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Great Lakes wins SEDP award

Bryan Marks of Great Lakes Family of Companies receives the 2019 SEDC Award

By SALLY YORK Argus-Press Staff Writer. Reprinted with permission of the Argus-Press. OWOSSO — In a surprise announcement, the Great Lakes Family of Companies in Vernon Township snagged the Shiawassee Economic Development Partnership’s Project of the Year award during the SEDP’s annual meeting Wednesday. The roughly 100 SEDP members who came applauded as Great Lakes owner Bryan Marks accepted the award, which recognizes a new or expanding business in Shiawassee County that creates a significant positive impact on the local…

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…

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…