Category Archives: Ann Arbor

Dear Bank of Ann Arbor, I know you really want to, but you shouldn’t share everything with the #localbusiness tag

Someone should tell the folks at Bank of Ann Arbor that this probably isn’t a story that they want to be sharing, seeing as how Bee only started working with ZipCap after having been turned down for a loan by them. Bee, as some of you may have heard us discuss a few weeks ago […]

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The fight over the Ypsi Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, Annie Palmer, long forgotten local history, and tons more… on this weekend’s edition of The Saturday Six Pack

I think we’ve got another good show lined up for you this weekend… We’ll start out with a little local controversy, talking with Debbie Locke-Daniel, the head of the Ypsilanti Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (YACVB), about current attempts to defund her organization and hand over the task of marketing Ypsilanti to the Ann Arbor […]

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U-M pulls a screening of American Sniper, coach Harbaugh responds

We all knew it was just a matter of time before Harbaugh exerted himself. Well, it’s happened. CONTEXT: Earlier this week, the University of Michigan announced a campus screening of the controversial film American Sniper. As one might expect, the announcement was met with a significant student protest. UM, in response, cancelled the screening. Then […]

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“We’re seeing real consequences of growing inequity play out locally,” says Mary Jo Callan, director of the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development

Late last year, the Washtenaw County Office of Community and Economic Development (OCED) moved from Ann Arbor to downtown Ypsilanti. Following is a brief conversation I just had with Mary Jo Callan, the director of OCED, on why they decided to make the move, and what she and her organization are presently doing to help […]

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When “shooing away” doesn’t work… Or why we were right to stop the Ann Arbor “ambassador” program

Remember how, a few months ago, a bunch of us got up in arms over plans hatched by the Ann Arbor DDA to hire a small army of Segway-riding “ambassadors” to cheerfully open doors for well-healed visitors, remove unsightly band flyers from telephone poles, and shoo away “street people” who might otherwise interfere with commerce […]

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