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My Town Lowell: Adecco job fair July 30

My Town Lowell: Adecco job fair July 30

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Lowell, Mich. (Adecco Staffing)-- Adecco Staffing is currently recruiting for Magna Mirrors-Lowell Division and will be holding a job fair on Wednesday, July 30 at the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 113 Riverwalk Plaza, Lowell, MI 49331 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are currently looking to fill over 25 openings on all three shifts in assembly, forklift driving and plastic mold injection. Stop by and see us to learn more about our openings at Magna Mirrors or contact Amber Thompson at 616-827-3646.

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $39K to nonprofits

My Town: Consumers Energy Foundation awards nearly $39K to nonprofits

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Dozens of nonprofit organizations that are close to the hearts of Consumers Energy employees are getting a financial boost.

The Consumers Energy Foundation recently awarded 78 grants worth $38,350 to organizations in Michigan where Consumers employees and retirees volunteer.  Last year, nonprofits in the state received more than $8 million from Consumers Energy and its employees, retirees, foundation and parent company, CMS Energy.  

The 2014 second quarter grant recipients include:

Allegan County

  • $450 to Fennville Public Schools Youth Baseball (Loren Barnes)
  • $550 to Fennville Public Schools Youth Football (Loren Barnes)

Ionia County

  • $550 to Portland Public Schools Wrestling Club (Chad Miller)

Kalamazoo County

My Town: City lifts boil water advisory for downtown Lowell

My Town: City lifts boil water advisory for downtown Lowell

UPDATE (July 18)-- The city has lifted the boil water advisory.

LOWELL, Mich.--  A boil water advisory is in effect for a portion of downtown Lowell.

The advisory took effect Wednesday morning, as city employees repaired a water main break in the 200 block of East Main Street.  All businesses and apartments on the north side of that block, including the Chamber of Commerce and Englehardt Library, are asked to boil their water before use.

The city will be collecting water samples to determine when water is safe to drink again.    The city anticipates receiving the results with a couple of days.  If the tests come back clear and the boil water advisory is lifted, residents will be notified.  For more information, contact the City of Lowell Water Department at (616) 897-5929 or (616) 813-8603.

My Town Lowell: Business clears up confusion surrounding building sale

My Town Lowell: Business clears up confusion surrounding building sale

LOWELL, Mich.—A jewelry store that’s been a mainstay in Lowell is clearing up the confusion surrounding its potential move.

Chimera Design is putting its building on 208 E. Main Street up for sale. According to the store’s Facebook page, if the building sells, Chimera Design will relocate in Lowell; if the building does not sell, the jewelry store will remain where it is.

“Either way we are NOT LEAVING TOWN,” the Facebook post states.

Chimera Design has been part of the Lowell community since 2002.

My Town Lowell: Jukejoint Handmedowns take the stage June 19 for Sizzlin' Summer Concert

My Town Lowell: Jukejoint Handmedowns take the stage June 19 for Sizzlin' Summer Concert

LOWELL, Mich.—Expect an eclectic mix of music Thursday, June 19 as the second act of the Showboat Sizzlin’ Summer Concert series takes the stage.

Jukejoint Handmedowns started with Nathan James and Tim Foley in 2010 and has since doubled in size, with Paul Harris on steel guitar and Craig Van Otteren on mandolin.  The American roots group’s collection of songs mixes old country and western with 70s AM pop radio hits, jazz, rock and roll and contemporary music.

The performance starts at 7 p.m. at Riverwalk Plaza in downtown Lowell.  Admission and parking is free.  Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or take a seat on the public bleachers.

The summer concert series is brought to the community by LowellArts and the Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce.

My Town Lowell: 'Kickin' It On Main Street' a win-win for local business and schools

My Town Lowell: 'Kickin' It On Main Street' a win-win for local business and schools

LOWELL, Mich.—Eight businesses lining Main Street are throwing their support behind Lowell Schools with a new campaign called “Kickin’ It On Main Street”. 

Each month, the businesses will donate to one school or school program.  The donation amount will be determined by members and supports of the school or club who shop at the participating merchants.  Each customer can earn 10 percent for their group by mentioning their involvement with the program when they step up to the cash register.

"We realize that schools have been hit hard the last few years in terms of funding," said Cliff Yankovich of Chimera Design. "We felt it was important for Main Street merchants to give back to the community that keeps us in business. We also welcome the opportunity to demonstrate to the kids that shopping at local businesses can be beneficial to the community as a whole - Amazon.com is not going to help the Band Boosters or the Robotics Team in Lowell."

My Town: Dozens of companies hiring at Veterans Job Fair May 16

My Town: Dozens of companies hiring at Veterans Job Fair May 16

MUSKEGON, Mich.—Approximately 90 businesses will be looking for employees during the Muskegon Veterans Job Fair this Friday, May 16.

The hiring event will take place on the U.S.S. LST 393 Veterans Museum Ship, docked at 560 Mart Street in Muskegon.  This is the third year for the event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Job openings range from engineering to grocery store cashiers.  Participating businesses include: