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NewsThursday, 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: CommunityTuesday, October 16, 2018October 11, 2018 – Greater Ottawa County United Way is 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. In her role as campaign associate, Jennifer will work with the development team to implement fundraising strategies year-round, including during the annual community ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, October 16, 2018Take the guesswork out of your decision-making and deliver a better bottom line. This 1-day course is designed for managers who want an applicable understanding of financial concepts, tools, and techniques.By the end of this course, you will have a grasp on the numbers side of business and the impact that it has. You will be able to apply your training to contribute strategic information to your ...read moreCategories: Chamber, EducationMonday, October 15, 2018Categories: CommunityMonday, October 15, 2018Save the Date: Ready for School's 2018 Annual Breakfast December 5th, 2018 What do Ready for School and the redevelopment of the Holland Civic Center have in common? Innovation unleashed. This year’s event features experts who will explore the brain science and civic conditions necessary for big, bold ideas to flourish. Learn more here Business talent pipeline begins ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, October 11, 2018Whether you are just starting out in sales or looking to advance in your existing position, you will develop a strong set of core competencies to help achieve your sales goals in our 1-day sales training courses. Strategic Account Management: Today, sales professionals need to be strategic and tactical at the same time when managing accounts and client relationships. This workshop will equip ...read moreCategories: Chamber, Community, EducationThursday, October 11, 2018Holland, MI – Fall fun kicks off this Friday, October 12 in Downtown Holland as Fall Fest returns for another year! During this two-day event, hosted by Downtown Holland and the Holland Farmers Market, the entire community is invited to celebrate everything there is to love about fall, with professional pumpkin carving, hayrides, games and crafts for children, live music and much more! Fall Fest ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, October 11, 2018October 2018 Newsletter From the Executive Director: There is no Health without Mental HealthStaff: A Year of Growth!Welcome: New Board of Directors!TCM: Advocacy in Action Upcoming Events: Putting FUN into raising FUNDS! Thank You Volunteers: United Way Day of Caring 2018Support Group ScheduleFrom the Executive Director: Dear Friends, Today is World Mental Health Day, a day for global ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, October 11, 2018By Cassandra Bondie @hollandsentinel.com 616-546-4237Posted Oct 9, 2018 at 6:00 PM HOLLAND — President and CEO of Gentex Corporation Steve Downing highlighted the need for innovation in a changing world at the October edition of Wake Up West Coast on Tuesday morning. The monthly breakfast event, held by the West Coast Chamber of Commerce and located at the Haworth Inn and Conference Center, ...read moreCategories: ChamberWednesday, 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 ReleaseWednesday, October 10, 2018Upcoming Event! Plan to attend, and support TCM while having FUN! Event: "Taste & Tour" by Eastbrook HomesDate: October 11th - 14thThursday & Friday: 4-8pmSaturday & Sunday: 12-4pm Come! Experience local fare & tasteful decor while helping improve the lives of others in our community! "Taste & Tour" by Eastbook Homes What's it all about?YOU are Invited and it's ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, October 10, 2018Tulip Time Festival (www.tuliptime.com) is pleased to announce that Tulip Time, together with the City of Holland Parks Department, will host a Community Tulip Planting Day on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at Window on the Waterfront Park, located on 6th Street between Columbia and College Avenues, from 8:00a -12:00p. Rain date will be October 20, 2018, same time and place. Volunteers are needed ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, October 09, 2018Medilodge of Holland is once again hosting its Annual Indoor Trick or Treat event. This event is always a special day for our residents. We typically have 200-400 children from the community trick or treating through our halls as our residents sit at their doorways and pass out candy. This event brings a lot of energy into our building and the residents love seeing all the children in their ...read moreCategories: Press Release, Community, General News ArticleTuesday, October 09, 2018Foster Swift attorney Brett R. Schlender has been elected President of the Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity Board of Directors. Schlender joined the board in 2014 and previously served as board secretary. Established in 1990, Lakeshore Habitat for