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My Town Muskegon: Young professionals honored with Future 15 awards June 19

My Town Muskegon: Young professionals honored with Future 15 awards June 19

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce will honor young business professionals making a positive impact on the Muskegon community this Thursday, June 19.

This is the second year for the MLCC's Future 15 awards.   Finalists will be recognized during a Business After Hours event, from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff Street.  Admission to the event is a $5 donation to the MLCC Foundation.  To register, click here.

WZZM 13 is a proud partner of The Future 15.  

My Town: Local First offers family-friendly Local Treasure Hunts this June

My Town: Local First offers family-friendly Local Treasure Hunts this June

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.-- Local First has put together Local Treasure Hunts for families to do this June.

Participants can choose from two hunts: one in Grand Rapids and one on the lakeshore. Hunters can enter to win prizes in each hunt by texting in codes at each location. The hunts started on June 1 and will conclude at 11:59 on June 30.

In Grand Rapids, participating businesses include:

  • Grand Rapids Children's Museum
  • Grand Rapids Bicycle Company
  • The Cheese Lady
  • Fulton Street Farmers Market
  • Hop Scotch Children's Store
  • Nantucket Baking Company
  • Romence Gardens & Greenhouses
  • Schuler Books
  • The Rapid Central Station
  • GoNuts

On the lakeshore, the following businesses are treasure hunt stops: 

Coast Guard seeks comments on allowing river barges in eastern Lake Michigan

Coast Guard seeks comments on allowing river barges in eastern Lake Michigan

MUSKEGON – The U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has begun the formal process of collecting public comments on a proposal that would allow river barge traffic on the east side of Lake Michigan as far north as the Port of Muskegon. The proposal, which is being championed by the Michigan Agri-Business Association (MABA), has wide support from businesses, agriculture and local elected officials and is expected to bring more opportunities for economic development and growth to Michigan.

 

My Town: Free business support now available at library

My Town: Free business support now available at library

WHITEHALL, Mich.-- A free resource for small business owners and entrepreneurs is now available at the White Lake Community Library.

SCORE Muskegon offers support for small businesses.  The mentor program is offered through the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce.

SCORE Muskegon counselors will be available to answer questions every Monday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the library.  No appointment is necessary.

The White Lake Community Library is located at 3900 White Lake Drive in Whitehall.

10-Year Anniversary of Dog Star Ranch

10-Year Anniversary of Dog Star Ranch

It all starts with a dream, and while some dreams stay fictional others are lucky enough to become reality. It was ten years ago that the dream of Dog Star Ranch came to be a part of our community. In honor of our success we are throwing Dog Star Ranch a birthday celebration, not just to celebrate the business but also to thank all of our members, our community and staff who have continued to keep the dream alive. This event will be held on June 21 at Dog Star Ranch, 4200 Whitehall Rd in Muskegon. We will be kicking off our event at 10 am Saturday with a morning walk through our 48-acre parks. This event will also feature an array of business booths, canine demonstrations by DSR training team and Bill Camp with Famous Flying Canines, as well as local food and beverage vendors. This event wraps up with live performances by locals artists Brett Dame, Dutch Henry unplugged and special guest, from 6 - 9 pm.

My Town Muskegon: Nomination deadline nears for Future 15 awards

My Town Muskegon: Nomination deadline nears for Future 15 awards

MUSKEGON, Mich.-- The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting nominations for The Future 15 awards.

The Future 15 awards recognize business professionals under age 40 who have had a positive impact on the Muskegon community.  The nomination deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 23; to nominate someone, click here.

Finalists will be recognized during a Business After Hours event on June 19.  The ceremony will take place from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the USS Silversides Museum, 1346 Bluff Street.  Admission to the event is a $5 donation to the MLCC Foundation.  To register, click here.

WZZM 13 is a proud partner of The Future 15.  

My Town: Baker College students place in top ten in national competition

My Town: Baker College students place in top ten in national competition

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MUSKEGON, Mich. (Baker College of Muskegon) – Baker College of Muskegon students won numerous awards at the Business Professionals of America (BPA) National Leadership Conference (NLC), April 30-May 4, in Indianapolis that drew approximately 5,500 students and advisors from across the U.S.

All four Baker College students who competed earned top 10 rankings. The competition results for the Baker College of Muskegon students are:

Chad Bazzett of Montague won first place in computer network technology, second place in computer security and third place in information technology concepts. He also placed in the top 10 in systems administration using Cisco.

Ryan Poindexter of Whitehall won first place in systems administration using Cisco.