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BISSELL turns pet messes into donations with #PetHappens

BISSELL turns pet messes into donations with #PetHappens

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– BISSELL Homecare, Inc. knows that life with pets can be messy, but it doesn’t have to stay that way. BISSELL is setting out to embrace pet messes, creating a lighthearted campaign around the dirtier side of being a pet parent—like fur balls and garbage raids. To educate consumers on helpful ways to eliminate the messes (and support pet causes), BISSELL launched the #PetHappens campaign.

Through the campaign, BISSELL invites pet lovers to share their stories and photos of pet messes with #PetHappens on Twitter and Instagram from now until February 15, 2015. Each post tagged with #PetHappens will trigger a $1 donation to the BISSELL Pet Foundation®, up to $50,000*.

My Town Holland: Elzinga & Volkers celebrates 70th anniversary with 70 random acts of kindness

My Town Holland: Elzinga & Volkers celebrates 70th anniversary  with 70 random acts of kindness

HOLLAND, Mich.-- Elzinga & Volkers (E&V), a leading provider of construction management services, will celebrate its 70th anniversary by launching a 70 Random Acts of Kindness initiative throughout West Michigan.  

The year-long program will see all employees continuing to give back to the communities that have supported E&V’s growth over the past seven decades.  Team members will venture out into the community with the financial resources to make a difference wherever they feel drawn to help. During the campaign, everyone’s goal will be the same: make a positive impact in the lives of the people they meet. 

Whitecaps seeking annual food concession ideas


COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. (WZZM) - Do the gloomy days of winter have you down? It is time to start thinking about the sunny days at the ballpark...and what you'd want to eat there.

The West Michigan Whitecaps are starting their annual search for fan submitted food item ideas for this summer at Fifth Third Ballpark. Previous suggestions that became reality include the Baco and the Auger Dogger.

Alpine Twp. mobile home burns


ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WZZM) -- Emergency crews are clearing the scene of an early morning fire in a northwest Kent County mobile home park.

It happened around 6:40 a.m. Thursday at the Alpine Meadows park on Fruit Ridge Avenue, just north of 4 Mile Road NW.

Dispatchers say it may have started as an electrical fire and began to grow.

They say everyone got out of the home safely.


Couple pleads guilty to raping one-year-old girl


GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A man and a woman from Alpine Twp. have pleaded guilty to charges that they raped a one-year-old girl in 2013.

Prosecutors say police found a disturbing video on a computer in the apartment of Michael Justin Emory, 26, and Stevie Marie Foehl, 28. Investigators say the video shows both of them sexually assaulting the girl, a child of a friend of theirs.

The video was found during an investigation into allegations that Emory had a sexual relationship with a 14-year-old babysitter.

Emory entered guilty pleas to three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct to a person under 13 with the defendant 17 or older, one count of child sexually-abusive commercial activity, and one count of using a computer to commit a crime.

My Town: Battle of the Buildings energy reduction competition expands for second year

My Town: Battle of the Buildings energy reduction competition expands for second year

Registration is officially open for Michigan commercial and industrial buildings of all sizes interested in joining the U.S. Green Building Council of West Michigan's (USGBCWM) second annual Battle of the Buildings competition. The statewide competition is an expansion of the Battle of the Buildings that started in West Michigan last year.

Battle of the Buildings is an awards and recognition program for energy use reduction. The competition is a way to encourage energy-efficient practices in buildings across the state of Michigan and to instill a spirit of friendly competition among the area’s building owners and operators. Steelcase, Western Michigan University and Nichols have already committed for the 2015 competition totaling over 3,000,000 sq. feet.

Fernando Rodney to be inducted into the Whitecaps Hall of Fame

Sold Out 21st Whitecaps Community Foundation Winter Baseball Banquet features Dombrowski, Trammell, McCann, Lobstein.

Fernando Rodney to be inducted into the Whitecaps Hall of Fame

 

COMSTOCK PARK, MI – The Whitecaps Community Foundation Winter Baseball Banquet will take place next Wednesday, January 21 at Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park. The popular annual event is sold out, with nearly 600 planned in attendance.

 

Four members of the Detroit Tigers are scheduled to attend ahead of the Tigers’ planned 2015 Caravan visits around the state.