Monthly Archives: August 2010

Ann Arbor Businesses in the News

Get some updates from some of my favorite business owners

Two bits of news came by my desk today, and since they are about some of my favorite business owners in Ann Arbor, I thought that I would pass them along.

First of all, The Small Giants Community has named Marisa Smith of The Whole Brain Group to its Board of Directors.  Nicely done, Marisa!

And, Pure Visibility has been profiled in a Concentrate Media article, interviewing founders Catherine Juon and Linda Girard.  


What Defines Success in Business?

My thoughts, as appear in

Last week, I wrote an article for about success in business, and how one formula (that is, growth) is perhaps not always appropriate.  Longevity, great customers, great employees, doing things you enjoy that also pay the bills are other factors that companies sometimes consider. And that’s a good thing!

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Ann Arbor Technical Events

This week and next …

If you wanted to learn about Joomla, you missed your chance.  The Ann Arbor Computer Society met just last night on that topic.  Rumor has it that they have some amazing speakers coming up in the next few months, so stay tuned.

Tonight, the Michigan Python User Group meets at SRT Solutions, 206 S. Fifth, Suite 200.  The meeting starts at 7, and is free and open to the public. 

With the Ann Arbor .NET Developer Group meeting next Wednesday (August 11) and the Cocoaheads User Group meeting on Thursday (August 12), the SRT space will be the place to be in the evenings over the nextweek, regardless of your language affiliations and preferences! 

If you’re planning ahead for next week, here’s a brief preview:

Jamie Wright will be speaking on "Getting Real with Software Consulting" at the Ann Arbor .NET Developer Group.   

Chris Adamson, author of several books including "Swing Hacks" and "iPhone SDK Development",  will be in town for the Cocoaheads meeting.  He will talk about AV Foundation in iOS4.  Chris has had a history of interest in media, and he has an upcoming book entitled "Core Audio".  

Weeks like these make me appreciate our area for its rich tech talent as well as its ability to attract well-known speakers.