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EET Student Award Recipient: Sean Hayes

2014 MAB Foundation Scholarship Recipients:

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Front Row (l-r) Kelsey O’Brien, Hope College (MAB Foundation Scholarship); Joshua Nagy, Oakland University (MAB Foundation and Alan W. Frank Scholarship); Mike Kidd, Michigan State University (MAB Foundation and James H. Quello Scholarship); Melina Fuentes, Eastern Michigan University (MAB Foundation Scholarship); Alison Bloom, University of Michigan (MAB Foundation and Nancy Waters and Mark Waters Scholarship); Charlie Anel, Grand Valley State University (MAB Foundation and Jerry P. Colvin Scholarship); Rose Cassatta, Specs Howard School of Media Arts (MAB Foundation and Charles D. Mefford Scholarship); Sean Hayes, Michigan Technological University (MAB Foundation and WBKP-TV/WBUP-TV/WBKB-TV/WOLV-FM/WCCY-AM/WHKB-FM and The Marks Foundation, Inc. Scholarship); Daniel Lidman, Ferris State University (MAB Foundation Scholarship);David Lyden, Central Michigan University (MAB Foundation and Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship); and Victoria Perez, Delta College (MAB Foundation Scholarship). Back Row (l-r): Luke Schwarzweller, Michigan State University (MAB Foundation and Gary A. Reid Scholarship); Devin Inbody, Spring Arbor University (MAB Foundation Scholarship); Orbri Barnett, Henry Ford Community College (MAB Foundation and Charles D. Fritz Scholarship); Matthew Kearney, Central Michigan University (MAB Foundation and Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship); Craig Jones, Lansing Community College (MAB Foundation Scholarship); David DiFalco, Western Michigan University (MAB Foundation and Carl E. Lee Scholarship); Maxwell White, Wayne State University (WXYZ-TV Broadcasting Scholarship); and Alex Scharg, Michigan State University (MAB Foundation and Leicinger-Biederman Scholarship). 


Not picturedShawn Bednard, Davison High School (MAB Foundation High School Scholarship);Kathryn Havrilla, Central Michigan University (MAB Foundation and Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship); Jamilah Jackson, Wayne State University (MAB Foundation Scholarship); Chloe Kosinski, Imlay City High School (MAB Foundation High School Scholarship); Patricia Larkin, Northern Michigan University (U.P. Broadcasters Scholarship); Spencer Simmons, Adrian College (MAB Foundation Scholarship); Erin Woirol, Central Michigan University (MAB Foundation and Dr. Peter Orlik Broadcasting Scholarship); and Daniel Zini, Northern Michigan University (MAB Foundation and WBKP-TV/WBUP-TV/WBKB-TV/WOLV-FM/WCCY-AM/WHKB-FM and The Marks Foundation, Inc. Scholarship).

The 16 Greatest Places to Live in America by Outside Magazine, Sept. 2014

A dip in Lake Superior.   Photo: Aaron Peterson
A dip in Lake Superior. Photo: Aaron Peterson

 

—–Houghton was rated number 15 out of 16 greatest places to live in America. —–

—– The article says —–

Yes, Houghton (pop. 7,700) is out there. It’s about as far north as you can get in the state, on the far point of a peninsula (the Keweenaw) that’s already on a remote peninsula (the Upper). And yes, the winters are eight months long. But that means that your neighbors and the students at Michigan Tech—who double the population during the school year—are not only your friends but your adventure partners, too. And there’s plenty to do, even in winter.

More than 28 miles of World Cup-caliber nordic trails track the outskirts of town (Michigan Tech will host the National XC Skiing Championships in 2015 and 2016), and nearby Mount Bohemia claims the best powder east of the Rockies, with an annual average of 273 inches and 900 feet of vertical. Come summer there’s boating, surfing, and kiting on Lake Superior and the 23.5-mile Portage Canal, weekly outdoor concerts downtown, and some of the country’s most underappreciated mountain-bike trails at Copper Harbor. “There’s not one outdoor sport you can’t do here,” says Caleb Wendel, an avid mountain biker and owner of Houghton’s Rhythm Bike and Board.

Climbers head to Cliff Drive, to scale Shit Hooks and some 70 other routes rated to 5.11d, or ice-climb Horsetail Falls at Red Ridge, where 40-to-80-foot cliffs overlook Lake Superior. Anglers aim for Pilgrim River to fish for trout or catch spring steelhead on the Elm and Misery Rivers south of town. To refuel, grab a Widow Maker black ale at Keweenaw Brewing Company, and don’t miss the pork and beef pasty at Roy’s Pasties and Bakery.
—Nick Davidson

Make the Move
Any house in town is well situated, but look for one in the $100,000 range close to Portage Canal for the best access to local restaurants, Lake Superior, and trails (citywide median: $130,000). The largest employers include Michigan Tech and Portage Health (median household income: $23,912).

Article By: THE EDITORS at Outside Magazine

Original URL: http://www.outsideonline.com/adventure-travel/best-towns/Best-Towns-16-Greatest-Places-to-Live-in-America.html

Energizing High-Tech Business Growth

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Company News . Funding Opportunities . NECi receives EPA approval .
Free DARPA workshop open for all . Contract class . Work Where You Love to Live!

