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Gov. Snyder talks future of Saginaw, Flint

Governor Rick Snyder sat down for a Q& A about the future of mid-Michigan cities with the Saginaw News and Flint Journal. Police presence and blight demolitions were tops on the list of questions.
 
Excerpt: Gov. Rick Snyder said he is hopeful about the state's future.
 
The Saginaw News and Flint Journal editorial boards sat down with Snyder on Monday, Dec. 16, to look back at his first three years in office and ahead at the final year of his four-year term.
 
The whole interview is online here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

NerdWallet says Midland, Bay City are among best places to find a job

Unemployment rates and cost of living are working in mid-Michigan's favor when it comes to job hunting, according to a new ranking online.
 
Excerpt: Midland and Bay City are among the best places in Michigan for job seekers, according to consumer advocacy site called NerdWallet.com.
 
NerdWallet.com took into consideration city growth, cost of living and unemployment rates when ranking the cities. 
 
Midland ranked No. 2 on the list. Bay City took the No. 15 spot. 
 
For the whole story, go here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

Mt. Pleasant recognized for entrepreneurship

If you're looking for a good place to start up a new business, you could do a lot worse than Mt. Pleasant, according to a recent research project.
 
Excerpt: Mt. Pleasant may not be a first thought when someone plans on starting up a business in Michigan.
 
But the city of Mt. Pleasant is one of eight communities to be recognized as an area that fosters entrepreneurial growth and economic development by an annual eCities research project.
 
For the whole story, click here.
 
Source: The Morning Sun
 

25 things to do in the Saginaw area for the holidays

The holidays are upon us, and with that comes as many events as you can find to attend--which might be great when the kids are out of school, or hectic as you try to fit it all in. Either way, here's a list of things not to miss.
 
Excerpt: Regardless of your faith or traditions, December is a busy time of year.
 
Many people spend the month planning, shopping, celebrating, volunteering and visiting with family and friends.
 
The holiday season also can be a stressful time.
 
The whole list is online here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

Jeff Daniels returns to Bay City's State Theater

Actor and musician Jeff Daniels will be playing in Bay City in January, and it looks like it'll be a sold-out show. He'll also be in Mt. Pleasant if you miss out on this date.
 
Excerpt: Bacigalupo said Daniels' shows in 2006 and 2009 were sold out and he expects the upcoming show to also sell out.
 
"This will be one of the hottest tickets at the State Theatre in 2014," said Bacigalupo. "I will be selling 552 seats. In fact, people have already seen it on our website and have already purchased tickets."
 
The entire rundown is available here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

Hemlock students using Chromebooks

Oh, how the times are changing. When most of us were in middle school, the idea of having a laptop computer was simply a flight of fancy. But now? Well, it's pretty commonplace, like at Hemlock Middle School. 
 
Excerpt: Brianna Wichman looked at her house from 450 miles in space and clicked a few buttons to zoom in on it. She then had to figure out how to copy the image and insert it, along with a map, into a presentation; such is the life of a sixth-grader at Hemlock Middle School.
 
Students in Bohn’s sixth grade class use Chromebooks as a normal part of their day.
 
“I like the Chromebooks, they’re cool,” Wichman said. “They’re fun to use. It’s a lot more fun than using paper and pencil.”
 
For the remainder of the story, read on
 
Source: Midland Daily News

Saginaw County's Nexteer Automotive announces new products, finalist for Automotive News PACE awards

Nexteer Automotive just keeps finding new ways to improve, expand and offer more specialized products. And, guess what? They're at it again. 
 
Excerpt: Saginaw County’s Nexteer Automotive has announced two new products, Magnasteer with Torque Overlay and Smart Flow, and together they are a finalist for the 2014 Automotive News PACE awards.
 
Magnasteer with Torque Overlay and Smart Flow are designed to bring driver-assist functionality and power consumption benefits to vehicles beyond the traditional operating range of electric power steering, company officials said in a news release.
 
More information is available here
 
Source: Mlive.com

Goodrich Quality Theaters to open 10-screen complex in Saginaw County

Love movies? Yeah, so do we. And if you're in Kochville Township, you're going to have a brand-spanking-new theater to enjoy your movies in. 
 
