The Keel News

New opportunities for small and mid-size Blue Water manufacturers to embrace Industry 4.0
July 23, 2021
- “Smart factory changes can reduce material waste, help to solve labor shortages, create efficiencies and increase production. Most importantly, by becoming an early adopter of [Industry] 4.0, a manufacturer is creating a competitive advantage for their business,” says Dan Casey.

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Firearm safety and education is top priority for new training center in Port Huron
July 23, 2021
- Adams and Robinson met sometime last year and built an immediate bond through their passion for firearms training and education. Shortly thereafter, UIAFTC was born.

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First in Michigan, Blue Water Area Transit introduces electric buses to its fleet
July 23, 2021
- Blue Water Area Transit recently became the first public transit agency in Michigan to introduce fully electric battery-operated buses to its fleet, a move which will help further low or no emission goals within the region.

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The DNR turns 100 this year. Here’s how it’s shaped Southeast Michigan’s natural areas.
July 22, 2021
- The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has created, managed, or otherwise supported numerous natural areas in Southeast Michigan over the past century. Here's a look back at the agency's role in the region, and where it may be headed next.

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Local chef chooses to follow his dreams, opens catering company
July 16, 2021
- “I try to give it my all. Later on we might branch off into some (food) trucks, but even with the trucks, I want it to be where you can get that fine dining cuisine,” says Christopher Moore. “I want to do something different.”

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Keeping local dollars in the community: Downtown Port Huron launches gift card program
July 16, 2021
- “I always thought shopping downtown was a more personal experience and the gift cards will help keep those dollars local that we would otherwise lose to gift cards from the big box stores,” says Cynthia Cutright.

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Commercial real estate watch: Summer edition
July 9, 2021
- Starting a business? Here are some prime commercial real estate opportunities in St. Clair County.

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How three Blue Water women are making waves with their new community building group
July 9, 2021
- “We weren’t expecting Unlabel’d to blow up as quickly as it has. It shows how much we’re truly lacking in making genuine connections with each other in our society,” says Cecelia Shuler, co-founder of the community building organization.

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