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Nitrate Elimination Company, Inc. receives EPA approval for Enzymatic Nitrate Determination
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) notified Nitrate Elimination COmpany, Inc. (NECi) that their accurate and cost-effective method for nitrate analysis “meets all requirements for measurement of nitrate and combined nitrate-nitrite in wastewater”. Their method is an environmentally friendly replacement for the old cadmium-based method – using nitrate reductase in the place of cadmuim, and the first enzyme-based method for regulatory analysis of water approved in the U.S.

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U.P. companies invited to DARPA training workshop to compete & win contracts
In May MTEC SmartZone is hosting a free training workshop for Upper Peninsula companies interested in learning how to compete for and win Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) contracts. The purpose of the workshop is to assist early-stage technologies along a path of commercialization while increasing the amount of federally sponsored DARPA research and development funding that comes into Michigan. Event takes place May 28th at the Advanced Technology Development Complex in Houghton.

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BridgeGuard President recognized at “Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses”
Dorothy Ruohonen, President and CEO of BridgeGuard Inc. was honored as one of the 2014 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards ceremony. Ruohonen’s business provides services through two divisions: BridgeGuard and Hawk Technologies. BridgeGuard is a proprietary infrared software suite, and Hawk Technologies provides computer aided design (CAD) services for multiple engineering fields.

REL recognized for ‘Innovation’ at “Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses”
REL received the Innovation of the Year award this week at the 2014 Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards ceremony. REL’s recently invented ceramic/aluminum composite brake rotors have a 3-4 times greater lifespan, are more cost effective, and are 50-80 percent lighter, won’t warp or fade, and have a customizable appearance.

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Take 5 with Global Food Protection Institute (GFPI) about agricultural trade relationship
Gerald Wojtala, Executive Director of IFPTI speaks with Jamie Clover Adams, Director of Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, discussing agricultural trade relationship between the United States and Canada. Clover Adams says that given the billions of dollars in trade between the two countries, we have a reason to grow this agricultural trade relationship.

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Lightweighting Summit:    New Solutions, New  Suppliers
Learn how to get involved with the recently announced  American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) by participating in this summit. This summit, May 20-21 in Detroit will bring together key strategies, decision-makers, innovators and investors in the transportation and materials markets. Highly recommended for companies who are interested in learning how to connect with ALMMII.

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BridgeGuard President recognized at “Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses”
Dorothy Ruohonen, President and CEO of BridgeGuard Inc. was honored as one of the 2014 Michigan 50 Companies to Watch at the Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards ceremony. Ruohonen’s business provides services through two divisions: BridgeGuard and Hawk Technologies. BridgeGuard is a proprietary infrared software suite, and Hawk Technologies provides computer aided design (CAD) services for multiple engineering fields.

REL recognized for ‘Innovation’ at “Michigan Celebrates Small Businesses”
REL received the Innovation of the Year award this week at the 2014 Michigan Celebrates Small Business awards ceremony. REL’s recently invented ceramic/aluminum composite brake rotors have a 3-4 times greater lifespan, are more cost effective, and are 50-80 percent lighter, won’t warp or fade, and have a customizable appearance.

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Take 5 with Global Food Protection Institute (GFPI) about agricultural trade relationship
Gerald Wojtala, Executive Director of IFPTI speaks with Jamie Clover Adams, Director of Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, discussing agricultural trade relationship between the United States and Canada. Clover Adams says that given the billions of dollars in trade between the two countries, we have a reason to grow this agricultural trade relationship.

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Lightweighting Summit:    New Solutions, New  Suppliers
Learn how to get involved with the recently announced  American Lightweight Materials Manufacturing Innovation Institute (ALMMII) by participating in this summit. This summit, May 20-21 in Detroit will bring together key strategies, decision-makers, innovators and investors in the transportation and materials markets. Highly recommended for companies who are interested in learning how to connect with ALMMII.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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SALES101, Plan, Prospect, Engage, Acquire, Retain

Join MTEC SmartZone’s Program Manager, Scott Mouw, and Larry Chopp, Sales Consultant for MTEC SmartZone for a 6-week sales process training course at the Michigan Tech Lakeshore Center. From their combined 40 years of experience in the field, you will learn the ins and outs of the trade including everything from planning your sales strategy to asking yourself & your customer the right questions. Begins Wednesday, April 16th, continues each Wednesday for 6 weeks.

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Free DARPA Training

Business leaders, university faculty, and students are invited to gather at the Advanced Technology Development Complex to learn more about the inner workings on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and how they can position themselves to successfully pursue work with this unique agency. This unique event is only making four stops in Michigan, don’t miss your chance! Event takes place Wednesday, May 28.

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Export Control Seminar
The East Michigan District Export Council is hosting a 3-day, hands-on workshop designed for all levels of expertise on export control issues. All  presenters are from Federal Agencies in Washington DC, and they will cover everything from types of controls to license requirements and export clearance. This is the first time they have presented this seminar in Michigan in the past five years, don’t miss this chance! May 13-15, 2014.

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Contract Class with Eliason Law Office P.C.
Attorneys Matt Eliason & Gabby Dantzer of Eliason Law Office P.C. will be visiting MTEC SmartZone to educate businesses on the importance of contracts, what makes them valid, remedies, damages, and the do’s and don’ts of drafting. Event takes place May 12th.
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