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NewsThursday, November 15, 2018We have JOBS for YOU! What could be better than getting a job for the HOLIDAYS! Long term, temp to HIRE positions! Manpower in Muskegon is currently recruiting for over 20 openings at SHAPE in Grand Haven, MI Positions are available on 2nd and 3rd shift. NEW PAY RATES!! 2nd shift ($12.85/hr.) 3rd shift ($12.85/hr.) Employees at Shape can now use Nicotine products! (with ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, November 15, 2018Mercantile Bank of Michigan announces additions to its West Michigan Mortgage team with the appointment of Jodi White as Mortgage Lender, AVP and Julie Kamer as Mortgage Lender. Jodi White has nearly 30 years of mortgage and banking experience and will use her expertise to grow Mercantile’s Mortgage services throughout Holland and the surrounding Lakeshore communities. She also serves as a ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, November 14, 2018MICHIGAN WEST COAST CHAMBER OF COMMERCE NAMES MANDI BROWER OF QUALITY CAR WASH AS THE 2018 SMALL BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR Holland, Michigan(November 13, 2018) – Quality Car Wash’s Mandi Brower was named the 2018 Small Business Person of the Year by the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce. Brower accepted the award at the November 13th Wake Up West Coast Breakfast, held at the ...read moreCategories: ChamberWednesday, November 14, 2018Business And Estate Planning Newsletter Welcome back to Cunningham Dalman's Business and Estate Planning Newsletter. We strive to provide you with helpful articles and links to legal issues on topics related to business and estate planning. We hope you find it beneficial! Family Business: How To Transition A Company To Active and Inactive Family Members By Haans Mulder A common ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, November 12, 2018Categories: CommunityMonday, November 12, 2018MAINTAINING PRODUCTIVITY 5 Tips for Getting Out of Your Own WayWe've all been there. Working on a big project or new initiative, when all of a sudden progress comes to a grinding halt, and you're struggling to find the motivation to keep moving forward. Often, it's an outside influence that throws everything off track, like a client changing their mind about the objectives of the project or a ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, November 12, 2018Holland Area Youth Orchestra is looking for a new conductor, starting in the 2019-2020 season. Please share this information and help us spread the word! Click here for more information!Categories: CommunityMonday, November 12, 2018We hope you will be able to join us as we celebrate 2018!Categories: CommunityThursday, November 08, 2018HOLLAND, Mich., – Tulip Time Festival (www.tuliptime.com) announces their festival entertainment tickets are going on sale Thursday, November 8, beginning at 9A ET. Tickets can be purchased online at www.tuliptime.com, in person at the Tulip Time Festival Box Office located at 42 West 8th Street, Holland, Michigan, or by phone at 800-822-2770.Highlights of the 2019 Tulip Time entertainment program ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, November 08, 2018CALL TO ARTISTSThe City of Holland and the Holland Area Arts Council and their sponsors are pleased to announce the first annual International Festival of Holland Poster Art Competition through which a work of art is selected for the 2019 International Festival of Holland poster. In addition to the poster, the artwork may be used on merchandise to promote the festival. ABOUT THE ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, November 08, 2018Waterfront Holland is an opportunity for our community to shape the future of Holland's downtown waterfront. The retirement of James De Young power plant in 2017 gave us a chance to not only develop a vision for that site, but also think about the broader Holland waterfront and what we want to see for years to come. If you missed the Waterfront Holland kick-off, please join us for an open house ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, November 06, 2018Ford International Airport (GFIA) recorded another month of record growth with a September that served 255,888 passengers – marking 15.74-percent growth year-over-year. September marks the ninth record-breaking month in a row for 2018, and the airport has seen growth in 62 of the last 69 months. September 2018 was the busiest September ever, and this quarter marks the busiest third quarter ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, November 06, 2018Tulip Time (www.tuliptime.com) and the Holland Area Arts Council (www.hollandarts.org) are pleased to announce the 2019 Art In Bloom Festival Artwork Competition Top 20 finalists. Each year a work of art is selected for the official Tulip Time Festival Artwork Competition. Area artists create and submit their images which are then judged by a local art expert. This year’s submissions were ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, November 06, 2018Join us for a CityFlatsHotel experience as we open up all of our event spaces to our corporate clients. Let us show you what it's really like to have your event with us and meet some of our wonderful vendors along the way! Be ready to have your taste buds delighted as our in-house chef will prepare several food stations, enjoy beer & wine pairings, then close your ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, November 06, 2018Davenport University is proud to partner with APICS Grand Rapids Chapter to offer the CPIM Exam Preparation Programs. CPIM is recognized globally as the standard in production and inventory control, one of the most