Grand Rapids – Mich OPC http://michopc.com/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 02:55:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://michopc.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/default-1-150x150.png Grand Rapids – Mich OPC http://michopc.com/ 32 32 Grand River bands continue fight for recognition as deadline approaches https://michopc.com/grand-river-bands-continue-fight-for-recognition-as-deadline-approaches/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 02:55:28 +0000 https://michopc.com/grand-river-bands-continue-fight-for-recognition-as-deadline-approaches/ GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After a nearly three-decade-long battle, a western Michigan tribe may soon find out if they have won federal recognition. The US Department of the Interior (DOI) is expected to issue a decision on the recognition of the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians by October 12. The Grand River bands submitted […]]]>

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — After a nearly three-decade-long battle, a western Michigan tribe may soon find out if they have won federal recognition.

The US Department of the Interior (DOI) is expected to issue a decision on the recognition of the Grand River Bands of Ottawa Indians by October 12.

The Grand River bands submitted a petition to reaffirm their tribal status in 1994.

The petition has been on the “active consideration” list since 2013, but has been blocked by a series of extensions requested by the DOI and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Federal recognition means that the US government considers a tribe’s right to exist as a sovereign nation. It also unlocks a number of benefits, including land, health care, and educational resources.

“It’s really hard to know that my dad, his mom…they never saw the benefits,” said Frances Compo, vice president of Grand River Bands. “I keep wondering if this is going to happen to me? To my children and grandchildren? Will they wait forever for something the government keeps postponing?

Comp added,By being able to get those resources we would be able to help our people in a better way and I think that’s what I’m hoping for but it’s been so long and waited you’re almost scared to want.

Ogema Ron Yob says the history of Grand River dates back hundreds of years when 19 bands from Ottawa formed villages near waterways in southwestern Michigan.

Treaties signed in 1821 and 1837 recognize the tribe’s homelands. It is also recognized by the State of Michigan.

Yob says Grand River has lost about half of its membership due to the federal recognition process. When the original petition was submitted, there were over 1,000 members.

“A lot of people will have relatives who are from one tribe or another and they will choose the tribe that is recognized because then they can access funding,” Yob said.

According to Yob, it’s still unclear why the tribe hasn’t yet been recognized, although he suspects changes at the White House could play a part in the problem.

Documents on the DOI’s website show it has requested at least nine extensions since 2017. Each time, “administrative issues” were cited.

Another filing from 2005 suggested possible problems with the evidence given to officials, but Yob says those issues have been corrected.

Over the summer, Grand River released an affidavit from a longtime historian who was part of the DOI reconnaissance team. He says the tribe’s request was approved in 2016, but it has since remained with the department’s attorney’s office.

DOI did not respond to a request for comment.

“We were recognized when they took our land…we were recognized when we signed land cession treaties,” Yob said. “When they took our children to boarding school, they recognized that they were Indian children, but these same children that they took away from their families are now being denied their rights.”

It is possible that the DOI will extend Grand River’s request beyond October 12.

Yob says if she was rejected, they would have a chance to reapply.

However, he, Compo and other members hope it doesn’t come to that.

“We can start our evolutionary process, start improving,” Yob said. “We would start investigating ourselves and doing a needs assessment. We would start looking after the health of our people. We would start by looking at what training they have and what careers they want to pursue. We would just start elevating everyone.

There are currently six active petitions for federal recognition according to the DOI, including two from California that have also been trying since 1994.

Twelve tribes in Michigan have been recognized by the federal government.

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Police investigate fatal crash in Grand Rapids https://michopc.com/police-investigate-fatal-crash-in-grand-rapids/ Sun, 18 Sep 2022 04:05:31 +0000 https://michopc.com/police-investigate-fatal-crash-in-grand-rapids/ GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – First responders are at the scene of a fatal crash in Grand Rapids. It happened late Saturday night at the intersection of College Avenue and Fulton Street. A News8 team at the scene confirmed that the accident involved a motorcycle and a van. Officers say the accident is fatal, but […]]]>

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – First responders are at the scene of a fatal crash in Grand Rapids.

It happened late Saturday night at the intersection of College Avenue and Fulton Street. A News8 team at the scene confirmed that the accident involved a motorcycle and a van.

Officers say the accident is fatal, but did not say how many people died.

As of 11:45 p.m., the intersection remains closed while officers continue to investigate.

