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Beer is big buisness in Michigan

A new report released shows how big of a beer business is in Michigan. The Beer Serves America data, released by the National Beer Wholesalers Association and the Beer Institute, finds that Michigan’s beer industry had an overall economic impact of more than $10.5 billion in 2016. “Michigan’s independent, locally owned beer distributors strive to support small businesses, like craft brewers and local retailers, and help them grow and thrive on a level playing field,” said Spencer Nevins, president of the Michigan Beer and Wine Wholesalers Association.

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According to the report, Michigan beer distributors employ 4,752 people and have a direct economic impact of more than $860 million. Ludington has recently welcomed the opening of a new brewery in downtown and is home to multiple breweries and craft brewers.

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Three currently interested in 5th ward council seat

With the recent resignation of Nick Tykowski as fifth ward councilor, three names have emerged to take his seat on the city commission.

Steve Miller, a promotion manager at WMOM has filed his name for the position.  Steve Miller currently serves on the Downtown Development authority. Wally Cain,  IT Director for FloraCraft, has expressed interest in the position. Cain has served on the zoning board of appeals and the Mason County building authority.  Michael Shaw of Ludington has also filed a letter with the city to take over Tykowski’s unexpired term. Shaw has previously served on the Mason County Planning and zoning Department in 2014.

City Clerk, Debbie Luskin has fielded calls from other interested parties. The deadline for notifying the City of an interest in the position is May 30th. The City Council will interview the prospective candidates in an open forum beginning at 4:00 pm, Monday June 12th.

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City Council says goodbye to 5th ward Councilor

The city said goodbye to councilor Nick Tyoski during his last city council meeting last night. Nick was honored by the city with a key to the city for his years of deticated service. The city is now accepting letters of interest for the 5th ward council seat. You must live in the 5th ward and submit your letter to Deb Luskin by Tuesday May 30th at 5:00pm. The council will have 30 days from June 1st to make a determination on who will fill the seat of counselor Nick Tykoski. Interviews are scheduled for June 12th at 4pm, at which time the council will appoint someone to serve as 5th ward councilor until the election on Nov 6th 2018.

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