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Michigan OEM Team Readies for 2015 Rally America Series

A group of engineers from the Toyota Technical Center in York Township, near Ann Arbor, will compete later this week in the Rally America regional championship series in Missouri as one of only two OEM-comprised teams on the circuit (and the only one from Michigan).

Chevy Releases ‘Black-Out’ Package for Silverado; Ford Debuts F-150 Snow Plow

Chevrolet today announced the addition of a black-out package for regular- and double-cab 2015 Silverado 1500 WT models. Additionally, Ford Motor Co. has released a snowplow add-on for each of the F-150’s cab configurations.

Big M Conference Returns to Detroit; Includes Workshop to ‘Build’ Cars in 4 Hours

When the Big M manufacturing conference returns to Detroit in June, it will bring with it the option to participate in a hands-on workshop during which teams will assemble a car over the course of four, 60-minute “sprints.”

Micro-Churn Ice Cream Comes to Downtown Northville

Browndog Creamery and Dessert Bar, a micro-churn creamery, is set to open next month in downtown Northville.

Chevrolet Reveals New Aero Kit for 2015 IndyCar Series

Chevrolet vehicles racing in the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series, which kicks off March 29 at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, Fla., will feature new bodywork the automaker says will deliver greater aerodynamic performance than previous designs.

Brew Detroit Opens in 68,000SF Corktown Facility, Includes Tasting Room

Brew Detroit LLC — a 68,000-square-foot, Corktown brewing facility led by Keith Sirois, CEO of Big Boy International — opens today, with the goals of creating jobs, supporting local breweries, and bringing manufacturing back to the city.

Michigan Crowdfunding Website Among First to Welcome Non-Accredited Investors

An equity crowdfunding platform — one of the first to accept funding from both accredited and non-accredited investors — will launch later this month at Michiganfunders.com.

U-M, Georgia Tech to Expand College-Level STEM Education Program

The University of Michigan is teaming up with Georgia Tech to expand a national education program that encourages an interest and education in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) by providing undergraduates and masters students with considerable experience in faculty research.

Military Leaders to Discuss Future of Tactical Vehicle Fleet in Detroit

The Institute for Defense and Government Advancement will bring together some of the U.S. military's key decision makers in Detroit to discuss upgrading its fleet and future vehicle acquisition projects during a summit to be held in March.

.NET Boot Camp to Prepare More Students for High-Tech Jobs

Grand Circus — in partnership with Bill Wagner, who co-founded the Ann Arbor-based software development firm SRT Solutions — will host an intensive coding boot camp to prepare students for more high-tech employment opportunities.