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My Town Grandville: West Michigan Community Bank welcomes new VP

My Town Grandville: West Michigan Community Bank welcomes new VP

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GRANDVILLE, Mich.-- West Michigan Community Bank is pleased to announce that Robert C. Robbins has joined the bank as Vice President of Commercial Banking in Grand Rapids and surrounding areas.

Rob has over seventeen years of experience in commercial lending in the West Michigan region. Previous to joining West Michigan Community Bank, he worked at JP Morgan Chase and Fifth Third Bank in the Grand Rapids area.  In his spare time, Rob continues to enjoy coaching youth baseball after 10 years.

Rob’s office is located at the downtown Grand Rapids office at 177 Ottawa Ave. NW in Grand Rapids. West Michigan Community Bank has five branches throughout West Michigan.

Todd Wenzel Automotive purchases new dealership

Todd Wenzel Automotive purchases new dealership

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Todd Wenzel Automotive announces the acquisition of their third Michigan dealership, Jim Waldron Buick GMC of Davison.

This purchase represents the second Buick GMC franchise for Todd Wenzel. The first, located in Grand Rapids, was obtained in 2001 followed by a Chevrolet franchise in Hudsonville in 2004.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the Davison and Greater Flint communities," said Wenzel, "We look forward to maintaining the excellent reputation the Waldrons have built."

My Town: New restaurants to replace shuttered sports bar

My Town: New restaurants to replace shuttered sports bar

ALPINE TOWNSHIP, Mich.—A new set of restaurants will soon replaced a shuttered sports bar, plagued by police calls.

Gipper’s Sports Bar and Grille was auctioned off last year.  The bar lost its liquor license in January 2012, shortly after two shootings within three months at the bar.

My Town Grandville: Gander Mountain celebrates grand opening of remodeled store

My Town Grandville: Gander Mountain celebrates grand opening of remodeled store

GRANDVILLE, Mich.--  A year after competitor Cabela’s opened its doors just two miles away, Gander Mountain is celebrating the grand opening of its newly-remodeled Grandville store.

“It’s exciting to bring our great selection of merchandise, a sharp new look and improved shopping experience to so many of our Gander Mountain stores,” said David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s CEO. “Through dozens of major remodeling projects at stores throughout our network, we’re giving our loyal patrons and our newest fans an even better place to get the best gear and expertise at the best prices.”

Gander Mountain will hold a three-day grand opening celebration this weekend, from April 4-6. Special appearances will include:

My Town Grandville: Restaurant celebrates grand opening April 7

My Town Grandville: Restaurant celebrates grand opening April 7

GRANDVILLE, Mich.-- A new restaurant will celebrate its grand opening in Grandville on Monday, April 7.

Grillin Wings & More is located at 4410 Chicago Drive.  The restaurant serves up a variety of fried foods, hot dogs, sandwiches, wraps salads, seafood and wings dipped in any of the restaurant's 17 signature sauces.  There are also daily specials, which you can find on the restaurant's website.

Grillin Wings & More's grand opening celebration will start at noon on Monday, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m.

 

 

My Town:Students advance to Science Olympiad State Tournament

My Town:Students advance to Science Olympiad State Tournament

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—More than a dozen teams of West Michigan youth will head to Lansing next month for the Science Olympiad State Tournament.

The teams competed for a spot in the competition during the Region 12 Michigan Science Olympiad event held Saturday.  It was the 30th anniversary for the competition, held at Grand Valley State University.

Based on the results, the following teams will compete at the state Capitol:

            Middle School Teams (in order of place)

1.     Lakeshore Middle School

2.     Grandville Middle School

3.     Jenison Jr. High

4.     Chandler Woods Charter

My Town: Vendors needed for upcoming Hudsonville events

My Town: Vendors needed for upcoming Hudsonville events

HUDSONVILLE, Mich.-  Vendors, vendors vendors- that’s what the Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for as three events return for the year.

First up is the Hudsonville Showcase, promoting businesses and organizations within the community.  Organizers still have a few vendor spots available for the April 12 event.  Visitors will sample test and browse local products and services while enjoying free activities, giveaways, games and door prizes.  The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hudsonville High School. 

The Hudsonville Farmer’s Market returns in a few months, but now is the time to sign up to share your produce. And artists are needed for Hudsonville’s Art in the Park event, which will be June 12.

 Anyone interested in becoming a vendor should contact Michelle Fare at mfare@hudsonville.org or call (616) 669-0200 ext. 1411 for more information.