Business/Nonprofits / Isabella County / Mount Pleasant

Native Farmers’ Market to get pavilion on corner of Leaton and Broadway

A new pavilion is slated to be built on the corner of Broadway and Leaton roads after the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe received a rural development grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The $200,000 rural business enterprise grant was […]
Business/Nonprofits / Mount Pleasant

Second annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ donation drive to assist local school teachers

Community members are coming together to “Stuff the Bus,” which will help local elementary teachers get supplies for their classrooms. The United Way of Isabella County is hosting the second annual school supply drive starting July 28. The non-profit organization […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro

CMU students play large role in Mount Pleasant economy

Approximately 20,000 on-campus Central Michigan University students migrate to and from the city each year, dividing the community’s fiscal year into two nine month halves. Managing the ebb and flow of a cycling consumer and employee base presents an unique […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
Farmers’ Market tours to educate residents on farm-to-table produce

Farmers’ Market tours to educate residents on farm-to-table produce

Mount Pleasant residents can get more intimate with their produce on its journey from the farm to their plate with Saturday tours and cooking demonstrations at the city’s Farmers’ Market. The market has partnered with the Plate Boutique for the […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant / University
With less than a month until their doors officially close, customers line the aisles of the Student Book Exchange during their 50 percent off "Going Out of Business" sale. 

(Taryn Wattles | Staff Photographer)

CMU officials fend off claims of catalyzing SBX closing

Many students have wondered why the Student Book Exchange is closing after so many decades. Full time SBX staff member Sue Marker points the blame across the street at Central Michigan University. “When you have a school that doesn’t want […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant

Tax abatement strategy used by Mount Pleasant to foster community growth

Automotive parts manufacturer Dayco is the latest business to enjoy tax incentives from the city of Mount Pleasant, a tactic used as an effective means of fostering growth in the local economy. According a 2013 report, the city of Mount […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Central Michigan businesses rely on homegrown products to increase agricultural tourism

Central Michigan businesses rely on homegrown products to increase agricultural tourism

Agriculture and tourism are two industries in the central Michigan area that aren’t completely dried out just yet. Businesses in and nearby Mount Pleasant are relying more heavily on homegrown products, and they’re slowly starting to see the results pay […]
Business/Nonprofits / Isabella County / Metro
Soon patrons of the Community Compassion Network food bank will have to get their foodstuffs from  the organization's mobile food carts as CCN will be closing its physical location, located at 2420 E. Broomfield Road.

(Gokul Kumar | Staff Photographer)

Local families forced to adapt as Community Compassion Network loses physical location

  Ben Thrush and Betty Zelinski get their baby food from Community Compassion Network. As they waited for their turn, both sat in a row of chairs alongside their six-month-old son, Benjamin, and Zelinski’s mother, Jean Hubel. Once they hear […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant

Annual Mount Pleasant Summer Festival to celebrate 30 years in Island Park this weekend

For 30 years, Mount Pleasant has put an emphasis on summer time fun at its annual downtown Summer Festival. The event is scheduled for June 5-8, and will include several carnival activities such as rides, a car show, chainsaw exhibitions and a […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Bicycles and beers collide this weekend in downtown Mount Pleasant

Bicycles and beers collide this weekend in downtown Mount Pleasant

Bicycle and beer enthusiasts will have something in common this weekend as downtown Mount Pleasant hosts the  6th annual Le Tour De Mont Pleasant race in conjunction with the inaugural Mount Pleasant Craft Beer Festival. The weekend will also feature […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro
Shepherd resident Seth Lewis and his family participate in Paint the Sidewalks Saturday in Mount Pleasant. According to Art Reach president Barbara Taylor, the city of Mount Pleasant supplied the paint for Saturday's event. "The number of people is far beyond our expectations," said Taylor. (Andrew Kuhn/Staff Photographer)

CMU grads featured in June Art Reach exhibit

Patrons of Mount Pleasant’s monthly Art Reach of Mid-Michigan exhibits can get a glimpse of Central Michigan University  talent as the June showing will feature art from graduates. The “Reuse, Recycle, Reinvent” exhibit displays an environmentally-friendly theme, said artists Laura Coffee, […]
Business/Nonprofits / Metro / Mount Pleasant
Andrew Whitaker | Assistant Photo Editor

Students celebrate at O’Kelly’s Sports Bar as they near the end of their semester Tuesday night.

Growing with Central Michigan: Charting the Hunter family’s success in Mount Pleasant

Carrying nothing but a brown paper bag holding his personal belongings, Dave Hunter came to Mount Pleasant in 1975, steadfast in his goal to own and operate a popular college bar. After working his way up from a dish washer, […]

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