Humanity is an affordable housing ministry that serves families in parts of Ottawa and Allegan counties. It selects homeowners based on need, ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, October 08, 2018Bikes on Boats With a bike you can go anywhere! Local West Michigan couple brings their bikes with them to explore the towns in which they dock their boat. Pulling into the dock at Boatwerks on a Friday afternoon was a refreshing reminder of the impact that bikes have on our community. This lovely couple live in Muskegon and decided to travel by boat along the Lakeshore, stopping ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, October 08, 2018Employers in Allegan and Ottawa Counties are expanding in a healthy regional economy and report plans to invest at higher rates and create more jobs than last year, according to the 2018 Business Intelligence Report, released by Lakeshore Advantage today. “This primary research we conduct, meeting with employers to uncover opportunities for and barriers to growth, differentiates us from ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, October 08, 2018LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT7 Misconceptions Future Leaders Must OvercomeWhen did you realize your potential as a leader? Was it after the successful completion of a big project? Were you thrust into a leadership position and forced to sink or swim? Or did someone else see potential in you that you didn’t even know was there? No matter the path you took to leadership, the journey likely involved ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, October 08, 2018Unraveling the Painful Knee 6pm Tuesday, October 9 and Tuesday, December 4 646 S. Waverly Road Holland, MI 49423 Do you ever find yourself hesitant to go up or down the stairs because you’re afraid your knee might not hold you? Can you no longer squat or lunge as deep as you want because of that pain in the front of your knee? Have you ever twisted quickly like to swing a golf club or ...read moreMonday, October 08, 2018Unraveling the Painful Knee Workshop6:00pm Tuesday, October 9 i'move Physical Therapy 646 S. Waverly, Holland, MI 49423Do you find yourself hesitant to go up or down the stairs because you’re afraid your knee might not hold you? Can you no longer squat or lunge as deep as you want because of that pain in the front of your knee? Have you ever twisted quickly like to swing a golf club or throw ...read moreCategories: Press Release, EducationMonday, October 08, 2018On Saturday, November 17 from 9:00am to noon, 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. Individuals, families, friends and groups are invited to sign up to volunteer for ...read moreCategories: CommunitySunday, October 07, 2018Jimmie Stagger performs for “Blues for Boobs” Breast Cancer Fundraiser benefiting Making Strides Against Breast Cancer of West Michigan ~ Saturday, October 20th, 7-10 pm. Jimmie Stagger’s Blues is a Legend throughout West Muchigan. Great Legs serves popcorn, pub mix, antipasto and cheese trays, chips and salsa, made to order at the tasting bar. Peppino’s Pizza of Holland delivers here and ...read moreCategories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, General News ArticleSunday, October 07, 2018TCM Counseling's mission is to offer hope and healing for all, by providing accessible and affordable professional counseling services. Two locations to serve you:1703 S. Despelder Street 503 Century Lane Grand Haven, MI 49417 Holland, MI 49423 616.842.9160 (By appointment ...read moreCategories: CommunitySunday, October 07, 2018On Thursday, October 18 from 2:00pm to 6:30pm, Greater Ottawa County United Way will host the third annual Ottawa Connect event at the Salvation Army of Holland (104 Clover St. Holland, MI 49423). This event is aimed at people who are experiencing a housing crisis as well as local health and human services providers. From 2:00-3:30pm, service providers will gather to learn about other agencies ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, October 05, 2018The annual Fire Truck Parade will roll through Downtown Holland this Friday, October 5! The parade begins at 7:00 pm at the corner of 8th Street and Columbia Avenue and continues west down 8th until it reaches the Holland Civic Center Place. From 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm the Holland Area Fire Prevention Council will host a Fire Prevention Open House at the Civic Center, featuring a variety of ...read moreCategories: CommunityExpress Employment Professionals Hosts Ninth Annual Leadership Simulcast Featuring Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), Mark King and Josh SundquistFriday, October 05, 2018Holland, October 24th 2018—Express Employment Professionals of Holland is hosting the 2018 Refresh Leadership Simulcast, a nationwide leadership event featuring Secretary of State Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.), former president of adidas North America, Mark King, and author, speaker, and Paralympian Josh Sundquist. Back for its