SW Michigan

6:18 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Battle Creek Schools Consider Bids on Bus Service Again

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Rank and file bus drivers rejected agreement on new contract
Busing bids are back on the table as Battle Creek Public Schools strives for its first surplus budget in years. In March, the Board of Education voted to keep transportation in-house after approving a new contract with bus drivers that would save the district more over time than privatizing the service.
6:09 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Five to be Interviewed for Acting Portage City Manager Next Week

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City Manager Maurice Evans retired April 1st, Deputy Manager Brian Bowling stepped down April 4th
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PORTAGE, MI - Five people, two from out of state, will be interviewed next week for Portage acting city manager. The Portage City Council Monday night narrowed down a list of 18 applicants to the five finalists who will face council questions.
8:22 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Travel Michigan Leader Retiring

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The "Pure Michigan" campaign won numerous awards for promoting the state's tourist attractions
George Zimmermann steps down this week as head of Travel Michigan, ending more than 12 years as the chief promoter for the state's $15 billion tourism industry that's identified with the "Pure Michigan" branding and promotional campaign. Under Zimmermann's leadership, Travel Michigan created the Pure Michigan promotion with ad firm McCann Erickson in 2006.
Read More: http://mibiz.com
8:03 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

"Green" Health Care Facilities in Battle Creek

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Borgess Health Care Park is scheduled to open in June
The lawns, ponds and forest around one of Battle Creek’s newest health care facilities are an example of modern design merging with its environment to create a pleasing landscape, but there’s another purpose at work.
11:54 am
Mon April 21, 2014

UAW Drops Challenge of Appeal of Volkswagen Plant Vote in Tennessee

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Statement from UAW President says complex process and political interference stood in the way of an appeal
Nashville, Tenn. The United Auto Workers is withdrawing its appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagens assembly plant in Tennessee. In a Monday statement, the UAW says it will instead focus on a congressional investigation into an anti-unionization campaign by Republican politicians and outside groups.