SW Michigan

10:28 am
Thu May 1, 2014

New Ford CEO to Take Over July 1

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Alan Mulally stepping down after eight years as company's CEO
Dearborn — Ford Motor CEO Alan Mulally will retire July 1 and the company's No. 2 executive Mark Fields will take the helm, the Dearborn automaker announced Thursday.
7:13 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Options Unveiled for Battle Creek's Festival Market Square

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Site outside Kellogg Arena will be an outdoor event space
Architects unveiled three potential schemes for Festival Market Square that would reconfigure the area into an events and gathering space in downtown Battle Creek. Michael VanSchelven, senior project designer at Grand Rapids-based Integrated Architecture, explained the designs during a public session Wednesday.
7:09 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Kalamazoo Officials Explore Possibility of Year-Round Farmers Market

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People's Food Co-Op is in second year operating market
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The Kalamazoo Farmers Market opens for the season Saturday, but local officials are looking beyond this year at how the market can best accommodate its growing customer base in the future. "With all the excitement building around town around local food, it's a great time to engage with the market and we're taking ideas," said Chris Broadbent, market manager.
6:49 am
Thu May 1, 2014

Kalamazoo Marathon Organizers Hope for More Than 8,000 Participants

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As of noon Wednesday more than 7,700 had signed up
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Workers continued to stuff volunteer gift bags with T-shirts and cow bells Monday and the parking and spectator fencing was being put into place around the Nazareth College campus Tuesday.
6:42 am
Thu May 1, 2014

South Haven Farm Machinery Maker Subject of Lawsuits

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BEI International closed in March
BEI is a name synonymous with South Haven's status as the world's blueberry capital. The company produced harvesting equipment second to none for 45 years.

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