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Construction on American 1 Event Center Enters New Phase

Jackson, Michigan – Construction on the new American 1 Event Center at Keeley Park (formerly known as the Fairgrounds) will begin to take shape above ground beginning May 7 as prefabricated concrete walls begin to be delivered. Delivery of 90 wall panels, which will be set in place by a large crane, is scheduled to take place over a period of several days. “This marks the beginning of the most visible phase of the construction project. It’s going to feel like a box is rising up out of the ground,” is how the next phase of construction was described by Jeff Hovarter, Jackson County Parks Director.

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County National Bank Donates $3,520 to Dahlem Nature Conservancy

County National Bank (CNB) recently donated a $3,520 to the Dahlem Nature Conservancy to support the 2019 Outdoor Adventure Camp and to provide camp scholarships. The contribution demonstrates support for the organization and its goal to bridge the gap between people and the natural environment, and to function as an outdoor classroom for school and public programs.

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Jackson Native Honored with Distinguished Alumni Award

Jackson, Michigan—Jackson native Mark Smith, MD, will be honored with the Distinguished Alumni Award at Grand Valley State University’s commencement ceremony later this month. The award goes to an alumnus who excels in their chosen profession and reflects favorably upon themselves, their community and the university.

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FREE Pit and Driver Introduction Pass for kids 12 and under

BROOKLYN, Mich. (March 28, 2019) — Michigan International Speedway is partnering with Henry Ford Health System to bring kids even closer to the drivers and all the action leading up to the start of the race with a FREE Pit and Driver Introduction Pass. Fans will also have the opportunity to utilize the new state-of-the-art Henry Ford Health System Infield Care Center.

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The Michigan Bankers Association Announces 2019 Banker of the Year, Craig Connor, Chairman and CEO of County National Bank

LANSING, Mich., March 26, 2019 – The Michigan Bankers Association (MBA) congratulates Craig Connor, Chairman and CEO of County National Bank (CNB) as the 2019 Banker of the Year. The MBA Board of Directors recognizes an industry leader as the MBA Banker of the Year based on their commitment to the Michigan Bankers Association, contributions to the industry, success of their bank, and a strong record of community service.

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CEO Challenge High School Competition Winners

Jackson, MI: Junior Achievement of the Michigan Edge is excited to announce the winners of the   2019 CEO Challenge High School competition. The CEO Challenge is a collaborative community project spearheaded by Junior Achievement of the MI Edge, Inc and the Hurst Foundation to educate young people about entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking. The project helps creative thinkers and aspiring entrepreneurs to develop skills in leadership, public speaking, team building and critical thinking.   

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