News8 is working to find out more.

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Grand Rapids Seniors Community Hosts National Assisted Living Week Car Show https://michopc.com/grand-rapids-seniors-community-hosts-national-assisted-living-week-car-show/ Fri, 16 Sep 2022 04:54:46 +0000 https://michopc.com/grand-rapids-seniors-community-hosts-national-assisted-living-week-car-show/ September 11-17 this year is National Assisted Living Week, a week-long celebration to recognize the role of assisted living centers across the country. The National Center for Assisted Living, or NCAL, encourages living centers to hold community events to celebrate, which Majestic Pines Senior Living Community in Grand Rapids did with a food truck and […]]]>

September 11-17 this year is National Assisted Living Week, a week-long celebration to recognize the role of assisted living centers across the country. The National Center for Assisted Living, or NCAL, encourages living centers to hold community events to celebrate, which Majestic Pines Senior Living Community in Grand Rapids did with a food truck and car show on Wednesday.

Each year the week has a recurring theme, this year being “Joyful Moments”. The theme was chosen to create meaningful and enriching memories for those involved.

“Happy times are what we try to do every day at Majestic Pines, not just for a week,” explained Lynn Wirtanen, Community Coordinator for Majestic Pines Senior Living Community, “We try to create those happy times for our residents. who live here, whether it’s memory care, independent living or assisted living, we want it to be a happy and fun place.

The past two years have been difficult for healthcare workers and assisted living facilities due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is why the large attendance at the event was so impactful to see.

“This is probably the biggest event we’ve had since March 2020,” said Nichole Houg, General Manager of Majestic Pines Senior Living Community, “It feels good to welcome the community back to our building.”

Whether you’re trying to make new memories or just taking the trip down memory lane, spending time at a local assisted living center could be a great way to have some joyous times for National Health Week. assisted living.

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Grand Marais, Grand Rapids, Red Cliff https://michopc.com/grand-marais-grand-rapids-red-cliff/ Tue, 13 Sep 2022 22:51:00 +0000 https://michopc.com/grand-marais-grand-rapids-red-cliff/ Grand Marais, MN- The public is invited to celebrate the completion of roadwork on Highway 61. On Thursday, September 15 at noon, there will be a program on the lawn of the Grand Marais Public Library. The Highway 61 project won two awards, including the Quality of Living Award and an Honorable Mention for the […]]]>

Grand Marais, MN- The public is invited to celebrate the completion of roadwork on Highway 61. On Thursday, September 15 at noon, there will be a program on the lawn of the Grand Marais Public Library. The Highway 61 project won two awards, including the Quality of Living Award and an Honorable Mention for the Cole Value Awards from the International Association for Public Participation. Along with the top honor, the project is also up for a National People’s Choice Award. To vote for the project, click here.

Grand Rapids, MN- The local food department needs volunteers. Second Harvest Food Shelf needs more volunteers during its Monday-Thursday shifts. 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. They also need groups to help with projects such as bagging production and bag wrapping for children and families. Groups, families and individuals are invited to volunteer.

Red Cliff- The Red Cliff Tribe is celebrating Cultural Days From Saturday September 16 to Sunday September 18. The 6th annual event will feature a two-day powwow, canoe races, car show and more. The golf tournament will raise funds for the Red Cliff Kids Holiday giveaway this winter. There will also be cultural stations running all day for people to learn about Ojibwe culture. All events are open to the public and admission is $10.

Tips: If there’s something happening in your neighborhood that you think we should know about, email us at newstips@cbs3duluth.com, and it could be featured as we cycle through Northland city by city.

Previous day: City by city: Biwabik, Superior, Ashland

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MSP: Driver in critical condition after crash on US-131 in GR https://michopc.com/msp-driver-in-critical-condition-after-crash-on-us-131-in-gr/ Mon, 12 Sep 2022 00:10:19 +0000 https://michopc.com/msp-driver-in-critical-condition-after-crash-on-us-131-in-gr/ GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A driver is in critical condition after a crash in Grand Rapids on Sunday, police say. It happened around 7:30 p.m. on US-131 near Leonard Street. An 18-year-old from Grand Rapids lost control of her vehicle and hit a traffic barrier, Michigan State Police said. According to the police, her […]]]>

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) – A driver is in critical condition after a crash in Grand Rapids on Sunday, police say.