critical functions for reducing costs and achieving competitive advantage. Why CPIM: The APICS CPIM credential offers growth, advancement and recognition. On average, professionals ...read moreCategories: Education, ChamberTuesday, November 06, 2018Holland, MI – The holidays officially begin in Downtown Holland this Friday, November 9 with the Shop ‘Til You Drop late night shopping event, the first of a multitude of holiday events being held over the course of the season. This Friday, over 30 participating businesses will stay open late from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm offering amazing deals for those who want to get an early start on their holiday ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, November 05, 2018When: November 17 from 9:00am to noon What: Greater Ottawa County United Way will host its annual Rake-A-Difference volunteer event in honor of Veteran's Day. United Way sponsors and coordinates this event in an effort to mobilize volunteers to rake yards for local residents with physical or financial limitations.Get Involved: Individuals, families, friends and groups are invited to sign ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, November 05, 2018Can't attend our "A Night Of Pearls" fashion show? You can STILL support mental health services by purchasing Raffle Tickets!!! What a great opportunity to win a GORGEOUS prize for yourself - or - to give as a gift to someone you care about! Remember, even if your name isn't pulled, you still WIN by helping provide therapy and counseling to others!! Thank you for your ...read moreCategories: CommunityIdealease of West Michigan, West Michigan International, K&R Truck Sales Holds 5K Walk/Run For Love to Donate Proceeds to Saladin ShrinersMonday, November 05, 2018$3,500 Donated to Saladin Shriners of West Michigan Grand Rapids, MI – October 24, 2018 – Idealease of West Michigan / West Michigan International / K&R Truck Sales held a 5K walk/run event to raise money for Saladin Shriners. The 5K race was held at Millennium Park in Walker, MI on Saturday, October 13, 2018. Although a small race, there were generous givers. Saladin Shriners received $3,500 ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, November 02, 2018HOLLAND, Mich., November 1, 2018 – Tulip Time Festival (www.tuliptime.com) announces their festival entertainment line-up for 2019.National Entertainment Tulip Time is thrilled to welcome – Jay LenoAcclaimed TV late night show host, admired stand-up comedian, best-selling children’s book author, much-in-demand corporate speaker, lovable TV and movie voice-over artist, pioneering car builder and ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, November 02, 2018November 1, 2018: The Holland Museum is thrilled to announce a portion of the collections are now available to the public through our website. Dedicated volunteers and staff have worked to make artifacts and archives accessible to the community online. The computer database will allow researchers from around the world and around town the opportunity to search for items including photos and ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, November 01, 2018The Macatawa Area Coordinating Council is looking to hire a full-time Assistant Planner and a part-time Administrative Assistant. Interested applicants can head to www.the-macc.org to learn more.Categories: General News Article, Chamber, CommunityTuesday, October 30, 2018parking area for those waiting to pick up passengers. The Cell Phone & Ride Share Lot opened today and includes 30 spaces for individuals waiting for passenger arrivals, along with 30 spaces to accommodate staging for ride share providers. The new lot is located off Patterson Ave. SE as you enter the airport headed north, making an immediate right on Van Laar Drive, and another immediate right ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, October 30, 2018On Wednesday, October 24, Greater Ottawa County United Way launched its 2018 Community Assessment for Ottawa County during a Lunch and Launch event at The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville. The Community Assessment is published by United Way every three years, and provides the community with an in-depth analysis of the health and human service issues in Ottawa County. The 2018 Community ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, October 30, 2018Dawn Garcia Ward, an attorney with Warner Norcross + Judd LLP, has recently been recognized as one of the top 50 Latinas of Michigan by the state’s Hispanic Latino Commission. During the Statewide Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration in Saginaw, Ward was honored as one of the Latina women who have distinguished themselves in their organization, profession and community through a commitment to ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, October 30, 2018Join us on November 9th at Cork Wine & Grille for our annual Taste of RedWater! Help support a great cause while enjoying an unforgettable night of food, music, philanthropy & fun! Meet the amazing Chefs from all 7 RedWater Restaurants under one roof. Enjoy live music and sample brews, wines & bites from our fall menus. UNLIMITED FOOD SAMPLES - Taste appetizers, entrees & desserts prepared ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, October 30, 2018Final reminder for the Personal Accountability and the QBQ workshop offered by Davenport University IPEx! The next start date is coming up soon! Achieve excellence in business and lifeBe outstanding through personal accountability. QBQ! Stands for “Question Behind the Question.” In other words, your success personally and professionally depends on your willingness and ability to ask the right ...read