Category Archives: Business News

“Polka in the Park” at Muskegon Polish Festival … and the FOOD!

The 2-day Muskegon Polish Festival will offer Polish cultural activities including food, polka music, dancing, cultural activities, a Catholic mass, and much more.


Click here to read the full WZZM13 article.


Burning Foot Beer Festival 2018 brings the party to Muskegon beach

MUSKEGON, MI – The beach was hopping during the Burning Foot Beer Festival Saturday.


Thousands gathered at Muskegon’s Pere Marquette Park on Lake Michigan to taste beers from the Great Lakes region. Attendees checked their shoes at the gate for the barefoot festivities.


Little River distributes over $60K to local charities

MANISTEE — Over the past 19 years, the Little River Casino Resort has raised more than $800,000 to benefit various charitable organizations in the area through its annual Charity Golf Outing.


This summer, the event’s 19th annual installment brought in $63,206 alone, which was officially distributed on Friday to eight nonprofit organizations during a check presentation at the Little River Casino Resort.


“This year, we selected eight different charities between Mason County, Manistee County and the Muskegon area,” said Chad Eckhardt, Player Development Manager at the Little River Casino Resort. “A lot of these charities have to be privately funded. They look for contributions, and it’s really important to keep these organizations going.


“We really feel strongly, here at the resort, about giving back to the community that we live in,” he added, “and help give a boost to these organizations that can sometimes struggle with funding.”


Click here to read the full News Advocate article.

Positively Muskegon Events for September

Positively Muskegon Events for September

Andy O’ Riley shows off some fun events headed to Muskegon.

Muskegon airport changing Chicago flight schedule

The Chicago flight schedule for an airport in the region is changing in response to customer feedback.


Starting Oct. 5, United Airlines is offering a more “travel-friendly” schedule for the one-hour, twice-daily flights between Muskegon County Airport (MKG) and Chicago O’Hare (ORD), which are the only flights offered at the Muskegon airport.


Click here to read the full Grand Rapids Business Journal article.

Muskegon is Strongest Town 2018 because it tolerates ‘chaos’

MUSKEGON, MI – Muskegon is a prime example of a recovering city doing things right, according to the leader of the national Strong Towns contest.

Strong Towns President Charles Marohn visited Muskegon this week to do two things: congratulate city officials and citizens on being named the “strongest town in America” and to shine a light on the city’s progress and successes.

Click here to read the full MLIVE story.

Urban clothing store to open in The Lakes Mall

FRUITPORT TOWNSHIP, MI – An upscale urban clothing store will soon open in The Lakes Mall.


DC’s Closet is expected to open in the Fruitport Township mall on Friday, Aug. 24, said owner Darrell Clark.


The store carries men’s, women’s and children’s clothing. It will be located in the 3,400-square-foot former Wet Seal location near the mall food court.


Click here to read the full Mlive article.

Muskegon Strong City Tour

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Shoreline Jazz Festival 2018 to bring national acts to Muskegon

MUSKEGON, MI – The fifth annual Shoreline Jazz Festival will bring a different flavor to Heritage Landing this weekend.


The third music weekend in a row at the park, the jazz festival follows country and Christian music festivals.


Click here to read full Mlive article.

New flight schedule could help Muskegon Airport end taxpayer funding

NORTON SHORES, Mich. – There is no way the Muskegon County Airport can even begin to compete with Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids. Muskegon County Airport Manager Jeff Tripp has embraced the reality of GRR’s dominance, but says MKG could still do really well.


Tripp says leaders in Muskegon County know the best strategy is not to market their airport as an alternative to people who live east of Coopersville, although there are people from Grand Rapids and Kent County who do fly out of Norton Shores.


The strategy is to give people along the lakeshore a much quicker, convenient option to get to where they need to go via United Airlines.


Click here to view the full WZZM13 article. 


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