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My Town: Industrial companies looking to hire more employees

My Town: Industrial companies looking to hire more employees

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.--  Three West Michigan industrial companies are looking for more workers.

Staffing Inc., is working with Reeves Plastics, CTC and Plascore to hold three job fairs to hire additional employees.  On-site interviews will be available for applicants. 

Reeves Plastics is looking for general labor employees, assembly workers and packing and plastic mold operators.  The Coopersville company’s job fair will take place at the Coopersville Chamber of Commerce, 198 East Street, on Wednesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Interested applicants who cannot attend should call (616) 451-0511.

My Town Coopersville: Home buying seminar April 3

My Town Coopersville: Home buying seminar April 3

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— The housing market is picking up, which means  buying a home is even more competitive.

Potential home buyers are invited to visit Mark Douglas Real Estate in Coopersville this Thursday, April 3 for a home buyer’s seminar.  The workshop will run from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the office, located at 256 Main Street.  Visitors can enjoy refreshments and snacks as realtors answer their home buying questions.

For more information, visit the Mark Douglas Real Estate website.

My Town Coopersville: Renovations planned for Family Fare

My Town Coopersville: Renovations planned for Family Fare

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— The Family Fare in Coopersville is on track to get a facelift.

During its regular meeting Monday, March 17, the Coopersville Planning Commission approved the store’s site plan, which includes enlarging the fascade, repainting the entire exterior and switching out signs.  The  goal is to make the store more uniform with other Family Fare stores.

The Family Fare in Coopersville is located at 1181 W. Randall Street.

New Health Department office too small for drug disposal

New Health Department office too small for drug disposal

GRAND HAVEN, Mich.—Grand Haven residents looking for a place to safely dispose of unwanted medication will have to travel a little farther.

Because of space limitations at its new office on South Beechtree Street in Grand Haven, the Ottawa County Department of Public Health no longer offers medication disposal services at that office.  Residents are encouraged to visit any of the alternative locations in Holland, Hudsonville, Zeeland, West Olive, Grand Haven Township, Coopersville, Allendale and Georgetown Township.  For exact locations, visit the Ottawa County Health Department website here.

According to the Partnership at Drugfree.org, each year, more than 71,000 children in the U.S. are taken to emergency rooms for accidental overdoses of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

Celebrate Coopersville and help at risk youth March 20

Celebrate Coopersville and help at risk youth March 20

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—You’re invited to Celebrate Coopersville while helping support at risk youth.

Celebrate Coopersville 2014 will take place Thursday, March 20.  Admission is $25 per person and includes dinner from Above & Beyond Catering as well as a performance by comedian David Dyer.  Guests can also enjoy a cash bar and silent auction. 

Sponsorships are also available, beginning at $100.  Proceeds from Celebrate Coopersville 2014 will go to the NEO Forum. 

The event starts at 6 p.m. inside the West Michigan Plumbers, Fitters, Services Trades Union Hall, located at 1008 O’Malley Dr. To RSVP, email dluce@cityofcoopersville.com or call (616) 997-9731 by March 6.

Where does all the snow go?

Where does all the snow go?

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—This winter is nearing another record for snowfall; so where does all that snow go?

In Coopersville, just look to Vets Park.  City Manager Steven Patrick says the city has given local businesses the green light to bring their snow to the park, where it will be stored until the warm weather returns and makes it melt.  Hauling snow to the open area helps eliminate potentially dangerous snowbanks on the edges of roadways, which can block drivers’ sight.  It also provides more space on roads and parking lots, which have shrunk as the piles have grown.

Patrick says dropping off snow at the park has been the practice of the city for years, so if residents see vehicles hauling snow into the park, rest assured that the city has given its approval. 

ArtPrize organizer to address guests of Chamber dinner

ArtPrize organizer to address guests of Chamber dinner

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.— The woman behind one the world’s largest art competition of its kind is coming to Coopersville.

Amelea Pegman, director of community engagement for ArtPrize, will be the keynote speaker for the Coopersville Area Chamber of Commerce annual meeting and dinner on Thursday, Jan. 23.  The event begins with a social hour at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and introductions, awards and Pegman’s speech.

The meeting and dinner will take place at the West Michigan Plumbers, Fitters and Service Trades Building, located at 1008 O’Malley Drive in Coopersville. Tickets are $30 per person or $50 per couple.  To purchase tickets, visit the event page here.