It happened around 7:30 p.m. on US-131 near Leonard Street. An 18-year-old from Grand Rapids lost control of her vehicle and hit a traffic barrier, Michigan State Police said. According to the police, her vehicle overturned and she was ejected.

She was taken to hospital, where she is in critical condition, the MSP said.

Southbound US-131 was closed at Leonard Street, but has since reopened.

The accident is still under investigation.

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“There’s a lot of good talent out there,” says CEO who moved shoe company from Oregon to Grand Rapids https://michopc.com/theres-a-lot-of-good-talent-out-there-says-ceo-who-moved-shoe-company-from-oregon-to-grand-rapids/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 15:30:00 +0000 https://michopc.com/theres-a-lot-of-good-talent-out-there-says-ceo-who-moved-shoe-company-from-oregon-to-grand-rapids/ GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Rommel Vega still remembers the reaction when he announced he was moving the headquarters of his shoe company, HOLO, from Portland, Oregon to Grand Rapids. “It was like ‘why’,” he recalls asking friends and colleagues. Portland is home to Nike, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Under Armor and more, and some of Vega’s […]]]>

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Rommel Vega still remembers the reaction when he announced he was moving the headquarters of his shoe company, HOLO, from Portland, Oregon to Grand Rapids.

“It was like ‘why’,” he recalls asking friends and colleagues.

Portland is home to Nike, Adidas, Columbia Sportswear, Under Armor and more, and some of Vega’s counterparts couldn’t understand why he wanted to leave the bustling West Coast city and move his sustainability-focused shoe business to the Midwest.

The answer: financial support, access to skilled workers and an opportunity to create your own path. He didn’t want to be just another shoe company in Portland, he said.

“We had to go somewhere where we got more community support, more investor support,” said Vega, 39, who moved HOLO to Grand Rapids this year after launching the business in 2020.

Several months after moving here, he says the transition to Michigan is going well.

On a recent morning, Vega showed off his company’s new headquarters on the fifth floor of the CWD building in downtown Grand Rapids. With panoramic views of the city skyline and the Van Andel Arena, he and his seven area employees use the open office-style space to meet with retailers and discuss sales, product design and more. topics.

Dozens of shoes line a wall near the entrance to the office.

Vega uses the shoes — available in styles for casual wear, hiking, running and more — to speak with sellers about her company and its commitment to sustainability.

“We always say these shoes are made of trash, because they are,” he said, describing HOLO’s use of recycled materials such as water bottles to create its shoes.

HOLO takes pride in its production methods.

Holding a shoe, Vega points to the sole and says a series of tiny, bumpy multicolored dots are the result of a manufacturing process that uses less energy and water than conventional methods. Rather than being smoothed, which would require a more intensive production process, the shredded recycled material used to create the sole is left in its original shape, he said.

“We think it gives it a lot of character,” he said. “You see a lot of bumps and imperfections, and you see a lot of the recycled content that’s been regrinded into the material.”

Vega, who grew up in Miami and attended the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, worked in the shoe industry for nearly two decades before launching HOLO. His resume includes stops at Puma, Keen, Columbia Sportswear, DC Shoes and Fossil, a watch manufacturer.

He is, however, no stranger to western Michigan.

Earlier in his career, about four or five years ago, he spent a few years at Wolverine World Wide in Rockford. During that time, he lived near Knapp’s Corner in Grand Rapids Township and spent a lot of time downtown, he said.

“There are a lot of young people here, there are a lot of people here who have a lot of energy,” he said.

Today, HOLO shoes can be found at retailers such as Macy’s, REI, Nordstrom, Backcountry.com, and more.

But, going forward, Vega says he plans to expand the company’s reach, both nationally and locally. Sales are expected to exceed $5 million by the end of the year.

“We will be in 50 Meijer stores by January or February,” he said.

Price is important to Vega.

He says HOLO’s priority is to make sustainably created and affordable footwear for a range of consumers. HOLO’s shoes range from around $50 to $100.

“There’s a group of consumers who are being left behind and they’re being left out of the sustainability conversation,” he said. “We wanted to create a brand that really speaks to everyone, no matter where you live or what you do.”

In Michigan, Vega says he found the support he needed to grow his business.

While the venture capital and investment community on the West Coast is heavily tech-focused, HOLO was able to tap into investment networks and raise “a lot of money” in Michigan, he said. declared.

