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Putting Ann Arbor artists on the payroll

Being a professional artist can be a hard row to hoe. Luckily, there are Ann Arbor businesses that see the value in bringing creative folks onto their staff. 
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The Whole Brain Group grows through customer service, added services

The Whole Brain Group has been adding clients by focusing on itself over the last year. The Ann Arbor-based digital marketing agency has moved into a bigger home, beefed up its technical expertise, added staff, and expanded its services. That cleared the way for it to grow its revenue by 20 percent in 2015 and aim for 30 percent growth in 2016. ...
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Heritage Bridge serves as quality-of-life linchpin in Ypsilanti

Work crews are putting the final pieces into place for the Heritage Bridge in Ypsilanti, but the new pedestrian bridge is better seen as the final piece of a comprehensive parks system that is raising the quality of life in the city. The Heritage Bridge will span the Huron River, connecting Riverside Park and Water Street. More importantly the ...
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Akervall Technologies' mouthguard sales spike, staff grows

Akervall Technologies won the advanced materials category at the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition earlier this week for the second year running. But that's the least of what the startup is excited about these days. The Saline-based mouthguard manufacturer has spiked its sales by 60 percent over the last year and it’s on pace for ...
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Arborlight shines a light forward as it ramps up revenues

When Michael Forbis thinks about sales he doesn't have to worry about setting sales goals at his startup, Arborlight. "We have shipped more than $100,000 in product in the last four months," Forbis says. "We have a pipeline of $1.3 million in orders right now. It just keeps growing every single day." Arborlight, which spun ...
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Ann Arbor-based LLamasoft grows business and jobs

How do we know that LLamasoft is burning economic rubber? Well, first, it was named to the Deloitte 2015 Technology Fast 500 for the fourth consecutive year. Second, it's currently looking to add 20 new employees. Excerpt: LLamasoft has been on a relatively fast growth track, according to company officials. It added 75 employees last year and ...
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from the writers, photographers, editors, and programmers at Concentrate! We'll be back Dec. 2nd!

Inspiring stories from The Henry Ford's Innovation Nation: Smart Cart

The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation shares inspiring stories that showcase change makers and the possibilities for future progress. Imagine shopping for your Thanksgiving ingredients without waiting in a single line. Sound good? Now meet the inventors who are reimagining the shopping cart to radically change how we buy our groceries.
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More than just the home of Jiffy Mix, the city of Chelsea (pop. 4500) has embodied the virtues of progressive small town living for nearly 190 years. Classic neighborhoods surround its historic city center where festivals run all summer long. The city's picture-perfect downtown boasts the popular upscale bistro the Common Grill, just a block away from the award-winning Purple Rose Theatre --founded by local resident, actor Jeff Daniels. 

Pick up a bottle of Michigan wine at The New Chelsea Market. Drop by the Chelsea Gallery to take in some fine art or socialize over coffee and dessert. Take a class at the Chelsea Center For The Arts. The city may be overflowing with time-out-of-place charms, but it's very much attuned to what makes a downtown vibrant. And if that isn't here-and-now enough for you, DaimlerChrysler's Proving Grounds are situated just outside the city's limits.

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