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Michigan's Akervall Technologies Launches a Smart Mouthguard/app at CES This Week

Michigan Business Beat
January 10, 2019 11:00 AM

Akervall Technologies disrupts mouthguard industry with innovative product

Newly launched smart mouthguard measures impact to the head, helps lessen athletes’ exposure to concussions

Jeffrey Mosher speaks with Sassa Akervall Co-Founder / CEO of Akervall Technologies, makers of SISU mouthguards, which this week is unveiling a smart mouthguard that measures impact to the head and brings attention to concussion detection. Rollout of the U.S.-made electronic mouthguard will begin in the U.S. and Canada in January. It will cost under $100.

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MEDC | Crowdfunding campaign launched for “Chapin Mansion Access for All” project in Niles

Michigan Business Network
January 9, 2019 4:00 PM

$15,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – The Chapin Mansion in Niles will soon become a community center for all enjoy through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Niles History Center announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $15,000 by March 8, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit: patronicity.com/chapin.

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MEDC | Crowdfunding Campaign Launched for Rutherford Pool’s “Bathhouse 2.0” Project in Ypsilanti

Michigan Business Network
January 8, 2019 2:00 PM

$50,000 goal to win matching grant through MEDC’s  Public Spaces Community Places initiative

LANSING, Mich. – Ypsilanti’s favorite community pool will soon be updated and receive a new bathhouse through a new crowdfunding campaign, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and nonprofit Friends of Rutherford Pool announced today. The campaign is being offered through Michigan-based crowdfunding platform Patronicity.

If the campaign reaches its crowdfunding goal of $50,000 by March 9, the project will win a matching grant with funds made possible by MEDC’s Public Spaces Community Places program. For project details and to donate, please visit: patronicity.com/rutherford.

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The Right Place | Announces Key Staff Transitions and Promotions

Michigan Business Network
January 8, 2019 1:00 PM

The Right Place announces several executive staffing changes, most notably the retirement of economic development planner Rick Chapla.

 

 

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH (Jan. 2, 2018):  Today The Right Place, Inc. announced several key staff transitions and promotions.

  • Rick Chapla, vice president, Strategic Initiatives, has retired from The Right Place.
  • Tim Mroz, previously vice president, Marketing and Communications, will step into Rick Chapla’s position as vice president, Strategic Initiatives.
  • Andria Romkema, previously digital marketing manager, has been promoted to vice president, Marketing and Communications.
  • Cindy Brown, previously executive director of Hello West Michigan and vice president, Talent Initiatives at The Right Place, will step into the role of vice president, Talent Initiatives in fulltime role.

 

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TED | Free Resume and Career advice at NAIAS Future Automotive Career Expo

Michigan Business Network
January 8, 2019 11:00 AM

Michigan offers automotive mobility and IT job seekers free resume and career advice at NAIAS Future Automotive Career Expo

First-come, first-served opportunity to speak with prospective high-tech employers and professional development experts includes free preview of AutoMobili-D exhibit

DETROIT, Mich. – If you’re looking for a new job or apprenticeship in automotive and information technology or to transition to a new career in the emerging high-tech mobility and automotive sectors, the state of Michigan has a free opportunity for you.

The Future Automotive Career Exposition (FACE) that brought industry talent and hundreds of car enthusiasts to the North American International Auto Show’s (NAIAS) AutoMobili-D at Detroit’s Cobo Center in 2018 returns for a second year. The expo is planned for 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019.

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The Right Place | $42m Medical Mile Development Opens in Grand Rapids

Michigan Business Network
December 27, 2018 4:00 PM

News Release Provided By The Right Place

$42m Diamond Place opens in Grand Rapids
Multiuse development offers 107 income-restricted units

(GRAND RAPIDS, MI) – City of Grand Rapids Mayor Rosalynn Bliss joined project developers Third Coast Development and PK Development Group as well as state and federal officials at a special ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday, Dec. 20 to celebrate the completion of the $42 million Diamond Place project at 1003 Michigan Street N.E., Grand Rapids, MI.

 

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2018 Michigan Economic Forecast Series (full video)

Michigan Business Network
December 27, 2018 3:00 PM

Michigan Business Network recently held its annual Michigan Economic Forecast Series breakfast (mid-Michigan stop) and concluded with a positive 2018 review and look ahead for Michigan in 2019.

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A Review of the Winter 2018 Michigan Future Business Index

Michigan Business Network
December 22, 2018 10:00 AM

Paul King, Founder of ROI Insight drops by the MBN studio for a discussion with Chris Holman regarding the latest Michigan Future Business Index and its results which were released Thursday December 13th at the Lansing area stop of the Michigan Economic Forecast Series.


The MFBI is underwritten by Accident Fund Insurance Company of America, conducted by ROI Insight of Grosse Pointe, MI, and presented by Michigan Business Network.

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MEDC | Business Expansions, Community Revitalization Projects Attract $116.1 Million in Investment, Create 719 Jobs in Michigan

Michigan Business Network
December 19, 2018 4:00 PM

News Release Provided By MEDC

  • Wisconsin-based Waupaca Foundry to establish facility in Gogebic County
  • Downtown Lansing grocery gains MSF support
  • Catalytic projects will impact communities around state

LANSING, Mich. – At today’s final meeting of 2018, the Michigan Strategic Fund board took on a wide range of projects that will keep Michigan’s momentum moving forward in the new year. In all, the developments approved today are expected to generate a total capital investment of $116.2 million and create 719 jobs, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

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MEDC | Wisconsin-Based Waupaca Foundry Plans Expansion into Ironwood

Michigan Business Network
December 19, 2018 2:00 PM

News Release Provided By MEDC

  • Expansion will create 61 skilled jobs in Gogebic County
  • Global castings manufacturer chooses Michigan for access to high-quality talent

LANSING, Mich.  Waupaca Foundry, Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality cast and machined iron components for the transportation and industrial markets, plans to expand in the city of Ironwood, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.

 The project is expected to generate total private investment of $4.3 million and create 61 jobs. Michigan was chosen over competing sites in Arkansas and Wisconsin.

 

“Waupaca Foundry’s decision to establish a facility in Ironwood is great news for Gogebic County and will mean good jobs for many of the talented workers in the region,” said Gov. Rick Snyder. “We applaud the company for choosing to locate here and are thrilled to welcome them to Michigan.”

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