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7 Muskegon-area entrepreneurs to be honored for community impact

MUSKEGON, MI – Innovative entrepreneurs who have made an impact on the Muskegon-area will be recognized at the 2018 “E Awards.”


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Muskegon kayak manufacturer to open $8.3 million plant in Georgia

MUSKEGON — A West Michigan kayak manufacturer plans to open a new manufacturing and distribution facility southeast of Atlanta.


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Lake Express ferry returns to Lake Michigan ahead of 2018 summer service

Crews on Thursday morning brought the Lake Express high-speed ferry out of winter storage and back to the shores of Lake Michigan for final preps ahead of the summer service.


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One Good Thing: Lumberjacks promote reading

We love hockey in West Michigan. We love it even more when the players and people within our local organizations contribute to the community. Which they all do. But, we’re going to spotlight the Muskegon Lumberjacks today.


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Retail Pop-up Stores Help Entrepreneurs Test Ideas

Downtown Muskegon was slowly revitalizing, years after the failed Muskegon Mall was demolished. But a crucial commercial element was missing.


“Retail wasn’t coming downtown as fast as we’d like,” City Clerk Ann Meisch said. “We had plenty of restaurants and breweries, but what we were lacking was retail space. We asked ourselves, what could we do before waiting for a developer to come in?”


The answer was pop-up shops, a dozen small buildings where budding retail entrepreneurs could establish temporary businesses that might grow into permanent locations downtown.


To continue reading, visit Michigan Retailers Association.



Muskegon Winter Sports Complex adds DUNEiversity in all-season push

MUSKEGON, MI – An outdoor adventure and team building program will continue the push for year-round activities at the Muskegon Winter Sports Complex.


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Ollie’s Bargain Outlet announces Muskegon store opening date

MUSKEGON, MI – Ollie’s Bargain Outlet has set an opening date for Wednesday, April 11.


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Muskegon Winter Sports Complex launches year-round dune program

The Muskegon Winter Sports Complex may be best known for its luge track and cross-county skiing trails, but the organization is launching a new year-round program called DUNEiversity.


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Muskegon Wins Strong Town Crown

UNDATED (WHTC-AM/FM) — The City of Muskegon won the 2018 national Strong Towns Contest.


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Muskegon’s first kombucha brewery is the brainchild of two 22-year-olds

MUSKEGON, MI – A hobby turned into a passion, and then morphed into a business to create Muskegon’s first kombucha brewery.


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