ninth year, the Refresh Leadership Simulcast attracts more than ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, October 05, 2018Holland, MI—Holland Energy Fund, the nonprofit corporation supporting the City of Holland’s long-range Community Energy Plan, has reached the $1 million mark in loans to homeowners through the On-Bill Loan Program. Known as on-bill financing, the program provides residents with low, fixed-interest loans for energy efficiency upgrades that they repay through their Holland Board of Public Works ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, October 04, 2018Colleen Schipsi, who joined the Chamber in February of 2016 as Event Coordinator, has been promoted to Event Manager. Colleen’s incredible attention to detail makes every event remarkable, from signature events such as the Golf Outing, Breakfast with Bill and our Diversity in Business Awards, to our monthly Wake Up West Coast breakfasts. She’s also an incredible proof reader! A graduate of West ...read moreCategories: ChamberThursday, October 04, 2018Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon and Koops, Inc.Honored with Business Leadership Award from West Coast Chamber Holland/Zeeland, Michigan (9.28.2018) – Crazy Horse Steakhouse and Saloon and Koops, Inc. were honored with the West Coast Chamber’s prestigious Business Leadership Award. Mark Herman, owner of Crazy Horse, accepted one award, and Paul Brinks, President and CEO of Koops, Inc. accepted ...read moreCategories: Chamber, CommunityThursday, October 04, 2018Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) today announced results of its drinking water/well testing of 28 private residences as showing non-detect levels for the presence of PFOA and PFOS, the polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) compounds for which the State of Michigan has established criteria. Property owners have been informed of the non-detect results, and the ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, October 04, 2018Cheers to 121 Years of Fashion Our great grandfather opened our first store 121 years ago. We have changed a lot over the years. We no longer carry wedding dresses, fishing rods, box fans, glassware, etc.; we do continue to sell great fashion. Our commitment to serving you and being a part of your community has not changed since 1897. To mark this milestone we have an Anniversary Sale like ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, October 03, 2018September 27, 2018 – Every three years, Greater Ottawa County United Way publishes a Community Assessment to provide the community with an in-depth analysis of the health and human service issues in Ottawa County. The community is invited to learn more about the pressing and prevalent issues in Ottawa County during the Lunch & Launch event, which will take place on Wednesday, October 24 from ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, October 03, 2018Breast Care Fund October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Boatwerks is once again pairing up with Holland Hospital to raise money for The Breast Care Fund! This fund covers the cost of screening and diagnostic mammograms, ultrasounds and biopsies for women in our community who do not have insurance coverage for these life-saving tests. Boatwerks will be donating $3 of every Specialty Red ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, October 02, 2018Holland, MI – Fall Fest returns to Downtown Holland and the Holland Farmers Market on Friday, October 12 and Saturday, October 13. During this two-day event, the entire community is invited to celebrate everything there is to love about fall, with professional pumpkin carving, hayrides, games and crafts for children, live music and much more! Fall Fest is proudly sponsored by Crown Honda, with ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, October 02, 2018HOLLAND, Mich. – September 26, 2018 – Trendway Corp was recently recognized by the National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) as the 2018 Veteran Business of the Year. NVBDC is the nation’s leading third-party certification program for veteran-owned businesses. “On behalf of Trendway and its more than 300 employees, it is truly an honor to have been nominated and awarded this ...read moreCategories: CommunityTuesday, October 02, 2018QBQ! is a tool for leaders at all levels to practice Personal Accountability by making better choices in the moment. QBQ! helps individuals eliminate blame, victim thinking/complaining, and procrastination, allowing people in an organization to improve morale, increase productivity, and foster creativity. This course includes the QBQ! training system: QBQ! and Flipping The Switch by John G. ...read moreCategories: Chamber, EducationPOW-MIA Chair Dedicated at Gerald R. Ford International Airport Military Welcome Center presented by Spartan NashMonday, October 01, 2018Grand Rapids, Mich. – The Military Welcome Center presented by SpartanNash at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport (GFIA) now