The Keel News

32nd Festival of Trees moves to McLaren Port Huron to preserve a holiday tradition
November 26, 2020
- “Something that we hear each year is that the festival helps kick off the holiday season. Being such a big part of the community, we couldn’t let it slip away this year,” says Jamie Guyor, development officer for the McLaren Port Huron Foundation.

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‘Why not make it happen here?’ Young Blue Water entrepreneurs challenge the status quo
November 26, 2020
- Four young local business owners saw a need in their community and took the gamble to fulfill it.

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The Keel welcomes Harold D. Powell as its Community Correspondent
November 19, 2020
- “Even beyond me getting the position, I think the Community Correspondent role is something that’s much needed,” says Harold D. Powell. “Someone’s life will be touched in a positive light. I really believe that.”

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Small businesses cite awareness and availability as hurdles to finding financial resources
November 19, 2020
- Awareness and availability are two of the biggest challenges when it comes to obtaining resources for small businesses. Connecting the community with vital information in these times of uncertainty has proven critical.

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Blue Water visitors bureau brings innovation to tourism pilot project
November 12, 2020
- “It’s the easiest, fastest way to get tourism information while walking around a city. Whether you’re looking for a good restaurant, park, or event, just scan the code with your phone. You don’t have to spend your time looking around for a visitors guide,” says Katie Stepp, marketing manager for the Blue Water Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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‘It’s a destination’: New mural goes up in downtown Port Huron
November 12, 2020
- “I think it’s a nice catalyst for other mural projects to happen downtown. This painting, the design appeals to a lot of people. It’s very colorful and people appreciate that,” David Stoneberg says. “It puts a foot in the door. I hope it leads to more.”

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Will high-rise condos signal a shape of things to come for St. Clair County?
November 5, 2020
- For St. Clair County stakeholders, a successful Bluewater View condos could mean that the luxury high-rise is a bellwether for future development in the region.

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Downtown grocery store could help spur further development
November 5, 2020
- A grocery store may be something that people take for granted, but a new grocery store is an event. It’s something to make a fuss over, to celebrate.

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