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Spartan Stores named one of America's most trustworthy companies

Spartan Stores named one of America's most trustworthy companies

(Spartan Stores) –  Spartan Stores, Inc., a leading regional grocery distributor and retailer, was recently recognized by Forbes Magazine in their annual "America’s 100 Most Trustworthy Companies" list.  

“We are pleased to receive this distinction by Forbes as one of America’s Most Trustworthy Companies,” stated Dennis Eidson, Spartan’s President and Chief Executive Officer.  “We are committed to being transparent with all of our customers, shareholders, and business partners while continuing to operate the business based on our core principles of honesty and integrity.”

Forbes turned to GMI Ratings, a pioneer in the application of non-traditional risk measures for financial analysis, to identify the most transparent and trustworthy businesses that trade on American exchanges.

Alpine Firefighters Assocation Awards Banquet

Alpine Firefighters Assocation Awards Banquet

The Alpine Firefighters Association held it's annual awards banquet recently at the English Hills Banquet Facility at 1200 4 Mile Rd.

Members and guests of the association enjoyed an evening of fun and fellowship.  The program included a slide presentation of photos taken over the past several years by Association President Jon Jenkins.  Alpine Township Fire Chief David Klomparens presented special awards recognition to fire fighters Dan Olney and Jeremy Kelly for their special contributions, as well as to the fire department secretary Diane Post. He also recognized Firefighter of the Year Brian Stalsonburg who received his award last year.   Firefighters also received awards and pins for years of service.  Tim Schweitzer  handed out some special awards for what could be categorized as "Most Unmemorable Moments"  

Comstock Park Organization Helps Feed West Michigan

Comstock Park Organization Helps Feed West Michigan

Did you know that a $10.00 donation to "Feeding America" will provide as much food for the hungry than if you donated $100.00 in groceries in a food drive?  That was one of many points made by Ken Estelle, Executive Director of Feeding America,  located in Comstock Park.  

Estelle addressed the members of the Comstock Park Rotary last week their meeting at the Swan Inn.  Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank exists to ensure good food is available to the hungry in our community. They do this by saving good surplus food from going to landfills. Last year, they saved 22.3 million pounds of high-quality food from going to waste.They distribute that reclaimed food to pantries, shelters, and other local anti-hunger organizations in 40 West Michigan counties.

Are you buying "local" for the holidays?

Are you buying "local" for the holidays?

Are you supporting your local economy?

Local First has a holiday gift guide with suggestions that support locally owned businesses.

You can also find gift suggestions on our WZZM 13 Made in Michigan page that lists nearly 500 companies that make their products in Michigan.

According to ABC News, if each American spent just $64 on American made goods, it would create 200,000 new jobs.  ABC also has information on Made in America goods.

Fresh Vegetables in the Fall

Fresh Vegetables in the Fall

Michigan apples and other fruit took a hit this year because of the unusual weather we had but don’t forget about the fresh vegetables.

In speaking with a gal at Brechting’s Farm Market on 6 Mile NW, just west of Alpine Ave NW here in Grand Rapids, MI she told me their market traffic is down. She said most people refer to farm markets as a fruit stand but she was quick to point out, we may not have all the fruit we want to sell this year but we have lots of fresh vegetables at our stand.

The market is open Monday-Saturday from 9-6 and Sunday from noon-6 through the month of November.

More Food for Less Money

More Food for Less Money

Tired of paying full price for groceries? Sick of opening up the pantry and having no idea what to make for dinner with such slim pickings? We’ve got a program for you!