The Ann Arbor District Library is holding a comprehensive hands-on workshop on how to utilize the library's resources to find funding opportunities for nonprofit organizations. The Foundations and Grants Librarian at the University of Michigan, Karen Downing, and the French Studies librarian, Jennifer Bonnet, will demonstrate helpful search strategies to navigate through various Internet funding databases. Participants will have the opportunity to look for funding with the assistance of the instructors as well as engage in a discussion on fundraising and grant writing. Registration is required and is available online, by phone or in person at any library location. This session will take place Monday September 12, from 10:30am-12:30pm and again on Tuesday September 13, 1-3pm. Pittsfield Branch Library Training Center, 2359 Oak Valley Dr. 734-327-4555. www.aadl.org
Domino’s Pizza and Arbor Research are both launching new office building projects at Domino’s Farms. Domino’s Pizza is creating a 33,000-square-foot building on the north side of Domino’s Farms, expanding to their current space. Arbor Research is creating a new 49,500-square-foot headquarters building on the east side of Domino’s Farms. Both buildings should be completed
On Tuesday, November 6th, Michigan became the 10th state to legalize cannabis for recreational use. Ten years ago, we had become the 13th state to legalize Cannabis for medical use. I voted for the medical cannabis law years ago because, in my view, cannabis is not a dangerous product, and too many people were being imprisoned for its use. At that time, however, I did not subscribe to the argument that there were legitimate medical uses for cannabis. How things have changed.
The Tiny Expo is a gem of an indie arts and crafts fair for vendors with original and unexpected products that make wonderful gifts but may not be an obvious fit for Ann Arbor’s mainstream art fairs. Shoppers who crave artistic, high quality products with diverse price points will find a rich variety of unique, handmade products to choose from.
Formerly long-vacant buildings in Downtown Ypsilanti are experiencing revitalization as small businesses and nonprofits are rapidly filling up spaces. Michigan Advocacy Program (MAP), a nonprofit organization that, “provides access to the justice systems for those that need it most,” recently purchased the Smith Furniture building at 15 S Washington Street which became their headquarters. Decode