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Detroit Auto Show Moves To Fall 2021 In Hopes Pandemic Won’t Be Impact

DETROIT - The North American International Auto Show move its reimagined indoor and outdoor show, originally planned for summer 2021, to Sept. 28 – Oct. 9, 2021. NAIAS officials say the show is teed up to be a global powerhouse of current product and next-generation mobility combined with immersive brand activations and product engagement for

By |2020-09-26T08:19:15-04:00September 26th, 2020|Auto Tech, Featured|

Michigan House Bill Wants To Ban EV Automakers From Doing Business In State

LANSING - Michigan politicians are trying to block new electric vehicle manufacturers from doing business in the state. Although carefully worded to include any type of auto manufacturing company, the Michigan “Motor Vehicle Franchise Act” was created specifically to block Tesla from doing business there, an obvious favor to the dealerships. The law already includes

By |2020-09-26T08:14:33-04:00September 26th, 2020|Clean Update, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Former Detroit Lions Player Herman Moore Invests in Shoppable Video Platform Clicktivated

DETROIT - Herman Moore has joined Clicktivated as an investor in the business that is transforming video by connecting viewers, through direct engagement, to individual products and information in the video.  Patented technology enables item-level identification and the ability for the viewer to click. Clicktivated will be using the investment to continue to grow its

By |2020-09-26T08:07:25-04:00September 26th, 2020|Featured, New Products / Contracts|

Rocket Mortgage Detroit Demo Day Names 17 Finalists For $1 Million In Funding

DETROIT - Rocket Mortgage Detroit Demo Day announced last week the 17 finalists competing for a share of more than $1 million in funding in their fourth annual entrepreneurship competition – one of the largest of its kind in the U.S. The finalists will be judged by nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs from across the country. This

By |2020-09-20T17:52:48-04:00September 20th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured|

Sept. 30 Application Deadline For Flagstar Bank MortgageTech Accelerator Program

TROY - Flagstar Bank and the Fintech Consortium are accepting applications for the Flagstar MortgageTech Accelerator Program now through Sept. 30. Qualifying applicants will be selected by Oct. 12, and the program will start Oct. 19. The accelerator program focuses exclusively on incubating tech startup engaged in developing innovative solutions for the mortgage sector. It's

By |2020-09-20T17:55:28-04:00September 17th, 2020|Featured, STEM|

Whitmer: Bulk of Economy is Back; Still Early Stages Of COVID-19

LANSING - Pointing to her strategy to confront the COVID crisis, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer told the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce Wednesday that “our economy is operating at 87% of what it was since last March. We are in a much stronger position than other states like Florida and Texas.” It’s the first time she has

By |2020-09-18T09:06:24-04:00September 17th, 2020|Featured, Small Business Association of Michigan|

Record-Setting 2.1 Million Michigan Absentee Ballots Requested So Far

LANSING - To date, 2.1 million voters had requested absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 general election, eclipsing a record set during the August primary of 2,065,000 requests for absentee ballots, according to the Secretary of State’s office Thursday morning. “We do expect that we again will have record setting turnout,” said Jake Rollow, spokesman

Futures For Frontliners Offers Tuition-Free College To COVID-19 Essential Workers

LANSING - Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Thursday announced what she described as the nation's first program offering tuition-free college to an estimated 625,000 Michiganders who provided essential, frontline services during COVID-19 Stay Home, Stay Safe orders between April 2020 and June 2020. Futures for Frontliners – inspired by the GI Bill which provided college degree to

By |2020-09-12T11:23:08-04:00September 12th, 2020|Coronavirus, Featured, Science|

1,434 Small Businesses in Southwest Michigan Get Small Business Restart Grants

KALAMAZOO - Southwest Michigan First announced 1,434 small business recipients are receiving average grant awards of $5,000 each as part of the state’s Michigan Small Business Restart Program. Grants must be used for expenditures made between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020 for necessary disbursements incurred due to the public health emergency with respect

By |2020-09-12T11:23:51-04:00September 12th, 2020|Entrepreneur, Entrepreneurs, Featured, Politics, Politics/Government|

Michigan Announces Virtual 2020 North American International Cyber Summit

LANSING - The 2020 North American International Cyber Summit, scheduled for Oct. 7-8, will be completely virtual and fully interactive, delivering all the benefits of an in-person event, while ensuring the health and safety of our presenters and participants. Also new this year, registration is free for all participants. In the ninth year of the

By |2020-09-12T11:02:54-04:00September 12th, 2020|Cyber Defense, Featured|