has a special area, dedicated to the men and women who never made it home. Rolling Thunder Michigan Chapter Four donated the POW-MIA Chair of Honor at a ceremony today at the airport. Members of Rolling Thunder, SpartanNash, and GFIA board members and staff joined ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, October 01, 20189/25/2018 -HOLLAND, Mich. – Hudsonville Ice Cream, a family-owned, West Michigan-based creamery dating back to 1926, has expanded its current facility on 48th Street. The $1,599,552 investment includes a new silo alcove and pilot plant to allow for more innovative flavor creations enabling an expanded distribution network across the United States. The expansion of facilities continues to ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, September 28, 2018Now that the spring and summer storm seasons are over, most people are NOT thinking about planning for a disaster. However, it is a great time for a family to consider how you can protect one of your most treasured assets, your photos and photo albums. I will show you the importance of having a plan to protect photos in place before a disaster hits. The segment will include interesting ...read moreCategories: Chamber, Education, Press ReleaseWednesday, September 26, 2018Looking for additional ideas click below: www.zoomcats.com/catalog/aimsmarter-exclusivemc Check us out:Categories: CommunityWednesday, September 26, 2018Refresh Leadership Simulcast 2018 Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2 018 • Holland Campus of Davenport University, 647 S Waverly • 9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Coffee and buffet breakfast will be open 30 minutes prior to the event for networking. Sign up online here, $20 donation to the Children's Miracle Network Benefits of attending:• The event focuses on how leaders can reach ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, September 26, 2018After serving more than a quarter-million passengers in the month of July, theGrand Rapids, Gerald R. Ford International.– Airport (GFIA) topped that with an August that served close to 300,000 passengers. August marks the eighth record-breaking month in a row for 2018, and the airport has seen growth in 61 of the last 68 months. August 2018 was the busiest August ever, with passenger numbers up ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, September 26, 2018ZEELAND, MI – September 21, 2018– Spectrum Health Zeeland Community Hospital invites women to be inspired at Ladies First, an event for adult women of all ages on Thursday, October 25, 2018. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Terra Square, 3380 Chicago Drive in Hudsonville. “We had such a positive response from last year’s event that we decided to hold it again with more ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, September 26, 2018We have immediate openings at Fair Life in Coopersville! $11/hr.! Temp to HIRE! Positions begin Monday, 1st shift. 6am-finish pH testing of their milk products. E-mail me back if you’re interested! Holly Schroeder Lakeshore Market Manager #231-571-6600Categories: CommunityWednesday, September 26, 2018Please join us for a fun night of comedy and fundraising for a good cause. We hope you are willing to join us in supporting the babies with pizza, drinks, laughs and fun. Grab your friends, get your tickets now and see you at the show. Thanks! Ticket link... https://www.eventbrite.com/d/mi--holland/nestlings/Categories: CommunityWednesday, September 26, 2018HOLLAND, Mich; September 26, 2018 – Macatawa Technologies is proud to announce the hiring of a new employee to join our growing team; Jared Navarre Navarre, of Grand Rapids, will be joining the team as an IT Support Technician and will be ensuring all clients have their IT needs taken care. He has been in the IT field for since 2008 previously working in IT for newspapers across Michigan and ...read moreCategories: Press ReleaseTuesday, September 25, 2018This 3-day Certificate of Project Management program is designed to develop a thorough understanding and practical application of the universally recognized tools every project manager needs to ensure successful project planning from start to finish.Start with building on a foundation of internationally accepted concepts, tools, and techniques for working effectively in all stages of project ...read moreCategories: Chamber, Community, EducationMonday, September 24, 2018Workforce The Results Are In: How Your Parents Impacted Your Career Path RefreshLeadership.com - Sept. 7, 2018 In a recent poll by Refresh Leadership, the Express Employment Professionals blog for business leaders, readers were asked how much influence their parent(s)/guardian(s) had on their career paths. "My parent/guardian had no influence on my career path," was the top choice ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, September 24, 2018Ten Keys to Impart Vision & Create Team Loyalty Author: Michelle L. Steffes, CPS, CPLC These are all critical components of a successful team moving