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College appoints CIO

July 25, 2017
A local college has hired its interim co-chief information officer to take over the role permanently. Read More

New sport on target to zip through Van Andel Arena

Drone racing’s Great Lakes Cup will showcase racers at speeds up to 80 mph as organizers look to build fan base.

July 21, 2017
This fall, drone pilots from across the country will have clearance to buzz Van Andel Arena. Read More

West Side district goes tech savvy

Circuit West project will test and implement advancements in sustainable and renewable energy, including solar panels.

July 21, 2017
The West Side is set to become a hub of new energy technology through a partnership between Rockford Construction and Consumers Energy. Read More

Former VP takes the next step

Michele Ringelberg spins ThrivePOP digital media and marketing agency out of her husband’s IT services firm.

July 21, 2017
After nearly a decade managing the web department at her husband’s company, Next IT, Michele Ringelberg decided it was time to pick up the whole department and head out the door. Read More

Electronic repair hobby turns into full-time job

Ryan Brondyke launched Cell Medic Phone Repair in 2015 after word-of-mouth referrals grew client base.

July 21, 2017
Ryan Brondyke tried to repair his first iPhone after it hit the pavement. Read More

College plans $12M tech center project downtown

July 18, 2017
A local college will invest more than $12 million to update and expand its 25-year-old technology lab downtown. Read More

Firm producing workshop on mobile apps

July 17, 2017
A mobile app developer in the region is hosting a workshop this week. Read More

Worksighted puts focus on future human skills

Technology company grows 20 percent in first half of 2017, adds new office on east side of Michigan.

July 14, 2017
Mike Harris and the rest of the leadership team at Holland-based Worksighted are positioning for the next wave of talent evolution. Read More

No product? No problem for firm looking to expand globally

Mackinac Technology’s energy-efficient window insulation system is drawing interest from as far away as China.

July 14, 2017
Before officially launching a product, Mackinac Technology Co. has garnered demand from across the globe and already is setting up a Chinese office. Read More

Law aims to heighten cybersecurity

Proposed Cyber Training Act would certify SBDC employees nationwide to help small businesses fight online threats.

July 14, 2017
(As seen on WZZM TV 13) A proposed law would make cyber strategy certification the norm among a percentage of Small Business Development Center employees. Read More