Category Archives: Business News

City manager’s new haircut fosters community talk in Muskegon Heights

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI – A fresh new hairdo was the vehicle for a community conversation in Muskegon Heights recently.


City Manager Jack Eckholm visited a local barbershop to talk with residents about pressing city issues, in addition to getting a much-needed trim.


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City to sell $20M in bonds for downtown convention center

MUSKEGON, MI — City officials plan to sell $20 million in bonds to pay for the construction and furnishing of a proposed $15 million convention center in the heart of downtown Muskegon.


The Muskegon City Commission approved a resolution of intent to sell capital improvement bonds Tuesday.


City and county leaders hope the convention center will boost tourism throughout the year. It is also expected to help bolster sagging winter occupancy numbers for downtown and surrounding Muskegon-area hotels.


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Travel Michigan: WATCH mUSkeGOn July 6

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Michigan-based world leader in specialty aluminum celebrates 75 years

MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon’s Lorin Industries, a world leader in the production of coil-anodized aluminum, is celebrating 75 years in business.


Founded in 1943, the family business has been passed on to the third-generation company president Park Kersman. It was founded by Herb Kersman, and then passed to his son Buzz Kersman.


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Lakeshore Art Festival to Feature Fine Arts, Crafts, Performances, and More in Muskegon

Throughout the summer, arts and crafts fairs pop up in cities throughout Michigan.


But in Muskegon,the Lakeshore Art Festival is that and so much more.


Click here to vie the full Holland Sentinel article. 


Keepin’ it cool

Heat, humidity and Hawaiian flavors have formed the perfect trifecta for a local business.


Two summers ago, Nunica residents Timothy and Debra Reed sold Hawaiian shave ice out of a food truck at the corner of School and Savidge streets in Spring Lake. It proved so popular that they opened a permanent Halaula Hawaiian Ice Shack location at 115 Third St. in Ferrysburg last summer.


Click here to view the full Grand Haven Tribune article. 


Condos on Muskegon Lake shoreline could be move-in ready by spring 2019

MUSKEGON, MI – Hartshorn Village, a condo community on the shore of Muskegon Lake, could be ready for residents by spring 2019.


The dockside development will feature more than 50 condo units with access to Hartshorn Marina and near the heart of downtown Muskegon.


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What 3 culturally inspiring Muskegon museums are offering this summer

MUSKEGON, MI – Downtown Muskegon is home to a multitude of museums, making it a cultural center in addition to its retail, restaurant and event offerings.


The museums downtown Muskegon that offer changing or nationally-traveling exhibits are the Lakeshore Museum Center, Muskegon Museum of Art and Muskegon Heritage Museum.


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Lakeshore Art Festival turns six, still growing

MUSKEGON, MI – It’s the sixth year for the Lakeshore Art Festival in downtown Muskegon.


The event just keeps growing. This year 150 additional artists applied to get into the event which runs Friday until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m to 6 p.m.


Click here to view the full WZZM 13 article.


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. 


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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! Join us on July 5, and July 6, 2019.

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