federal stimulus

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

Grand Valley, Grand Rapids Partnership Offers Energy Saving Opportunities

Grand Valley State University faculty and staff members can save money and conserve energy in their homes by participating in a unique partnership between the university and the City of Grand Rapids.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/12/2012


Livonia Firm Helping Companies Take Advantage Of Tax Break For Tech

Technology Solutions LLC, a provider of unified communications, announced this week that the company is helping customers take advantage of a large tax-break for small to mid-sized businesses with Internal Revenue Code Section 179.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/07/2011


Merit Network Picks Fiber-Optic Builders For REACH-3MC II

Merit Network Inc. Wednesday announced the six Michigan-based contractors that will perform outside plant construction for Round 2 of Merit’s Rural, Education, Anchor, Community and Heathcare – Michigan Middle Mile Collaborative (REACH-3MC) broadband stimulus project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/16/2011


Merit Network Begins REACH-3MC Construction From Petersburg To Blissfield

Merit Network Inc. has begun construction on a segment of fiber-optic cable between Petersburg and Blissfield. The segment is part of Merit Networks REACH-3MC network build-out, funded by the federal stimulus.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2011


Doctors Using gloEMR Begin Receiving Federal Incentive Payments

Troy-based gloStream, maker of gloEMR, gloPM and gloSuite — the only electronic medical record and practice management software with Microsoft Office built in — announced that its doctor clients have begun receiving federal EHR incentive payments from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/09/2011

The Allband-Merit fiber optic groundbreaking

Merit, Allband Join Forces on Broadband Expansion Projects

Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc. and the Curran-based Allband Communications Cooperative said Tuesday that they will work together to save taxpayer money on their Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and Broadband Initiative Program projects, part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the federal stimulus.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2011


Merit Names Fiber Optic Vendors For Stimulus Broadband

Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc. Monday announced the selection of seven Michigan-based contractors that will perform outside plant construction for Merit’s Round 1 REACH-3MC broadband stimulus project. As part of the project, Merit will build […]

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2011


Merit Network Expands Presence In UP

Ann Arbor-based Merit Network Inc. Thursday announced the addition of Jim Lundberg to the Merit staff as the Upper Peninsula Member Relations Manager.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/16/2011

The TDS Chatham project service area.

TDS Breaks Ground For Broadband In UP’s Chatham

Madison, Wis.-based TDS Telecommunications Corp. Tuesday hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in the Upper Peninsula’s Chatham to mark the beginning of construction on TDS’ first broadband stimulus project.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2011

An example of an LED replacement for a fluourescent bulb from Troy's Ilumisys

Michigan Offers $1M Grants For Lighting Technology

The Michigan Economic Development Corp. today announced that the Michigan Energy Office will make approximately $1 million available from American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, better known as the federal stimulus, funds to showcase advanced lighting technology demonstrations around the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/08/2011