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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

Livingston County Economic Driving Companies
Celebrated in 2018 Highlight Videos

It was wonderful to see so many Livingston County business and community leaders join us for the Ann Arbor SPARK and the Economic Development Council of Livingston County (EDCLC) 2018 Annual Meeting. With more than 100 people registered — including a number of walk-ins — we even had to set up an additional table! Check […]
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

Ann Arbor vs. Lincoln – How Do We Compare?

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 18, 2018

Ann Arbor Business Leaders Share Insights in New Podcast Series

Ann Arbor SPARK has teamed up with Phimation founder Dave Haviland to produce a new podcast series, SPARK.grow. The podcast features local business leaders offering practical advice based on their experience and success. The series kicked off with Ari Weinzweig, co-founder of Zingerman’s Community of Businesses, which includes Zingerman’s Delicatessen, Zingerman’s Creamery, and Zingerman’s Bakehouse. […]
September 12, 2018

Ann Arbor vs. Dallas – How Do We Compare?

September 10, 2018

SPARK.grow Podcast: Ari Weinzweig, Zingerman’s

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 10, 2018

Lowry Solutions Internship Program Invests in Tomorrow’s Talent

This blog was contributed by Sam Ahearn, summer 2018 business development and marketing intern at Ann Arbor SPARK. Sam recently started his senior year studying political science at the University of Michigan.  Lowry Solutions, headquartered in Brighton, Michigan, began as a reseller of hardware and software in the barcode industry. Since their founding in 1974, […]
September 10, 2018

All Roads Return to Ann Arbor for Florida Native, Silicon Valley Engineer