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Seeking Michigan: From Signage to Santa

By Mary Zimmeth, Archives of Michigan and courtesy Seeking Michigan and the Archives of Michigan. The goal of Seeking Michigan is simple: to connect you to the stories of this great state. Visit them regularly for a dynamic & evolving look…
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Detroit Design Festival ~ September 21-28, 2011

The inaugural Detroit Design Festival (DDF) starts tomorrow (Wednesday, Sep 21) with a kickoff party from 6-9 PM at New Center Park. DDF is a "crowd-sourced design festival" developed to showcase the talents and abilities Detroit’s creative…
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TEDx Traverse City - May 17, 2011

via Leelanau.com... FIM Group and Northwestern Michigan College have collaborated to present the inaugural TEDx TraverseCity on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Milliken Auditorium at Northwestern Michigan College.…
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AMP and the Arsenal of Creativity

Untitled by Vanessa Miller Vanessa has a great set of photos from allied media conference oh8 Wiretap's Jenny Lee has a great article called In Detroit: Arsenal of Creativity. It begins: “Michigan will be the next film capitol…
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GM Designers in the classroom

It appears that General Motors is in the midst of a transformation from a massive company to a somewhat less massive company. It seems that while - or perhaps because - that is happening, interesting things are bubbling out of Michigan's largest…
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Arresting Site for May 2008: Michigan Innovators

Hands at Work by detroitsky Tim Pulice's Pulice Report blog has announced the Arresting Site of the Month for May 2008. The inaugural selection is Michigan Innovators and Tim writes: I first ran across this terrific online destination last…
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Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan

Orange Tulip by markmarko This weekend is the kickoff of Holland's Tulip Time celebration. The annual festival starts this Saturday (May 3, 2008) and continues through May 10. The Tulip Time Festival's history page says that Tulip Time…
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Photo Friday: Lioness by rckrawczykjr

This photo is titled Lioness and it was taken by Ralph Krawczyk Jr. at the James Scott Memorial Fountain on Belle Isle in Detroit. If you follow Michigan in Pictures, you've seen a lot of Ralph. If you don't click here to see what you've…
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Service Tax repeal appears certain

Capitol, Landing MI by Irina Vasiliu Below you'll find a news release from Governor Granholm regarding an agreement to add a 21.9% surcharge to the new Michigan Business Tax to replace the 6% Michigan Service Tax. The Detroit Free Press…
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The Eleven Seconds to Midnight Gang rides again

Carousel by jnhkrawczyk "We've got a shift starting in 36 hours that we've got to charge 6% more on ... and I don't know how to do it." -John Evans, president of Evans Distribution Welcome to Michigan, where we somehow seem to be stuck…
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6% of x? Untangling Michigan's Service Tax

Half Staff by Apocaplops UPDATE Oct 25: Carol of ArborLaw.com writes: I actually have the entire list of services descriptions covered by the law, on my blog at Arborlaw.com. When the law came out, I cross-referenced the NAICS codes (which…
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Shutdown averted ... by a service tax

An appeal to reason by Apocaplops StateGate seems like it might be nearing its conclusion with an 13th hour deal reached at 4 AM when legislators were apparently too tired to fight anymore. The LSJ reports: "This budget agreement is the…