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Die Making Apprentices Needed

Die Making Apprentices Needed

A growing top quality supplier of Class A dies, Ranger Die, Inc. is looking to hire 1-3 Apprentices. Each individual will learn the Die-making trade, working along-side an experienced die maker to build Class A dies.

Ranger Die, Inc. is located at 1300 W. Randall St. in Coopersville, 49404

Visit: www.coopersville.com & click on Job Postings or Call: (616)997-0901 for more information.

My Town: 'Battle of the Buildings' underway in West Michigan

My Town: 'Battle of the Buildings' underway in West Michigan

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.— A ‘Battle of the Buildings’ is underway in West Michigan, and the winner gets to keep more of their money.

The U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan says more than 14 Grand Rapids area businesses have signed up for the competition to reduce energy usage.  Participants include Steelcase and Spectrum Health, JSJ Corporation in Grand Haven; Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Steelcase in Kentwood; The Grand Rapids Art Museum; Kent Intermediate School District; Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park; Aquinas College; Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo; the Muskegon County Hall of Justice and Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming.

This is the second year for the Battle of the Buildings.  For more information, including how to sign up your business, visit the campaign website here.

My Town Coopersville: Community Expo returns March 21

My Town Coopersville: Community Expo returns March 21

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.--  Discover all the businesses that line Coopersville’s streets when the Community Expo returns this Saturday, March 21.

The Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the event, says the Community Expo is “going to be the community informational event of the year.”

The Expo runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coopersville Community Services building, located at 182 East Street.

My Town Coopersville: Safety hazards force historic business to close indefinitely

My Town Coopersville: Safety hazards force historic business to close indefinitely

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—A historic business on Eastmanville Street is shut down indefinitely, after a city inspector deemed the building unsafe for occupancy.

The Ottawa County court last week ordered the owner of Tom’s Feed Mill to stay out of the building until meets all safety codes.  It appears the owner heeded the court’s warning; no one answered the phone Monday when WZZM 13 My Town tried contacting the business for comment.

My Town: Michigan fruit growers encouraged to complete USDA Fruit Acreage Inventory

My Town: Michigan fruit growers encouraged to complete USDA Fruit Acreage Inventory

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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams encouraged the state's fruit growers to complete the 2014 Fruit Acreage Inventory being conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

Meijer generates nearly $6 Million for Midwest food pantries in 2014

Meijer generates nearly $6 Million for Midwest food pantries in 2014

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The Meijer Simply Give program – held three times a year – generated nearly $6 million in 2014 for food pantries throughout the Midwest, bringing the program’s overall donation total to nearly $14 million since it began in November 2008.

The retailer’s most recent campaign, which ended in January, was the most successful holiday campaign in the program’s history, resulting in a total of more than $1.8 million for hungry families.

My Town: Specialty crop grant opportunity

My Town: Specialty crop grant opportunity

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Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams today announced new opportunities for Michigan businesses thanks to the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Ag Marketing Services. The program is designed to enhance the competitiveness of Michigan’s specialty crops. Grant proposals must be received by MDARD no later than 3 p.m. on March 26, 2015 by submitting them to MDA-grants@Michigan.gov.