GLITR Tech Tour, Fall 2011

The staff of Fine Design and Social Vision Marketing gathers with GLITR Editor Matt Roush 'round the Tech Tour Chevy Volt.

Tech Tour Day Two: TC’s Terrific

After driving Up North Sunday through the rain and fog, it was great to see some blue skies in Traverse City — literally and economically.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/16/2011

Tech Tour Day Seven: Wonders at Western Michigan

Day Seven of the Great Lakes IT Report’s 2010 Fall Tech Tour took me to Kalamazoo and Western Michigan University. WMU traces its roots back to 1903 as the Western State Normal School. Like a […]


Tech Tour Day Six: Grand Tech At Grand Valley

A lot of colleges and universities in Michigan are growing, but I doubt many are growing faster than Grand Valley State University. Established 50 years ago in rural Allendale, the school has grown into a […]


Tech Tour Day Five: Fantastic Ferris State Tech

Tuesday’s Tech Tour stop was Ferris State University in Big Rapids, a highly technical school in Big Rapids, a pretty, historical town on the southern edge of the Manistee National Forest (and thus, on the […]


Tech Tour Day Four, Part One: A Great Start At SVSU

Monday was a first for the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s Fall Tech Tour — a twofer. I hit two campuses in one day that are fairly close to each other, Saginaw Valley State […]


Tech Tour Day Four, Part Two: Fired Up Chips At CMU

My second stop Monday was Central Michigan University, where I began by seeing tourism and recreation majors getting a deep course in managing Web sites. I met a student entrepreneur who’s designing a business that […]


Tech Tour Day Two: More Terrific (Michigan) Tech

Saturday, it was uppen attem for a 7:30 a.m. breakfast with Glenn Mroz, Michigan Tech’s personable president, and David Reed, its vice president for research, at the Finnish-themed Suomi restaurant (pannukakku, the Finnish pancake! Finnish French toast […]


Tech Tour Day One: Michigan Tech Impresses In Many Fields

I freely admit I look forward to this every year — the 10-hour journey from metro Detroit to the rugged, remote Keweenaw. It’s wild, unspoiled beauty up here — but also, thanks to the fine […]