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My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

My Town: Meijer to hire thousands ahead of holidays

 

WALKER, Mich.—  A Walker-based retail store is hiring thousands more workers ahead of the holiday season.

Meijer recently announced it plans to hire more than 10,000 additional employees for stores in five states. Nearly half of the new hires, approximately 4,800 people, will happen in Michigan. The additional employees are needed to cover duties newly opened stores, as well as the upcoming busy holiday shopping season.  Meijer opened or is opening nine new stores in 2014; the retailer plans to open additional locations in 2015.

The openings will be for a variety of positions, from cashiers to meat cutting.  The majority of positions will be part time and seasonal.  Interested candidates can apply online on Meijer’s website

Meijer currently operates 213 supercenters and grocery stores throughout Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Kentucky.

My Town: Shop and help local charity during Macy's 'Shop For A Cause' Aug. 23

My Town: Shop and help local charity during Macy's 'Shop For A Cause' Aug. 23

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—The back-to-school shopping season is here, and Macy’s is giving customers a charitable reason to open up their wallets.

The department store is holding its ninth annual “Shop For A Cause” event on Saturday, Aug. 23.  Customers who purchase a $5 shopping pass at any of Mel Trotter Ministries four thrift store locations can enjoy special discounts, entertainment and http://www.meltrotter.org exclusive events at the Macy’s in Grandville.  All proceeds from the pass sale will go to Mel Trotter.

My Town Grandville: New store celebrates opening at Bucktown

My Town Grandville: New store celebrates opening at Bucktown

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—West Michigan model makers have a new place to shop along 44th Street.

The Grandville-Jenison Area Chamber of Commerce cut the ribbon on HobbyTown USA Headquarters last week.  The store, which is filled with model kits, rockets, games and toys, is located in the Bucktown shopping plaza.

HobbyTown USA treated visitors to lunch from fellow Bucktown tenant Potbelly Sandwich Shop as part of last Friday’s ceremony.

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

My Town: Outdoor Farmer's Market to feature more than 50 vendors

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.— The Outdoor Farmer’s Market in downtown Grand Rapids will open for its second season this weekend.

Grand Rapids Downtown Market says the new season of outdoor shopping will start Saturday May 3.  The outdoor market will be open every Saturday in May, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The market will host its inaugural “Chefs at The Market” demonstration at 10 a.m.  A chef will showcase simple recipes you can follow using food available at the market.  This weekend’s demonstration will feature rhubarb.

Inside the market, visitors can take part in a free yoga session and enjoy live jazz music by Hugh DeWitt.  At noon, shoppers can also enjoy microgreens grown in the market’s greenhouse as part of a $5 tasting bar.

This year’s outdoor market will feature food and products from more than 50 vendors, including:

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 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: 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.