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PRESS RELEASE: Infinisource Announces Growth Plans in Coldwater, MI
Monday, April 14, 2014

Coldwater, MI — Infinisource, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS based Human Capital Management solutions for employers, has announced plans to expand its commitment to the Coldwater area. As part of that process, the company has extended its lease for an additional five years at the Roosevelt Building located at 15 East Washington Street in downtown Coldwater.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL: Parker Hannifin to Ring Closing Bell Commemorating 50 Years of Trading at the New York Stock Exchange
Thursday, April 24, 2014

NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, today will celebrate 50 years of growth and innovation since its initial public offering (IPO) at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Donald E. Washkewicz, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President, will ring The Closing Bell(R) at 4p.m., Eastern time.

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GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS JOURNAL: Association names Elite 11 among region's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
Thursday, May 8, 2014

HUDSONVILLE, Michigan -- Of the 101 best companies to work for in West Michigan this year, there are now 11 Elite winners — and one Best of the Best.

The Best of the Best award at the 12th annual West Michigan’s 101 Best Companies to Work For event today went to Southwest Michigan First in Kalamazoo, an economic development nonprofit.

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BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER: WKW Roof Rail Systems Brings 186 Jobs to Battle Creek
Wednesday, June 11, 2014

BATTLE CREEK, Michigan -- A German manufacturer of aluminum automotive parts will move into Battle Creek, bringing up to a $23 million investment and 186 jobs with it, the state announced Wednesday.

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THREE RIVERS COMMERCIAL NEWS: AAM honored at statewide 'Prosperity Awards'
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

LANSING, Michigan -- Kalamazoo area hiring and employment successes were among those celebrated recently by the Michigan Works! Association at the recent First Annual Prosperity Awards.

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THREE RIVERS COMMERCIAL NEWS: AAM honored at statewide 'Prosperity Awards'
6/24/14

LANSING, Michigan -- Kalamazoo area hiring and employment successes were among those celebrated recently by the Michigan Works! Association at the recent First Annual Prosperity Awards.

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BATTLE CREEK ENQUIRER: WKW Roof Rail Systems Brings 186 Jobs to Battle Creek
6/11/14

BATTLE CREEK, Michigan -- A German manufacturer of aluminum automotive parts will move into Battle Creek, bringing up to a $23 million investment and 186 jobs with it, the state announced Wednesday.

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GRAND RAPIDS BUSINESS JOURNAL: Association names Elite 11 among region's 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For
5/8/14

HUDSONVILLE, Michigan -- Of the 101 best companies to work for in West Michigan this year, there are now 11 Elite winners — and one Best of the Best.

The Best of the Best award at the 12th annual West Michigan’s 101 Best Companies to Work For event today went to Southwest Michigan First in Kalamazoo, an economic development nonprofit.

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Press Releases

PRESS RELEASE: Infinisource Announces Growth Plans in Coldwater, MI
4/14/14

Coldwater, MI — Infinisource, Inc., a leading provider of SaaS based Human Capital Management solutions for employers, has announced plans to expand its commitment to the Coldwater area. As part of that process, the company has extended its lease for an additional five years at the Roosevelt Building located at 15 East Washington Street in downtown Coldwater.

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PRESS RELEASE: Southwest Michigan First named 2014 Best and Brightest Company to Work For in West Michigan
4/2/14

KALAMAZOO, Michigan – Southwest Michigan First has been named one of West Michigan’s 101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in 2014 by the Michigan Business and Professional Association (MBPA) for the third consecutive year. This annual award recognizes companies of all sizes and diverse sectors that deliver exceptional human resources practices.

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PRESS RELEASE: Southwest Michigan First announces Populus, a one-day event focusing on “people changing community”
2/25/14

KALAMAZOO, MI – Southwest Michigan First will host its first annual Populus conference on March 28, 2014 at the Kalamazoo State Theatre. Populus 2014 is a one-day event about people changing community by bringing together thought leaders, policy makers and engaged citizens who share the vision of making Southwest Michigan a region of economic growth and relevance. By attending Populus, leaders will take part in interactive discussions that will shape the region’s public policy agenda and set the direction for its collective voice in the state.

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WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Armstrong International
7/22/13

For more than a century, Armstrong International has understood how to help its customers achieve optimal performance from their utility systems. Headquartered in Three Rivers and with more than 1,000 employees worldwide, Armstrong's utility optimization expertise is sought out by thousands of companies in the industry categories of food and beverage processing, chemicals, refining, health care, education, industrial manufacturing and more.

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WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Parker Hannifin Corporation | Hydraulic Systems Division
7/15/13

Watch Parker Hannifin Corporation’s Hydraulic Systems Division in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The workforce at this site builds and repairs systems that go in aircraft hydraulic systems to make planes fly such as actuators for landing gear doors, fuel reservoirs, filter modules, control valves and power generation pumps.

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WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Jobs First with Weber Specialties
7/8/13

For over 70 years, Weber Specialties Company has been supplying custom, high quality stampings, tooling, assemblies and fabricated components to industry leaders from its location in Schoolcraft, Michigan. New customers and new products have driven the company to expand its workforce and footprint in Michigan. Watch what's propelling Weber Specialties forward!

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Videos

CATALYST AWARDS 2013: Let's See How Far We've Come
5/23/13

Jobs Celebration! Southwest Michigan First honored more than 50 regional companies, organizations and individuals during its 2013 Catalyst Awards ceremony on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 for contributing to the economic growth of Southwest Michigan. Watch to see what we've done Southwest Michigan!

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WWMT NEWSCHANNEL 3: Special Report: Highway Headache: Part 1
5/9/13

WEST MICHIGAN (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The stretch of I-94 from Kalamazoo to Battle Creek is one of the busiest stretches of road in the entire state ... For four months we investigated whether our leaders have a plan of action for I-94 expansion.

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VIDEO: WMU's New Sangren Hall and Community
2/21/13

Western Michigan University's Sangren Hall embodies the University's commitment to excellence and sustainability and supports its mission for academic success and future achievement in the region.

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