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New Goodwill store to open in Coopersville

New Goodwill store to open in Coopersville

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.—A storefront that’s been home to a variety of businesses is now getting a Goodwill store.

The Coopersville city clerk says Goodwill Industries is on schedule to open its newest store at 1141 and 1145 W. Randall.  The plaza, which previously housed a nail salon, tanning salon, real estate office and a Curves fitness center, is owned by Skyway Development.

Before Goodwill can move in, developers plan to add an awning so visitors can drop off donations in all weather conditions.  On May 20, the Coopersville Planning Commission approved the proposed renovations, as long as the parking lot was also upgraded and the proper inspections conducted. Signs for the Goodwill store must still be approved by city officials.

The new store is expected to employ ten people and should open in mid-August.

St. Mary's White Elephant Sale/Festival Events Begin June 28

St. Mary's White Elephant Sale/Festival Events Begin June 28

SPRING LAKE, Mich., June 7, 2013―Gently used electronics, books, movies, toys, furniture, clothing, linens, housewares, hardware, Christmas and holiday items will all be accepted at St. Mary’s School between June 12 and 25, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., in preparation for the well-attended annual “White Elephant Sale.”

The White Elephant Sale, which is open to the general public, will be held June 28 and 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day at Saint Mary’s School, 421 East Exchange Street, Spring Lake.  Local Spring Lake residents Brian Fedewa and Jim Twa are serving as co-chairpersons for this year’s White Elephant Sale, as well as the popular St. Mary’s Festival.  The Festival is one of the school’s largest fundraisers of the year, with funds raised used to offset the cost of tuition.

Wyoming business among '50 Companies to Watch'

WYOMING, Mich.- A Wyoming business has made the “50 Companies to Watch” list.

Supermercado Mexico is among the businesses being recognized for its vision, dedication and economic investment to the state.  Companies making the list are chosen by Michigan judges from economic development, banking, entrepreneurial and venture capital areas.  To be nominated, a company must be privately held, commercial, second stage,Michigan based and characterized as established and growing.  Altogther, the 50 companies that made this year’s list generated $937 million in revenue and added 728 employees between 2009 and 2012.

Other companies that made the list include: Gazelle Sports in Kalamazoo, Genemarkers in Kalamazoo, Ideomed in Grand Rapids, ITB Packaging LLC in Holland, Micron Mfg Co. in Walker, Mindscape at Hanon McKendry in Grand Rapids, Newmind Group Inc. in Kalamazoo, PRO-VISION Video Systems in Byron Center, QST Consultations Ltd.

Wyoming business among '50 Companies to Watch'

WYOMING, Mich.- A Wyoming business has made the “50 Companies to Watch” list.

Supermercado Mexico is among the businesses being recognized for its vision, dedication and economic investment to the state.  Companies making the list are chosen by Michigan judges from economic development, banking, entrepreneurial and venture capital areas.  To be nominated, a company must be privately held, commercial, second stage,Michigan based and characterized as established and growing.  Altogther, the 50 companies that made this year’s list generated $937 million in revenue and added 728 employees between 2009 and 2012.

Other companies that made the list include: Gazelle Sports in Kalamazoo, Genemarkers in Kalamazoo, Ideomed in Grand Rapids, ITB Packaging LLC in Holland, Micron Mfg Co. in Walker, Mindscape at Hanon McKendry in Grand Rapids, Newmind Group Inc. in Kalamazoo, PRO-VISION Video Systems in Byron Center, QST Consultations Ltd.

Spartan Stores named one of America's most trustworthy companies

Spartan Stores named one of America's most trustworthy companies

(Spartan Stores) –  Spartan Stores, Inc., a leading regional grocery distributor and retailer, was recently recognized by Forbes Magazine in their annual "America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies" list.  

“We are pleased to receive this distinction by Forbes as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies,” stated Dennis Eidson, Spartan’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We are committed to being transparent with all of our customers, shareholders, and business partners while continuing to operate the business based on our core principles of honesty and integrity.”

Forbes turned to GMI Ratings, a pioneer in the application of non-traditional risk measures for financial analysis, to identify the most transparent and trustworthy businesses that trade on American exchanges.

Researcher digs deeper into women's impact on the lakeshore

COOPERSVILLE, Mich. (Coopersville Area Historical Society Museum)-- At the 7 p.m., April 7, 2011 meeting, Wally Ewing, a well-known history researcher and author from Grand Haven, will give a presentation on some of the women who were prominent in the area's development.

He begins with Lasette Constant who lived from 1812-1907. Her father, Pierre Constant was a fur trader. Lasette then was also involved in the fur business.

The presentation highlights other eras and ends with the contributions of Marjorie Boon, a recent mayor of Grand Haven. Marjorie served during a very pivotal time of new development.

Wally's program deals with women's history but the lives of his interesting subjects had impact upon the course of area history as a whole.

 

Cast Your Thursday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Cast Your Thursday Vote and Win Made In Michigan Products!

Join us in celebrating Michigan products with the Made in Michigan Bracket Challenge. Click HERE to download the bracket.

Each day we'll have four matchups, one from each bracket, as we go through some of our great Made in Michigan products.