Holland, Grand Haven, Muskegon and Saugatuck


Waypost Brewing Co. takes gold at American Beer Festival

Waypost Brewing Co. received a gold medal for its Waypost Saison at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition presented by the Brewers Association.

New leadership program develops nonprofit executives

Most often, nonprofits’ budgets go toward programming and overhead, and little is left for talent development. A new partnership in Ottawa County is trying to change that.

Comcast opens Wi-Fi hotspot at Boys & Girls Club in Muskegon

Comcast opened the first Wi-Fi-connected “Lift Zone” in Muskegon at the Boys & Girls Club of the Muskegon Lakeshore, 900 W. Western Ave.

Taste of Muskegon returns to Hackley Park with 30 local vendors

The Taste of Muskegon food festival is returning to Muskegon with a special autumn edition next month.

EarthTronics expands energy-saving linear LED line

A provider of energy-saving lighting products in the region is offering a new line of LED lamp solutions for commercial retrofit applications.

EarthTronics debuts Back Light LED Panel Series

A Norton Shores company rolled out a series of high-efficient illumination panels for use in commercial, educational and health care environments.

United Way of the Lakeshore hosting baby product drive

A United Way chapter on the lakeshore is asking the community to donate baby products or money to local expecting families in need this month.

EarthTronics rolls out LED fixtures for commercial and industrial lighting

An LED energy-efficient solutions company in the region rolled out a new lighting product for commercial, manufacturing and warehousing applications.

Tapestry Collection by Hilton adds Holland hotel

The CityFlatsHotel in Holland is now officially a part of the Tapestry Collection, which is owned by Hilton.

Lakeshore Restaurant Week returns in Muskegon

A broadcast media company is bringing back the Muskegon Lakeshore Restaurant Week this month.

Taste of Muskegon rescheduled for September

Taste of Muskegon will mark its 15th year in the fall instead of the summer due to COVID-19 gathering restrictions.

Consumers Credit Union breaks ground on Grand Haven branch

A Kalamazoo-based credit union is building its first location in the city of Grand Haven.

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.