Spring Tech Tour

GLITR Editor Matt Roush (left) visits Innovative Composites in Sault Ste. Marie with general manager Chris Olson.

Tech Tour Day Two: High Tech’s Growing In The Soo

Michigan’s oldest city dates back to the 1660s. Its most famous feature, locks that get freighters around treacherous rapids between Lake Superior and the Lake Michigan-Huron system, date back to the 1850s. But stay tuned. Sault Ste. Marie might just be famous for something else pretty soon, something at the farthest reaches of technology.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/13/2012

Matt's high-tech Tech Tour Mobile at a rest stop and scenic overlook off I-75 just south of the Mackinac Bridge.

Tech Tour Day One: Road Trip!

Greetings from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan’s first city, as the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s 2012 Spring Tech Tour kicks off.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/10/2012

The downtown Grand Rapids skyline. WWJ file photo.

Tech Tour Day Four: Great New Tech In GR

Grand Rapids is Michigan’s second largest city with a technology sector that’s huge and thriving, so it’s always easy to find something new when the Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report rolls into town.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/18/2011

Claude Brown, president of Eovations LLC in Bay City, with Kevin Nichols, the company's research director, with samples of the company's engineered wood substitute

Tech Tour Day Three: Amazing Spinoffs Around Great Lakes Bay

The Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s 2011 Spring Tech Tour visited both longstanding and startup companies in Bay City, Saginaw and Midland Tuesday, and saw an amazing array of job-creating high tech.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/17/2011

The 2011 Spring Tech Tour Mobile, a Chevrolet Volt from La Fontaine Automotive Group, enjoys the view of the bay while sipping electrons at the Holiday Inn West Bay in Traverse City.

Tech Tour Day One: Dearborn To TC

The Great Lakes Innovation and Technology Report’s Seventh Annual Spring Tech Tour is officially under way.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2011

tech tour car

It’s Time Again For The GLITR Tech Tour!

GLITR’s 7th annual Spring Tech Tour starts Monday in Traverse City, and continues Tuesday in the Great Lakes Bay cities of Midland and Bay City, Wednesday in Grand Rapids, Thursday in Kalamazoo and Friday in Lansing.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/12/2011

GLITR Editor Matt Roush on the 2006 Tech Tour. (Pretty sure I still wear that sport coat occasionally.)

GLITR Tech Tour Across Michigan Coming May 13-20

Yep, it’s almost that time of year again. The eighth annual Great Lakes IT Report Spring Tech Tour will be taking place all across Michigan May 13-20. If you know an interesting, growing, Michigan-based tech company in West Michigan, Mid-Michigan or Up North, let me know and I’ll put them on my itinerary for a tour stop.