Managing Innovation Focus Of January M-TEC Workshop

KALAMAZOO ? Managing innovation is tough in the fast paced 21st century world of business, so Southwest Michigan First, BlueGranite and Kalamazoo Valley Community College?s M-TEC are co-hosting a workshop in January that features Bill Guest, a teacher and consultant, exclusively in the area of organizational performance measurement andimprovements. The workshop will be held at

By |2005-01-16T00:00:00-05:00January 16th, 2005|Archive, Government/Politics|

Intel Gets Inside Automotive Industry Action Group

DETROIT ? Intel, the electronic brains inside most personal computers, has joined the Automotive Industry Action Group as a sponsoring member company. Intel is keen to participate in collaborative engineering and product development, Early Warning Standards and the B2B Service Oriented Architecture project at AIAG. "We are delighted to welcome Intel into our 1,600 worldwide

By |2004-11-09T00:00:00-05:00November 9th, 2004|Archive, Government/Politics|

Small Business Nets 18,000 New Enterprises In 2003

LANSING The nation netted some 18,100 small businesses in 2003, while the number of non-incorporated self-employed rose by 369,000, according to a new report by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Small Business Economic Indicators for 2003 also noted that important economic indicators advanced throughout the year providing a positive outlook

By |2004-08-23T00:00:00-04:00August 23rd, 2004|Archive, Government/Politics|

U.S. Economy: Solid, But Not Spectacular Through 2006

ANN ARBOR Sold growth in household consumption and business spending will keep U.S. economy economic growth steady over the next two years, but not outstanding, University of Michigan economists predicted Thursday. After a slowdown in the second quarter, real Gross Domestic Product growth will edge upward and remain in the 3.25-3.5 percent range during the

By |2004-08-19T00:00:00-04:00August 19th, 2004|Archive, Government/Politics|

CA Security Alert: Bagle, Mydoom Virus Variants Climbing

SOUTHFIELD Computer Associates on Tuesday raised the threat assessment for two worms now sweeping the world, the Bagle and Mydoom variants. CA said individual virus incidents and the number of variants encountered by home and business users is climbing alarmingly. With five Bagle variants in six days, several new techniques and the re-emergence of Mydoom,

By |2004-07-20T00:00:00-04:00July 20th, 2004|Archive, Government/Politics|

Troy Chamber Telecom Seminar To Help Businesses Make Communications Choices

TROY Telecommunications options and all those choices offered by so many companies will be the topic on July 29 in a panel discussion hosted by the Troy Chamber. Confirmed presenters include: Jerry Finefrock, VP of Regulatory Affairs of LDMI Telecommunications; Andre Roy, Vice President of Abilita Inc.; and Christopher Hopkins, President & CEO of Grid

By |2004-07-14T00:00:00-04:00July 14th, 2004|Archive, Government/Politics|

NanoVir Wins $600,000 National Institute Of Health Grant

KALAMAZOO NanoVir announced Monday that is has won a $600,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to create drugs to fight the sole cause of cervical cancer the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women worldwide. The $600,000 Advanced Technology small business grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

By |2004-06-28T00:00:00-04:00June 28th, 2004|Archive, Government/Politics|

SBAM Update: Rising Telephone Rates, Tariffs

LANSING Rising fees charged other carriers by SBC and legislation to repeal a federal law onerous to small business are the topics of this weeks Small Business Association of Michigan update. SBC Demand To Double Rates Creates Unusual Alliance What do SBAM, Attorney General Mike Cox, AARP and the Michigan Consumer Federation agree on? That

By |2004-06-14T00:00:00-04:00June 14th, 2004|Archive, Government/Politics|