Category Archives: Business News

Smart Vision Lights Unveils New Products at VISION 2018

Smart Vision Lights, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-brightness LED lights for industrial applications, is pleased to introduce new products at VISION in Stuttgart, Germany, November 6–8, 2018.


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LC Walker Arena Renovations a Hit

Over recent months, LC Walker Arena had been undergoing renovations that were aimed at improving the fan experience. Among some of the notable changes to occur at the downtown Muskegon venue included the addition of a new beer garden, kid zone, party decks, and suites and premium seating.


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Six hotel construction and renovations projects in Muskegon County

For many years tourism leaders in Muskegon County worried a lack of hotel rooms is what was holding back economic growth from tourism. But the county is entering a boom for hotel construction, and renovations of existing properties.


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Renovated L.C. Walker Arena ushers in a new era for the Lumberjacks—and downtown Muskegon

In the final minutes of the Muskegon Lumberjacks’ season opener Saturday night, thousands of people were on their feet: children wildly waved balloons and danced on steps; adults raised beers; nearly everyone seemed to pump their fists into the air.


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Community help needed to turn empty field into playground at school in Muskegon Heights

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. – Community members are invited to participate in a special work project Tuesday, Oct. 16 in Muskegon Heights.


Volunteers will help fulfill a dream for elementary students at Martin Luther King Elementary. The day-long build will transform an empty field at the school into a playground. Currently there’s no playground equipment, no swings and not even basketball hoops.


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Rooted to the city’s history, Monet Garden of Muskegon sets sights on growing for the future

Florence Stahl remembers the corner of Clay Avenue and Fifth Street from decades ago: a mess of an empty corner lot, a space of weeds and cement from a house that, once upon a time, stood there. It was a disheveled place where, years ago, memories had been made in a home that eventually was torn down in the 1960s, a place where nostalgia quickly turned to sadness: here was a lot where, long ago, people laughed and played and raised families.


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Muskegon refrigeration display manufacturer sets up for growth

majority of Muskegon County-based Structural Concepts has been sold to a Wisconsin company.


The company will remain in Norton Shores and will use the cash infusion from the new majority owner for future expansion, said Chris Latta, marketing manager for Structural Concepts. There are no immediate expansion plans.


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Renovated LC Walker Arena to bring ‘electric feel’

Workers are busy finishing up renovations to Muskegon’s LC Walker Arena in time for Saturday’s hockey season opener.


The $1 million face-lift includes a much broader, brighter concourse, new party decks and executive suites, a new kids’ area and an updated Rad Dad’s Tacos and Tequila Bar, among other additions.


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Sell Local: Initiative asks business owners to consider preserving local ownership when looking to exit

One West Michigan adviser hopes to channel the cultural shift toward localism into corporate succession planning by helping business owners preserve local ownership of their companies after an exit.


A growing cadre of business owners are focusing less on price and getting top dollar for their businesses if it means preserving their legacies in the communities in which they built their companies.


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New Health Hutt in downtown Muskegon helps fill grocery void

Downtown Muskegon is growing and now it has a grocery store.


Health Hutt recently opened its fourth location to serve and test out the downtown Muskegon market from inside the Century Club Retail Center, 356 W. Western Ave.


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