Category Archives: Business News

GRBJ: Detroit students explore Muskegon

MUSKEGON, MICH. – Students from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Architecture studied Muskegon this past semester and proposed their ideas for a downtown building to some city leaders.


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Pink house in downtown Muskegon is transformed into boutique salon

MUSKEGON, MI – The iconic pink house in downtown Muskegon is now a salon.


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College opening $14.8M technology center

A college in the region is officially opening its new $14.81-million technology center next week.


Click here to view the full article from the Grand Rapids Business Journal. 

Muskegon area’s top sports highlights of 2017

Quite a year in Muskegon-area sports, again. As usual, prep football was at the forefront. But basketball, hockey, golf and even some of the so-called “minor” sports were in the mix when it came down to the top highlights for the season. Here’s our list for ranking the top 10.

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From trampolines to tacos, see 11 businesses opening in 2018 in Muskegon

As 2017 comes to a close, there’s already a lot to look forward to in 2018 for those in the Muskegon area.


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Positively Muskegon events planned for January

MUSKEGON, MICH – Andy O’Riley from Positively Muskegon gave us a list of fun events happening in Muskegon in the month of January.  Starting with “Learn to Luge Weekends” at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex.  Muskegon has one of 4 luge tracks in the entire USA and you’re invited out to try your hand at the Olympic sport.  It’s $49 and it’s open for ages 8-80.  Plenty of instruction, coaches along the track to give you tips and tricks and then they have a medal ceremony at the end of it all.  Reservations are needed in advance and can be made at  Luge not your thing, there is plenty more to do at the Winter Sports complex but visit their site first and make sure weather conditions are favorable.


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14 places to shop, play that opened in the Muskegon area in 2017

MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI — From big-box stores to fitness centers to vintage shops, Muskegon County gained quite a few new businesses at which to shop and play opened in 2017.


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With eyes on preservation, Muskegon tackles future of Hackley Administration Building

Greg Borgman has a first-row seat to the pulse of Muskegon.


From his downtown home, he can watch the flurry of activity in Midtown—patrons immersing themselves in naan and records and burgers at places like Curry Kitchen and Third Coast Vinyl and Hamburger Mikey’s. He glimpses the bundled-up families exploring a winter-laden landscape: turn-of-the-century homes and apartment buildings and recently debuted shops topped with snow and sparkling with Christmas lights. Each day, he witnesses this city’s story unfolding: chapters filled with the lives of the artists, students, entrepreneurs, and so many others who call Muskegon home.

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3 places to play in snow in West Michigan as winter sports begin

MUSKEGON, MI – Get it while it’s cold.

Accumulated snow in West Michigan may have a short life with temperatures expected above freezing during much of next week, according to the National Weather Service. But, for now, winter sports are getting started.


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Pere Marquette Park upgrade will add barrier-free playground, bathrooms

MUSKEGON, MI – Pere Marquette Park will be updated in late 2018 to include a handicap accessible playground and two barrier-free family restrooms.

The project will be funded by a $220,700 Michigan Department of Natural Resources Trust Fund grant awarded to the city of Muskegon in 2016. The improvement project at the Lake Michigan park was just one of 87 approved for several Michigan communities which received a total of $19.4 million in grant funding.


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Volunteer for the Lakeshore Art Festival

A unique blend of arts, crafts, music, food and fun along the shoreline in historic Downtown Muskegon. More than 300 artists and crafters will be showcased with fine art in the park, crafts, children’s activities and Michigan food market – all wrapped up in a huge downtown street party atmosphere!   Come out and join us on July 6th,  and July 7th, 2018.

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