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Lakeshore Advantage Awards $1.8M to 187 Small Businesses

Lakeshore Advantage, in collaboration with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and regional partners, awarded $1,828,750 to 187 small businesses in Allegan and Ottawa counties through the Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program. Grant awards ranged from $2,385-$20,000. “The vibrancy of our lakeshore communities is closely tied to the viability of our beloved small businesses,” …

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Job Posting: SERVPRO of Allegan/Barry/Van Buren Counties

PICTURE YOURSELF HERE FULFILLING YOUR POTENTIAL At SERVPRO of Allegan/Barry/Van Buren Counties, you have the opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of people around you each and every day.  We are seeking individuals who are self-motivated, proactive, responsible, and service-oriented teammates.  Please join us in our mission to help our customers in …

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2020 Historic Sites Ornament Features 1888 City Hall/Fire Station

The Allegan Area Chamber is proud to present its 2020 Allegan Historic Sites Holiday Ornament.  This year’s ornament, the 26th in the series, features the City Hall and Fire Station complex located between the Edwy Reid Building and the present day Regent Theatre.  The cost is $15.00. Ornaments are available at Allegan Community Pharmacy and …

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Volunteer for Junior Achievement

Volunteer Opportunity Needs Recorded Snippets for: JA It’s My Business! – Students explore running a business. They are introduced to design thinking as a problem-solving process and take their innovation all the way through the pitch process. JA Be Entrepreneurial – Teaches students about the mindset and the skills needed for success by aspiring entrepreneurs …

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Lakeshore Advantage Receives 887 Restart Grant Applications

Review committee in place to process applications, awardees to be announced by Sept 20. Lakeshore Advantage received 887 Michigan Small Business Restart Grant applications from Allegan and Ottawa County businesses and nonprofits competing for $3.5 million in available funding. Thirty percent of the awards will go to women, minority, and veteran-owned businesses. A review committee …

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26th Annual Chamber Classic Golf Tournament: Portion of proceeds to support Safe Harbor’s Lighting The Way Campaign

After great consideration, the Allegan Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce it is moving forward with its plans to host its 26th Annual Chamber Classic Golf Tournament at Cheshire Hills Golf Course on Thursday, June 25, 2020, with a 9:00 AM shotgun start.  We hope that you are able to join us as …

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LAKESHORE ADVANTAGE SHARES BUSINESS IMPACT ANALYSIS REPORT: Data points to necessity of returning to work, even in gradual capacity

 4/21/2020 // ZEELAND, MICH – Lakeshore Advantage, alongside nine local chambers of commerce, has been polling Allegan and Ottawa county companies weekly for the past four weeks to quantify the impact of COVID-19 on their businesses. Since the survey began on March 15, 315 unique businesses have participated. Sixty-four percent of respondents said they were open, and …

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