Meet the 2023 Future 15 Recipients!

Chamber Blog, Community News |Aug 10, 2023|12 min read
The Future 15 Awards are an annual recognition from the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce in partnership with JCI Greater Muskegon and WGVU Public Media. This is the 10-year anniversary of the Future 15 Program, with over 150 leaders having been recognized in the last decade. These young professionals are making significant contributions to the ...

Pacific Floorcare to Invest $2.5M in Expansion and Create New Jobs in the City of Muskegon

Business News |May 24, 2023|3 min read
36,000 square foot expansion to accommodate product and personnel growth Muskegon, Mich. – Greater Muskegon Economic Development (GMED) announced today that Pacific Floorcare, a company dedicated to providing quality, innovative floor care equipment to its customers, is expanding its operations in the City of Muskegon. The new development includes a 36,000 sq. ft. expansion to the ...

Western Governors University Hires New Strategic Partnerships Manager for Michigan

Business News |May 24, 2023|2 min read
MICHIGAN (MAY 23, 2023) – Western Governors University (WGU), an accredited, affordable and non-profit online university, recently named Robert Upton, Jr. as Strategic Partnerships Manager (SPM) of WGU’s Central Region, which includes Michigan. Upton brings a strong track record of working with higher education where he led student recruitment and strategic partnerships. In Upton’s new ...

Michigan’s Lively Up Kombucha Takes Over the State with 125 Meijer Store Distribution

Business News, Community News |May 17, 2023|5 min read
Lively Up Kombucha Goes Big, Celebrating Muskegon Roots with Recent Widespread Sales Muskegon, MI – Greater Muskegon Economic Development is excited to announce that Lively Up Kombucha, a Muskegon-based kombucha company, now has products available in all 125 Meijer stores in Michigan. The company has grown tremendously since its inception in 2017, operating in a ...

AMERICAN PICKERS to Film in Michigan

Community News |May 16, 2023|2 min read
The American Pickers are excited to return to Michigan! They plan to film episodes of The History Channel hit television series throughout your area in July 2023. AMERICAN PICKERS is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on The History Channel. The hit show follows skilled pickers in the business, as ...

The Starlight Room – Live Concert, Listening Room, and Recording Venue to Open at LiftOFF Celebration May 19, 2023

Community News |May 16, 2023|4 min read
Muskegon, MI (April 24, 2023) – LIFTOFF! will be held on Friday, May 19th, an invitation-only media and partner event to provide a preview of the newest must-play music venue in West Michigan: The Starlight Room. LIFTOFF begins at 6 pm, with an 8 pm showcase presentation. This event will demonstrate the venue’s capabilities and ...

Health Alliance Plan and CareSource Formalize Joint Venture Agreement in Michigan

Community News |May 16, 2023|4 min read
The entities are joining forces to provide expansive access to quality care for more Medicaid beneficiaries across Michigan. Definitive agreement will now undergo regulatory approval process as the partners continue to work through operational details. DETROIT, May 4, 2023 – Health Alliance Plan (HAP), a Michigan-based nonprofit health plan, and CareSource, an Ohio-based nonprofit and ...

2022 Chamber Ambassador of the Year

Chamber Blog |May 1, 2023|2 min read
Alex Fonseca, Owner of Fresh Coat Painters of Muskegon, has been named the 2022 Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber Ambassador of the Year! An Ambassador of the Chamber since 2021, Alex has welcomed dozens of new members to the Chamber by way of either membership, or as a fellow Chamber Ambassador, and has taken an active role ...

Summer career exploration programs for middle schoolers

Community News |Apr 19, 2023|2 min read
MUSKEGON: Summer is the perfect time for exploration and making new friends, and the perfect place for that is Career Camp at the Career Tech Center (CTC) in Muskegon! During Career Camp, current seventh and eighth-grade students can explore a different career field each day in a fun, hands-on, professional environment. “Career Camp is one ...

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