Category Archives: Business News

Election results for Muskegon County on Nov. 6, 2018

MUSKEGON, MI – Below will be the unofficial results for contested races in Muskegon County in the Tuesday, Nov. 6 general election. Following the congressional and state Senate and House races are the local contests.

 

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See how much Muskegon summer fests gave to charity, plus other stats

MUSKEGON, MI – There’s something more than singing, dancing and beer-drinking happening at Muskegon’s festivals.

Together, 10 of the city’s largest festivals raised more than $213,000 for local nonprofits during summer 2018.

From a few thousand dollars donated by Muskegon Rockstock to nearly $100,000 by Unity Christian Music Festival, the big events at Heritage Landing, Hackley Park, Pere Marquette Park and on West Western Avenue are about more than a good time.

 

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Pure Michigan Stoke Discovering Surf Culture in America’s Heartland

As the late August sun began to sink below the horizon and a wide smile crept across his sun-drenched face, 48-year-old Jason Gorski stood in the sand and proudly pointed to the surf break he had called home for over three decades.

 

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Smart Vision Lights Hires Matt Van Bogart as VP Marketing, Business Development

Muskegon, Mich. — Smart Vision Lights, a global leader in the design and manufacture of LED illumination for machine vision applications, is pleased to announce the addition of Matt Van Bogart as Vice President of Marketing and Business Development.

 

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Muskegon Community College to host talk tackling employment and skills crisis this Tuesday, Oct. 30

You hear it time and again: employers are looking for workers.

 

But West Michigan companies–like places across the country–aren’t connecting with the skilled workers they need to fill open positions. So, why is this happening? And how can we change it?

 

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Community foundation hires president and CEO

A community foundation in the region has a new president and CEO.

 

The Community Foundation for Muskegon County said yesterday Todd Jacobs will take the role, effective Jan. 2.

 

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Mercy Health opening phase 1 of new medical center in Muskegon

MUSKEGON, Mich. – Mercy Health is opening phase one of its new medical center in mid-November, but preparations are being made right now.

 

It’s been two years breaking ground on the $291 million, 10-story, 267-bed medical center located at 1500 East Sherman Boulevard and now it’s time to open surgical suites, the main lobby, chapel, coffee shop, gift shop and the Fazakerley Family Emergency Center.

 

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Convention center in Muskegon’s downtown moving forward

Community members in Muskegon are getting a look at a $17 million convention center planned for the space between the Holiday Inn Muskegon Harbor and the LC Walker Arena.

 

Monday Oct. 22, officials with the city of Muskegon and Muskegon County released new images of what the convention center should look like.

 

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Convention center could have $10.6M impact on Muskegon

Jeff Jacobson remembers the streets of downtown Muskegon when he first opened Unruly Brewing on Western Avenue in 2013.

 

“When we first moved down here, there was really nothing, especially on this side of the street. Across the street from us was just empty building,” said Jacobson.

 

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Employers fill job fair at Muskegon Community College searching for workers

Twice a year Muskegon Community College holds job fairs. The events are usually held in October and March.

 

The organizer of the event Heidi Romero is seeing the number of employers in Muskegon County in need of workers grow year after year.

 

Part of the reason may be related to the state’s jobless rate which fell to an even 4 percent last month. Since the start of 2018, it’s fallen seven-tenths of a percentage point.

 

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