With increases in smart technology, including IoT and Industry 4.0, things are changing in manufacturing. To help its graduates remain competitive, Michigan Technological University has combined the technologies of mechanical and electrical engineering into one degree: Mechatronics. The multidisciplinary program combines these disciplines, along with fluid power, robotics, software, and computational hardware for a comprehensive education in the most current Mechatronics standards and products.

M.S. in Mechatronics was begun at Michigan Tech two years ago, and this year a B.S. in Mechatronics was added with encouragement and support from Mark Gauthier, Michigan Tech alumnus and president of Donald Engineering (DE).

Mechatronics courses and degrees can be pursued on-campus, with some courses available online. Co-op options and graduate certificates are available for those interested in expanding their on-the-job knowledge. FANUC industrial certification in robotics is available for those already working in industry.

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Our economy is complex this year. Dr. Paul Isely breaks down how the virus has affected our economy and presents to us locally what 2021 may look like. 
  • Learn how NW Ottawa County’s economic health is better than other counties in Michigan
  • Learn when different sectors may come out of the recession
  • Learn what trends/data you should watch
  • