Battle Creek

6:49 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Kellogg, Community Leaders Have "Cordial" Meeting

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Company has been criticized after decision announced last week to open a new facility, and move jobs to Grand Rapids
Local community leaders who voiced strong opposition to Kellogg Co.'s decision to relocate some jobs to the Grand Rapids area called their meeting Wednesday with some of the company's top officials "cordial," saying all agreed with the need for improved relations. But they maintained Battle Creek is well-suited to house the company's new business services center.
12:40 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

Criticism Continues Over Kellogg Decisions

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Company announced last week that some jobs would move from Battle to new facility in Grand Rapids
Past Kellogg Co. executives have spoken out about the company's deep roots in its hometown and calling for renewed corporate citizenship after scathing criticisms from some community leaders over its decision to relocate some Battle Creek jobs to Grand Rapids.
6:26 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Battle Creek Leaders Critical of Kellogg Moving Jobs to Grand Rapids

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Kellogg CEO John Bryant has said company remains committed to Battle Creek.
Dr. Joe Schwarz on Monday lambasted the Kellogg Co. for its handling of a plan to create a regional business services center in the Grand Rapids area employing 300 to 600 people, some of whom now work in Battle Creek.
12:35 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

Officials Hope New Health Clinic in Battle Creek Can be Model for Other Communities

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The clinic will offer treatment for high blood pressure, diabetes, influenza and colds
A new health clinic in Battle Creek could set the standard for more to follow. What's being called Michigan's first clinic that serves employees of both a private company and local governments will begin taking appointments Wednesday. The CareHere Health and Wellness Center is located at the Battle Creek Department of Public Works.
6:26 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Some Kellogg Jobs Moving to Grand Rapids

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Kellogg says it chose Grand Rapids for new facility after considering nine potential sites
Kellogg Co. will open a regional service center in Grand Rapids this year, meaning job losses in Battle Creek as the company continues to implement a restructuring program. The company said the North America service center will open during the third quarter of 2014 and will house 300 to 600 employees when it's fully operational by 2016.