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    Wednesday, October 16, 2019
    WHAT: Ribbon cutting event for the Versluis GVSU Campus Segment of the Idema Explorers Trail WHO: This event is free and open to the general public and press WHEN: October 23, 2019 from 3-5 pm; ceremony between 3-3:35 pm WHERE: 42nd Avenue and Pierce Street, near the GVSU Campus in Allendale. Event parking will be located in Lot K; shuttle from Lot K to event will be available.  WHY: Celebrate ...read more
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    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    "Olympics" event helps students explore high-demand manufacturing careers STAR CRANE AND HOIST OPEN DOORS FOR STUDENT TOURS DURING MANUFACTURING WEEK, SEPT. 29-OCT. 5 Release Date: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019 Contact: Camara Lewis, 517-930-4928 Student learns how to operate crane Brandon Holstege, a sophomore at Allendale High School, learns how to operate a crane during Manufacturing Week at Star ...read more
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    Wednesday, October 09, 2019
    Please join the Allendale Jazz Orchestra, Allendale High School Jazz Band, and Holland American Legion Band on Sunday, November 10th for a memorial concert honoring Don Druart. During Don's 38 year teaching career, he was band director at Allendale High School for many years and had a profound influence on his students. Don was also was very involved in many other music groups, playing with ...read more
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    Thursday, September 19, 2019
    Lakeshore Advantage analysis of 120 company interviews dives into growth areas, barriers and opportunities 9/19/2019 -ZEELAND, Mich. – Employers in Allegan and Ottawa counties are growing in a healthy regional economy, with 73% of employers reporting plans to expand in the next three years, according to the 2019 Economic Update report released today by Lakeshore Advantage.  “These conversations ...read more
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    Friday, August 09, 2019
    BizStream Expands in West Michigan - Company investing over $500K in Ottawa County and creating more than 12 new high paying jobs Allendale, MI - August 8, 2019 - BizStream, a software development company, is constructing a 6,200 square foot expansion at their Allendale Charter Township office and will invest over 500K. The expansion will allow BizStream to comfortably accommodate 50 people in ...read more
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    Friday, August 09, 2019
    Idema Explorers Trail construction continues in Jenison, near Allendale  Crews have begun construction on a one-mile stretch of 10’ wide pathway within Grand Ravines County Park and along 42nd Avenue in Jenison. This mile of trail will connect Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Allendale to Grand Ravines.  “We are very enthused about this project because it connects the university to our ...read more
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    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release LOCAL FIRM MAKES IMPACT Conklin, Michigan, October 25, 2018—Sheridan Law PLC is honored to be listed in the Grand Rapids Business Journal’s Top Area Estate Planners for 2018 in the publication’s October 22 issue. The firm was ranked #16 in the estate planning practice area among law firms serving the Kent, Ottawa, Muskegon, and Allegan County region. Said ...read more
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    Friday, August 17, 2018
    Host an Exchange Student in Allendale!  It’s back-to-school time in Allendale! As local students choose colored binders and stock up on pencils, more than 50 exchange students across the world are holding their breath, waiting. They wait by the phone, anticipating the news that they have been CHOSEN. Not by a family in some Beverly Hills mansion, not by someone with an extensive travel schedule ...read more
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    Friday, July 27, 2018
    The Allendale Area Chamber of Commerce, with support from the business community, Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department and the Allendale Community Foundation, is pleased to announce the creation of a community service called the Allendale Trail – Phase 1 Fund.  The Allendale Trail – Phase 1 Fund was created for the purpose of supporting the construction and enhancements of phase one of ...read more
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    Wednesday, April 18, 2018
    For Immediate Release April 18, 2018 ​Allendale’s Population Growth - Fastest in Ottawa County Allendale, MI – Allendale Charter Township’s population grew by 22.3% between 2010 – 2016 making Allendale the fastest growing community in Ottawa County with an increase of 4,615 residents is just six short years.   “The numbers are showing what we’ve known all along, Allendale is a great community ...read more
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