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Damaged Pure Michigan Brand Impedes Economic Development

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Pure Michigan is a Damaged Brand. Make no mistake, this problem in Flint means fewer new Michigan jobs and diminished future opportunities.

Michigan Surveys - A Look At Sentiment & Inflation


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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. And a black leather motorcycle jacket.

Why You Should Move Your Startup to Holland, Michigan

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

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.

Speaking at the Michigan Lean Startup Conference

Instigator Blog

I must say that I was very surprised when I was asked to speak at the Michigan Lean Startup Conference on May 17th. Now to dust off my Keynote skills… Year One Labs michigan lean startup conference speaking year one labs(Powered by LaunchBit ). And me… What the hell am I going to talk about? Honestly, I’m not sure.

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.

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.

Consumer Confidence (Data: November 2016)


The final reading of the University of Michigan's consumer sentiment for the United States rose to 98.2 in November. and a final of 107.3

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Sorry, Brands…Your Digital Agencies are Lying to You

VC Cafe

amazon andreas nicklas Beauty Talk CMO ComBlu Community customer satisfaction index Facebook feedback giffgaff kindle LIKE lipstick lithium McKinsey photos portal processes real-time sectors sephora silo social business social commerce social marketing socialize13 Technology Telecom the social economy trusted University of Michigan Website

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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. But that’s the fun part. .

GM, Raising the Innovation Sting Ray

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Why does it take a near death experience to wake some companies up? I guess there is an innovation equivalent to a drunk hitting bottom. Yes, romance.

AP-BKC--Michigan-Charlotte Box

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News


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. Where would we be without it?

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

AP-BKC--Michigan-NC State Box

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News


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. This is a great development for Michigan and the practice, research, and teaching of entrepreneurship in higher education. 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 MichiganLooking downwards into confusion. Passion? The idea?

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

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

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

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

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News


UNC Wilmington holds off W Michigan 97-92

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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.

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.

AP-BKC--NCAA-Michigan St.-Duke Box,1st Ld-Writethru

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News


Ask the VC Live - University of Michigan

Ask The VC

No. 4 DUKE 81, No. 19 MICHIGAN ST. 71

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News


Cops Asked This 3-D Print Lab to Re-Create a Dead Guy's Fingers to Help Solve His Murder

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Michigan police needed help breaking into a fingerprint-protected phone. What happened next is something straight out of Minority Report

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. You’re Hired, You’re Fired. My first job in Silicon Valley: I was hired as a lab technician at ESL to support the training department. Driving across the U.S. is an adventure everyone ought to do. I was stunned. This could be a bad day.

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Michigan natural resources workers help fight Southern fires

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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

Up and Running

Proos Manufacturing recently announced that Amy Proos won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2013 Award in Michigan & Northwest Ohio.

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

Most People Want Some Degree of Self-Driving in Cars

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

A new study from the University of Michigan found that less than half of people completely opposed driving automation. The question is how much self-driving they will consider

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. Not bad — if you’re in Michigan.

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)

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

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

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

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

Active Garage

Any worthwhile study of leadership begins with the realization that there is no foolproof formula for success. Leadership Styles. Visionary Leadership.

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

Incubators : toured the TechArb , the engineering student accelerator, and the Michigan Venture Center in the University’s Tech Transfer Office.

Michigan wins USGA Men's State Team Championship

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News