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Seven of Twenty-Two Candidates Running for Office Receive 5 - Star Business Friendly Ratings
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Seven of Twenty-Two Candidates Running for Office Receive 5 - Star Business Friendly Ratings

Seven of Twenty-Two Candidates Running for Office 

Receive 5 - Star Business Friendly Ratings

 

The Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce representatives interviewed candidates running for state and county offices on business development and job creation. Seven candidates received the highest "5" star rating.  These candidates understand the economic issues facing the Muskegon Lakeshore community and will stand up for programs and services that create jobs and prosperity in Muskegon County. 


 "We are very encouraged by the response from this year's candidates," said Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce President, Cindy Larsen. "Eighteen of the 22 candidates running in contested races received four and five star ratings indicating support of a growing business community."


 Candidates were questioned about leadership, knowledge of the business community and how they plan to personally help Muskegon achieve its full economic potential. The volunteers spent a combined total of nearly 50 hours conducting the interviews and rating the candidates.


 Candidates running for Muskegon Community College Board of Trustees were also interviewed.  Workforce development continues to resurface as the number one priority for chamber members. "It is essential that the Muskegon Community College Board of Trustees Members play a key role in developing and shaping the next generation of talent," Larsen added.


 A complete list of candidate ratings can be found in the Advocacy Center at www.muskegon.org. "This online resource provides the community a platform to quickly compare the local and state candidates running for office and access other election resources," says Adam Zuwerink, co-chair of the Government Affairs Committee. 


 "The Chamber encourages all of Muskegon's residents to educate themselves on the candidates' qualifications and participate in the election process," said Dave Gerdes, co-chair of the Government Affairs Committee. "We hope that employers will promote the importance of voting in the November 4 general election." 


 For more information about the community, business development and the elections, please visit the Muskegon Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce website at www.muskegon.org.


 Follow the link for a list of the candidates running and their ratings: http://www.muskegon.org/images/Advocacy/Candidate_Ratings_General_Election.pdf

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