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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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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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Michigan Small Business Relief Grants And Loans Available

Lakeshore Advantage was awarded by Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) the opportunity to administer the Michigan Small Business Relief grant and loan program in Allegan and Ottawa Counties. Grant: Statewide, MEDC has designated $10 million to distribute to businesses that have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 with 50 or fewer employees. Lakeshore Advantage will receive …

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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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Lakeshore Advantage to Provide Economic Development Services for Allegan County

Allegan County primary employers have a new resource to support their growth.  Allegan County Economic Development Commission board agreed to contract with Lakeshore Advantage to extend economic development services to the county’s nearly 200 primary employers.  Lakeshore Advantage business support services include growth assistance, tackling talent challenges and looking forward to ensuring long-term economic health …

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