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NewsWednesday, September 18, 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 18, 2019 Is your college student considering law school? Lansing, Mich. –Have you ever heard your college-aged son or daughter utter the words "I’m thinking about going to law school"? If the answer is yes, Foster Swift Collins & Smith has crafted a complimentary, half-day program geared for aspiring attorneys. The event will be held Saturday, October ...read moreCategories: EducationTuesday, September 17, 2019Joel wanted to work and be self-sufficient, but he had difficulty regulating his anger. “I was having too many angry behaviors,” Joel said of his struggle. He tried working in the past but would become uncommunicative or lash out when receiving feedback from supervisors or peers. Joel knew he needed help and enrolled in Goodwill’s Work Readiness program at the Employment & Training Center in ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, September 17, 2019Holland Symphony Orchestra P O Box 2685 Holland MI 49422-2685Holland Symphony Orchestra and Music Director, Johannes Müller Stosch announce the opening concerts of 2019-2020 season with guest artist, Rachel Barton Pine. The two uniquely different concerts highlight the connection between the classical and rock worlds as seen through Pine’s perspective. Classics I, Rachel ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, September 17, 2019Property Spotlight Regal Estate With Dramatic Lake Macatawa Views 1967 South Shore DriveHolland, Michigan $3,675,000 6 Bedrooms 7 Bathrooms 2 Half Bathrooms 12,500 Square Feet Find dignified flare at this art collector’s dream home built decades ahead of its time by ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, September 17, 2019Images included with this press release may be reproduced for editorial use. Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page. The Ottawa County Agricultural Preservation Board: Chairman Cliff Meeuwsen | Michael Bronkema | Matt Fenske | Nathan Pyle | Josh Hucul | David Nyitray | Myra ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, September 17, 2019Website | Gift Cards | Club RedWater | Event Calendar | Join Our Team Come Experience RedRock Grille! The newest additions to RedWater Restaurant Group are now open in Holland! Stop by today to experience the amazing food, ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, September 17, 2019COMEDIAN RODNEY CARRINGTON VISITSHOLLAND CIVIC CENTER PLACE ON NOVEMBER 9th - Tickets Go On-Sale Next Friday, September 20th at 10:00am Holland, MI – Rodney Carrington, one of the top touring comedians in US and Canada, will perform at the VenuWorks-managed Holland Civic Center Place on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 8:00pm. Rodney Carrington is a multi-talented comedian, actor, singer and ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, September 17, 2019View this email in your browser JOIN US IN SEPTEMBER, Saturday September 28, for our Annual Golf Scramble. JOIN US IN OCTOBER, Thursday October 17, for our Annual Hoe Down. Click on the Links below to get more details on the website. As always you can ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, September 16, 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 16, 2019 Grand Rapids, Mich. –Foster Swift shareholders Frederick D. Dilley and Julie I. Fershtman both received top Michigan “Super Lawyers®” honors for 2019. Dilley was recognized for his work in General Litigation and Fershtman for Civil Litigation: Defense. In addition to their listings, both Dilley and Fershtman were also selected for “top” lists. Both Dilley ...read moreCategories: Press ReleaseFriday, September 13, 2019Wightman is inviting visitors to explore its newly redesigned website at gowightman.com. The architecture, engineering, environmental, and survey services company, with offices in Allegan, Benton Harbor, and Kalamazoo, Mich., has launched its new site to enhance service to clients and improve the depth of company information available to future clients and prospective employees. “When planning ...read moreCategories: Press ReleaseFriday, September 13, 2019Join us for a dynamic 2-day workshop where we’ll help you discover, align and connect your purpose and put it to work! Oct 7-8th 8am-5pmAbout this Event In this workshop you will: Discover your purpose and understand how it aligns to your work. Increase your awareness of your unique contribution and talents. Establish a purpose-driven perspective that enables you to better align your business ...read moreThursday, September 12, 2019Holland, Michigan - Women Rally CoDrivers are few and far between in the United States, and even less in West Michigan. Local Holland, Michigan entrepreneur & West Coast Chamber Ambassador, Tabitha Lohr has quite a different hobby and set of skills than you would expect to see from a 28 year old digital marketing consultant. “Rally racing is an endurance sport that requires a driver and a ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, September 12, 2019The first step to learning how to delegate properly is to understand why many of us avoid it. Through our work with the Kolbe A™ Index we have seen that some profiles are more natural at delegation and some are not.Bring your own lunch and up to five team members.Come to our continuing Lunch and Learn series on Wednesday, September 18, 2019 to learn The Art of Delegation. Even “Super You” needs ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, September 12, 2019We have hired Greg DeWeerd as communications specialist to work directly with clients, helping to develop and implement strategic marketing and communications plans to achieve their company goals.