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Business competition in California results in job certifications for tech students

Business competition in California results in job certifications for tech students

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On May 6, 2015, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) students Xavier Baron (Oakridge), Matthew Visger (Montague) and Jailon Jamison (Fruitport) traveled to Anaheim, California to compete with the brightest and most skilled computer whizzes in the nation.

The three Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) students qualified by earning top spots at the state-level Business Professionals of America (BPA) Leadership Conference. Though the teens didn’t place in the top ten this year, they enjoyed the challenge and the opportunity to visit the West Coast including a visit to Disneyland. While there, Xavier earned a Security Fundamentals and a Networking Fundamentals certification. Matthew also earned his Networking Fundamentals certification. These certifications will allow them to bypass entry-level classes and open the door to places of employment.

Ridge Cider Co Grand Opening Saturday May 16th

Ridge Cider Co Grand Opening Saturday May 16th

The Ridge Cider Co. in Grant Michigan on M-37 is celebrating their Grand Opening with live music, food, and hard cider from noon to 11pm on Saturday May 16th.  Blessing of the Bikes travelers are welcome to visit and gather in the nice big parking area to for your tour North.  Live music by the "Bear Creek Brothers" will entertain crowds as they fuel up with BBQ pulled pork.  Fifty cents of each food plate purchase will be donated to St Ann's Senior Nutrition Program in Baldwin, MI.  Ridge Cider is located at 351 W 136th in Grant - right on M37.  For more info, contact Matt DeLong at (231) 519-2402.

Young Professionals sought for Future 15 Award

Young Professionals sought for Future 15 Award

Nominations are currently being sought for the Third Annual “Future 15” awards program in Muskegon, MI. This program recognizes 15 outstanding, up and coming young professionals making a difference in the Muskegon Lakeshore region. Nomination forms are available on line at www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015future15 or at the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce office.

The nomination criteria is as follows: Business, Non-Profit, Government or Service-oriented professionals who are under 40 years of age as of December 31, 2015 are eligible for recognition and those recognized must live or work in Muskegon County. Recipients are eligible every three years to be part of the Future 15 award.

The first two years of this program produced more than 100 young professionals’ nominations. “It is important that these young professionals be recognized by their community for their leadership and innovation,” said Cindy Larsen, President of the Muskegon Lake shore Chamber of Commerce.

FOX SUBARU IS NOW OPEN

FOX SUBARU IS NOW OPEN
GRAND RAPIDS, MI, April 24, 2015 – Dan DeVos and Diane Maher, President of D.P. Ventures, along with the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce will be cutting the ribbon promptly at 11:30 am this morning for the Grand Opening of Fox Subaru, a state-of-the-art, 25,000 square foot stand-alone Subaru dealership and 3,200 square foot detail center located at 6045 28th Street, Grand Rapids, MI.The new Fox Subaru facility includes express service lanes that are dedicated to basic maintenance including oil changes and tire rotations. The express lanes decrease wait times and improves the ability to make basic maintenance easier and more convenient for customers. New technological advancements include LED super-efficient lighting throughout the facility, Hormann high-speed service doors and upgraded outdoor display areas with heated pads.

2015 Minority Business Award Recipients Announced in Holland

2015 Minority Business Award Recipients Announced in Holland

Approximately 225 guests were in attendance on Wednesday, April 22nd at The Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Midtown Center to honor two recipients for the 2015 Minority Business Award.

Lon Aguilar of Promesa Logistics and Andrew Lebron of the Bank of Holland were both honored. Lon became an entrepreneur in 1997, starting a business as a sole operator. As it grew, the company held the philosophy to provide a very personalized service for their customers. The company has grown 50% and looks forward to continued growth.

He was chosen using the following criteria:

He was a member of the West Coast Chamber

He is a minority business owner

He has been in business more than 3 years

His company demonstrates strong financial stability

Coffee Hour with Representative Holly Hughes

Coffee Hour with Representative Holly Hughes

State Representative Holly Hughes announced April Coffee hours to meet with people in her 101st  district. Everyone attending has the opportunity to discuss state and local issues of interest.

Below are the times and places where she will be meeting people:

Friday, April 24th   9:30 – 10:30am  Toast N’ Jams at 3462 Henry St. in Norton Shores

Monday, April 27th   10:00 – 11:00am   Holton Township Hall at 6511 Holton Whitehall Rd. in Holton

Monday, April 27th   11:30am – 12:30pm  Mr. Quick at 5501 East Apple Ave in Muskegon

No appointment is necessary for district office  hours; residents unable to meet Rep. Hughes during the above scheduled times can contact her office toll free at 877-633-0331 or by e-mail at HollyHughes@house.mi.gov

Athena Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Nominations & Applications

Athena Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Nominations & Applications

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Applications for the 2015 Lakeshore ATHENA Scholarship Program are now being accepted at the Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce. The scholarships, offered through the Lakeshore ATHENA Awards Program, a collaboration of The Chamber of Grand Haven, Spring Lake and Ferrysburg, Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce, and the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, assist women in reaching their full potential through financial support for training programs and education.