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Damaged Pure Michigan Brand Impedes Economic Development

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Pure Michigan is a Damaged Brand. As a Michigan resident I’ve followed the developments in Flint with a mixture of horror, sadness, outrage, and confusion. The focus of this post is about the damage that has been done to the state of Michigan’s brand, Pure Michigan.

Michigan Surveys - A Look At Sentiment & Inflation


2016 Consumer Data 2016 Consumer Economics Consumer Sentiment Inflation Michigan Consumer SentimentA Look At Consumer Sentiment & Inflation [link].

Michigan Innovation — Gonzeaux Tour Begins

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Three Oaks, Michigan, Monday May 7 — Gonzeau Tour Begins. State of Michigan Innovation. Michigan has had it tough these last few years. But let’s not forget Michigan’s greatest innovation: Motown.

North Carolina set to overtake Michigan as ninth-largest state

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Census Bureau reported, a 1 percent growth rate that puts the state on track to overtake Michigan to become the nation’s nint North Carolina gained about 100,000 people between 2012 and 2013, the U.S.

Why You Should Move Your Startup to Holland, Michigan

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The Midwest is actually a thriving startup ecosystem, though it lacks the capital flow of Silicon Valley, according to a new study

Sorry, Brands…Your Digital Agencies are Lying to You

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How To Name Your Startup And Brands


I’m a week and a half old in Ann Arbor, Michigan, so it was quite interesting to talk to another Startup founder over a falafel wrap. It’s going to reach Michigan in the winter time. We’re called the high five state if you look at the map of Michigan.

College Is Like A Sandbox

Feld Thoughts

I spent yesterday at University of Michigan with my partner Jason Mendelson (he’s a two time grad – economics undergrad and then law school.) Entrepreneurial Communities ann arbor college entrepreneurial communities university of michiganThis was my first trip to Ann Arbor and I had a great time.

Michigan: Means Aerospace and Defense

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The state's unique business development programs and sophisticated manufacturing base help businesses of all sizes tap into aerospace and defense contracts

Consumer Confidence (Data: November 2016)


The final reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States rose to 98.2 2016 December Consumer Sentiment American Style Consumer Expenditure Consumer Consumer Sentiment Michigan Consumer Sentiment

Graphene Application Challenge Prize?

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Shout out to Michigan based XG Sciences , great to see what you’re up to. The Graphene Challenge. Graphene is a new material that is just in its infancy in terms of commerical usage. It’s from graphite, the stuff in pencils.

This Brewery Stopped Making Beer So It Could Send 100,000 Cans of Water to Flint

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Big corporations like Walmart and Coca-Cola are sending millions in water and money, but some entrepreneurs are are sacrificing more to support the Michigan town in need

GM, Raising the Innovation Sting Ray

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

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AP-BKC--Michigan-Charlotte Box

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Minimum Wage Boost in Silicon Valley Ups the Cinderella Factor

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

As much as I’d like Three Oaks, Michigan to be an innovation center, its got a long way to go. I’d personally like to see Silicon Valley open its doors to immigrants from distant lands like Michigan, Kentucky, Alabama — even Hoosiers from Indiana.

AP-BKC--Michigan-NC State Box

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New Master of Entrepreneurship Program | University of Michigan

Campus Entrepreneurship

The University of Michigan, a leader across many disciplines (and my alma mater) has announced the creation of a Master of Entrepreneurship. I was fortunate to interview Michigan Alum and supporter Sam Zell a few months back and it was evident in our short talk that Michigan, its leaders, and supporters were fully aware of the interdisciplinary nature of entrepreneurship. via Master of Entrepreneurship | University of Michigan.

Listen Up Newbies: Best Advice for First-time Entrepreneurs

Up and Running

Business Management Starting a Business Business Insider Jim Price University of MichiganYou find yourself standing on the brink of your first try starting your own business. Looking downwards into confusion. Passion? Perseverance? The idea? The plan? What comes first?

AP-BKC--W. Michigan-N.C.-Wilmington Box

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You Won't Believe This Scientific Explanation For Why Bosses Get Angry

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Researchers from Michigan State University claim a terrifyingly novel reason for your boss's moods

Planning for Expansion into a New Market

The Entrepreneurial Mind

The Entrepreneurial Mind : Greg Stephenson, PM Environmental, talks about the process of expanding this Michigan-based company into the Southeast. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious. The post Planning for Expansion into a New Market appeared first on Dr Jeff Cornwall

UNC Wilmington holds off W Michigan 97-92

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Bryce scored 18 points and UNC Wilmington used a big first half to beat Western Michigan 97-92 on Wednesday night KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) AP) — C.J.

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Ask the VC Live - University of Michigan

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This Local Ruth's Chris Steak House Promotion Just Backfired -- Big Time

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A football-based promotion went awry in Michigan, but customers aren't complaining that they won big

Agile Opportunism – Entrepreneurial DNA « Steve Blank

Steve Blank

I packed up my life in Michigan and spent five days driving to California to start work.

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Michigan natural resources workers help fight Southern fires

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AP) — Eight firefighters with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources are on loan to crews battling wildfires in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia LANSING, Mich. (AP)

Small Business Spotlight: Amy Proos

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Proos Manufacturing recently announced that Amy Proos won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in Michigan & Northwest Ohio. In 2012, Proos was recognized by MiBiz as one of 50 Michigan Companies to Watch. and particularly in West Michigan.

Michigan Small Biz Giveaway … and Why Not Your State and Mine Too?

Up and Running

I recently found out about this very interesting Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. If I read this right, the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition is going to give half a million dollars in real money to the Michigan company that wins its grand prize at the November event.

NC-Wilmington holds off Western Michigan 80-76

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Chris Flemmings scored 19 points off the bench, helping North Carolina-Wilmington to an 80-76 defeat of Western Michigan Saturday night WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP)

Mangum scores 28 in Eastern Michigan's 76-68 victory

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Willie Mangum IV made six 3-pointers and scored 28 points to lead Eastern Michigan over Gardner-Webb 76-68 on Friday in a sub-regional game of the 2K Classic

How This Brewery Is Turning Its Struggles and Successes Into Works of Art

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The Michigan-based brewery is celebrating its 20th anniversary with images that honor its hardships and successes. Startup

Custom Fit: 4 Proven Leadership styles that hold the Key to Success

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Michigan State's Ward gets tech for apparent trip of rival

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ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) AP) — Grayson Allen may have company

Riptides force doctor to stop marathon swim in Lake Michigan

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — A North Carolina doctor says he fell a quarter-mile short of swimming across Lake Michigan, from Wisconsin to Michigan SAUGATUCK, Mich. (AP)

Michigan warns of Serrano peppers with salmonella

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

AP) — Officials say some Serrano peppers distributed by Meijer stores in Michigan are potentially contaminated with salmonella LANSING, Mich. (AP)

One Hand Clapping – Entrepreneurship In Ann Arbor, Michigan

Steve Blank

I spent a few days in March in Ann Arbor Michigan as a guest of Professor Thomas Zurbuchen , Associate Dean for Entrepreneurial Programs, and Doug Neal , Director of Center for Entrepreneurship in the Engineering School at the University of Michigan.

Solider from Michigan killed in Afghanistan

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Army soldier from Michigan has been killed in Afghanistan BAY CITY, Mich. (AP) AP) — The Department of Defense has announced that a U.S.

Hornets' Taylor pleads guilty in Michigan case

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AP) — Charlotte Hornets forward Jeffery Taylor has pleaded guilty to two charges as part of a deal in a Michigan assault case EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP)