Local Economies

Feature Story Advanced Architectural’s plans to invest $1.1 million to expand its facility at 959 Industrial Drive in the city of Allegan.
Feature Story The newest Biggby Coffee is in the newly renovated Haworth Hotel.
Feature Story Children play at the existing natural playground of Little Hawks Preschool on the Outdoor Discovery Center campus.
Feature Story Ottawa County United Way President Patrick Moran meets with other nonprofit leaders to discuss how to meet community needs.
Feature Story Bowerman Blueberries is expanding its original farmers market and bringing a restaurant to downtown Holland later this year.

Bowerman bringing blueberries to downtown Holland


Feature Story Robyn Afrik is Ottawa County’s Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Ottawa County DEI office details first year on the job


Feature Story Scott Patchin is an author and leadership coach.
Development News Tim Mroz

Over $5 million to be awarded to West Michigan area businesses


Feature Story Ed Garner is the Regional Director of the West Michigan Region of Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
Feature Story Dan Wedge is Executive Director of Services for Allegan County, with transportation services falling under his purview.
Feature Story The Futures for Frontliners scholarship is intended to help essential workers pay their community college tuition.

State scholarship pays tuition for frontline workers


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Feature Story Six 2020 Discover Manufacturing Week scholarships, valued at $500 each, are available to high school seniors pursuing a manufacturing-related career in Michigan.
Feature Story Dons Flowers and Gifts President Douglas J. Vos and office manager Katie DenHerder prepare to give away 3,500 roses to customers, so they can gift the flowers to friends and family in an effort to lift community spirits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Zeeland shop offers free flowers to lift community spirits


Feature Story The Spring Lake Department of Public Works prepares trees for winter.

Spring Lake Township, Village reap rewards of unique DPW merger


Feature Story  Macatawa Area Express (MAX Transit) has openings for 12 full- and part-time bus operators. The positions have a starting wage of $15.25. 
Feature Story Surveys show that 51% of employees report stress and burnout as a result of working at home. 

10 tips to reduce stress for employees working at home