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Kim Walton, program coordinator at MAREC and Mark H. Clevey from the State of Michigan Bureau Energy Systems. Mark was the featured presenter for MAREC's monthly Lunch and Learn lecture series which was included as part of the Made in Michigan Technology Show. Mark gave the audience an overview of programs and services that support "Made in Michigan" renewable energy technologies and products. The overwhelming response from the audience was that the state should do more. Mark is slated to return to MAREC in the fall to conduct and in-depth workshop on how to find and write grants in the renewable energy sector. MAREC's first Made in Michigan Renewable Technology Show (MIMRT) was held at MAREC on March 21, 22, and 23rd. In spite of inclement weather, the event attracted over 100 visitors and more than a dozen vendors. Along with the booths, there were speakers and demonstrations throughout all three days that highlighted the different types of equipment. Examples of products were solar hot air heaters, solar hot water heaters, solar panel racking systems, and examples of both thin film and crystalline photovoltaic panels. In addition, there were bio-diesel products and a small wind turbine. (See pictures in our photo gallery). Vendors were pleased with the number of attendees and the interest this show generated. So, with the success of this show, Kim plans to make this an annual event.