Lakeshore Advantage hosting Annual Meeting


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An economic development organization in the area is hosting its annual meeting soon.

The Lakeshore Advantage Annual Meeting will be on Jan. 18 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Pinnacle Center in Hudsonville, at 3330 Highland Dr.

The Zeeland-based nonprofit plans to share its work from 2018.

Tickets are $45 for members and $60 for non-members.

The Visionary Award

The organization’s annual Visionary Award recipient, this year with a focus on education, will be announced at the event.

The award honors a K-12 teacher in Allegan or Ottawa County who has “created opportunities for students to gain awareness of in-demand careers through projects and collaboration.”

The winning teacher’s school district will be awarded $1,000 to fund activities that support career awareness, and the winning teacher will receive $500.

Award applications were reviewed by Lakeshore Advantage staff and board members, who then chose three finalists.

Lakeshore Advantage members will vote for the winner.

Visionary Award finalists

Rich Currie, welding instructor, Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center

Vince Heyser, industrial arts instructor, Saugatuck High School and Saugatuck Middle School

Dave McCallum, technical education instructor, Otsego Middle School

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