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My Town: Local business recognized with excellence award

My Town: Local business recognized with excellence award

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MUSKEGON, Mich.—For the second year in a row, Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning, a West Michigan-based heating and cooling business, was recognized at the Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems annual dealer meeting with a Tier 1 Medal of Excellence (MOE) Award.

The MOE award is a business enrichment program specifically designed to recognize Bryant dealers like Carmichael Heating & Air Conditioning  that do “whatever it takes” to improve their business.  The decision to honor a Bryant dealer with the MOE distinction is based on their sales growth, product mix, and customer satisfaction.  Additional criteria such as their dealer program utilization and the company’s self-assessment are also taken into consideration.

My Town: Muskegon area students advance to state competition

My Town: Muskegon area students advance to state competition

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich.—Ten students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center are in Saginaw this weekend, competing in a state computer aided design competition.

The students earned top awards and honors during the Michigan Industrial and Technology Education Society Regional Competition at Fremont High School last weekend.  More than 400 student CAD projects were on display during the competition; MACTC students earned eight first place awards and had 15 projects qualify for the state competition, based on accuracy, craftsmanship and difficulty.  

The first place winners from MACTC included Sarah Morse (Montague), Mariah Olsson (Montague), Aaron Rahrig (North Muskegon), Jager Burrous (Fruitport), Garrett Damm (Whitehall) and Giovanni Shull (Ravenna). Shull placed first in three categories. The top four winners included Summer Moore (Montague), Jacob Chvala (Orchard View), Sam Cassidy (Holton), Alena Krispin (Mona Shores), Shull, and Burrous. 

My Town: Tech Center students earn $66,000 in scholarships at state competition

My Town: Tech Center students earn $66,000 in scholarships at state competition

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (MUSKEGON Intermediate School District)-- Auto Collision/Refinishing and Catering & Culinary Management students from the Muskegon Area Career Tech Center (MACTC) tested their skills against their peers at the 2014 SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference April 11–13, 2014 at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel in Grand Rapids. Winners from both classes earned over $66,000 in scholarships and prizes.

My Town Montague: Date set for White Lake Guitar Fest 2014

My Town Montague: Date set for White Lake Guitar Fest 2014

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MONTAGUE, Mich. (Arts Council of White Lake)-- A wonderful weekend in the White Lake area awaits guitarists of all skill levels.

Packed full with performances, workshops, give aways, and vendors, the third annual White Lake Guitar Fest, May 30-31 in Montague, promises to provide something for everyone! Different styles of playing and picking are welcomed and there is even a beginner's track of workshops for those who have always wanted to learn guitar!

Cost is $30 in advance ($40 at the door) and includes all performances, workshops and events. Student registration is only $25. Pre-registration is strongly encouraged on-line at www.artswhitelake.org.  Please call 231-329-3056 for more information.

My Town: Congressman Huizenga to speak at Legislative Lunch

My Town: Congressman Huizenga to speak at Legislative Lunch

WHITEHALL, Mich.—Time is running out to reserve a spot for the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Lunch.

U.S. Congressman Bill Huizenga will be the featured speaker at the event, scheduled for Monday, April 14.   A meet and greet will begin at 11:30 a.m., followed by the luncheon and program at noon.

The Legislative Lunch will take place at Howmet Plant 10, 3850 White Lake Drive in Whitehall. Tickets are $22 per person.  Registration is due by April 9.  To sign up, call (231) 893-4585.

My Town: Montague Area Public Schools interim superintendent to stay on

My Town: Montague Area Public Schools interim superintendent to stay on

MONTAGUE, Mich.—Montague Area Public Schools’ interim superintendent will be holding onto his temporary position a little longer.

Late last month, the MAPS Board of Education announced John Weaver will serve as school superintendent through the 2014-2015 school year.  Weaver has been serving as interim superintendent since July 2013, after Nathan Robrahn resigned before his contract was up.  Robrahn stepped down to spend more time with his family.

My Town: Interview dates set for MAISD superintendent finalists

My Town: Interview dates set for MAISD superintendent finalists

MUSKEGON COUNTY, Mich. (MAISD)---  The Muskegon Area Intermediate School District is moving fast to find its next superintendent.

The MAISD Board of Education has scheduled first-round interviews for applicants on April 17 and April 21.  After whittling down the pool of candidates, they'll interview the finalists a second time on May 12 and May 14.

The MAISD posted the superintendent job online on March 7, officially beginning their search for Superintendent Dave Sipka's replacement.  Sipka is retiring June 30.

The MAISD is an educational services center located in Muskegon County on the shores of Lake Michigan, 30 miles west of Grand Rapids. The district provides leadership, programs, and services to 11 local public school districts and four public school academies serving nearly 29,000 students.