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3:26 pm
Wed January 30, 2013

Newark Mayor Cory Booker tells Kalamazoo to "get involved"

Newark, NJ, Mayor Cory Booker (file photo)
Credit The Associated Press

The mayor of Newark, New Jersey, has a message for people in Kalamazoo: get involved in the community. Cory Booker was one of the speakers at the annual “Catalyst University” event sponsored by Southwest Michigan First. MLive Kalamazoo, which sponsored Booker’s address, says he urged people not to sit back and assume that others will step up to address the community’s problems. Booker has said that he’s considering a run for U.S. Senate in 2014.

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1:38 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Southwest Michigan First, Kalamazoo Chamber to join forces

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Kalamazoo Chamber will phase out six of ten positions
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Starting Feb. 1, Southwest Michigan First will be under contract to administer service programs for the Kalamazoo Regional Chamber of Commerce. With Vice President Tim Terrentine as president of the Chamber, SWMF will oversee a relaunch of various Chamber programs, a spokesman for the Chamber said.