Local Economies

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


Feature Story Just Goods Gifts recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate its new location.

Retailers find new home in Grand Haven’s refurbished Depot


Feature Story Amanda Chocko is Lakeshore Advantage's Director of Entrepreneurship.
Feature Story The new Village of Spring Lake logo emphasizes the community's natural beauty.
Feature Story Charles Beasley, a product development engineer at DISHER, is given latitude to work on passion projects such as his mini mobile home he is designed for homeless people.

Stewardship part of DISHER's mission to make a positive difference


Feature Story Spring Lake DDA Director Angela Stanford-Butler, Grand Haven Main Street Executive Director Jeremy Swiftney and Ferrysburg Mayor Rebecca Hopp wear their "love of community" masks.

Communities reframe mask debate into message of unity


Feature Story Gentex interns Collin Mitchell and Ciana Witherell took part in the Lakeshore Advantage event.
Feature Story Andrew Boatright is the Zeeland BPW general manager.
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