This includes investments from Grand Rapids-based BIC Capital Partners, Invest Detroit Ventures, and Michigan Rise, which supports entrepreneurs and tech startups and is administered by the Michigan State University Foundation.

HOLO also received a performance-based grant of $250,000 from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.

The grant provided a $100,000 reward to HOLO for signing a three-year lease at its headquarters, 50 Louis St. NW, as well as disbursements of $2,459 for each new job created by the company in Grand Rapids. These disbursements would be made for up to 61 new jobs.

“The community here, from an investment perspective, has been extremely supportive,” said Vega, who has also tapped into venture capital networks in Chicago. “The overall Midwest ecosystem is really, really good.”

Moving forward, finding skilled workers is another goal for HOLO.

In addition to seven employees in the Grand Rapids area, many of whom spend time working remotely but come into the office for meetings and other events, HOLO has four remote employees in Portland.

As the company settles in Grand Rapids, Vega says he will work to build relationships with art and design schools in Michigan and elsewhere in the Midwest in an effort to attract employees needed to help his business grow.

“We are a product-driven brand,” he said. “So to be able to tell the story of your product, you have to have really good salespeople, and so our approach is to make sure we have really good salespeople – and I think this city has that.”

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Grand Rapids Seeks Community Feedback on School Building Redesign Plan https://michopc.com/grand-rapids-seeks-community-feedback-on-school-building-redesign-plan/ Thu, 08 Sep 2022 21:07:00 +0000 https://michopc.com/grand-rapids-seeks-community-feedback-on-school-building-redesign-plan/ GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Public Schools is asking for the public’s help in developing the district’s new facility master plan, which could lead to a major campus restructuring in the years to come. The district announced 11 town halls for families to learn more about the restructuring plan and provide feedback on how […]]]>

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids Public Schools is asking for the public’s help in developing the district’s new facility master plan, which could lead to a major campus restructuring in the years to come.

The district announced 11 town halls for families to learn more about the restructuring plan and provide feedback on how to target resources. Sessions will begin on September 13 and continue until October 12.

Principals have also launched a community survey to solicit feedback, which takes about 10 to 15 minutes and will be open until Oct. 20, the district announced this week.

GRPS enrollment has dropped nearly 30% over the past 14 years, following a statewide trend of a declining school-age population. Due to declining enrollment, university buildings in the GRPS are largely operating under capacity, according to school leaders.

That’s why the Grand Rapids Board of Education is developing a new facilities master plan that could include plans to close school buildings, renovate or construct new buildings, and consolidate programs to optimize district resources for a small number of students.

RELATED: Grand Rapids considers closing schools among options to combat declining enrollment

School leaders say reducing the number of school buildings in the district will allow the GRPS to focus taxpayer dollars on the space the district needs and reinvest in programs for GRPS scholars, according to the district press release.

GRPS Superintendent Leadriane Roby called the community engagement process a “everyone on deck” effort where headteachers hope to solicit as much public input as possible on the facilities master plan, which will lay out some of the details of the redesign.

“These are serious conversations that require input from the community as a whole,” Roby said in a prepared statement.

“The decisions we make with this facilities master plan will enhance the education of our scholars now and in the future. This plan needs all hands on deck and this public engagement plan reflects our desire to have as many voices as possible around the table.

The district is still in the very early stages of developing its facilities master plan. No changes will occur this school year, but the board hopes to approve the plan by December 2022, Roby told MLive/The Grand Rapids Press during a school board facilities work session on Monday, August 8.

RELATED: 4 things to know about the possible closure of school buildings in Grand Rapids

The 11 town hall meetings will each have childcare, refreshments and interpretation services available to attendees, depending on the district. Two of the dates will include a dedicated Spanish session that will run concurrently with the English session. There will also be two virtual sessions where attendees can join the conversation via Zoom.