moreCategories: Chamber, EducationMonday, October 29, 2018HOLLAND, Mich., October 18, 2018 – Tulip Time® Festival (www.tuliptime.com) has released their2018 economic impact and demographic study data completed in partnership with Hope College’s Frost Research Center. The study examines the economic benefits of the Tulip Time Festival on the Holland area as well as an attendee profile. With attendance estimated at 500,000 visitors over the course of 9 ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, October 29, 2018UNITED WAY WELCOMES NEW STAFF Lisa Bassage Jennifer Bryant We are proud to announce the addition of two staff members to their team. Jennifer Bryant joins United Way as Campaign Associate, and Lisa Bassage as Administrative Assistant. CLICK HERE to learn more about Lisa ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, October 23, 2018We Hope To See You There!Categories: CommunityTuesday, October 23, 2018Part of Your World Princess Luncheon We invite you to dine with our Host, The Little Mermaid and her Sailor Prince and her guests; Cinderella, The Frozen Sisters, The Frog Princess, the Latina Princess, and the Wayfinder Princess at this Enchanted Event hosted by Boatwerks Waterfront Restuarant and Everafter West Michigan! You and your little Royals will enjoy lunch in the beautiful Black ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, October 23, 2018This holiday season, the Arts Council is reprising their partnership with Grand Rapids Ballet in two special performances for children ages 4 to 10 and their adult guests on Sunday, November 18th. The gallery will be filled with the enchanting giggles of children as they experience the magic of music, dance and storytelling. Performances will be held at 1:00 and 3:30 pm. The Nutcracker ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, October 22, 2018Classics II, “Pulling Out the Stops” will feature the Holland Symphony Orchestra along with the magnificent organ of the Jack H. Miller Center Concert Hall played by Huw Lewis. This concert will take place on Saturday, October 27th at 7:30pm at the Concert Hall at the Jack H. Miller Center, Hope College. The concert sponsor is David P. Roossien and the artist sponsor is Bradford Co. The ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, October 22, 2018This 2-day course will equip you with the tools to apply the most effective leadership style in any given situation based on the needs of the team member. Learn how to read people, influence (not control), and become the kind of leader that others want to follow.By using the Situational Leadership techniques, you can achieve greater productivity within your team. On an organizational level, this ...read moreCategories: Education, ChamberThursday, October 18, 2018HOLLAND, Mich., October 12, 2018 - Plans are underway for Tulip Time® Festival’s (www.tuliptime.com) 90th Anniversary! In preparation for this celebration, Tulip Time is pleased to announce the naming of four new members to the 2018-2019 Tulip Time Festival Board of Directors: Beth Blanton, Lakeshore Advantage Mark Dykema, BIGGBY Coffee Matt Helmus, Windmill Island Gardens Dan Meester, ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, October 18, 2018Workplace The Results Are In: Are Your Company’s Benefits Skewed? RefreshLeadership.com – Sept. 7, 2018 In a recent poll by Refresh Leadership, the Express Employment Professionals blog for business leaders, readers were asked if their companies’ benefits are skewed toward a specific demographic within their workplaces. The vast majority, 73%, said benefits at their companies are fairly ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, October 10, 2018Holland, Mich. – DYS Media, LLC hired HarperCollins alumnus Jennifer VerHage to oversee its media and communications practice. “Our partners will immediately gain from Jennifer’s decade of experience in placing bestselling authors in the nation’s largest media markets,” DYS Media President Dave Yonkman said. “Her solid media relations and business acumen strengthen the core values by which we ...read moreCategories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Press ReleaseMonday, August 13, 2018Irish Traditional Christmas Concert Peat in the Creel Tickets NOW on sale for a Traditional Irish Christmas Concert at Great Legs Winery Brewery Distillery LLC in Holland, MI ~ Limited Seating of 80 people ~ Bring the entire family to start the Christmas Season on Saturday, December 1st ~ $5 per person in advance. Purchase at the Winery. 332 E. Lakewood Blvd, Holland. We’re hoping to make this ...read moreCategories: Chamber, Education, Press Release, Community, General News ArticleTuesday, October 17, 2017(Grand Rapids, Michigan) – US Signal, a Midwest-based IT solutions provider, today announced the addition of object storage to its portfolio of cloud storage solutions. The new service provides a cost-effective method for storing large quantities of non-transactional or unstructured data, making it ideal for uses cases such as long-term file retention of archive data or backup datasets. It can ...read moreCategories: General News Article, Press ReleaseWednesday, September 27, 2017GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Grand Rapids, Michigan-based US Signal today announced it has enhanced its popular disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering to include two service tiers: standard and premium. Doing so will allow the IT solution provider's customers to customize their DR plans to meet specific business requirements and risk profiles.Tiers Offer Protection Level Choices With both ...read moreCategories: General News Article, Press Release
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