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Alcoa Howmet, Whitehall Operations Receives MIOSHA's Highest Recognition Award

Alcoa Howmet, Whitehall Operations Receives MIOSHA's Highest Recognition Award

Alcoa Howmet, Whitehall Operations Receives MIOSHA's Highest Recognition Award of their Workplace Safety and Health Excellence

May 6, 2014 – Alcoa Howmet, Whitehall Operations located in Whitehall was awarded the MVPP Star Award, the state's highest workplace safety and health award, from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).   The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

My Town: Local business recognized with excellence award

My Town: Local business recognized with excellence award

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MUSKEGON, Mich.—For the second year in a row, Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning, a West Michigan-based heating and cooling business, was recognized at the Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems annual dealer meeting with a Tier 1 Medal of Excellence (MOE) Award.

The MOE award is a business enrichment program specifically designed to recognize Bryant dealers like Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning  that do “whatever it takes” to improve their business.  The decision to honor a Bryant dealer with the MOE distinction is based on their sales growth, product mix, and customer satisfaction.  Additional criteria such as their dealer program utilization and the company’s self-assessment are also taken into consideration.

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The Outdoor Farmer’s Market in downtown Grand Rapids will open for its second season this weekend.

Grand Rapids Downtown Market says the new season of outdoor shopping will start Saturday May 3.  The outdoor market will be open every Saturday in May, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market will host its inaugural “Chefs at The Market” demonstration at 10 a.m.  A chef will showcase simple recipes you can follow using food available at the market.  This weekend’s demonstration will feature rhubarb.

Inside the market, visitors can take part in a free yoga session and enjoy live jazz music by Hugh DeWitt.  At noon, shoppers can also enjoy microgreens grown in the market’s greenhouse as part of a $5 tasting bar.

This year’s outdoor market will feature food and products from more than 50 vendors, including:

Nominations sought for the Future 15 Awards!

Nominations sought for the Future 15 Awards!

Nominations sought for the Future 15 Awards!

  

My Town Muskegon: Century Club Shops on Western welcomes new boutiques

My Town Muskegon: Century Club Shops on Western welcomes new boutiques

MUSKEGON, Mich.—  Four new boutiques are now open in the historic Century Club Shops on Western: LeFleur Flower Shoppe, Apple Valley Yarn West, Maggie’s Gourmet Food& Gifts and Glo’s Repurpose on Purpose.

LeFleur Flower Shoppe is located down the main aisle of the Century Club.  The boutique offers a variety of gifts, greeting cards and floral arrangements.  Deb Moon has owned LeFleur Flower Shoppe since 1999, managing a team of dedicated professional florists.

Apple Valley Yarn West is the store for knitters and crocheters.   The boutique offer knitting classes and wide range of yarns.  Owner Chantella Bentsen stocks the brand of wool used for the sweaters worn by Team USA at the 2014 Winter Olympic opening and closing ceremonies.

My Town: Industrial companies looking to hire more employees

My Town: Industrial companies looking to hire more employees

COOPERSVILLE, Mich.--  Three West Michigan industrial companies are looking for more workers.

Staffing Inc., is working with Reeves Plastics, CTC and Plascore to hold three job fairs to hire additional employees.  On-site interviews will be available for applicants. 

Reeves Plastics is looking for general labor employees, assembly workers and packing and plastic mold operators.  The Coopersville company’s job fair will take place at the Coopersville Chamber of Commerce, 198 East Street, on Wednesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Interested applicants who cannot attend should call (616) 451-0511.

Downtown Muskegon’s Century Club Welcomes New Boutiques

Downtown Muskegon’s Century Club Welcomes New Boutiques

 

Downtown Muskegon’s Century Club Welcomes New Boutiques

 

The historic Century Club Shops on Western welcomes their newest boutiques: LeFleur Flower Shoppe, Apple Valley Yarn West, Maggie’s Gourmet Food & Gifts and Glo's Repurpose on Purpose. Located at 356 W. Western Ave., the Century Club Shops on Western is also home to such retailers as Stormy Kromer Outfitter, BananaDog Teas, McDonald’s Candies, Collage (vintage furniture and books), Emmaj’s LadyBug Shop, and Sierra Skye Studios.

Deb Moon’s LeFleur Flower Shoppe has expanded down the main aisle of the Century Club with a wide variety of gifts, seasonal decor, greeting cards, and fresh and silk floral arrangements. Deb has owned LeFleur since 1999, managing a dedicated team of professional florists.