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Howell chamber meets with others in state to set agenda for 2014

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The Howell Area Chamber of Commerce was among 31 other local chambers to meet with the Michigan Chamber of Commerce in Lansing to discuss combined goals and strategies in 2014, as well as meet with legislators and policymakers to discuss job creation and business growth in Michigan. Howell chamber President…

Molly Burk elected chair of Convention & Visitors Bureau

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The Board of Directors of the Livingston County Convention & Visitors Bureau (LCCVB) elected Molly Burk of the Baymont Inn & Suites in Howell as board chair during their recent board meeting. Also elected to the bureau’s executive committee is vice chair Wendy Hebert of Homewood Suites in Brighton; secretary/treasurer…

Workshop Hero gets regional recognition, moving on to national competition

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Workshop Hero™, a division of Armor Protective Packaging® in Howell, was the recipient of a silver American Advertising Award from District 6 of the American Advertising Federation. The silver award in the campaign category wasfor a promotional toolbox that is a key component of the Workshop Hero™ marketing program. The…

Eberspaecher $122M expansion in state creating 545 new jobs

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Eberspaecher, a global Tier 1 leader in the development and manufacturing of exhaust system technology, announced today a significant expansion in Michigan beginning in late 2014 extending through 2019. This expansion includes investment of $122 million and 545 new jobs. “Eberspaecher’s continued growth in Brighton shows that this region can…

Backhuus Auto Sales celebrating 35 years

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Backhuus Auto Sales is celebrating 35 years of used car sales in downtown Howell. The father-and-son team of Jake and John Backhuus opened the business in 1979 to sell only used vhicles. Selling cars appears to be in the Backhuus blood: Jake Backhuus owned the Chevrolet-Oldsmobile dealership in Fowlerville before…