SCORE Muskegon helps Entrepreneurs succeed and thrive

SCORE Muskegon helps Entrepreneurs succeed and thrive

By Victor Skinner The global coronavirus pandemic is forcing SCORE Muskegon to rethink how the business mentorship organization connects with and guides local entrepreneurs, and one thing seems certain: the old way of doing business is going extinct.   Prior to the pandemic, 95 percent of SCORE’s client interactions took place during face-to-face meetings with mentors […]

West Michigan Works! to host July job fair to connect job seekers with area’s high-demand industries

West Michigan Works! to host July job fair to connect job seekers with area’s high-demand industries

By Victor Skinner West Michigan Works! is recruiting local job seekers for a virtual job fair in July, the latest in a series of monthly job fairs and other efforts to connect the unemployed with the area’s in-demand industries. Throughout the pandemic, West Michigan Works! has hosted job fairs on the third Wednesday of every […]

1st Annual Black Business Expo on June 19

1st Annual Black Business Expo on June 19

By M.J. Walker Tribune Writer On June 19, 2021, Black business advocate Black Wall Street Muskegon presents the 1st Annual Black Business Expo at VanDyk Mortgage Convention Center in Muskegon, MI. BWSM CEO and founder Lashae Simmons II, a financial advisor and influential community leader, organized the expo. “This is a great opportunity for community […]

State celebrates June as Youth Employment Month, encourages students to seek summer jobs

State celebrates June as Youth Employment Month, encourages students to seek summer jobs

LANSING—A projected 43,000 Michigan youth, ages 16-19, will seek summer employment and find jobs this season, and to help raise awareness about the importance of youth earning valuable skills and training for the future while doing so safely and legally, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer proclaims June 2021 as Youth Employment Month in Michigan. During the month of […]

Muskegon Heights native launches multi-state law firm

Muskegon Heights native launches multi-state law firm

By Victor Skinner Contributing Reporter When Te Smith graduated from Muskegon Heights High School in 2007, the accomplished jazz musician headed off to pursue his passion for music with dreams of becoming an entertainment attorney or music mogul. Fourteen years later, Smith is enjoying a homecoming of sorts with the launch of a multi-state law […]

Michigan restaurants frustrated by tentative Feb. 1 reopen date

Michigan restaurants frustrated by tentative Feb. 1 reopen date

By Paula Gardner, Jonathan Oosting Rosie Gunville looked ahead on Tuesday to the end of the state-ordered “pause” on indoor dining a few days later and placed a food order for her bar. Burger buns, produce, fresh meat and french fries all arrived Wednesday, within hours of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announcing that Michigan’s bars and […]

New financial help for Michigan small businesses amid COVID

New financial help for Michigan small businesses amid COVID

Small businesses in Michigan seem to have a single focus this winter: survival. Ron Stevens, associate director of the Small Business Development Center for Greater Washtenaw County, said he’s having daily conversations about strategies to remain open with owners who reach out to him for help. “Most of those discussions are about managing cash and […]

McDonald’s, MCC Partnership to Aid Students in Paying for College

McDonald’s, MCC Partnership to Aid Students in Paying for College

McDonald’s restaurants and Muskegon Community College announced a partnership Tuesday aimed at making college more affordable and accessible for thousands of students. Through McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity education program, restaurant employees who work a minimum of 15 hours a week for 90 days will be eligible to receive $3,000 in upfront college tuition assistance each […]

Susan Corbin named Acting Director, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Susan Corbin named Acting Director, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced a leadership change at the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Jeff Donofrio, who has led LEO since it was established via executive order in June of 2019, is resigning as department director for a new leadership position in the business community, which  is expected to be announced later today and which he will begin later this year. Susan […]

Discover Your Career Pathway at MCC in November and December

Discover Your Career Pathway at MCC in November and December

Students can learn more about the different career pathways that Muskegon Community College offers during weekly presentations from Nov. 5 to Dec. 10. Participants can join the six virtual events, each beginning at 4 p.m., on Zoom at https://muskegoncc-edu.zoom.us/j/91671771430 or on Facebook Live. Each session covers a different career pathway and will have counselors and faculty available […]

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