“Greg brings a diverse skill set to Boileau that includes web and graphic design skills, an emphasis on SEO and digital strategy, and a desire to solve problems for our clients,” said Vince Boileau, ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, September 12, 2019Happy 124th Birthday, Chiropractic! Join us in celebrating 124 years of safe & effective care.We will have prizes, lunch from Yesterdog and treats from Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt!Wednesday, September 18!11:30 am—1:30 pmPlease RSVP for lunch 396-6635Categories: CommunityHOEKSTRA ELECTRICAL SERVICES OPENS NEW $2 MILLION HEADQUARTERS, SHOP & WAREHOUSE FACILITY IN HOLLANDThursday, September 12, 2019--- A CHAMBER RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY IS SET FOR 3:30 P.M. SEPT. 17 AT 80 WEST 64 STREET HOLLAND-- HOLLAND, MICH. – Work is complete on a new $2 million, 25,000-square-foot production facility and headquarters for Hoekstra Electrical Services at 68 West 64th Street in Holland. Hoekstra Electrical has 70 employees and had outgrown its previous location in Hamilton, Mich. “We’ve been steadily ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, September 12, 2019Categories: CommunityThursday, September 12, 2019ENJOY A WITH ARBOR CIRCLE Please join us for a lovely evening to support the critical services we provide in our community. The event will include live music by Dave and Connie D, a strolling dinner, and a brief program presentation. Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:00 - 8:00 pm Coast 236 236 Culver St Saugatuck, MI 49453 register now Thank you to ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, September 12, 2019New name and look. Same GREAT service! TCM Counseling was created in 1977 to provide mental health services to the Tri-Cities community. Forty two years later, we have grown substantially and provide accessible and affordable mental health services to all of Ottawa County.In the first half of 2019 the number of clients has doubled from last year.Earlier this year TCM Counseling received a ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, September 10, 2019Conversational Management was designed and developed by Real Retention, Inc. in 2016. Real Retention is a people development company dedicated to helping organizations retain their best people.Employee Assistance Center is pleased to sponsor this workshop! You will learn the most effective way to empower people through conversations. You will learn how to be more effective in asking open-ended ...read moreCategories: Community, EducationTuesday, September 10, 2019THE OAK RIDGE BOYS DOWN HOME CHRISTMAS TOURCOMES TO THE HOLLAND CIVIC CENTER PLACE ON DECEMBER 12Tickets Go On-Sale Next Friday, September 13th at 10:00am Holland, MI – Celebrate the holiday season with The Oak Ridge Boys and enjoy their timeless hits and holiday classics during the 2019 Down Home Christmas Tour. They will perform at the VenuWorks-managed Holland Civic Center Place on ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, September 10, 2019fall.fashion.friends (and fun)Who: You!What: A Fundraising Fashion Show – All proceeds will go towards a new bus/van that can accommodate all our participants, including those in a wheelchair.When: September 28 at 10:00 AM, ending around 11:30 AMWhere: Compassionate Heart Ministries, 404 Centerstone Court, Zeeland, MI 49464More good info: Models for this fashion show will feature our ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, September 10, 2019Downtown Holland’s Popular Live Mannequin Night Event Returns This Friday Holland, MI – Did that mannequin just blink? Downtown Holland’s windows will come alive this Friday, September 13 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm when Live Mannequin Night returns for another year! This Friday, dozens of community members will pose perfectly still like mannequins in the windows of over 25 different Downtown ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, September 10, 2019Recently two of our attorneys, Jenny L. DeGraves and Joshua S. Pegg were asked by De Boer, Baumann & Company, PLC, to give a presentation for a group of local business owners on the importance of understanding the laws that impact their businesses. Our attorneys explained the necessity of utilizing well written job descriptions and employee handbooks as these documents can and will often become ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, September 06, 2019Categories: CommunityFriday, September 06, 2019HOLLAND, Mich., – Tulip Time ® Festival (www.tuliptime.com) announces the return of Klompen Garden, a hugely popular public art project which debuted in 2019. Klompen Garden will showcase 20 pairs of artfully designed large ‘wooden’ shoes installed in city parks and tulip beds throughout the downtown Holland area. Artists living in