Ann Arbor Spark Sets Meeting Schedule

ANN ARBOR — The entrepreneurial support organization Ann Arbor Spark Monday announced the following meeting schedule for the coming weeks:

Health Care Reform Update
Thursday, Feb. 21: Ann Arbor Spark will offer an update on health care reform from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty, Lower Level, Ann Arbor. An interactive discussion aimed at business owners with 25 or more employees. Expert panelists will discuss important aspects of the Health Care Reform Law including legality, tax law changes, Census considerations, employer shared responsibility, and post-election planning opportunities. More information at

Hot Shots: Career Connections
Tuesday, Feb. 26: Ann Arbor Spark offers its monthly “Hot Shots: Career Connections” event from 5 to 7 p.m. at Arbor Brewing Co., 114 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor. Bring your resume, and come and mingle with growing, innovative companies in a fun and relaxed environment! This event is only for talent seeking opportunities for themselves. Recruiters and staffing companies should use other venues to meet with these company representatives. If you would like your company to participate, contact Scott Trossen at Be sure to check our Talent Portal for more details about the positions listed below and many others, More information at

Selling Smart Workshop: Identifying Compelling Reasons for a Prospect to Buy
Wednesday, March 6: Ann Arbor Spark presents its weekly Selling Smart Workshop from 9 to 11 a.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Lower Level, Ann Arbor. The Selling Smart Workshop series will be held the first Wednesday of the month. Each of the Workshop events will include an hour of practice selling, followed by an hour presentation on a different sales topic. More information at

BioArbor – Insiders’ View of a Start-Up – Year 1
Wednesday, March 6: MichBio and Ann Arbor Spark present their monthly BioArbor event for the Ann Arbor-area biotech community from 5 to 7 p.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty St., Ann Arbor. This event will be live-streamed starting at 6 p.m. Speakers will include Elyse Kemmerer, Bruce Markham and Julia Owens. Please join us for an informative discussion about the experiences that come with creating a new biotech company.  A panel of three entrepreneurs from local early stage companies will present their perspective on building a company from scratch.  Topics will include the path to first funding, recruiting a team, securing intellectual property, and “opening doors” on the launch of operations. More at

Michigan Energy Forum – Geothermal Electricity Generation
Thursday, March 7: Ann Arbor Spark will present its monthly Michigan Energy Forum event from 5 to 7 p.m. at Spark Central, 330 E. Liberty, Lower Level, Ann Arbor. This event will be live-streamed starting at 5:25 p.m. Michigan has had success recently with district and campus-scale installations of ground source heat pumps for facility heating and cooling. While still considered nascent compared to other sources of renewable energy, geothermal energy has significant potential, and market adoption of this technology could accelerate if policy, education and technical training headwinds are addressed. Come listen to three interesting and diverse perspectives of these issues from panelists who are in the trenches. More at


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