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MedSport at Domino's Farms

A Team Approach to Sports Medicine

What started in 1986 as a small office of sports injury oriented doctors and therapists has ballooned into a 45,000 sq. ft. clinic with nearly 150 staffers, a trio of satellite offices and over 100,000 patients a year. Today, Ann Arbor-based MedSport is a success by any measure, offering a team approach to medical treatment and rehabilitiation.

Alex Johnson and the Rock Band School

Teaching the Next Generation to Rock

Can your ten year-old lay down some hot licks and choice riffs? Is your eight year-old experienced? They can be at Rock Band School. Since 2002, Alex Johnson has not only been teaching Ann Arbor kids to rock, he's been schooling them in music theory.

Jennifer Conlin of CriticCar Detroit at the Ann Arbor Artrain office

With CriticCar Everyone's A Critic

Ann Arborite Jennifer Conlin is a veteran journalist who has not only enthusiastically embraced online media, she has used it to express her new-found love of Detroit. Her creation is CriticCar, a mobile studio that records audience reviews of arts and culture events in the Motor City.

Anistia Thomas at her office in Ann Arbor

Q&A: Anistia Thomas of the Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Black Chamber of Commerce

With nearly 3,200 African-American businesses in the region, Anistia Thomas thought it was high time to develop an Ann Arbor-Ypsilanti Black Chamber Of Commerce. Concentrate's Patrick Dunn chats with the business owner to discuss how her organization will serve its members.

Mike and Hilary Gustafson at Literati Bookstore

Guest Bloggers: Hilary & Mike Gustafson

Despite e-publishing, the Kindle will never take the space of the downtown indie bookseller. Literati Bookstore co-owners Hilary & Mike Gustafson write on how their shop straddles the digital divide while still making an imprint on the Ann Arbor community.

Cafe Memmi

Ann Arbor's Best Cocktail Cuisine

Stale beer nuts or citrus chipotle tacos? While some bars regard snacks as a beer-soaked after-thought, there are a few Ann Arbor watering holes that have decided to take bar food to a whole new level. Concentrate's Richard Retyi runs down the best of the best.

Tom Freeman on the Dixboro Village Green

Growth Without Growing in Historic Dixboro

While there may not be a consensus on what Dixboro is, everyone agrees that the community that surrounds Village Green is quite special. Plans are afoot to restore and enliven the area without changing its unique character. That means moving in small deliberate steps that honor the hamlet's historic integrity.

Families enjoying the music at Cobblestone Farm Market

Bringing Fresh Food Back to the Neighborhood

Ann Arbor's Farmers Market in Kerrytown is pretty awesome but what about the other five days of the week? That's a question folks in the Buhr Park neighborhood decided to answer with the Cobblestone Farm Market, a Tuesday event that offers healthy eats, crafts, educational opportunities and a quickly growing crowd of weekly visitors.

The Ott family arrives at Metro Airport via AirRide

Getting to the Airport: AirRide Provides First Step for Public Transit Option

DTW has been hailed far and wide as a world-class airport. Ground transportation to and from its terminals, however, have long been criticized as less than adequate. Last year Ann Arbor decided to address this shortcoming with AirRide, a daily public bus service that now averages nearly 1000 riders per week.

Jeanine DeLay

Guest Blogger: Jeanine DeLay

When communities are looking to where to allocate scarce economic, natural, and cultural resources, the playing field should be level. Jeanine DeLay, president of A2Ethics.org, opines on why the city of Ann Arbor should establish an ethics policy.

Omari Rush and Foxtrot visit Al McEachern at Van Boven

A Foxtrot Through Downtown Ann Arbor

To expect Ann Arbor to be like Chicago, New York or San Francisco is absurd. Nevertheless, when it comes to attracting professional talent, we are competing with lifestyles those cities offer. A recent guys-only pub-and-shop-crawl through downtown sought to demonstrate that The Deuce can be a contender. 

Jim Price at the Ross School of Business

The State of Ann Arbor's Start-Up Culture

Serial entrepreneur and U-M lecturer Jim Price is not your everyday homegrown entrepreneur. He's a transplant who came to Ann Arbor in 1988 for a business opportunity and stayed, facilitating the success of several local companies. In a candid Q&A, Price weighs in on the region's entrepreneurial ecosystem.

L to R Jimmy Raggett and Ben Schultz at Common Cycle

Common Cycle: Taking Off on Two Wheels

With growing numbers of bikers making Ann Arbor the place to live and work, the grounds for biking infrastructure are being laid. The non-profit Common Cycle co-founders dream of a free public bike repair station in every neighborhood. Concentrate gets the story on how this is done.


Navigating Cinetopia

You can watch a movie or you can get to know a movie. Natalie Burg offers up some tips for getting to know the films and filmmakers at this week's Cinetopia Film festival.


Speaker Event: The Care & Feeding of Student Entrepreneurs

Over the last few years TechArb, an incubator for student entrepreneurs, has been quietly nurturing the next generation of tech start-ups. Concentrate's May speaker event will feature the folks behind this innovative effort and student groups pitching their business concepts to the crowd. Sign up now for Thursday's Happy Hour event!
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