the downtown landscape for 10 years (and counting)! *** Funds to be delivered on Monday in […]