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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.

Hillary Hovinga joins United Way as Director of Marketing and Communications

Hillary Hovinga joins United Way as Director of Marketing and Communications

Ottawa County has named Hillary Hovinga as Director of Marketing and Communications for United Way. She will be responsible for the development and implementation of Greater Ottawa County United Way’s marketing strategies, planning, marketing communications and public relations activities.

Previously she worked with United Way as a marketing and graphic design contractor. She brings over ten years of experience in the field of marketing, public relations and graphic design.

Hillary lives in Holland with her husband and two daughters. She volunteers at Engedi Church and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Children’s Advocacy Center along with other organizations.

Must Love Dogs owner to present her secret for starting a new business

Must Love Dogs owner to present her secret for starting a new business

GRAND HAVEN, MI -- Tonya Christiansen, owner of Must Love Dogs, will share the path she took to create her dream career out of one of her passions in life with her program titled “Two Ps to Success -- Passion and Persistence” on Thursday, May 14 at the Loutit District Library (LDL).

Christiansen's success reveals that one does not need much to start a new business -- just passion and persistence. A time for questions and answers will follow her discussion. One of her furry business partners will also join her for this program.

Christiansen’s program is free to the public from 7-8:30 p.m. in the LDL’s Program Room A. For more information on LDL programs, visit www.loutitilibbrary.org or call 616-842-5560, ext. 200.

Open House for Love INC’s new Client Services & Health and Dental Clinic

Open House for Love INC’s new Client Services & Health and Dental Clinic

News Release:

Love INC will be celebrating the opening of its new Client Services & Health and Dental Clinic at 326 N. Ferry in Grand Haven with an Open House on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. There will be a ribbon cutting at 5:30pm.

The community is invited to join Love INC for tours and thanksgiving for the new building and to learn new ways to sponsor the ministry and celebrate God’s provision.

Visit www.loveinctricities.org for more information.

New Wausau Homes Builder Opens Design Studio to Serve Area Homebuyers

New Wausau Homes Builder Opens Design Studio to Serve Area Homebuyers

(Ada, MI)  (April, 1 2015)

 The hammering has stopped and the dust has settled for new Wausau Homes builder Michael Nosko to celebrate his new showroom  located at 6739 East Fulton Street, Suite D10 in Ada.

 

Visitors can tour the new, state-of-the art Design Studio that showcases a welcome area where homebuyers can share their life story and vision for their new home.  It also features everything from cabinets and countertops to siding and shingles while providing the latest technology to help homebuyers plan and customize their new homes.  Among the highlights is a 3D viewer that allows homebuyers to see their home plans take shape before their eyes so they will know exactly what their new home will look like before it’s ever built.    

 

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

Athena Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Nominations & Applications

Athena Scholarship Program is Now Accepting Nominations & Applications

News Release:

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.