West Michigan Residents Embrace Cleaner Energy

Business News, Chamber Blog, Community News |Nov 17, 2023|2 min read
Kent and Muskegon County residents have spoken – they’re ready to embrace cleaner energy! More than 100 Kent and Muskegon County residents enrolled in DTE Energy’s CleanVision cleaner energy program – Natural Gas Balance – when the company rolled out a challenge to encourage customers to sign up in August. If more than 100 residents ...

Beacon Recycling Embarks on an Expansion to Build Sustainable Practices in Metal Recycling

Business News, Community News |Nov 16, 2023|4 min read
Environmentally Responsible Company Creating a More Sustainable, Green Future for West Michigan Muskegon, MI – Greater Muskegon Economic Development (GMED) announced today that Beacon Recycling is launching a transformative project to bolster its metal recycling capabilities and sustainability efforts in West Michigan. Commemorating its 25th year of recycling metals, paper, and plastic in the region, ...

Grand Re-Opening of Fast Eddie’s Car Wash and Oil Change!

Chamber Blog, Community News |Nov 14, 2023|3 min read
Today we celebrated the grand re-opening and ribbon cutting celebration for Fast Eddie’s Car Wash and Oil Change located at 2740 Henry Street! The Fast Eddie’s Story Fast Eddie’s currently has 17 locations throughout Michigan. It is a family owned and operated business, spanning over 3 generations. They have been in business for 46 years ...

Pigeon Hill Brewing Company and United Way of the Lakeshore ‘LIVE BREWNITED’ with Annual Collaboration Beer

Community News |Nov 10, 2023|3 min read
November 8, 2023 Muskegon, MI – United Way of the Lakeshore (United Way) is excited to announce the launch of ‘LIVE BREWNITED,’ a smooth and flavorful English Pale Ale brewed in collaboration with Pigeon Hill Brewing Company (Pigeon Hill). This partnership gives back to the community, supporting vital programs along the Lakeshore that impact health, ...

The Community Foundation for Muskegon County Receives $25,000 Grant from Consumers Energy Foundation to Support Historic Restoration Project

Business News, Community News |Oct 31, 2023|4 min read
Muskegon, MI – Greater Muskegon Economic Development authored a grant on behalf of the Community Foundation for Muskegon County to receive funding for a key demolition and repair project in downtown Muskegon. Both organizations are thrilled to announce today, a generous grant of $25,000 from the Consumers Energy Foundation to advance the restoration efforts of ...

2023 ATHENA on the Lakeshore Award Recipients Named

Chamber Blog |Oct 19, 2023|3 min read
Spring Lake, Michigan – Kathy Moore, Administrative Health Officer and Public Health Director for Muskegon County, was honored as the 2023 ATHENA on the Lakeshore Award Recipient. The announcement was made on October 3 at the annual luncheon celebration, held at the Trillium Catering and Event Center. The ATHENA awards are presented annually to recognize outstanding ...

Meet the 2023 Future 15 Recipients!

Chamber Blog, Community News |Aug 10, 2023|12 min read
The Future 15 Awards are an annual recognition from the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce in partnership with JCI Greater Muskegon and WGVU Public Media. This is the 10-year anniversary of the Future 15 Program, with over 150 leaders having been recognized in the last decade. These young professionals are making significant contributions to the ...

Pacific Floorcare to Invest $2.5M in Expansion and Create New Jobs in the City of Muskegon

Business News |May 24, 2023|3 min read
36,000 square foot expansion to accommodate product and personnel growth Muskegon, Mich. – Greater Muskegon Economic Development (GMED) announced today that Pacific Floorcare, a company dedicated to providing quality, innovative floor care equipment to its customers, is expanding its operations in the City of Muskegon. The new development includes a 36,000 sq. ft. expansion to the ...

Western Governors University Hires New Strategic Partnerships Manager for Michigan

Business News |May 24, 2023|2 min read
MICHIGAN (MAY 23, 2023) – Western Governors University (WGU), an accredited, affordable and non-profit online university, recently named Robert Upton, Jr. as Strategic Partnerships Manager (SPM) of WGU’s Central Region, which includes Michigan. Upton brings a strong track record of working with higher education where he led student recruitment and strategic partnerships. In Upton’s new ...

Michigan’s Lively Up Kombucha Takes Over the State with 125 Meijer Store Distribution

Business News, Community News |May 17, 2023|5 min read
Lively Up Kombucha Goes Big, Celebrating Muskegon Roots with Recent Widespread Sales Muskegon, MI – Greater Muskegon Economic Development is excited to announce that Lively Up Kombucha, a Muskegon-based kombucha company, now has products available in all 125 Meijer stores in Michigan. The company has grown tremendously since its inception in 2017, operating in a ...

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