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May 01st 2018

Detroit museum's 1967 Project Earns National Award

The Institute of Museum and Library Services today that The Detroit Historical Society is among 10 recipients of the 2018 National Medal for Museum and Library Service. The nation’s highest honor given to libraries and museums that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities is attributed to the 1967 Detroit project.

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Apr 17th 2018

Holland Named Best Small City in America to Start a Business

allethub has named Holland the best small city in America to start a small business for the second-straight year. The West Michigan city of 33,000-plus people finished just ahead of St. George, Utah, Aberdeen, S.D., Wilson, N.C. and Cheyenne, Wyo.

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Mar 27th 2018

Downtown Howell Named Top Great American Main Street

Howell Main Street Inc. was named the winner of the 2018 Great American Main Street Award by Main Street America Monday night in Kansas City. A jury comprised of economic development and historic preservation professionals from across the country selected Howell as this year's winner.

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Feb 27th 2018

Ann Arbor Business among Nominees for 'Best New Brewery' in National Contest

HOMES Brewery, 2321 Jackson Ave., recently learned that its nearly 5,000-square-foot, industrial-style brewery and taproom has been nominated for USA Today's 10Best contest for Best New Brewery.

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Feb 27th 2018

Forbes Names Detroit to List of 'Coolest' Travel Destinations in 2018

Forbes named Detroit to a list of "coolest" travel destinations within the U.S. Among other reasons the article states, Detroit’s renaissance is a testament to the city’s resilient, creative locals, who’ve revived the once moribund metropolis and set the stage for a compelling, quirky place to explore."

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Feb 15th 2018

Grand Rapids Ranked No. 3 for First-time Home Buyers

Lending Tree, an online lending company, has ranked the Grand Rapids real estate market as being the nation's third best for first-time home buyers. The city ranked 3rd behind Little Rock, Ark. and Birmingham, Ala. The study reached its conclusion by looking at the credit data from FHA for home buyers in 100 U.S. housing markets.

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Jan 31st 2018

13 Detroit Businesses Win Total of $600,000 in Motor City Match Program

Thirteen Detroit neighborhood businesses were awarded a total of $600,000 from Detroit Economic Growth Corp.’s Motor City Match program. The program, which awarded its 10th round of grants, aims to help revitalize Detroit’s neighborhood retail by helping businesses start or grow.

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Jan 25th 2018

2 MI Beers Make Top Trade Magazine's 'Best of 2017' List

The Beer Connoisseur, a web magazine dedicated to craft beer, recently released its 2017 best beers list. The list broken down by popular beer styles included Atwater Brewing Company's Better Life Choices IPA on the IPA list and New Holland Brewing's Dragon's Milk Reserve Triple Mashed on the American Porter and Stouts list.

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