From a landmark to a legacy

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How Belding man became the new owner of Hilltop Sporting Goods

Standing behind a workbench with compound bows lining the walls, Derek Drye looks completely at home as a co-owner of Hilltop Sporting Goods.

Drye and his wife Ashley took over ownership of the Greenville staple in February. While they plan to make changes, such as expanding youth programs, the significance of Hilltop Sporting Goods, located at 13700 14 Mile Road just west of Greenville, in the community isn’t lost on them.

The Right Place receives $588,000 grant to assist area companies

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The Right Place Inc. has received $588,235 in funding from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC) to help support Industry 4.0 awareness and preparedness and increase technology adoption through implementation grants for emerging manufacturers.

Hobby turns into business for Sand Lake family

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Growing up in the Sand Lake area, Melanie and Josh Inman were looking for a way to give back.

What began as a hobby quickly turned into a family business.

Sheridan Community Hospital expands spine program

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Sheridan Community Hospital has continued its commitment to quality of care by partnering with fellowship trained neurosurgeon, Dr. Justin Clark, to offer top quality spine care in the area.

West Michigan Works offers free Google career certificate program

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West Michigan Works has partnered with Google to offer an opportunity to earn a certificate in a high-growth field for free.  

Peacock Real Estate hosting career night on June 16

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Are you considering a career in Real Estate? Are you passionate and driven? Are you in need of mentorship and a culture that drives production? Are you ready to maximize your earning potential? 

Whiskey Barrel Barn: It’s the big event place

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Plan your next big event at this vintage, yet elegant, country setting. 

Start now because they are booked up for the next year. Yes, it’s necessary to plan a year ahead for the venue at 18150 W. Almy Road just outside of Howard City. The business is typically open from May 1 until Nov. 1.   

Oliver’s Pizza Planet in Crystal offers more than just pizza

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As summer looms closer and temperatures rise, residents of Crystal are ready to get back to the lake. But the cool refreshing water of Crystal Lake isn’t the only thing waiting for them.

Oliver’s Pizza Planet has opened and is ready to serve their community. 

Ionia native graduates, joins father’s dentist office

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Ionia native Sarah (Swartz) Bouwkamp graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry on May 6, and will join Ionia Family Dentistry where she will practice with her father, Lowell Swartz.

Point Broadband celebrates new location in downtown Greenville 

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Now providing fiber internet, Point Broadband invested more than $3 million in installing fiber optic lines throughout the city 

With the opening of a new location in this community’s historic downtown district, Dan Sullivan hopes the Danish Festival City will welcome new fiber internet services with open arms. 

As the general manager of Point Broadband Michigan, Sullivan celebrated the company’s new office at 305 S. Lafayette St. by cutting a ceremonial ribbon on April 20 while joined by staff, city officials and other members of the community. 

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