Category Archives: Business News

Coffee, creativity, and waffles—lots of waffles: Drip Drop Drink Cafe celebrates its opening in downtown Muskegon

It’s 9 a.m. Saturday, and it seems like everyone in the new Drip Drop Drink Cafe has the same mission: waffles and coffee.


“What should I get?” muses the woman in front of me.


“Are you really asking that?” the man with her asks. “Waffles. The waffles.”


As I pause just before ordering, a man shouts the same sentiment.


“Get the waffles!” he yells to me and makes a gesture towards the mountain of chocolate and cream before him. It’s effective marketing: I get the fruit compote and fresh cream waffles.


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Aircraft parts supplier signs deal with airline

A supplier of aircraft parts in the region has signed a long-term deal with a new client.


Tennessee-based Contour Airlines now has access to Norton Shores-based AeroVision International’s inventory of components, which will be used to support Contour’s growing fleet of ERJ 135 and 145 aircraft.


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Connecting Creatives to Community

Entrepreneurs and inventors often find themselves isolated and working alone. If you are ready to get out of your crowded home office and connect with a like-minded community of people, the Muskegon Innovation Hub has something just for you.


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Muskegon Community College hosts Veterans Day observance ahead of holiday.

MUSKEGON, Mich — On Wednesday, community members came together to give an early “Veterans salute” at Muskegon Community College.


The event was complete with a 21 gun salute and taps.


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Kayak launch planned for Heritage Landing near downtown Muskegon

MUSKEGON, MI – A Muskegon Lake kayak launch is planned for the Heritage Landing park near downtown Muskegon.


The goal is to offer residents a cleaner, more accessible way to enter Muskegon Lake and Lake Michigan by kayak, said Bob Lukens, director of The Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau. The dock with an attached launch also will allow visitors an easy way to exit the lake and explore downtown.


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Muskegon Promise scholarships help 415 students

The past year was a record-breaking time for the Muskegon Area Promise, with 84 percent of students returning to Baker College of Muskegon or Muskegon Community College this fall.

Muskegon Winter Sports Complex selling limited number of individual season passes

MUSKEGON, Mich. – The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, for the first time, is offering a single-person, season pass for just $80.


Supplies are limited so you’re encouraged to get them Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Winter Sports Complex located at 462 N Scenic Dr.


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Downtown Muskegon grocery store ‘coming pretty soon’

MUSKEGON, MI – Boom Town Market is setting up to open as a downtown Muskegon grocery store.


The grocery, beer and wine store is “coming pretty soon,” according to a sign at its entrance on the first floor of the Highpoint Flats apartment building, 285 W. Western Ave. in downtown Muskegon.


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Construction begins on downtown shipping container restaurant

MUSKEGON, MI – Construction is now underway on a downtown Muskegon restaurant that was originally expected to open in September.


Nipote’s Italian Kitchen will open at 98 W. Clay Ave. sometime in 2019, said owner Jeff Church.


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Manufacturer hires VP of marketing and business development

A maker of LED industrial lighting has named a new vice president.


Muskegon-based Smart Vision Lights said this week it hired Matt Van Bogart as its VP of marketing and business development.


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