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Entrepreneur expo returns to Midland

The "Big Leagues" entrepreneurial expo will be hosted in Midland again this year, with a line up of guests, startups and leaders that should have something for any mid-Micchigan businessperson to learn from.

Excerpt: The sixth annual Heading For the Big Leagues Entrepreneur Expo is returning to Midland's Dow Diamond Thursday, May 29.

The expo, sponsored by the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center, brings together regional innovators, start-ups, community leaders and business leaders, according to a Dow Diamond news release.

The whole story is online here.

Source: Mlive.com

Farm-to-table restaurant in Saginaw has successful Kickstarter

A new farm-to-table restaurant in downtown Saginaw is opening, with some innovative funding from Kickstarter.

Excerpt: Last year, Saginaw residents Scott and Lisa Kelly announced plans to open a farm-to-table restaurant called Bradley's Bistro in downtown Saginaw.

Bradley's Bistro — named for the moniker they gave to a fox spotted during a family trip on the west side of the state — is opening at 216 Federal.

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Source: Mlive.com

Midland golf course makes transition to nature trails

A former, closed-down golf course along the Saginaw River is now becoming part of the greening of the city, as it will become connected to nature trails with the help of wildlife groups.

Excerpt: The former Germania Golf Course, adjacent to a hard-pressed residential Saginaw neighborhood, was acquired by The Nature Conservancy through a gift from The Dow Chemical Co. and transferred to the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge earlier this month.

The whole story is online here.

Source: Midland Daily News

Northwood University alum featured in 20 under 20 list from Crain's

A recent list of Detroit's best and brightest young professionals includes a Northwood University graduate.

Excerpt: Michelle Srbinovich has put WDET 101.9 FM's digital fundraising and marketing efforts into hyperdrive since joining the Wayne State University public radio station in December 2009.

Her efforts over the past four years have earned her promotions, and in August, she was named the station's interim co-general manager along with talk show host Craig Fahle.

For the whole story, go here.    

Source: Northwood University

Longhorn Steakhouse site approved in Saginaw Township

Saginaw Township grows by the year, and the latest addition is a new Longhorn Steakhouse.

Excerpt: The Saginaw Township Planning Commission on Wednesday, May 7, approved a site plan for a new LongHorn Steakhouse restaurant.

"Welcome to Saginaw Township," Planning Commission Chairman Peter W. Brucker said after the motion carried.

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Source: Mlive.com

Mt. Pleasant man's burger recipe makes it to Fenway Park menu

A burger designed by a local Red Sox fan won a contest to come up with a new stadium menu item.

Excerpt: Joe Garrison has been a Boston Red Sox fan for 15 years, but the Mount Pleasant resident had never made it to Fenway Park for a game.

That all changed in May for Garrison, Central Michigan University associate director of financial planning and budgets, thanks to a hamburger he created.

The rest of the story is online here.

Source: Mlive.com

Uptown progress moves ahead with contract award on Bay City's Riverwalk

The Uptown development project in Bay City is getting itself connected to the city's Riverwalk with the latest in construction underway.

Excerpt: Work is set to begin in earnest to construct a new section of Riverwalk, as well as a plaza and day dock area, at the Uptown Bay City construction site.

The Bay City Commission on Monday, May 5, voted 8-1 to award a $2.4 million contract to Buena Vista-based Rohde Bros. Excavating Inc. for the project, which also includes various sidewalks, landscaping and electrical work along the east shoreline of the Saginaw River.

The complete article can be found here.

Source: Mlive.com

Surgery and Endoscopy Center earns accredited status

A surgical clinic in Midland now is accredited for all kinds of outpatient surgery.

Excerpt: Great Lakes Bay Surgery and Endoscopy Center at 4228 Bay City Road in Midland has been granted "Accredited Status" for all services by The Joint Commission under the "Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Ambulatory Health Care."

For the whole story, go here.

Source: OurMidland.coml

New bar: Mott's Place offers live music, Michigan beers on Saginaw's Michigan Avenue

Saginaw has a new venue for music, as a new bar downtown opens.

Excerpt: Geoff Mott spent the past two months pouring time and effort into Saginaw's newest bar, which is also his namesake.

Mott's Place, 417 S. Michigan, opens Friday, April 25. Those who visit the Saginaw watering hole will find what Mott refers to as a "low-key place to see live music."

For the whole story go here.

Source: Mlive.com

Local dog park nears construction, expects to bring people to Mount Pleasant

A community-funded dog park is coming to Mount Pleasant this year, a key component in making the community attractive to young professionals.

Excerpt: With more than 90 percent of their goal reached this spring, Friends of the Dog Park could see a completed park by the fall.

There are only four fundraisers left to reach the goal of $39,188 set for the nonprofit by Mount Pleasant and Union Township. 

The whole story is online here.

Source: CM Life

The 10 Most Diverse Places In Michigan

Midland ranks as one of the most diverse places in Michigan on this list mined from population data.

Excerpt: With this in mind, the Movoto Real Estate Blog set out to create a new kind of data-driven ranking that looks at how diverse the largest places within a state are. For our first stop, we decided to focus on Michigan, a state that has long embraced and relied on its diverse populace.

The whole list can be found here.

Source: Movoto.com

10 ways to get moving and focus on fitness in Saginaw County

Spring is here, and with it comes time to get up, get active, and get some winter weight off or finally get that exercise routine in place. There are lots of ways to stay healthy in mid-Michigan.
Excerpt: Saginaw County is one of the most unhealthy places in Michigan when it comes to diet and exercise, according to a new study. But healthy options are available, if you know where to look.
Here are 10 ways to get moving, eat healthy and focus on fitness in Saginaw County.
For the whole story, go here.
Source: Mlive.com

Two Flint streets to be rebuilt

A new manufacturer moving into Flint is good news in the first place, but some more good news is coming with it; two local streets are getting upgrades to handle the heavier traffic.
Excerpt: Two city streets that will carry traffic to and from a new pipe manufacturing facility will be rebuilt with a $2.3 million grant from the Michigan Department of Transportation.
Stewart Avenue from Dort Highway to James P. Cole Boulevard, and Andrew Street, from Stewart to Wagner avenues, will be reconstructed to handle heavier loads, extending the life of the streets and to accommodate employee and commercial traffic, MDOT said in a news release.
For the whole story, go here.
Source: Mlive.com

High school team wins SVSU innovation competition

A team of Dow High School students won a recent innovation award for their plan for microbial fuel cells as an alternative energy source.
Excerpt: If Saturday is any indication, Dow High students Catherine Haslam, Varun Shanker, Vikram Shanker, Blair Subbaraman and Austen Zhu are on the road to turning the world into a better place.
Their project, "Microbial Fuel Cell," which takes microbial fuel cells as a source of renewable energy and reduces utility costs, earned first place at the inaugural A.H. Nickless Innovation Competition on the campus of Saginaw Valley State University.
For the rest of the article, click here.
Source: OurMidland.com

Return of STEM festival helps boost mid-Michigan

Science projects were always the most fun projects when you were a kid, and a regional festival is bringing back that fun to science and math.
Excerpt: An announcement in Monday’s Midland Daily News that The Dow Chemical Co. will again sponsor the Great Lakes Bay Regional Science and Engineering Festival at Delta College was good news for students, their parents, area businesses and more.
The first festival last fall brought thousands of people to Delta to learn more about STEM — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — and to do so in a fun, yet educational manner. 
The rest of the story is online here.
Source: OurMidland.com
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