ANN ARBOR - The Hero Project to benefit America’s Veterans is the focus on Four20 Post on Wednesday, July 28. We feature Rob Robar from TheHelpingFriendlySalve.Com will reveal the Hero Project packaging for his CBD product line. Jeff Cole, founder of US Hemp Brokerage in Denver, Colorado, will announce his company’s sponsorship of Hero Project.
TRAVERSE CITY — Awareness and use of the latest manufacturing technology is getting a boost in northwest lower Michigan from a $275,000 Michigan Economic Development Corporation grant. The Northwest Industry 4.0 Consortium received the grant to further the awareness and integration of Industry 4.0 practices in the region. The Consortium members are the Alliance for
SEATTLE - The digital assistant I've always called Alexa has a new name option -- Ziggy -- and a new, masculine-sounding voice to either pair with "Ziggy" or not. You're free to mix -- and remix -- those options however you want, since there are separate settings for voice and wake word (and one isn't linked
GRAND RAPIDS—MaxOne, a Grand Rapids-based online youth coaching startup, announced it had raised $3.5 million in Series A financing. The round was led by Stadia Ventures, a St. Louis-based sports and eSports venture firm, and also included NBA star Chris Paul, the Piquet Family Office, a minority owner of the Texas Rangers, and the Grand
ANN ARBOR - Kathleen Norton-Schock returns to update all the events scheduled for the remainder of 2021 for the Michigan Council of Women in Technology. MCWT Every day we work toward our mission to inspire and grow women in technology. A diverse IT workforce is a vital part of Michigan’s transformation and we strive to
Four20 Post: MCWT Update, SPARK Gets $2.4 Million For Broadband, Detroit Internet Exchange, Innovation Hub Finalists
ANN ARBOR - On MITech TV July 26, Kathleen Norton-Schock talks about Diva Tech Talk and MCWT. Jared Mauch, a board member for the Detroit Internet Exchange, announces its new Non-Profit Status. Phil Santer from Ann Arbor SPARK explains the $2.4 million in Federal money awarded to build 20 miles of underground fiber optic cable,
ANN ARBOR - Long time cannabis activist Anthony Freed provides details on his MaryJane Tours that show ticket holders the story of Ann Arbor cannabis, going back to the arrest of John Sinclair for possession of two joints. The show is one segment on Four20 Post recorded July 21. You can read all the details
CADILLAC—Officials of Consumers Energy, the state of Michigan, and the city of Cadillac last week dedicated the company’s third solar power plant, Cadillac Solar Gardens. Consumers Energy’s Clean Energy Plan proposes using nearly 8,000 megawatts of solar energy by 2040, ending the use of coal by 2025, achieving net zero carbon emissions and saving customers
BLOOMFIELD HILLS—Ready to buy a used car entirely online? Bloomfield Hills-based Penske Automotive Group Inc. (NYSE: PAG) and Atlanta-based Cox Automotive Inc. are ready to sell you one that way. Officials at the two companies have announced the launch of CarShop, a fully automated technology platform to enable the online retail sale of used vehicles.
DETROIT—Comerica Michigan Economic Activity Index increased in May to a level of 106.7, 24.4 percent higher than the all-time low of 85.8 reached in June 2020, at the bottom of the coronavirus recession. The index averaged 100 points for all of 2020, 9 points below the index average for 2019. The index is comprised of