Ottawa, Allegan, Kent, Muskegon and Kalamazoo counties are ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, September 06, 2019Holland, Michigan, September 3, 2019 – Two partners in the Holland office of the law firm Warner Norcross + Judd LLP have been recognized by Michigan Super Lawyers Magazine. Mark K. Harder was named to the Michigan Super Lawyers list for his work in trusts and estates law and probate. The peer-review award recognizes attorneys who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, September 06, 2019Zeeland will host its sixth annual Fall Peddler’s Market, an artfully curious faire downtown on Church Street between Main Street and Central Avenue on September 14 from 9am to 3pm brought to you by Tiffany Kraker Photography. Welcome Fall into your home by shopping at the Peddlers’ Market! The market will house a number of different curiosities, including but not limited to, locally handmade ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, September 05, 2019September 3, 2019 – Greater Ottawa County United Way is proud to announce the release of its 2019 LIVE UNITED Impact Report to the community. The report provides a review of United Way’s impact in Ottawa County in the areas of education, financial stability, health and basic needs during its fiscal year from April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019. United Way President Patrick Moran said, “United ...read moreCategories: CommunityMental Health First Aid Course at Zeeland Community Hospital Now Offering Expanded Education CreditsThursday, September 05, 2019ZEELAND, Mich., September 4, 2019 – Mental health needs are a high priority for this community and Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital is dedicated to providing education and resources to help increase access to information and treatment. In response to the need in our community, Zeeland Community Hospital are partnering with the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) of West Michigan to offer ...read moreCategories: CommunityMacatawa Bank Promotes Erich VanRavenswaay to Senior Vice President, Chief Wealth Management OfficerThursday, September 05, 2019HOLLAND, Mich. (Sept 4, 2019) – Macatawa Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Erich VanRavenswaay to Senior Vice President, Chief Wealth Management Officer. He will be responsible for leading our Wealth Management practice, which offers Personal Trust, Private Banking, Retirement Plan Services, Asset Management, Investment Services, as well as traditional banking ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, September 05, 2019HOLLAND, Mich. (Sept 4, 2019) – Macatawa Bank is pleased to announce Michael Thomas has joined the Retail Lending team as Vice President of Mortgage Sales. Thomas will be responsible for driving mortgage sales, and managing our mortgage lending team in West Michigan. Prior to joining Macatawa Bank, Thomas spent 14 years in banking, including most recently at Lake Michigan Credit Union ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, September 05, 2019Categories: CommunityLake Trust Foundation Awards More Than $45,000 in Scholarships for Community Impact & Skilled TradesThursday, September 05, 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lake Trust Contact: Steve ...read moreCategories: Press ReleaseTuesday, September 03, 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—September 3, 2019 Two Grand Rapids Attorneys Selected as 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers and “Rising Stars” Grand Rapids, Mich.—Two attorneys from the Grand Rapids office of Foster Swift Collins & Smith, PC have been selected to the 2019 Michigan Super Lawyers and "Rising Stars” lists. Only five percent of the lawyers in Michigan are selected by Super Lawyers while the ...read moreCategories: Press ReleaseFriday, August 30, 2019Holland, MI – The final Chef Series of the summer will be held this Saturday, August 31 at 10:00 am at the Holland Farmers Market. Jen Plaggemars, executive chef and owner behind Chef Jen LLC will be sharing ideas cooking with her favorite fruit…watermelon! Plaggemars will demonstrate just how versatile this popular summer fruit can be by incorporating it into both savory and sweet dishes. The ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, August 30, 2019Register HereIn this workshop you will: Discover your purpose and understand how it aligns to your work. Increase your awareness of your unique contribution and talents. Establish a purpose-driven perspective that enables you to better align your business decisions to your company’s core values & beliefs. Heighten your engagement and ability to increase your interpersonal relationships ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, August 30, 2019Register HereCategories: CommunityThursday, August 29, 2019Categories: CommunityThursday, August 29, 2019Categories: CommunityThursday, August 29, 2019STRIVING TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITYJoshua S. Pegg, Esq. At Buckman, MacDonald & Brown PC, we strive to make the law understandable with attentive and focused commitment to our clients. We are able to offer individualized attention to our clients’ specific needs by utilizing our diverse and experienced practice groups. Our firm is also committed to engaging