Category Archives: Business News

College opening $14.1M health and wellness center

A college is opening a new 52,000-square-foot health and wellness center in the region.


Muskegon Community College is hosting a grand opening at noon on Nov. 27 for its new $14.1-million Health and Wellness Center, at 221 S. Quarterline Rd.


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MUSKEGON, Mich.–If you’re looking for a fun way to bounce back from Black Friday, here’s an event you might want to keep in mind.


THE Muskegon Museum of Art’s Festival of Trees is underway!


You can literally hear the Christmas spirit in the air while walking the halls at the Muskegon Museum of Art.


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ReThink West Michigan calls on ex-residents

Two organizations are hosting an event next week designed to bring former residents back into the region’s talent pool.


Hello West Michigan and The Right Place will host the seventh-annual ReThink West Michigan party from 5:30-8 p.m. on Nov. 21 at six West Michigan locations.


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Law firm hires attorney

A new attorney has joined a law firm in the region.


Muskegon-based Parmenter Law said this week it hired Nicole Osborn as an associate attorney.


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The Best Places to Work in Manufacturing – 2018 Edition

Manufacturing used to be one of the largest industries in America. In 1910, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that nearly one-third of workers worked in manufacturing. Today, that number has shrunk to 8.7%.


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City of Muskegon approves sale of parking lot to developer

Muskegon City Commissioners approved a $455,000 offer from a developer who wants to build on a city-owned parking lot.


The parking lot at W Apple Avenue and Jefferson Street is used by city hall staff.


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You can go home again: Muskegon career event aims to draw former residents back to the region

For those who have moved away from Muskegon, business leaders have a message for you: You can come home.


Muskegon Area First, a countywide economic development corporation, is teaming up with Hello West Michigan and The Right Place to offer ReThink West Michigan, a free networking and career event that hopes to persuade expats to return to an area that’s quickly expanding—and where companies are looking to hire for a wide range of positions.


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Mart Dock for Fisherman’s Landing? City considers land swap

MUSKEGON, MI – The city of Muskegon and the West Michigan Dock & Market Corporation are considering a land swap that would give the city control of lakefront property near the Mart Dock while the company moves its downtown commercial port operations to the east of Muskegon Lake.


The goal is to give residents and visitors greater downtown access to the Muskegon Lake shoreline, said Muskegon City Manager Frank Peterson. The city would swap the Fisherman’s Landing campground and boat launch that the corporation known as the Mart Dock would use as its new shipping hub.


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Students from Muskegon Heights to be honored

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, Mich. – There’s reason for celebration within Muskegon Heights Public Academy System. On Tuesday, Nov. 13, Muskegon Heights Academy will honor 46 students for their academic excellence.


These students, who are in grades 7 through 12, are performing at or above grade level on the Fall Dibels CARI (reading) and/or NWEA Math Assessment. The new data shows an increase from 8 percent to 25 percent in grades 9 through 12 reading proficiency since the fall of 2017.


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$6M overhaul to transform Holiday Inn into ‘upper upscale’ hotel

MUSKEGON, MI – A $6 million renovation that will transform the Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor into an “upper upscale” Delta by Marriott is underway.


The project is part of a $26 million downtown investment that is expected to also yield a convention center and has already produced the $1.7 million renovation of the city-owned L.C. Walker Arena.


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