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  Breaking News
 

July Purchasing Managers Index Back On Track In July - Expansion Ahead
DETROIT – The economic outlook in Southeast Michigan got back on track in July when Wayne State University’s Southeast Michigan Purchasing Managers Index returned to spring levels, after a June Index one analyst described as a fluke.

 

Martians Win First Place In World Robot Olympiad USA Tournament
SOUTHFIELD - A team that called themselves Martians won first place in the open category of the first World Robot Olympiad USA state tournament in Michigan and advanced to the USA finals to be held at Lawrence Tech in September.

 

Google Software Engineer To Create Endowed Chair Of Computer Science At Michigan State University College Of Engineering
EAST LANSING - A senior software engineer at Google has made a $2 million commitment to create an endowed chair of computer science at the Michigan State University College of Engineering.

 

Snyder, Canadian Official Name Bridge Authority
LANSING - Governor Rick Snyder and the top transportation official from Canada together announced creation of a new authority to oversee the construction of a new bridge from Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit.

 

Pure Michigan Unveils Michigan 400 Honorary Starter Contest On Facebook
LANSING - Pure Michigan announced the launch of the Pure Michigan 400 Honorary Starter contest, which runs through August 6 on Pure Michigan’s Facebook page. Fans are invited to share why they want to wave the green flag to signal the start of the race at MIS on August 17. Entries may be submitted directly to the Pure Michigan Facebook page via the contest tab.

 

Latest Future Business Index Reflects Optimism on Michigan's Economy
LANSING - Owners of Michigan's small and medium-size businesses have voiced their confidence in Michigan's economic future in the latest Future Business Index, but concerns remain regarding the challenges of retaining skilled employees and the unknown impact of the Affordable Care Act on the individual bottom lines of businesses.

  Webcasts
 

Internet Advisor Podcast: inGAGEing Women In Business, Granny’s Twitter Adventure
DETROIT - inGAGE: Training Women in Business Leadership Rachele Downs, VP of Entrepreneurial Strategy Inforum and the Inforum Center for Leadership explains how budding female entrepreneurs in Michigan can get a head start on the competition through inGAGE which provides training and networking to women who are launching a new business venture or having been established. 76-year old Farmington Hills resident Natalie Yellin made national headlines last fall when she became a “goodwill ambassador” for Square, a San Francisco-based company that operates software allowing virtually anyone to send and receive payments. MITechNews.Com headlines.

 

MITechNews.Com Internet Advisor News Updates Now Available As Podcasts
GRAND RAPIDS – If you missed the MITechNews.Com headline report on the Internet Advisor as heard on WJR 760 AM in Detroit and over the Michigan Talk Network then we have you covered. It is now available as a webcast.

  Cyber Defense
 

EMU Senior One Of 11 Nationwide To Win Scholarhip To Study Cyber Security
YPSILANTI – A senior at Eastern Michigan University has received one of just 11 scholarships awarded across the nation to women to help them finish their college degrees in cyber security.

 

2014 North American International Cyber Summit Nov. 16-17 Cobo Center
DETROIT - The North American International Cyber Summit 2014, the third Michigan Cyber Summit hosted by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, is scheduled for November 17 after an invitation-only Governor reception November 16.

  CleanUpdate
 

DTE Energy Reports 22 Percent Increase In 2Q Earnings
DETROIT - DTE Energy Monday reported second quarter 2014 earnings 22 percent higher than the same quarter a year ago.

 

Suniva To Build New Plant In Saginaw Township; Hire 350 People
SAGINAW TOWNSHIP - Suniva, a metro-Atlanta based manufacturer of high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cells and modules, announced it is opening a second U.S. manufacturing facility in Saginaw Township. Construction will begin in August, with production in the last three months of 2014. Some 350 jobs will be created.

  Entrepreneur's Corner
 

Macomb-OU INCubator Lands $14,000 For Sports Telemetrics Startup
STERLING HEIGHTS - The Macomb-OU INCubator was recently awarded $14,000 in Business Accelerator Funds to provide accelerator services to client company Telemetrio – developing a computer-vision sports telemetrics and broadcasting system specifically geared to youth sports.

 

ardentCause Launches New Web Site, Services To Mark 5th Birthday
TROY -To celebrate its 5th birthday, ardentCause L3C, one of the first Michigan-based L3C’s, has launched a new website, publicizing innovative online data solutions and services to achieve better outcomes in the philanthropic, nonprofit and education communities.

  Biotechnology
 

10th Annual MichBio Expo & Conference MotorCity Casino
DETROIT - Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg, Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will be the keynote speaker at the 10th Annual MichBio Expo & Conference Center at MotorCity Casino on Sept. 30. Registration opened July 31.

 

MichBio Members Qualify For 33 Percent Discount On Shipping
LANSING - As a MichBio member, did you know that your company can save up to 33 percent on your shipping needs via MichBio’s FedEx Advantage Program? This includes great discounts on FedEx’s CryoPort Deep Frozen Solutions, with temperature control down to -150C.

  Politics
 

Snyder, Canadian Official Name Bridge Authority
LANSING - Governor Rick Snyder and the top transportation official from Canada together announced creation of a new authority to oversee the construction of a new bridge from Windsor, Ontario, to Detroit.

 

Video Game and Mobile App Projects Approved For Incentives
LANSING – The Michigan Film Office announced today three projects – Scrap Yard, Health Games for Kids and Santa & His Elves – have been approved for digital media incentives from the state.

  New Products/Contracts
 

Sean H. Cook Appointed Chair of Warner Norcross & Judd Tax Practice Group
MACOMB - Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has named Sean H. Cook as the chair of the firm’s Tax Practice Group.

 

Warner Norcross & Judd Add 2 Attorneys In Expanded Kalamazoo Office
KALAMAZOO - The law firm of Warner Norcross & Judd LLP has welcomed two well-respected attorneys as it moves into new, larger offices in downtown Kalamazoo.

  Guest Columns
 

Proposal 1 Helps Michigan's Local Small Businesses, Saving $507 Million In Tax, Compliance Costs
LANSING - Michigan’s local small businesses are already on their way to saving $507 million in tax and compliance costs, savings that will be confirmed with the passage of Proposal 1 on the August 5th statewide primary ballot, according to a new study by the Anderson Economic Group.

 

ITC Takes a Leadership Role in Modernizing Michigan’s Electrical Grid
NOVI - There is no doubt that dependable electricity is indispensable to modern life and is the backbone of our economy. From cell phones to social networks, from manufacturing plants to data centers, we all depend on the power that makes today’s increasingly connected lifestyles possible.


 
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