with our community as we are always seeking ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, August 29, 2019MIDWEST EXPRESS-BRANDED AIRCRAFT UNVEILED AND INITIAL FLIGHT DESTINATIONS ANNOUNCED Direct flights between Milwaukee - Grand Rapids to begin by year end (Above): Midwest Express arrives at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport on Wednesday as the airline announced its relaunch, including nonstop service from Milwaukee to Grand Rapids.Grand Rapids, MI – Midwest Express today revealed the ...read moreCategories: CommunityMore Than $23K worth of school supplies donated to local kids through United Way's Stuff the Bus DriveThursday, August 29, 2019August 28, 2019 – Greater Ottawa County United Way is proud to announce that $23,130 worth of school supplies and backpacks were collected and distributed during the annual Stuff the Bus School Supply & Backpack Drive, which took place from July 23 – August 6 throughout Ottawa County. Public donations were accepted at Fifth Third Bank locations in Ottawa County, Loutit District Library, the ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, August 28, 2019Holland Symphony Orchestra announces its Classics Up-Close concert on Friday, September 6 at 7:30pm. This is the first concert of the fall season featuring two of the orchestra’s own musicians as soloists. This concert showcases pieces written for a small orchestra in the intimate setting of First United Methodist Church in Holland, 57 W. 10th Street. The evening opens with Claude Debussy’s ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, August 28, 2019Lindsey Williams, Branch Manager in Holland, Michigan HOLLAND, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (United) has appointed Lindsey Williams as branch manager of its Holland North branch, located at 12540 Riley Street in Holland, Michigan. As branch manager, Williams will be responsible for maintaining the performance of the branch, selling products and services, ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, August 28, 2019August 27, 2019 – Greater Ottawa County United Way would like to announce the addition of Erin Zylman and Patrick Waterman to its Board of Directors. Erin and Patrick will each serve a three-year term. Erin Zylman is a financial advisor for Edward Jones and has worked in the investment industry for more than 15 years. Erin attended Spring Arbor University and holds Series 7 and 65 licenses, ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, August 28, 2019Holland, MI – This Thursday, August 29 is your last chance to catch the Street Performer Series in Downtown Holland this summer! Don’t miss the opportunity to see 25 performing artists and groups as they fill 8th Street with every type of performance art imaginable from 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm. This Thursday, you’ll find musicians, break dancers, live statues, jugglers, magicians, balloon twisters and ...read moreCategories: CommunityHolland Area Arts Council Opens Returning Exhibition MI Arts: All Michigan All Media Visual Arts Competition on September 13thWednesday, August 28, 2019HOLLAND, MICH. -- The Holland Area Arts Council is proud to present MI Arts Regional Arts Competition. Regional artists were invited to submit contemporary works of art. With the assistance of this year’s juror, Michael Burmieister the resulting curated work is exhibited in the Arts Council’s Padnos and Armstrong Galleries. Join us, the juror and the artists for the exhibit Reception on ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, August 23, 2019[Grand Rapids, MI]——Perspective 3-D, a business specializing in 3D property documentation and virtual storytelling is proud to announce national certification as a Women’s Business Enterprise by the Great Lakes Women's Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC). “Becoming certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise and a Women ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, August 23, 2019Holland Symphony Orchestra and Music Director, Johannes Müller-Stosch announce its 2019-2020 seasonwith a roster of exceptional soloists and a variety of musical offerings in the celebration of its 30th Anniversary.Season tickets, single tickets and brochures are available from the Symphony office by phoning 616-796-6780, the website at www.hollandsymphony.org or by mail at PO Box 2685, Holland, ...read moreCategories: CommunityWest Michigan International / K&R Truck Sales / Idealease of West Michigan Donates $12,000 to Local CharitiesFriday, August 23, 2019Summer Promotion Raises $12,000 for Be Nice, Gilda’s Club and Outdoor Discovery CenterGrand Rapids, MI – August 22, 2019 – West Michigan International, K&R Truck Sales and Idealease of West Michigan held their annual charity campaign. Each year, a charity campaign is put together to raise money and donate to local charities. As a result, this year, $12,000 was raised for three local charities. Be ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, August 23, 20198/22/19 // ZEELAND, MICH –Lakeshore Advantage and the Community Foundation of the Holland Zeeland Area (CFHZ) announced today the completion of fundraising efforts and the new fund advisory committee for the Now for the Next Fund. Through the generous investment of 40 individuals