Here is a list of the 11 town halls scheduled for the next month:

  • Tuesday, September 13, 6-7:30 p.m. at Harrison Park Academy, 1440 Davis Ave.
  • Wednesday, September 14, 9-10:30 a.m. at Westwood Middle School, 1525 Mount Mercy Dr.
  • Wednesday, September 14, 6-7:30 p.m. at Westwood Middle School, 1525 Mount Mercy Dr.
  • Tuesday, September 20, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., virtual session
  • Tuesday, September 27, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Kent Hills Elementary, 1445 Emerald Ave.
  • Thursday, September 29, 6-7:30 p.m. at Riverside Middle School, 265 Eleanor St.
  • Saturday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., virtual session
  • Tuesday, October 4, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Ceséar E. Chavéz Elementary School, 1205 Ceséar E. Chavéz Avenue.
  • Thursday, October 6, 6-7:30 p.m. at Burton Middle School, 2133 Buchanan Ave.
  • Thursday, October 11, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Brookside Elementary, 2505 Madison Ave.
  • Wednesday, October 12, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Mulick Park Elementary School, 1761 Rosewood Ave.

Grand Rapids School Board Chairman Raynard Ross said the facilities master plan will focus on the financial sustainability of the district.

“When we created the 2022-27 Strategic Plan, we promised to ensure the financial sustainability of our district. That’s what creating this plan is for,” Ross said in a prepared statement.

“We have also promised to involve our community, including the young scholars we serve, in the decisions we make. The survey and town halls are just the beginning of delivering on that promise in creating this plan. No decision has been made and it won’t be until we hear from the community we are here to serve.

In addition to the survey and public comment sessions, the community can also share feedback with school leaders by emailing myschools@grps.org.

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GR businesses open on Labor Day experience good traffic https://michopc.com/gr-businesses-open-on-labor-day-experience-good-traffic/ Tue, 06 Sep 2022 02:52:08 +0000 https://michopc.com/gr-businesses-open-on-labor-day-experience-good-traffic/ GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The long weekend meant businesses big and small decided to close shop for an extra day, but there were a handful in Grand Rapids who decided to see the Work like a typical workday. Among them was the Purple East cannabis store on Plainfield Avenue NW. “Being a small business, […]]]>

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The long weekend meant businesses big and small decided to close shop for an extra day, but there were a handful in Grand Rapids who decided to see the Work like a typical workday.

Among them was the Purple East cannabis store on Plainfield Avenue NW.

“Being a small business, we really can’t afford to miss a revenue opportunity,” said President and Co-Owner Drew Phillippy.

Purple East at Grand Rapids on September 5, 2022.

Phillippy added that all holidays are usually busy for Purple East and that was also the case on Monday.

“We know that most of our clientele are people celebrating the holidays,” Phillippy said. “People need the goods to bring to these events, so we’re here to make those sacrifices, sometimes, to provide people with what they need for those experiences.”

Peppino’s restaurant on Ionia Avenue downtown was also open, but with limited hours. While Monday saw more take-out orders than appointments, manager and bartender Cameron Beals said Labor Day was busier than any typical weekday.

“We had a good flow of people for the holiday weekend,” Beals said. “People are coming back from the north, there are families who don’t want to cook today, or whatever – we can contribute, help them, feed them, give them a good time and a place (to ) watching sports, and hanging out.”

Peppino’s began operating on Labor Day 2020, when the pandemic was at its peak and needed the business. Then the 2021 vacation was a success, so he decided to stay open this year as well.

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Fruitport loses 27-point lead to Grand Rapids Christian 41-34 https://michopc.com/fruitport-loses-27-point-lead-to-grand-rapids-christian-41-34/ Sat, 03 Sep 2022 12:24:16 +0000 https://michopc.com/fruitport-loses-27-point-lead-to-grand-rapids-christian-41-34/ LocalSportsJournal.com GREAT RAPIDS—The Fruitport Trojans had a 34-7 lead with 4:52 remaining in the first half on Thursday night over Grand Rapid Christian before the Eagles dropped 34 unanswered points to come from behind to defeat Fruitport 41- 34. The Trojans entered the board at 11:49 of the first quarter on an 80-yard run from […]]]>

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GREAT RAPIDS—The Fruitport Trojans had a 34-7 lead with 4:52 remaining in the first half on Thursday night over Grand Rapid Christian before the Eagles dropped 34 unanswered points to come from behind to defeat Fruitport 41- 34.

The Trojans entered the board at 11:49 of the first quarter on an 80-yard run from junior Paschal Jolman to give Fruitport a 6-0 lead.

The Eagles responded quickly by scoring on an 82-yard kickoff return. They converted the extra kick and took a 7-6 lead with 11:35 left in the first quarter.

Fruitport scored 28 points on four straight possessions to take a 34-7 lead with 4:52 remaining in the first half.