Excerpt: Ready to take in the new Hobbit movie or the latest in the Hunger Games series on the big screen?
 
Movie goers in Saginaw County soon will have a brand new theater to see their favorite films when Grand Rapids-based Goodrich Quality Theaters Inc. opens its new Quality 10 GDX in Kochville Township.
 
For the rest of the article, follow this link
 
Source: Mlive.com

One Page at a Time: Local comic shop owner proud to celebrate country’s graphic heritage

There's just something special about holding a comic book in your hands. Awesome art and great stories are just the start. 
 
Excerpt: As he steps into Hall of Heroes, Maxwell Hogue is here for one thing: To play.
 
The Port Sanilac sophomore first discovered Mount Pleasant’s comic and gaming shop in September and has frequented it as a customer and competitor ever since.
 
“It’s a place that’s open and lets you come and play,” Hogue said. “You can play whenever you want. Everyone is very friendly.”
 
For more of the story, read on
 
Source: Central Michigan Life

WhichCraft taproom pours Michigan beers in Midland

Craft beers are more than a passing interest for some people--they are a whole lifestyle. WhichCraft in Midland is definitely offering up a place that feels like home if that sounds like you.
 
Excerpt: Step into WhichCraft Taproom, and you’ll soon realize owners Sharon and Richard Caldwell are pouring more than Michigan craft beers into their dream operation.
 
From the rustic seating and strategically placed doors to the industrial piping overhead, it carries the earmark of people who cared enough to pour their heart into the operation.
 
For the whole story, go here
 
Source: Mlive.com

Virtual career fairs at Tim Horton's reach jobseekers

A doughnut, some coffee and job hunting online might be the informal routine for a lot of people in Michigan looking for a job, but it's going to be a little more official this week as the MEDC, Michigan Works! and Tim Hortons team up for a career fair.
 
Excerpt: The Michigan Economic Development Corp., Michigan Works! and Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop, have teamed up to host a virtual career fair Wednesday, Nov. 13.
 
The MiVirtualCareerFair event is to take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. online and at participating Tim Hortons locations, among them is Saginaw Township's Tim Hortons, located at 4870 State.
 
The whole story can be found online here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

What Bay City residents think of the new wave of development

Developments just keep coming in Bay City, but not everyone thinks they'll help move the city forward.
 
Excerpt: Readers of The Bay City Times and MLive.com are divided on whether the surge of development happening in Bay County will lead to job creation.
 
Mill End Lofts along Water Street in downtown Bay City is under construction; the Uptown Bay City development recently announced Ann Arbor-based Real Seafood Co. has joined its tenant mix; Monitor Township may be getting a new $4 million Hampton Inn & Suites; and an $8.6 million residential development has been proposed for Bay City’s West Side.
 
For the whole article, click here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

CMU plans to open Detroit campus

The latest step in the revitalization of Detroit might be coming from a mid-Michigan school: CMU is going to open a campus right downtown.
 
Excerpt: Central Michigan University plans to open a Global Campus center at 777 Woodward Avenue by spring 2014, according to a report from the Mount Pleasant college's student newspaper CM Life.
 
The university earlier this year approved spending $143,000 a year for 4,000 square feet of space in the One Kennedy Square building on Campus Martius Park.
 
The rest of the story is online here.
 
Source: Mlive.com

Midland tops list of best real estate cities

Midland has the best livability and real estate value of the top cities in Michigan, according to Movoto.

Excerpt: Midland is the best city in Michigan to call home, according to a blog written by a national real estate company called Movoto.

The 50 most populous cities and townships in Michigan were considered. Bay City ranked 23rd, Saginaw Township ranked 28th and Saginaw came in at 46th out of 50.

For the whole story, click here.

Source: Mlive.com

Riverfront development may rise in Bay City

The proposed new development would be called Victor's Landing, on the Saginaw River.

Excerpt: Bay City’s riverfront could see a new residential housing development if the Ohio-based Woda Group Inc. is able to secure financial assistance from Michigan State Housing Development Authority.

For the whole story, go here.

Source: Mlive.com
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