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Concentrate Speaker Event: Think Local First

What goes around, comes around. While much has been made of the locavore movement, the importance of buying local extends beyond food. This month, Concentrate's Speaker Series brings in Ingrid Ault, director of Think Local First, to talk about the implications of supporting and cultivating locally-owned, independent businesses. Sign up now for tomorrow's event!

Sign up for Concentrate's Speaker Series: Home Here, Business There

Success in business means venturing outside Michigan, even U.S., borders. More and more companies here are learning to do business there. At our next Speaker Series event Ted Dacko, former president and CEO of Healthmedia, will talk about going global but staying local. It's TOMORROW. Join us by signing up!

MASTERMIND: Chrisstina Hamilton

The Penny W. Stamps lecture series brings 24 thought-provoking artists to the Michigan Theater each year to talk to Ann Arborites (and U-M students) about their work, ideas, and inspiration.  And Chrisstina Hamilton is the program's director, tasked with choosing who will attend and how to keep it chugging along.


It's one of those weeks... too many damn choices. Editor Jeff Meyers winnows the long list of boffo local events into six must-not-miss nights out. Who says you can't eat your cake and have it too? Click on the magic "more" button to read about the also-rans, as well as a brief reflection on Grand Rapid's ArtPrize.


Tis the season for great concerts and performances. Along with the recent rain has come a steady down pour of A-list acts hitting the Ann Arbor area. Editor Jeff Meyers points you to six events worth scoping out while lamenting the shows that sold out too quickly. Et tu Carolina Chocolate Drops?
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