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Michigan's Economy Hits 10 Year High

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) reports that Michigan’s economy has reached a 10-year high, according to Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index. The June index jumped 2.0 points in June, spiking to a level…
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Tour the Lake Winds Energy Park at the 2012 Michigan Energy Fair

Every year the  Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) holds their annual Michigan Energy Fair (MEF). The Energy Fair takes place June 22-24, 2012 and it's at a new location, the Mason County Fairgrounds in Ludington. The location…
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M-22 & M-119 Road Sign Trademark Denied by Michigan

Note: We have received some commentary from the attorney for M-22 which we have posted below! M-22 Euphoria by Chris Cerk The Detroit Free Press reports that M-22 and M-119 cannot be trademarked by private companies. Michigan Attorney General…
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Earth Day 2012 in Michigan

Untitled by Brooke Pennington Sunday (April 22) is the 42nd Earth Day. Here's some highlights from this morning's Earth Day post on Michigan in Pictures - don't miss the CBS News segment on Albion featuring Walter Kronkite from Earth Day…
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The Daily Michigan: an Absolute Michigan Sponsorship!

Today on The Daily Michigan we're going to give away a full year's sponsorship on Absolute Michigan. The winner will receive our "Category Supporter" sponsorship for their business, nonprofit organization or other website OR the business,…
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TEDxMacatawa: Chris Klein on Seeing Unique Abilities

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and TEDx was created to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate relevant dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. These events are fully…
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TEDx ... Michigan

TEDxGR by tedxgrandrapids TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader…
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Riding out a hard winter in Michigan with snow bikes!

The snow bike ... by Dr. Farnsworth In Crain's Detroit Business, Howard Lovy writes that although overall hotel occupancy rates across Michigan were up slightly for December and January, in northern Michigan where the wintertime color of…
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Clouds over the solar industry

Stan Ovshinsky by OnInnovation In ECD files for Chapter 11 protection, the Freep reports that: The shakeout in the solar power industry claimed another victim Tuesday as Auburn Hills-based Energy Conversion Devices (ECD) filed for Chapter…
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Google Search Stories: Ypsilanti's SolarYpsi Project

YouTube and Google have a feature called "Search Stories" about people who are using Google's search to find new ways of doing things. One of the people they profile is Dave Strenski of Ypsilanti, who you can learn more about in the video below. Dave…
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Michigan International Auto Show in Grand Rapids - January 26-29, 2012

Michigan turns 175 Thursday and Absolute Michigan is giving away a whole bunch of prizes to people on our email list to celebrate! One of the items is 2 tickets to the Auto Show - you can sign up for our list at the bottom of this article. Smile…
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Why We Went Dark

Along with many sites on the Web, Absolute Michigan went dark on January 18th to protest a pair of truly awful bills that are on a fast-track for passage, the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) in the House and the Senate's Protect IP Act (PIPA). Neither…