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A2ZERO Turns 3 With Celebrations, Focus On Climate Action Successes

ANN ARBOR— Ann Arbor’s aggressive climate and sustainability plan and framework, called A2ZERO, just turned 3 after a weeklong series of events during A2ZERO Week. In addition, the Ann Arbor Office of Sustainability and Innovations released a second-year report highlighting major activities and accomplishments achieved during year two of the plan with the help of

By |2022-06-19T11:04:36-04:00June 19th, 2022|Clean Update|

How The Rural West Is Hampering The Building Of Electric Charging Infrastructure

DETROIT - Despite the growing embracement and adoption of electric vehicles, owning one is still largely impractical for a great number of people in the United States. This is due in part to the high costs associated with purchasing and owning one. Although, some automakers like Chevy are putting a big focus on making EVs more affordable to the

By |2022-06-19T11:04:36-04:00June 19th, 2022|Auto Tech, Clean Update|

More Than 70 Percent Of Organizations Suffered 2 Or More Ransomware Attacks In Past Year

DETROIT - Ransomware has become a popular means for cybercriminals to cash in on their activities. They use ransomware to encrypt companies' essential data and ask to pay a ransom in return. If companies have not backed up their information, they must dig into their pockets to get it back. According to the data presented

By |2022-06-19T11:04:36-04:00June 19th, 2022|Cyber Defense|

Meet The Five TechTown Retail Boot Camp Winners

DETROIT - TechTown Detroit celebrated the hustle and hard work of 15 Retail Boot Camp graduates during our 12th cohort showcase on June 9. The participating business owners pitched their visions and what they learned during the RBC program live at TechTown. Five standouts each won a $5,000 Kickstart Award, and one People’s Choice Award

By |2022-06-18T13:08:41-04:00June 18th, 2022|Entrepreneurs|

Spartan Innovations Announces Seventh Conquer Accelerator Cohort

EAST LANSING – Spartan Innovations announces the seventh season and summer 2022 cohort of its Conquer Accelerator program. The 10-week accelerator welcomes five teams to its East Lansing program: Detroit Maid, Fleet-Lab, Kibage, KindKatch, and Meknology. "Year after year, the talent and innovation that comes through the Conquer Accelerator program has been incredible and we're

By |2022-06-18T13:08:42-04:00June 18th, 2022|Entrepreneurs|

5th Annual Dokidokon Anime Convention In Kalamazoo July 15-17

KALAMAZOO - Dokidokon 5th Anniversary Anime Convention will take place July 15-17Bat the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites in Kalamazoo, Michigan. This ever-growing event brought over 1500 anime enthusiasts and cosplayers together last year, even with a year off due to Covid. This year, with several nearby and even more well-established conventions closing due to

By |2022-06-18T13:08:42-04:00June 18th, 2022|Featured, New Products, New Products / Contracts|

Job Market Difficulties Continue In 2022 As Employers Fail To Meet Job-Seekers’ Expectations

DETROIT - After two years of wild fluctuations in the economy and job market, American workers and employers still appear to be out of sync with each other. In early June, ResumeBuilder.com surveyed 1,000 current job-seekers to find out why they’re job-hunting and what they’re prioritizing. We also surveyed 1,000 employers regarding what they’re doing

By |2022-06-18T13:08:42-04:00June 18th, 2022|ESD|

Michigan Has the 11th Most Innovative Workers in the U.S.

DETROIT - Entrepreneurs, economic experts, public officials, and many more tout the benefits of innovation in the modern economy. Innovation can drive economic growth by creating new jobs or industries, improving efficiency and productivity, and raising quality of life. Some economists have calculated that innovation contributes approximately 50% of annual U.S. GDP growth. Jobs in

By |2022-06-18T13:08:42-04:00June 18th, 2022|ESD|

Grand Rapids Tech Startup Accepted To Top Global Accelerator, Receiving $500,000 Investment

GRAND RAPIDS - Tech start-up and Start Garden tenant Payload CMS has been accepted into and received a $500,000 investment from highly competitive tech accelerator Y Combinator. With an acceptance rate of less than 3% and alumni like Airbnb, Dropbox, Doordash, Instacart and Reddit, Y Combinator is more difficult to get into than Harvard. Since

By |2022-06-17T14:40:08-04:00June 17th, 2022|Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Americans Lost Record $68 Million To Job And Business Opportunities Scams In 2022 Q1

DETROIT - Data analyzed by Atlas VPN shows that US citizens lost over $68.3 million to various job and business offer scams in the first quarter of 2022. The business and job opportunities fraud category includes offers for work-at-home jobs, like stuffing envelopes or processing medical claims, multi-level marketing schemes, job scams, job listings, employment

By |2022-06-17T14:38:07-04:00June 17th, 2022|Cyber Defense|