Cracker Barrel served a cleaning agent to a customer. A jury ordered it to pay $9.3 million.
At a Cracker Barrel in Tennessee, William Cronnon was served the chemical Eco-San, a cleaning agent in the kitchen, that has since caused him years of gastrointestinal issues, according to court documents.washingtonpost.com
Ann Arbor engineers with Toyota develop app to help parents install car seats safely
In 2019, Jennifer Pelky and Lindsay Babian were having lunch when they began talking about car seat safety. She called in the help of a colleague who was a certified child car seat specialist to install hers. Jennifer Pelky, Toyota principal engineer of vehicle performance development for interior safety, installs a car seat in the 2021 Sienna. Pharris, a mother of two and former marketing specialist for a leading car seat manufacturer, loved the idea. They can then select which seat they would like the car seat to be installed and enter the type of car seat they have.
Ann Arbor’s Lisa Sauve named to Forbes Next 1000 list
ANN ARBOR – One of Tree Town’s very own has been named to the Forbes Next 1000 list. Sauve applied for the list and had a feeling she was picked when representatives continued to contact her. For now, she is the only Ann Arborite to make it on the list. AdCredit: IVEY Salon | Synecdoche DesignLiving by the motto “Do Good Work,” Sauve said the practice is expanding its charitable arm. A lean operation with five employees, architects Sauve, Smith and Sidney Migoski design projects remotely while design-makers Julia Hunt and Lindsey Sieja work in the shop.
Ann Arbor Public Art Commission now accepting nominations for annual awards
ANN ARBOR – The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission has opened nominations for its newly-revived annual Golden Paintbrush Awards. This year’s award aims to recognize community members of all ages and organizations who promote creativity in the city’s publicly visible spaces. “Awards will be given for art which demonstrates collaboration and excellence and, as the commission explains, adds a bit of magic to our daily life,” the commission announced in a press release. Winners will be selected by a panel of residents and leaders in the arts, business and education communities in Ann Arbor. The Golden Paintbrush Awards recognize and encourage innovative civic engagement and demonstrate an appreciation for the numerous public art displays in Ann Arbor.
The Ark to receive $10K grant to support Ann Arbor Folk Festival
Birds of Chicago perform at U-M's Hill Auditorium at the 41st Ann Arbor Folk Festival on Jan. 27, 2018. (Credit: Andrew Rogers)ANN ARBOR – The National Endowment for the Arts has approved a $10,000 Grants for Arts Projects award for The Ark to support the Ann Arbor Folk Festival. The Ark, an intimate folk music venue in downtown Ann Arbor, has been presenting, preserving and encouraging folk, ethnic and roots music for 55 years. Each year, The Ark presents the Ann Arbor Folk Festival at the end of January in the University of Michigan’s historic Hill Auditorium. “The National Endowment for the Arts is proud to support this project from The Ark,” Arts Endowment Acting Chairman Ann Eilers said in a statement.
Ann Arbor’s PassiveBolt Inc named CES Innovation Awards Honoree for second consecutive year
ANN ARBOR – PassiveBolt Inc. announced Monday it has been named a CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree for the second year in a row for its newest Shepherd Lock product. The world’s most influential technology event, CES 2021 is taking place for the first time digitally now through Jan. 14. Owned and produced by the Consumer Technology Assiciation, the annual CES Innovation Awards program is a competition which recognizes groundbreaking consumer technologies across 28 product categories. PassiveBolt’s Shepherd Lock Gen2 is a home lock which features keyless entry technology and provides access based on facial recognition and touch. “We are thrilled to win this highly prestigious award two years in a row,” Kabir Maiga, PassiveBolt co-founder said in a news release.
Ann Arbor SPARK receives Excellence in Economic Development Award
ANN ARBOR – Ann Arbor SPARK won a gold category award for its Ann Arbor as a Mobility Living Lab, a project in the Public-Private Partnerships category of the International Economic Development Council (IEDC)'s 2020 Excellence in Economic Development Awards Program. “Once again, Ann Arbor is recognized as a region that excels in innovation and collaboration,” said Paul Krutko, Ann Arbor SPARK president and CEO. Ann Arbor SPARK works closely with the region’s academic institutions, public officials, and private sector businesses to build an environment that attracts mobility companies and talent to the region. Ford has partnered with the city of Ann Arbor for its Ford City Insights Platform. “The winners of IEDC’s Excellence in Economic Development awards represent the very best of economic development and exemplify the ingenuity, integrity, and leadership that our profession strives for each and every day,” said 2020 IEDC Board Chair and One Columbus CEO Kenny McDonald.
3 scientists win Nobel physics prize for black hole research
On Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, they shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for advancing our understanding of black holes. He said our galaxy and the galaxies near us “will ultimately get swallowed by one utterly huge black hole. “If you fall into a black hole, then you pretty well inevitably get squashed into this singularity at the end. It was a black hole. Not just an ordinary black hole, but a supermassive one, 4 million times the mass of our sun.
Ann Arbor area caregiver recognized with Midwest Caregiver of The Year award
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Tyja Owens had no idea that there was a BrightStar Care Midwest Caregiver of The Year Award, let alone that she was receiving it. On Aug. 20, Owens was surprised with the honor by family members and BrightStar Care Ann Arbor owners in the home healthcare and medical staffing agencys Ann Arbor office. I wasnt even aware that there was an award, Owens said over the phone. Tyja Owens (middle) with BrightStar Care Ann Arbor owners Sarah and Kelvyn Williams. The BrightStar Care award demonstrates just that.
Grosse Pointe educator wins national award for teaching students how to run a business
GROSSE POINTE, Mich. A Grosse Pointe Park teacher is getting national recognition for turning learning into a real life business. Susan Howey is teaching her fourth grade students how to run their own business. Their purpose is to blow up your favorite people or pets to cheer them on -- but the real purpose is much more than that. The project has won Howey a Leavy Award, a national award given to teachers for excellence in private enterprise education. Howey said she hopes to continue the business with her new fourth grade students even if classes go online this fall.