Category Archives: Business News

Irish music fest boasts international flair, family vibe

MUSKEGON — The Michigan Irish Music Festival has grown to become a September highlight for thousands of Celtic music lovers, so much so that it’s now touted as the “best damn fest in the whole Midwest.”

 

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Fifth annual Chef Prize to benefit Kids’ Food Basket

FRUITPORT TWP. — Local chefs, food vendors, wineries and breweries will be part of the fifth annual Chef Prize planned for 12-4 p.m. Sunday at Hampton Green Farm, 5440 E. Farr Road.

Click here to read the full Grand Haven Tribune article. 

Meet 16 veterans whose homes will be repaired this week

MUSKEGON, MI –  Veterans are the focus of the 25th annual Day of Caring in Muskegon County.

 

United Way of the Lakeshore will use its annual volunteer day on Friday, Sept. 7, to fix up veterans’ homes and yards.

 

Volunteers will assist 19 local veteran families, including 16 veterans, with home repairs and improvement, and landscaping. They will also work on Veteran’s Memorial Park and sort school supplies for 23 elementary schools in the county.

 

Click here to read full MLive article. 

Local Leaders Excited About State Marshall Plan

Businesses in Michigan are having a hard time finding skilled workers. The state will have more than 811,000 high-demand careers available by 2024 and the talent gap continues to grow. The people to fill those positions could have potential earnings of $49.09 billion.

 

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Muskegon Community College’s health center $1M under budget

MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon Community College’s Health and Wellness Center is $1 million under budget and 4 months ahead of schedule.

 

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City receives 3 proposals to expand Midtown Muskegon neighborhood

MUSKEGON, MI – The city of Muskegon has received three proposals for the next phase of residential development near downtown and adjacent to its Midtown Square neighborhood.

 

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Muskegon kayak maker hiring machine operators

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A large kayak manufacturer in Muskegon is adding 60 jobs immediately as it expands.

 

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Motion Dynamics plans $3.75 million expansion in Fruitport

FRUITPORT — Medical device supplier Motion Dynamics Holdings LLC is expanding in Muskegon County.

The manufacturer of custom micro springs, medical coils and wire components said this week it would invest $3.75 million into a 28,000-square-foot addition at its facility on Airline Road. The expansion is expected to lead to the creation of roughly 80 jobs.

 

Click here to read the full MiBiz article.

Great Lakes Cruises Being Explored

Ever think of taking a cruise on the Great Lakes? A consortium of states, provinces, and ports has formed what they’re calling  “Cruise the Great Lakes,” an initiative aimed at growing the cruising industry. Co-chair Dave Lorenz tells Michigan News Network we’ve typically had industry and boaters on the waters.

 

Click here to read the full News Talk 94.9 WSJM article.

Muskegon kayak maker needs 60 machine operators

MUSKEGON, MI. – Muskegon’s Hemisphere Design Works is experiencing rapid growth, and as a result is in need of 60 skilled machine operators. The company makes Sun Dolphin and Evoke kayaks. In 2017 Muskegon’s KL Outdoor and Quebec-based GSC Technologies merged to become Hemisphere Design Works. The company says it’s the largest maker of kayaks in the world.

 

Click here to read the full WZZM13 article.

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