and businesses nearly $1.7 million was raised to seed this economic catalyst fund. Today, the Now for the Next ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, August 23, 2019Holland, MI – Chef Shelly Rash from Seventy-Six Restaurant will prepare a variety of Spanish-inspired dishes for the Chef Series at the Holland Farmers Market this Saturday, August 24 at 10:00 am. These delicious small plates, made with ingredients fresh from the Market, will give audience members a sneak peek into Seventy-Six’s new sister tapas restaurant, Poquito, opening in Downtown Holland ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, August 20, 2019Holland, MI – Good golly, Miss Molly! Downtown Holland is pleased to welcome the incredible Molly, aka Molly Bouwsma-Shultz, to Concerts In the Park this Wednesday, August 21 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Concerts In The Park is a lunchtime concert series event hosted by Downtown Holland every Wednesday through August 28 from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in GDK Park on 8th Street between Central and River ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, August 20, 2019Downtown Holland fundraiser features wine and craft beer, style show, raffle and more Holland, Mich.—Resilience: Advocates for Ending Violence proudly announces the 17th annual “Le Style de Vie” fundraiser held in downtown Holland behind Butch’s Dry Dock (44 E. 8th Street). More than 120 international wines, local craft brews, and a fabulous fashion show will come together to support survivors of ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, August 20, 2019Kate Etheridge, District Retail Manager of Central Michigan, is pleased to announce the recent addition of Lisa Kosak, Business Banker and Branch Manager in our Holland, Michigan office. Kosak brings over 20 years of community banking experience in retail, small business, marketing and operations to Horizon. Her expertise is in management, leadership, mentoring, and building client ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, August 19, 2019Show community support for Ver Hage Motors annual all makes car show. Thursday, September 19th, from 5 to 8 pm at 343 E. 8th Street in Holland. Live DJ and food available. Rain or Shine. Spectators Free. Participants asked for $10 donation for local charity. This shows benefiting charity is the Holland Rescue Mission and Gateway Program. This marks the 25th Anniversary of Ver Hage Car Show ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, General News ArticleMonday, August 19, 2019Holland, MI, 08/14/2019 – Worksighted, a Michigan-based managed IT services provider, has earned its eighth consecutive ranking on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies. The Inc. 5000 list ranks companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period. This year, Worksighted is listed as 3,615. “Making this list for 8 years in a row has not been an easy feat,”said Mike Harris, ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, August 19, 2019FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—August 19, 2019 Van Regenmorter Listed in Best Lawyers® Holland, Mich. – Foster Swift attorney Jennifer B. Van Regenmorter has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©2020 in the field of Health Care Law. Jennifer carries with her many years of experience in representing providers with an emphasis on hospitals, physicians, hospices, PACE, ...read moreCategories: Press ReleaseLaw Office of Kenneth A. Puzycki Presents Free College Student Health Care Power of Attorney Workshop 8/21Monday, August 19, 2019It’s that time of year again… We will be hosting a FREE Health Care Power of Attorney Workshop for college students (and other young adults) next WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. here at our office. The purpose of this workshop is to have your adult children, over age 18, discuss and sign Health Care Powers of Attorney. Here’s the problem: Once your children turn 18, you have NO ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, August 19, 2019Grand Rapids, Mich., August 19, 2019 – Two attorneys from Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge’s Holland office were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2020. Best Lawyers is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, August 19, 2019Fusion Graphic Consultants is excited to announce a new addition to our marketing team. We welcome Jonathan Tasman into our family of experts in the video, graphics and marketing arena. Jonathan is a graduate of New York Film Academy, an experienced producer, and a West Michigan native. He has over 10 years of experience in marketing from film and video, graphic design, web, and social ...read moreCategories: Press ReleaseMonday, July 01, 2019Press Release Custer bolsters its West Michigan presence with two new working showrooms July 1, 2019 at 12:01 AM EDT Custer, Inc. Expands Its Capacity as West Michigan’s Primary Steelcase Dealership to Holland and Kalamazoo, Michigan. West Michigan businesses and architecture and design community can now experience Custer’s commitment to empowering people to do their best work though ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Community
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