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My Town: Comstock Park author helps readers maintain Christian values at work

My Town: Comstock Park author helps readers maintain Christian values at work

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COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. — Author Dave Kahle announces the nationwide release of his new book, “The Heart of a Christian Sales Person,” where he helps readers maintain their Christian values at work.

Being a Christian sales person is tricky. That’s what Kahle thought as he entered his first professional sales position. In retrospect, his life as a Christian sales person was confusing, gut-wrenchingly difficult, frustrating and wonderfully rewarding. He dealt with questions that readers may also face.

My Town: Bottoms up! Kent District Library serving a second round of KD aLe

My Town: Bottoms up!  Kent District Library serving a second round of KD aLe

KENT COUNTY, Mich.—Kent District Library is ordering a second round of its popular series for beer lovers.

KD aLe will return Monday, Dec. 8 with a home brewing workshop by Edward Long from Siciliano’s Market.  Long will outline the basics of brewing during his visit to the Sand Lake/Nelson Township branch.  The home brewing workshop schedule is as follows:

My Town Alpine Township: Plans for two new businesses clear hurdle

My Town Alpine Township: Plans for two new businesses clear hurdle

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—Plans for two new businesses in Alpine Township are moving forward.

Thursday night, planning commissioners approved the site plans for a Tim Horton’s restaurant and Sleep Doctor mattress store.  Both businesses would be located in a complex at 4235 Alpine Ave. 

Township officials say developers must still finalize their road and utilities plan for the site with the township board, which they hope to do next month.  Developers hope to begin construction on the new businesses in Spring 2015. 

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My Town Comstock Park: Casino filling plates for the holidays

My Town Comstock Park: Casino filling plates for the holidays

COMSTOCK PARK, Mich.—Hundreds of families will have turkey on the table this Thanksgiving, thanks to a local casino.

FireKeepers Casino Hotel is donating 1,000 birds to area food banks.  That’s 200 more turkeys than when the Battle Creek casino began its annual donation in 2010.

“We are excited for the opportunity to partner with the local food banks for the fifth consecutive year,” stated R. Bruce McKee, CEO of FireKeepers Casino Hotel.  “The food banks continue to put forth a tremendous effort year-round providing meals to those in need, and this extra assistance from FireKeepers during the holiday season will benefit many families in these communities.”

My Town Alpine Township: Business destroyed by fire being rebuilt

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—The owner of an Alpine Township business destroyed by fire nearly five months ago is rebuilding.

Construction on the new Fox Pools began shortly after planning commissioners approved the plans last month.  The 8,000 square foot building will be slightly larger than the previous business and feature an updated showroom, offices and storage space.  The business will remain at 6411 Alpine Ave.  NW.

Fox Pools has been operating out of a temporary space on its lot since the June 25 fire. Firefighters allowed the fire to burn because of the environmental dangers posed by pool chemicals in the facility.

Township officials say the owner of Fox Pools hopes to open the new facility by the next pool season.

 

HomeGoods is adding a store on Alpine Avenue

HomeGoods is adding a store on Alpine Avenue

HomeGoods is opening a second store in the Grand Rapids metro area.  The newest store will be in the Alpine Summit Shopping Center on Alpine Avenue in Walker.  The newest store is scheduled to open in 2015 in the former Schuler Book and Music store location.  The first HomeGoods store in the area is located on 28th Street SE in the Centerpointe Mall in Kentwood, which opened in March 2013.

HomeGoods sells furniture, lighting, and home decorating accessories.

U.S. Census Bureau looking for Field Representatives

U.S. Census Bureau looking for Field Representatives

 

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