Downtown Holland announces changes to annual Girlfriends Weekend

Downtown Holland’s annual Girlfriends Weekend will return this year from March 5-7 but with changes in place to ensure public safety.

Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area provides more relief grants

The Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area made another round of grants from its COVID-19 Community Stabilization Fund.

Deal reached on project to protect lakes from invasive fish

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan, Illinois and a federal agency agreed on funding the next phase of an initiative to keep Asian carp out of the Great Lakes by strengthening defenses on a Chicago-area waterway, officials said Thursday.

Betten Baker acquires GM dealership

Witt Buick, one of GM’s oldest dealerships, sold the Buick franchise to Betten Baker Chevrolet Cadillac GMC in Muskegon.

Eldean Shipyard activates second solar array

Eldean Shipyard announced it installed and activated a second solar installation to generate electricity on-site at the marina.

Tulip Time announces details for 2021 festival

The Tulip Time Festival will undergo some changes next year due to the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Holland Hospital opens walk-in care facility

Holland Hospital’s new walk-in care is ready to serve the lakeshore region.

Grand Rapids-based real estate investor expands Muskegon portfolio

Leestma Management Horizon LLC recently purchased an office property at 5000 Hakes Drive, Norton Shores.

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.

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...