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MCC to host candidate debate forums ahead of August primaries

MUSKEGON, MI – Candidates running for state and local office in upcoming elections plan to debate during three separate forums hosted throughout July.


The debates are scheduled for July 9, 11 and 16 at Muskegon Community College’s Sturrus Technology Center, 388 W. Clay Ave. in downtown Muskegon. Admission to the debates is free.


Click here to view the full Mlive article. 


Marketing agency plans new office in downtown Muskegon

MUSKEGON — Marketing agency Revel plans to relocate its downtown Muskegon office to a new mixed-use project within the city’s central business district.


The more than decade-old marketing agency that created the Watch Muskegon campaign will occupy the second floor of the under-construction Lake View Lofts at 351 West Western Ave., set to be completed later this year, according to a statement.


Click here to view the full MiBiz article.


Navy’s 7th Fleet chief of staff to speak from deck of LST 393

MUSKEGON, MI — The chief of staff of the U.S. Navy’s 7th fleet will speak about modern operations during a visit to a piece of maritime history in Muskegon.


Capt. Jeffrey T. Griffin will give his speech during a visit to the USS LST 393 Veterans Museum, located at 560 Mart St. in Muskegon, beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, July 7.


Click here to view the full Mlive article.


Kayak maker buys land for distribution center

A kayak maker has purchased a parcel of land in the region to build a nearly 500,000-square-foot distribution and optimization center.


The Muskegon City Commission approved the sale of about 37 acres of city-owned land for $465,000 to Muskegon-based Hemisphere Design Works, or HDW, at its June 26 meeting.


HDW was formerly known as KL Outdoor before it merged in May with Quebec-based GSC Technologies and become Hemisphere.


Click here to view the full GRBJ article. 


Lakeshore Art Festival 2018 adds 2 streets, 3 new features

MUSKEGON, MI – Lakeshore Art Festival will be the biggest yet this year as two streets are added to its footprint downtown Muskegon.


The art-and-craft focused event is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, July 6-7. Added to the festival’s domain this year are Clay Avenue between Second and Third streets and Second Street between Clay and West Western avenues.


Featuring a record of nearly 400 fine art and craft exhibitors, organizers expect to attract a record number of attendees.


Click here to view the full Mlive article.


First of three summer food truck rallies in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Owners of 23 food trucks parked Wednesday, June 27 at the Muskegon Farmers Market. The event was the first of three food truck Rallies of the season for the market.


The food vendors sold everything from ribs to tacos, coffee to ice cream bars.


This year the rallies include live music sponsored by the Women’s Division Downtown Dancing.


Click here to view to the full WZZM 13 article. 


See why a bear and a mermaid are in kayaks downtown Muskegon

MUSKEGON, MI – Nine kayak sculptures will decorate downtown Muskegon through the end of summer.


The 2018 kayak sculpture project is part of the Lakeshore Art Festival, which will be held Friday and Saturday, July 6-7, in downtown Muskegon.


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Kayak maker expanding again in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. (WOOD) — Hemisphere Design Works, a giant in the work of kayak manufacturing, is again expanding in Muskegon.


“How fun to get to promote being home to the world’s largest kayak manufacturer,” Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce President Cindy Larsen said. “We’re excited and we’re going to do everything we can to make sure people know about it.


Click here to view the full WoodTV 8 article. 


Muskegon Lake’s Port City Princess to Get a New Name

MUSKEGON, Mich- The Port City Princess on Muskegon Lake is going to get a new name, and the public gets to decide.


The Mart Dock, where the cruise ship is moored, is holding a social media contest to rename the vessel. That new name will be announced at a christening event on Aug.3.


Click here to view the full WZZM 13 article. 


Book written at USS Silversides Museum inspires TV show

MUSKEGON — The Smithsonian Channel is launching the second season of “Hell Below,” a five-part series showcasing the strategic decisions made by military submariners during World War II, inspired by a book written at the USS Silversides Museum in Muskegon.


The season premiere, called “In Enemy Waters,” will air at 9 p.m. Sunday, July 1.


Click here to view the Full Grand Haven Tribune article. 



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