Huizenga to host West Mich. Entrepreneur and Innovation Tour this week

In order to highlight job creation efforts by entrepreneurs in Michigan's 2nd Congressional District, U.S. Rep. Bill Huizenga will conduct a tour of small West Michigan businesses to talk to the people that created them. "As we continue to work in the (U.S.) House to give job creators an atmosphere of growth and economic certainty, I want to hear from businesses in West Michigan who are starting or growing a business what they need - or do not need - from government,' the Zeeland Republican said Monday.
Mark Brooky
Aug 15, 2011


The tour will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday when Huizenga delivers the opening remarks at Grand Valley State University’s Loosemore Auditorium in downtown Grand Rapids. The day will continue with a visit to Klever Innovations, 1734 Airport Drive in Grand Haven, from 10:30 a.m. to noon; and a meeting with FastTrac New Venture graduates at the Chamber of Commerce office, 1 S. Harbor Ave. in downtown Grand Haven, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.

On Thursday, Huizenga will meet with the Muskegon Inventors Network at the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center, 200 Viridian Drive in Muskegon, from 8-9 a.m. He will then tour the Noble Co., a former Grand Haven manufacturing firm now at 7300 Enterprise Drive in Norton Shores, from 10-11 a.m.

Back at the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center, the congressman will meet with advanced energy management from 11:30 a.m. to noon and attend the Entrepreneur Resources Workshop from noon to 1:30 p.m.

The schedule will conclude with a tour of The Starting Block Kitchen Incubator, 1535 Industrial Park Drive in Hart, from 3-4 p.m. Thursday.

Huizenga is also encouraging the public to attend the Entrepreneur Resources Workshop on Thursday to hear from entrepreneurs and partners about the resources available to start a small business. The workshop will be held at the Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center, 200 Viridian Drive in downtown Muskegon, from noon to 1:30 p.m. You must register for the workshop by calling the congressman’s Holland office at 616-395-0030. Lunches can be ordered in advance for $10.


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