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SCORE celebrating 50 years

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A nonprofit organization of active and retired business people who volunteer their services, SCORE provides free business counseling and low-cost workshops on a variety of topics. Rick Scofield, Livingston County’s SCORE representative and a face familiar to entrepreneurs and small business owners in the area, loves volunteering for the organization.…

Economist delivers positive forecast for 2014

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Robert Dye, chief economist for Comerica Bank, delivered an upbeat economic forecast at the Howell chamber’s Good Morning Livingston program on Jan. 28 at Crystal Gardens – Livingston. “We’ve got better economic news to look forward to in the coming year,” Dye said. “We’re coming out of the shadow of…

Brent Earl named Citizen of the Year

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A stunned Brent Earl was named Howell’s 2013 Citizen of the Year at the 57th Annual Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Dinner, sponsored by Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital. Diane Yak, director of patient care services for Saint Joseph Mercy Livingston Hospital, updated the audience on the health provider’s work…

Latson Road/I-96 interchange opens

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The new 1-96 Exit 140 at Latson Road opened to much fanfare Monday, including U.S. Rep. Mike Rogers, who helped secure federal funding for the $32 million interchange. As well as creating a full interchange, the project also widened Grand River Avenue and Latson Road, rebuilt Nixon Road and relocated…

Business Friendly Howell initiative unveiled

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An unusual partnership between government and business resulted in the Business Friendly Howell initiative, unveiled Nov. 20 at the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce. The plan aims to create a collaborative, transparent partnership between the city, business owners, property owners and the chamber. An “Open for Business: Howell, Michigan” logo…