Ludington man sentenced for embezzling from ferry company

Lake Michigan Carferry’s former financial controller was sentenced to 63 months in prison for stealing more than $1.7 million from the company over 11 years.

Community foundation launches COVID-19 recovery fund

A community foundation that serves the lakeshore is launching a fund to help its service area recover from the economic effects of COVID-19 during the rest of 2020.
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Insider who stole from Lake Michigan ferry pleads guilty

LUDINGTON — A man who handled finances at a Lake Michigan ferry company pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud in a scheme to steal money from the business.

New Holland rolls out hard seltzer

New Holland Spirits introduced a line of hard seltzers celebrating the lake life.

West Coast Chamber creates downtown relief fund

The Michigan West Coast Chamber of Commerce Foundation launched a relief fund for downtown Holland and Zeeland.

Ice cream maker launching $9.8M expansion

A West Michigan-based ice cream maker is spending $9.8 million to expand its facilities.Holland-based Hudsonville Ice Cream said last week that it is beginning...

Major retailer opening lakeshore store

A major discount retailer is hosting a grand opening for its new store in Norton Shores.Burlington Stores will host grand opening festivities for its...

Inside Track: Jacobs lays out path to prosperity for all

In the latest role of his diverse fundraising career, Todd Jacobs has come full circle. When he received a college scholarship from the Community...

High water wreaks havoc on Great Lakes, swamping communities

MANISTEE — Rita Alton has an unusual morning routine these days: Wake up. Get dressed. Go outside to see if her house is closer...

Major retailer plans lakeshore store

A major discount retailer is coming to Norton Shores.Burlington Stores, a national off-price retailer, plans to open a new store this spring, located at...

Partners hosting ‘Grow Your Business’ seminar

A woman-focused business resource group is partnering with an innovation center on the lakeshore to host a seminar on growing a business.FemPro Business Society...

Family destroys Lake Michigan home before nature gets it

The owners of a home along Lake Michigan in West Michigan decided to demolish it before nature did the job.Relentless waves and high water...

Software firms partner to enhance logistics

A West Michigan software company is joining forces with another software company to pump up its transportation services.Holland-based BluJay Solutions recently announced a partnership...

Lighting manufacturer acquires accessories brand

A maker of lighting solutions in the region has acquired a West Coast “lifestyle and functional accessory” brand.Grand Haven-based LightCorp said Jan. 27 it...

Lakeshore Advantage names board members

An economic development organization in the region added three new board members.Lakeshore Advantage added Scott Lubbers, VP, Fifth Third Bank; Jeff Stutz, EVP and...

Foam products maker begins $1.5M expansion

A maker of craft and floral foam products has broken ground on a $1.5 million expansion of its manufacturing facility in the region.Ludington-based FloraCraft...

Firm establishes West Michigan tech hub

A developer of gift card technology is expanding its services with a new West Michigan office.NGC, an Illinois-based prepaid product technology company, is expanding...

B.C. Cobb Plant demolition completed

The final piece of Muskegon’s former B.C. Cobb Plant has been demolished.North Carolina-based Forsite Development on Saturday morning finished demolition of the former B.C....

Developer begins townhome project

A Grand Rapids townhome developer is heading to the lakeshore.Orion Construction and Wheeler Development Group broke ground earlier this month on a 42-unit market-rate...

Bank acquiring community bank

A West Michigan bank holding company is acquiring a community bank’s parent company.Sparta-based ChoiceOne Financial Services (OTC: COFS), parent of ChoiceOne Bank, is acquiring...

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