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 […]

U of M Researcher to Discuss Wealth’s Impact on Educational Pathways on Oct. 29

U of M Researcher to Discuss Wealth’s Impact on Educational Pathways on Oct. 29

The Muskegon Community College Lecture Series continues on Thursday, Oct. 29, with an online talk titled “Charting How Wealth Shapes Educational Pathways from Childhood to Early Adulthood: A Developmental Process Model.” The free event begins at 6 p.m. To join the lecture on Zoom, please click the following link: https://muskegoncc-edu.zoom.us/j/96503011917?pwd=dHk5ZTJteE92Vlc0YW1mcFF1YUdUdz09 Meeting ID:965 0301 1917 Passcode: 231181 […]

Governor Whitmer Reopens Movie Theaters, Strengthens Mask Requirements in Schools

Governor Whitmer Reopens Movie Theaters, Strengthens Mask Requirements in Schools

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Orders 2020-183, which amends the MI Safe Start order to reopen movie theaters and performance venues and 2020-185, which requires face coverings for students in grades K-5.  “Michigan took some of the most aggressive action against COVID-19 in the country, and as a result, the health of our families and our economy are faring better than our neighbors […]

$4.7 million in additional loans made to 71 businesses through MEDC

$4.7 million in additional loans made to 71 businesses through MEDC

The Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today it has awarded an additional $4.7 million in low-interest loans to 71 small businesses in 15 counties across Michigan through the Michigan Small Business Relief Program. Today’s support builds on $4.35 million in loans awarded to 74 businesses through the program in June. To date, a total of 2,879 small businesses […]

President Nesbary Leads Michigan Community College Association Board in 2020-21

President Nesbary Leads Michigan Community College Association Board in 2020-21

Muskegon Community College President Dr. Dale K. Nesbary has been elected to serve a one-year term as Chair of the Michigan Community College Association Board of Directors, assuming the post from outgoing Chair John Crist, Trustee from Jackson College. The vote was taken by representatives of Michigan’s 28 community college at a July 24 meeting held […]

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