Meet our Sales Director, Jay Gladstone

Let me tell you about my co-worker Jay. His job is to convince people to hold their meetings, conventions and tournaments here in Calhoun County. Once he does that, he makes sure to smooth the way by taking care of the nitty-gritty details, like parking and arranging for hotel rooms. A lot of…

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Home2 Suites has that new hotel smell

Battle Creek has a refreshing new hotel that is built to feel like home. Home2 Suites fills in the gap for an extended stay experience, with kitchens, plenty of closet space, pull-out couches for family and access to a laundry room. “It even has that new hotel smell,” General Manager Drew…

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5 must-see vehicles at Gilmore Car Museum

[gallery columns="6" size="medium" link="file" ids="5054,5055,5056,5057,5058,5059"] Car shows are ready to roar back to life at Gilmore Car Museum. Check out the schedule for a new feature every weekend, from traditional hot rods to a motorcycle gathering. There are rules for social…

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7 cool campers from the Kellogg Arena show

Spontaneous adventures can be the best. Spontaneity is part of the RV lifestyle, where you have the ability to travel freely and see Michigan at your own pace. Those seeking the latest and greatest in RVs headed to the Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds show last weekend at…

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Students benefit from ice cream industry convention

What happens when the trade show is over, and there’s still ice cream left over? It goes to prom. Last weekend, the Great Lakes Ice Cream and Fast Food Association donated ice cream to the St. Philip High School sophomore class. Jacob Thome, the sophomore class president at St. Philip High School…

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Tourists get the inside story on Battle Creek

[su_slider source="media: 8946,8947,8949" width="500" height="760"] It’s the squirrels that Theresa Anthony of Charlotte, North Carolina, remembers about her trip to Ottawa. “We have brown squirrels in Charlotte, and they have black squirrels in Ottawa. Amazing,” she said on a recent Saturday…

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