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Pepsi investing $15 million into Howell facility

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After receiving a tax abatement Oct. 27 from the Howell City Council, Pepsi is investing $15 million into its Howell facility. Pepsi will install blow-molding equipment that will allow it to convert plastic pre-forms into bottles. Self-manufacturing bottles instead of purchasing from a supplier is key to Pepsi maintaining its…

Chamber Cash is already circulating in the community

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The first Chamber Cash certificate was redeemed at Jonna’s Market, just after the program’s official launch on Oct. 23. The certificates keep spending local and boost the business community. If you want to be part of this exciting “shop local” effort, contact Pat Convery or Kim Esper at the chamber…

Howell chamber recognized at statewide convention

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The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce was a finalist for the Chamber of the Year award of the Michigan Association of Chamber Professionals at its Chamber Convention. The chamber competed in the large chamber category. Recognized for their awards from the Howell Chamber were Deanna Brzuchowski of Cobb-Hall Insurance, the…

Fantasy of Lights Parade offers grand opportunity

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Businesses, bands and community groups have a chance to participate in the 31st annual Fantasy of Lights Parade on Friday, November 28 in downtown Howell. Float applications can be downloaded at www.howell.org. “Having a float in the Fantasy of Lights Parade is a great way to get in the holiday…

Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield serving as Grand Marshals of the Fantasy of Lights Parade on Nov. 28 in Howell

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The Fantasy of Lights Parade will sparkle with more grandeur this year. Howell residents Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield are the Grand Marshals of the parade themed Christmas – It’s a Grand Event! The nighttime parade is the day after Thanksgiving (Nov. 28) in downtown Howell. Gilbert and Busfield have…