Junior Collin Jolman found the end zone on an 8-yard ground play at 6:13 of the first quarter. Jolman connected with Bobby Canfield for the extra two-point conversion giving Fruitport a 14-6 lead.

In the second quarter, Jolman hit junior Cody Nash on a 15-yard passing play that resulted in another touchdown. Nash also scored the extra two-point conversion game giving Fruitport a 22-7 with 11:04 remaining in the first half.

The Trojans extended their lead to 28-7 when Jolman hit Paschal Jolman on a 19-yard touchdown pass giving Fruitport a 28-7 lead.

Fruitport veered on another first-half touchdown as Jolman hit junior Nash Cooper on a 19-yard touchdown pass with 4:52 left in the first half, giving the Trojans a 34-7 lead .

From then on, it was all Grand Rapids Christian as they ran for 34 straight points on five scoring drives.

The Eagles began their comeback just before the halftime break by scoring on a 50-yard pass. They converted the extra kick and trailed Fruitport 34-14 at halftime.

GR Christian continued his comeback scoring twice in the third period.

The Eagles scored on a 13-yard rushing play at 6:07, then found the end zone on a 7-yard pass play. They converted the extra two-point conversion in the second third quarter TD to cut Fruitport’s lead to 34-28 with 0:29.5 seconds left in the quarter.

The Trojan defense couldn’t contain the Eagles offense in the final stretch as GR Christian scored two touchdowns in the final two minutes.

The Eagles tied the score at 34-34 with 1:57 remaining on a 4-yard TD run but couldn’t convert the extra kick.

GR Christian scored the game-winning touchdown with 0:28.5 left on a 17-yard passing play. The Eagles would convert the extra kick completing the return to secure the win.

Fruitport rushed for 300 yards led by Paschal Jolman who gained 188 yards on 18 carries.

Collin Jolman completed 7 of 16 passes for 83 yards.

Fruitport had 16 first downs in the game and the Trojans were called for 8 penalties for 50 yards.

Leading the Trojans in defense are junior Andrew Fielstra with a team-high 8 tackles and second Kayden Beardsley with six tackles.

Fruitport will be back in action on Friday, September 9e when they take on foe OK Conference-Blue Allendale.

The game was originally to be played at Fruitport (home opener), but as the new grass pitch is not ready to see action, the game has been moved to Hope College in Holland.

Game time is set at 7 p.m.

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Night of suppliers planned for September https://michopc.com/night-of-suppliers-planned-for-september/ Thu, 01 Sep 2022 13:15:13 +0000 https://michopc.com/night-of-suppliers-planned-for-september/ Manufacturers and suppliers will gather for the Sixth Annual Precision Metalforming Association West Michigan Supplier Night in Grand Rapids. The metal forming industry’s top suppliers will be showcasing their capabilities and showcasing the latest technologies to fabricators at a West Michigan Supplier Night from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, September 27 at the Pinnacle Center, 3330 Highland […]]]>

Manufacturers and suppliers will gather for the Sixth Annual Precision Metalforming Association West Michigan Supplier Night in Grand Rapids.

The metal forming industry’s top suppliers will be showcasing their capabilities and showcasing the latest technologies to fabricators at a West Michigan Supplier Night from 1-6 p.m. Tuesday, September 27 at the Pinnacle Center, 3330 Highland Drive to Hudsonville.

More than 200 suppliers and manufacturers are expected.

The event, hosted by the Precision Metalforming Association (PMA), West Michigan District, offers manufacturers the opportunity to connect with suppliers and business service providers of stamping, fabrication, metal spinning, slip forming and profiling of the region.

“We are very excited to be hosting our 2022 Vendor Night at the Pinnacle Center and are looking to build on the momentum from last year’s event at the same location, which was packed to capacity with vendors and attendees,” said said Andrew Galardi, president of the PMA West Michigan program. , Senior Vice President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Grand Rapids.

“One of the main purposes of this event is to raise awareness of the thriving metal forming community in West Michigan, with leading companies showcasing their products and services to industry professionals as well as individuals wishing to enter the industry.”

Vendor Night also offers attendees the opportunity to learn more about PMA and the District of West Michigan’s efforts to educate the next generation of industry talent. The district, in partnership with the PMA Educational Foundation, awarded $5,500 in scholarships this spring to individuals seeking careers in the metal forming industry.

Registration is free and open here. Suppliers who wish to participate can register here.

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