forward towards the same goals. Check out my blog post below for some tips! This is a great workshop for Supervisors so please let me know if your organization could benefit from all getting onto the same page! Ten Keys to Impart Vision & Create ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, September 24, 2018Holland, MI – Downtown Holland is currently accepting entries for its annual Parade of Lights on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30 pm. Businesses, schools, non-profit organizations and families are all encouraged to participate in this popular holiday parade. The main requirement for participation in the procession is to be decorated with holiday lights…the more, the merrier! The Parade of Lights ...read moreCategories: CommunityMonday, September 24, 2018September 20, 2018 – On Thursday, September 20, Greater Ottawa County United Way hosted its 17th annual Day of Caring in Ottawa County. More than 1,200 volunteers teamed up to help local nonprofit organizations with 45 projects around the county throughout the day. Vice President of Volunteer Engagement Shannon LaHaie said, “Day of Caring is a great way to connect local businesses to nonprofit ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, September 21, 20182018 IMPACT REPORTHow is United Way partnering with individuals and organizations to make an impact in the areas of education, financial stability, basic needs, health and affordable housing? Browse our latest impact report to learn more and be inspired. Explore the 2018 Impact Report WELCOME, NEW BOARD MEMBERS! ...read moreCategories: CommunityFriday, September 21, 2018Events will be cancelled if weather or stream conditions are unsafe. Macatawa Area Coordinating Council | 616-395-2688 | www.the-macc.orgCategories: CommunityFriday, September 21, 2018Holland Symphony Orchestra and Music Director, Johannes Müller Stosch announce its 2018-2019 seasonwith a roster of exceptional soloists and a variety of musical offerings. Classics I, Rach On! will include two of the orchestral repertoire’s greatest masterpieces. This concert will take place on Saturday, September 29th at 7:30pm at the Concert Hall at the Jack H. Miller Center, Hope ...read moreCategories: CommunityThursday, September 20, 2018Categories: Chamber, CommunityWednesday, September 19, 2018The app features real- time flight departure and arrival information, updates on parking availability at the airport, and security wait times. Additionally, amenities such as food and beverage locations, kids play areas, nursing rooms, and the military welcome center are featured on the app. Additionally, passengers can connect with airport ground transportation options available at the ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, September 19, 2018Latin Americans United for Progress (LAUP) will be presenting the 2018 Tulipanes Latino Art and Film Festival from September 19 - 23. The festival, comprised of a variety of events hosted by partners across Holland, celebrates Latin-American art and film. On Wednesday, September 19, LAUP is partnering with Hope College’s Center for Diversity and Inclusion and the Hope College Latino Student ...read moreCategories: CommunityWednesday, September 19, 2018Did you know? TCM 's School Outreach Program brings professional therapists right into 26 schools along the lakeshore to counsel kids K-12 who would not otherwise receive any counseling. Currently we are helping children in Holland Public, West Ottawa Public, Zeeland Public, Grand Haven Public, Spring Lake Public,and Coopersville Public school systems. The need is growing, so any and ALL help ...read moreCategories: Community, Education, General News Article, Press ReleaseTCM Counseling is honored to be the recipient of proceeds of ''A Night of Pearls'' Down to Earth Fashion Event Fundraiser!Thursday, August 30, 2018TCM Counseling is honored to be the recipient of the proceeds from "A Night of Pearls" Down to Earth Fashion Event on Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018! Get your tickets to attend and/or purchase YOU ARE ENOUGH bracelets ($10 ea.) and Raffle Tickets ($20 ea. or 3 for $50) to win GREAT prizes! TCM Counseling is grateful to be able to NEVER turn anyone away for counseling, brings therapists right into 24 ...read moreCategories: Chamber, Community, Press Release''A NIght of Pearls'' Down to Earth fundraiser offers fun ways to support TCM Counseling, who NEVER turns anyone away for counseling services.Thursday, August 30, 2018"A Night of Pearls" Down to Earth Fashion Event offers fun ways to help raise needed funds to support TCM Counseling, who to provides fast & affordable professional therapy along the lakeshore. TCM Counseling NEVER turns anyone away for counseling, brings therapists right into 24 schools (K-12) along the lakeshore, offers an Employee Assistance Program (EAP), and also provides FREE Suicide ...read moreCategories: Chamber, Community, 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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