ACATEC’s Rich Currie Receives Award at Lakeshore Advantage Annual Meeting

Rich Currie, Welding Instructor for Allegan County Area Technical and Education Center, received the 2019 Lakeshore Advantage Visionary Award at the Lakeshore Advantage Annual Meeting on Friday, January 18 attended by nearly 400 business and community leaders.  As the award recipient, Currie received $500 in cash and his school received $1,000 to continue efforts that …

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Peanut Butter Drive Kicks Off January 24

The Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative (a program of the Allegan County Community Foundation) is excited to kick off our annual Peanut Butter Drive on National Peanut Butter Day – January 24th! The drive runs from January 24 to February 28, 2019. Our goal this year – 6,000 jars! This goal will provide the pantries of the Collaborative …

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Little Greenhouse – Big Impact

The Outdoor Education students at Allegan Alternative High School celebrated the completion of their Greenhouse Project with an Allegan Area Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, October 4. The students and attending members of the public enjoyed snacks, drinks, and yard games as part of the festivities. AAHS received a grant to purchase …

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Blood Brothers Ornaments Available Now

The Allegan Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the 2018 Allegan Historic Sites Holiday Ornament.  This year’s ornament features the Blood Brothers Machine Company shortly after its relocation to Allegan from Kalamazoo in 1914. Founded as a bicycle manufacturer, Blood Brothers, like many others in that industry, delved into the manufacture of automobiles …

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Snakes, Spiders, Lizards, (And Turtles) – Oh, my

The Allegan Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Dragon Valley Reptiles to Allegan on Friday, October 12. Dragon Valley Reptiles is located at 140 Grand St. at the foot of Grand St. hill. Owner Joshua Parsons studied herpetology at Lone Star College in Tomball, TX from 2010 to 2014 and has traveled extensively studying the reptiles …

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