WATERFORD – Oakland County economic developers are hoping to give the county’s sizable international business presence a boost as they head this week to the 2018 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington D.C. and to Germany in search of new businesses. Irene Spanos, the county’s director of economic development, leads a team that is attending SelectUSA,
GRAND RAPIDS – The Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce has been named a winner of two national industry awards. Presented annually by the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives, the Communications Excellence awards program is designed to celebrate exceptional work in the areas of advertising and marketing, campaigns, digital and publications. The GRACC received an
ROYAL OAK - Oakland County’s Cathy Rasegan will tell business owners about the SBA 504 Loan program? Grand Circus’ Damien Rocchi will discuss his downtown Detroit training center’s partnership with Facebook to train 1 million people across the US, including Michigan. LTU’s Sibrina Collins explains a recent paper she published called “Black Panther, Vibranium, and the Periodic
FERNDALE - Motor City Connect has been hosting its monthly mixers at BD's in Royal Oak for years. On June 26, founder Terry Bean moves his feast to Ferndale to a new co-working space at 1200 Woodward Heights. No more parking tickets, stir fry or dark back rooms...at least for June. “While I love me
ROYAL OAK - Have a large home that gets spotty Wi-Fi coverage. Xfinity has you covered with its xFi Pods, small adaptive pods that plug into any electrical outlet, pair with either the xFi Wireless Gateway or the xFi Advanced Gateway, and help customers extend reliable WiFi coverage to hard to reach areas of their home.
ROYAL OAK - The road is full of people whose lives are at risk the second you take your eyes off the road to look at your phone. If you'd never use your phone with someone in the car, you shouldn't do it alone. AT&T’s Teresa Mask explains the IT Can Wait anti-distracted driver campaign
ROYAL OAK - Jeff Cranson from the Michigan Department of Transportation outlines the $8 Million Michigan Mobility Challenge grant initiative to address core mobility gaps for seniors, persons with disabilities and veterans across the state. Michigan Mobility Challenge will engage the state’s robust technology, start-up and transportation networks – along with service providers, advocacy groups and
LANSING - The state of Michigan, city of Detroit, and numerous businesses and nonprofits recently teamed up to address the mobility challenges Detroit residents face with the Detroit Mobility Initiative. After research and extensive listening sessions, four focus areas were identified as initial priority projects. Focus areas include neighborhood mobility, downtown accessibility, traffic safety and
FARMINGTON HILLS – The deadline to apply for Pitch Club Grand Circus is July 1. Sponsors for the July 25 event include Kyyba Innovations, Bodman PLC and TiE Detroit. The select pool of the companies chosen to pitch at the monthly Pitch Club events will be provided investment opportunities in the form of presenting to
LANSING - Mobility startups will now have access to more than $1 million in grant funding, thanks to a new statewide program announced at the 2018 ITS America Annual Meeting held in Detroit last week. The two-part program, one of the first of its kind, includes a PlanetM Pilot Grant and a PlanetM Testing Grant.