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Lowell Community Expo Returns March 25

Lowell Community Expo Returns March 25

For the 21st year, the Lowell Chamber of Commerce invites the community to see what businesses and organizations offer through this Expo.

This free event is the chance for residents of the community to discover the story behind, over 150 local businesses and organizations in the area. There will be entertainment, displays, giveaways, raffled door prizes, food and beverages.

Visit the Lowell High School located 11700 Vergennes Street on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9:00am – 3:00pm.

Call: (616)897-9161 or visit www.lowellchamber.org for more information.

LowellArts! Announces the Purchase of Two Properties in Downtown Lowell

LowellArts! Announces the Purchase of Two Properties in Downtown Lowell

News Release:

LowellArts! announces they have purchased two properties in downtown Lowell to create a new gallery, workshop and performance space.

Since the late 1970s, with the generous support of King Milling Company and the Doyle families, LowellArts! has made its home at 149 South Hudson St. In recent years the organization has grown and its audience has expanded to the point that they now require a new home that offers sufficient space to showcase art, conduct workshops, and host theater/musical events. 

My Town: 'Battle of the Buildings' underway in West Michigan

My Town: 'Battle of the Buildings' underway in West Michigan

PLAINFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich.— A ‘Battle of the Buildings’ is underway in West Michigan, and the winner gets to keep more of their money.

The U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan says more than 14 Grand Rapids area businesses have signed up for the competition to reduce energy usage.  Participants include Steelcase and Spectrum Health, JSJ Corporation in Grand Haven; Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Steelcase in Kentwood; The Grand Rapids Art Museum; Kent Intermediate School District; Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park; Aquinas College; Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo; the Muskegon County Hall of Justice and Metro Health Hospital in Wyoming.

This is the second year for the Battle of the Buildings.  For more information, including how to sign up your business, visit the campaign website here.

My Town: Huntington bank expands to Meijer stores

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—A new bank is moving into Meijer stores across the area.

Huntington Bank is partnering with the retailer to open 43 branches within Meijer stores, a dozen of which are in the greater Grand Rapids area.  The bank says the deal will create 250 jobs within the state and make Huntington the third largest bank branch network in the state.  Huntington says the partnership will bring its company workforce up to 2,300 people.

The announcement comes months after Chase began notifying customers it is closing its Meijer store branches.  A spokesman for Meijer told WZZM 13 “circumstances have changed and we mutually agreed to end the relationship.”

Huntington’s new Meijer branch locations will include Grand Haven, Grand Rapids, Grandville, Greenville, Ionia, Jenison, Lowell, Muskegon, Portage, and Wyoming.

HBA of Greater Grand Rapids announces winner of $10k giveaway for home renovations

HBA of Greater Grand Rapids announces winner of $10k giveaway for home renovations

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– A homeowner in Eastown is getting $10,000 to renovate her place.

Cami Estep won the giveaway contest by the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids and Option 1 Credit Union.  The two groups launched the contest in February, during the Grand Rapids Remodeling and New Home Show. 

“Our home is more than 100 years old, so the possibilities for projects are endless,” said Estep. “We were already planning on redoing an upstairs bathroom, but our furnace has been making some interesting noises lately, so we may choose to replace our aging heating and cooling system instead!”

Although she may not know exactly how to invest the money yet, one thing is for certain-- Estep and her family are very grateful for the HBA of Greater Grand Rapids.

My Town: Michigan fruit growers encouraged to complete USDA Fruit Acreage Inventory

My Town: Michigan fruit growers encouraged to complete USDA Fruit Acreage Inventory

---NEWS RELEASE---

Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) Director Jamie Clover Adams encouraged the state's fruit growers to complete the 2014 Fruit Acreage Inventory being conducted by the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

My Town Lowell: Do-It-Yourself Night returns Feb. 26

My Town Lowell: Do-It-Yourself Night returns Feb. 26

LOWELL, Mich.--  During these frigid winter days, make your time inside count by attending Lowell’s second Do-It-Yourself Night this Thursday, Feb. 26.

From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., several area businesses will host workshops to help residents with a variety of home projects.  

 

Flat River Antique Emporium (Workshops at 4:45 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 6 p.m.; bring 4”x6” photo)

  • Learn how to turn objects into framed pieces using art or photos

 

Journeys Time Antiques (Workshops at 4:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.)

  • Repair a frayed cord, bad switch or socket on a defunct lamp

 

Springrove Variety (Anytime between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.)

  • Learn the basics for knitting and crocheting

 

Flat River Cottage (Anytime between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m.)