- Beating the BRAC
On a misty, gray afternoon on Friday, March 13, 2005, Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) learned that Battle Creek's Air National Guard Base and the 110th Fighter Wing were listed for Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC).
- With public funds, BCU plays stealthy development game
It wields a $56 million sword for economic development in the south-central Michigan, and it stands on a 3,000-acre shield -- the Fort Custer Industrial Park -- that proves its might. Battle Creek Unlimited is on a simple quest: bring jobs and money into the community. But that takes money in itself - your money.
- Denso adding 100 jobs in $54 million expansion
Denso Manufacturing Michigan Inc. will add 100 jobs in a $53.6 million expansion of its auto components manufacturing operations in Battle Creek.
- In Marshall-Albion partnership, a focus on youth
When people think about the partnership between Albion Public Schools and Marshall Public Schools, they likely think of teenagers going to a new high school, or kids from two communities playing together on new athletic teams.
- Morris family puts four in BCC Hall of Fame
Mertis Morris was certain by the time her son, John Brian Morris, was in ninth grade, he would be an entrepreneur one day. She was correct. He would shovel snow in winter and worked other jobs in summer. Today he is a dentist with 20 years of experience.
- New Food Bank director has vision for the future
The new executive director of the Food Bank of South Central Michigan slams down a tin can on the table. The label says 'Success Comes in Cans, Not Cannots.'
- Bona takes Minnesota college presidency
Dennis Bona has been hired as the next president of Northland Community and Technical College in Minnesota.
- Local kindergartener receives reply from White House
A special delivery from the White House has made its way to West Michigan. The recipient is none other than a local kindergartener.