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May’s Lunch & Learn explores business interactions

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Is your team dominant, inspiring, cautious or supportive? These personality traits will be discussed by Mora Kanim of Coaching C.L.O.U.T. at “Working with the DISC Self Assessment Tool” at the May 21 Lunch and Learn program, set for 11:30 to 1 p.m. at the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation…

Opinions all around at Community Conversation

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PreK-12 education, Michigan’s natural resources and environment, college affordability and infrastructure investments were top priorities of participants at the Center for Michigan Community Conversation at the Howell chamber on Friday, April 4. The conversation by the Center for Michigan — a nonprofit, nonpartisan think-and-do tank that strives to be the…

Michigan Marketplace launches at Michigan Challenge Balloonfest

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If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you; but if you seek Michigan-made products, look about the Michigan Challenge Balloonfest. The Michigan Marketplace is a new attraction at balloonfest, June 27-29 at the Howell High School complex. “At the Michigan Marketplace, guests can see and buy some of the…

Home & Garden Show, Taste score big with attendees

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The numbers are in and this year’s Livingston County Home & Garden Show was a huge success. Attendance at the show was up 20 percent over last year, and over 750 attendees saved a dollar off admission by using one of the chamber’s coupons. Another big hit this year was…

Kivisto Tree Service offers on-site milling services

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John Kivisto of Kivisto Tree Service began  his own business cutting trees, selling firewood, and doing outdoor maintenance work to put himself through college. After he graduated from Michigan Tech University in 2010, Kivisto began working for a construction company while continuing his tree business on the side. Soon, he…