Category Archives: Business News

Muskegon-area employers say workforce shortage is No. 1 challenge

MUSKEGON, MI – After a full year of low unemployment rates in Muskegon County during 2017, local businesses say their top concern is finding qualified workers. At the end of 2017, 68 percent of businesses surveyed by the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce said that an apparent workforce shortage was their No. 1 concern going into 2018, according to a news release.


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Ted Fricano aims to purchase Vic’s Restaurant

SPRING LAKE TWP., MICH. – Ted Fricano won’t tip his pizza pan on the full details since he hasn’t closed on the deal yet, but the Muskegon restaurateur and businessman has his sights set on Vic’s Restaurant for his next venture.


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Pretend You’re an Olympic Athlete at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex

With the 2018 Winter Olympics right around the corner, a Muskegon business is prepared for a boon in business.


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Muskegon “snurfers” plowed the way for snowboarding’s popularity

Some hate the snow, others love it, but there is no arguing that snow has been the mother of invention for many a Michigander. Case in point: Snurfing.


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Owners begin tear down of longtime vacant building in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, MICH. – The work to remove an old, vacant industrial building near Muskegon’s downtown started the week of Jan. 15, 2018.


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One Good Thing: Harbor Cinema

MUSKEGON, MICH – Lilly Ross and Jessie Alvarado were trying to find a local movie theater that would put a message on their marquee for some of their pictures.  Lilly says they reached out to several places and kept getting turned down.


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Great Lakes Fresh Market plans February opening of Sherman Boulevard store

NORTON SHORES, MI – Great Lakes Fresh Market will open a store on Sherman Boulevard on Monday, Feb. 5.


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Owners demolish long-vacant eyesore on Muskegon lakeshore

MUSKEGON, MI – A vacant eyesore of a building at 921 West Western Ave. was demolished by wrecking crews Tuesday morning, a move that is being welcomed by city brass who call it a “testament” to Muskegon’s growth.


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Free Day at Muskegon Museum of Art

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. day on Monday, the Muskegon Museum of Art is offering free admission and several special activities.


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Local students named to Muskegon Community College dean’s list, other lists

Several Holland-area students were named to the Muskegon Community College academic lists for the fall 2017 semester.


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