TROY — Automation Alley, Michigan’s largest technology business association, announced Thursday that 20 new members joined the organization in October.

“I would like to personally welcome our 20 new members and thank them for this pledge of support toward the goals and values of Automation Alley,” said Automation Alley Executive Director Ken Rogers. “We’re committed to providing benefits and services that meet today’s business needs. I encourage each and every member to talk to our staff about the many ways to engage with our community, such as attending an event, joining a committee or simply hosting a meeting at our headquarters. By working together, we’re building a bright technology future for Southeast Michigan.”   The following 20 new members joined Automation Alley in October 2011:

Business Assocation
* Direct Marketing Association of Detroit (Royal Oak)

University/College/Business School
* The Art Institute of Michigan-Troy (Troy)

Charter Township of Oxford (Oxford)

Professional Services
Commercial Real Estate Services
* Signature Associates, A Cushman & Wakefield Alliance Member
Legal Services
* Bodman PLC (Troy)
* Pepper Hamilton LLP (Southfield)
Marketing Services
* MCCI Corp. (Southfield)

Technology and Manufacturing
Computer and IT Services
* Cygnus Systems Inc. (Taylor)
* Thirdware Global Solutions (Novi)
* Velocity Data Centers, LLC (Chelsea)
Computer-Generated Graphics, Imaging and Document Management Services
* Modern Content (Brighton)
Computer Software Development
* Cirrus Group LLC (Rochester)
* Greg Frazier, CPA, PLLC (Detroit)
* iDashboards (Troy)
* Wilson Technologies (Clawson)
Energy/Alternative Energy
* Sunlogics (Rochester Hills)
Manufacturers Rep
* LaSorda Group LLC (Birmingham)
* United Automotive Technologies (Dearborn)
* Black Box Network Services (Troy)
Web Development and Programming
* Technology Copywriters (Troy)

Additionally, in the month of October, Automation Alley’s Web site,, welcomed 27,486 visitors and 42,301 page views. The most viewed page was the event calendar, which spotlights the activities of Automation Alley and its member companies.

Outside the United States, the website was most often viewed by individuals and organizations in Canada, India and Belarus, while regionally, the City of Troy led with 4,050 visits.

Since its founding in 1999, Automation Alley has expanded to include nearly 1,000 businesses, educational institutions and government entities from the City of Detroit and the surrounding eight-county region. Automation Alley promotes regional prosperity through entrepreneurial and exporting assistance, workforce development and technology acceleration.   For additional information, visit

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