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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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6,000 Small Businesses Receive Michigan Small Business Survival Grants     

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announces nearly 6,000 small businesses across Michigan awarded $52.5 million through Michigan Small Business Survival Grant Program   Michigan Economic Development Corporation grant program supports small businesses impacted by COVID-19 pandemic Over 52,500 jobs retained for Michigan workers as a result of the program Grants were chosen and administered by 15 economic development …

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WEST MICHIGAN EMPLOYER OUTLOOK POSITIVE DESPITE CHALLENGES

Lakeshore Advantage report analyzes business leader interviews pre-and post-COVID onset 01/29/2021 // ZEELAND, MICH –  Total company sales, new product development, and plans to expand in the next three years remain strong for West Michigan Lakeshore employers despite COVID-19 challenges, according to a Lakeshore Advantage report released today.  The 2020 Business Intelligence Report is the analysis of …

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TANTRICK BREWING CO. ANNOUNCES NEW DOWNTOWN ALLEGAN FACILITY

Company investing nearly $134,000 to anchor the downtown social district  Tantrick Brewing Co. is investing $133,725 to redevelop a new downtown Allegan facility at 134 Water Street.  Lakeshore Advantage, the local economic development organization that assists employers with growth opportunities in Ottawa and Allegan counties, worked with the company to connect them with local resources …

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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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