Rep. Hank Vaupel Weekly Column: July 30, 2018

Buy Michigan Week is July 28-Aug. 5, and it is a great way for us to recognize the important contributions of our local businesses. Not only do they supply jobs and services to local residents, but they also give back to the community in many ways. From supporting charities to providing leadership for community growth…

Representative García invites residents to think local during Buy Michigan Week

State Representative Daniela R. Garcí­a of Holland today highlighted an upcoming week-long event that emphasizes buying Michigan-made products. Purchasing goods and services locally leads to a positive ripple effect on the region, encouraging small business growth and more job opportunities while strengthening Michigan’s economy. “We get more money infused back into the state when people…

Rep. LaFave encourages residents to attend consumer protection events in Gladstone

State Rep. Beau LaFave today announced three Consumer Education programs have been scheduled for Delta County over the next five weeks, with the first scheduled for Tuesday, July 31. The programs are developed by the state Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division, which offers several different seminars across the state to help protect Michigan residents and…

Rep. Howell named Michigan United Conservation Club’s ‘Legislator of the Year’

State Representative Gary Howell has been honored by the Michigan United Conservation Clubs (MUCC) as its 2018 Legislator of the Year. Howell was given the award at the recent MUCC annual convention, which took place in Clare. Howell, of North Branch, serves as chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources. He was recognized, in…

Rep. Griffin encourages support of local businesses during Buy Michigan Week

State Rep. Beth Griffin today encouraged residents in Van Buren and Kalamazoo Counties to participate in Buy Michigan Week by considering locally made products and services. Purchasing goods and services locally has a positive impact on our communities, encouraging small business growth and increasing job opportunities while strengthening Michigan’s economy. “Residents with businesses in Southwest…

Local residents can meet with Rep. Runestad on Aug. 10

State Rep. Jim Runestad of White Lake invites residents to join him for local coffee hours in White Lake, Highland and Milford on Friday, Aug. 10. “I always look forward to spending time with friends and neighbors at my upcoming office hours and discussing the policy issues that are important to our community,” Rep. Runestad…

Rep. Hornberger supports plan to honor fallen law enforcement hero

Portion of M-53 in Macomb County renamed the Sergeant Wouters Memorial Highway State Rep. Pamela Hornberger supports a plan to honor fallen Warren Police Detective Sgt. Christopher Michael Wouters by renaming a portion of M-53 in Macomb County. The section between 14 Mile Road and south to 8 Mile Road would be known as the…

Rep. Iden helps present local food pantry with generous check

State Rep. Brandt Iden recently joined the Oshtemo Meijer team in presenting Friday Groceries, a local food pantry, with a check for $59,800 after a spring fundraiser. The Simply Give campaign, which all Midwest Meijer stores partner with, teams up with communities and local food pantries to raise millions of dollars to help ensure each…

Rep. Runestad to host internet safety event on Aug. 29

State Rep. Jim Runestad is partnering with the Michigan State Police and Oakland County Sheriff’s office to host an internet safety presentation on Wednesday, Aug. 29. The presentation, titled ‘Keeping Our Kids Safe Online,’ will feature information on how parents can connect, learn and engage with children on internet safety tools. “I look forward to…

Rep. Frederick highlights importance of upcoming Buy Michigan Week

Underlining the positive and powerful impact that buying Michigan-made products can have on state and local economies, state Rep. Ben Frederick is encouraging local residents to consider buying locally made products and services during Buy Michigan Week – set to run from July 28-Aug. 5. While sometimes overlooked or undervalued, purchasing goods and services locally…

Rep. Rendon invites residents to think local during Buy Michigan Week

State Rep. Daire Rendon today highlighted an upcoming week-long event that emphasizes buying Michigan-made products. Purchasing goods and services locally leads to a positive ripple effect on the region, encouraging small business growth and more job opportunities while strengthening Michigan’s economy. “The impact small business has on our state can’t be overstated,” said Rendon, of…