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Three Companies, One 'Champion' Win Inaugural GLITR Awards

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WWJ Newsradio 950, Detroit’s only all news radio station, and its e-publication GLITR (the Great Lakes Innovation And Technology Report), Wednesday announced the winners of the inaugural GLITR Awards.

The awards are presented to Michigan-based companies and individuals for outstanding performance in rebuilding the state’s economy. 

The awards were handed out at WWJ Newsradio 950’s business conference, “Igniting Innovation In Michigan: Entrepreneurs In Action,” on Wednesday at the Ford Conference And Event Center in Dearborn. Conference coverage is available at www.wwj.com and www.glitr.com.

The public has a chance to hear detailed presentations from the winners Thursday morning at 8 a.m. at Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, 21000 W. 10 Mile Road. The event is free and no reservations are required.

The 2010 GLITR Award winners are as follows:

Breakaway Company of the Year: Adaptive Materials of Ann Arbor — For their huge growth supplying working fuel cells to the government (but also increasingly to commercial buyers).

Reinvented Company of the Year: LPIT Solutions Inc. of Grand Rapids — This company changed from being a Web site development and property management company into writing software that tracks tissue and implants in hospitals. Its TrackCore software is now in use at several large hospital chains.

Green company of the year: ReCellular Inc. of Dexter — Keeps literally millions of cell phones out of landfills by recycling or refurbishing them, and is a zero-landfill company.

Michigan Champion of the Year: Neil Yaremchuk, founder of the Made in Michigan Movement, for boosting sales of Michigan-made products by  millions of dollars.

(c) 2010, WWJ Newsradio 950. All rights reserved.

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