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Chamber lauds annual business award winners during dinner

Pictured, from left, are Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce award winners Roy Thelen, Karen and Jason Harris, Sue Ludington, Jay and Jim Slingerland, Michael Paine, Morgan and John Beilfuss, Helen Howard, and Bryan Marks

Reprinted with permission. Originally published in the Argus-Press. OWOSSO TWP. — Community business leaders packed D’Mar Banquet & Conference Center as the Shiawassee Regional Chamber of Commerce lauded their enthusiasm, community spirit and guidance at the group’s annual dinner Thursday night. The Chamber of Commerce award winners all were announced previously. Thursday, chamber officials and other guests gathered to honor the winners. “It’s truly an exciting time to be in Shiawassee County,” Chamber President/CEO Jeff Deason said. “You look around…

Shiny Rides for Christmas

Shiny Rides for Christmas Great Lakes Fusion

Reprinted with permission. Originally published in the Argus-Press. VERNON — Santa arrived at the Vernon Township fire station Sunday on a fire truck, its lights blazing and sirens blaring, and gave away 25 shiny, new bicycles to a group of thrilled children. Parents snapped photos as each child received a bicycle selected just for them, along with a plastic candy cane filled with candy that came straight out of Santa’s red bag. “I’m excited about getting a new bike because…

Companies receive grants to boost technical jobs

Bryan Marks Great Lakes Fusion

Reprinted with permission. Originally published in the Argus-Press. SHIAWASSEE COUNTY — Two local companies are among the recipients of state grants to fund training for in-demand technical jobs. Bourne Industries in Corunna was awarded $16,050, and Great Lakes Fusion in Vernon Township is receiving $15,880 in Michigan’s Skilled Trades Training Fund grants, the state Talent Investment Agency recently announced. “We’re extremely happy,” Tim Reid, manager/engineer at Bourne Industries, said. “This will allow us to prove much-needed training in several areas.”…

Taste of the Season

Taste of the Season Great Lakes Fusion

Reprinted with permission. Originally published in the Argus-Press. VERNON TWP. — Twenty-one families are having a big Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings Thursday, thanks to the selfless efforts of employee volunteers from Great Lakes Fusion and their spouses. After packing turkeys, stuffing, potatoes, pie, vegetables, rolls and cookies in roaster tins, wrapping them up with festive cellophane and bow, and attaching a greeting card, the group personally delivered the dinners to homes in the Laingsburg, Lennon, Corunna, Owosso and…

Paths for Patrons

Paths for Patrons Great Lakes Fusion

Reprinted with permission. Originally published in the Argus-Press. SHIAWASSEE TWP. — A new feature is being added to the Shiawassee County Fairgrounds: concrete walkways in the carnival area. Thursday, work crews poured concrete to create the paths, designed to make it easier to navigate between carnival rides at the county fair, especially for disabled people, baby strollers and during rain storms. The walkways will be more than 50 percent complete in time for the fair in August, with the rest…