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OMT-Veyhl to Expand in Holland Township

Ottawa County, MI | February 25, 2015

OMT-Veyhl to Expand in Holland Township

Ergonomic Furniture Manufacturer to double in size and employment

OMT-Veyhl today announced a 98,000 square foot, $8.8 million expansion at its  facility located at 11511 James Street in Holland Township, Michigan. The  expansion will involve the creation of 206 new jobs.

“OMT-Veyhl USA Corporation believes in creating US jobs, local manufacturing and a close connection to our customers,” said Lars Reuter, President of OMT-Veyhl USA. “We appreciate the working relationship and all of the support from the MEDC.  The great West Michigan work ethic of our employees and the good relationship with the local community helped support our decision to expand.”

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An Event on March 09, 2015:

Generations Coffee

 

Generations

Our growth committee members will host five Generations coffee conversations in 2015. Limited to current and future Lakeshore Advantage investors, the conversations will take an inside look at these incredible leaders and their hopes for our region’s future.  Moderated by co-chairs Bruce Los & Jenny Los-White.

March 9, 2015 @ 7:30 am | Featuring:  Chelsea & Leslie Brown + Jim & Scott Brooks 

Careerline Tech Center  MAP
13663 Port Sheldon Street
Holland, MI 49424

 

March 31, 2015 @ 7:30 am | Featuring: Dick & Matt Haworth

Haworth MAP
One Haworth Way
Holland, MI

 

April 13, 2015 @ 7:30 am | Featuring:  Pat & PJ Thompson + Jim, Travis & Jordan Vander Kolk

Royal Technologies MAP
3765 Quincy Street
Hudsonville, MI

 

May 5, 2015 @ 7:30 am | Featuring: Mike & Rob Jandernoa + Erik & Craig Hall

Grand Rapids coLab MAP
38 West Fulton
Grand Rapids, MI

 

June 8, 2015 @ 7:30 am | Featuring: John & Scott Spoelhof

Boys & Girls Club of Holland   MAP
435 Van Raalte Avenue
Holland, MI 

Call: 616.772.5226 Email: jeannine.maudlin@lakeshoreadvantage.com  

Each event is limited to 50 registrants

 

The 19 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America

by Matt Teaford | Impulcity

Have you ever witnessed a field of tulips in bloom? Well, if you haven't, you should probably get on that, and there's no place better to do that in America than in Holland, Michigan. Although you may just come to check out the flowers, there's much more to this town than that. The windmills are a sight that are rarely seen anymore, but there's something awe-inspiring about the windmills swinging behind all of the tulips in spring.

Even long after the tulips are gone, though, there's plenty to love about a Michigan summer. The beaches are clean, and the air is much fresher, and less humid, than the beaches down south. A stroll down the beach, taking in the lake and Holland's historic lighthouse is sheer bliss, and they even have their own craft brewery. It's no wonder why Holland is also one of Michigan's most-visited tourists locations, too.

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Holland considers creating satellite SmartZone from Grand Rapids medical mile

by Greg Chandler | The Grand Rapids Press

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, MI – Over the past decade, the area along Michigan Street NW in Grand Rapids has been transformed into a hotbed of medical and technology-based business startups.

The Medical Mile has benefitted from a SmartZone that brought together such entities as the Van Andel Research Institute, local colleges and economic development groups.

Now, Grand Rapids officials could work together with Lakeshore leaders in a similar SmartZone initiative that would center around Michigan State University’s Bioeconomy Institute in Holland Township.

Holland city, township and Ottawa County leaders Tuesday night heard a presentation on a proposal to create a satellite SmartZone that could spur the development of new high-tech businesses and potentially go as far as revitalizing Holland’s waterfront.

Lakeshore Advantage, the economic development organization for the Holland-Zeeland area, has jumped on board the initiative with MSU, and its new leader says it could spark the development of this generation’s G.W. Haworth or Edgar Prince.

“Our community grows great companies,” said Jennifer Owens, who took over three months ago as Lakeshore Advantage’s president. “What this SmartZone is really about is growing the entrepreneurial companies that will be the cornerstone of the future for this community.”

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Nightlife district at east end of 8th Street will see new hotel, restaurants, bars

By Brian.VanOchten | hollandsentinel.com

HOLLAND, MI – The proud reputation of Eighth Street in downtown Holland has been built upon a hopping retail and restaurant district that attracts locals, college students and tourists alike.

The west end of the four-block stretch pulls in the shoppers.

The east end, from College to Columbia avenues, has emerged as a standalone nightlife district with multiple restaurants, two microbreweries, the Knickerbocker Theatre and the potential for seven establishments with liquor licenses clustered within the same block.

“It’s a changing downtown and a changing Holland,” said Mike Fitzharris, managing partner of Hops at 84 East, a 65-tap craft beer bar currently under construction in the consolidated spaces of Froggy’s, which has closed, and 84 East, which will soon close. “How many places anywhere in the U.S. have a downtown like Holland? We’ve got this great four-block stretch and a college right here. I really believe in downtown. It’s just so unique here.

“The east end of Eighth Street, though, is really going to explode.”

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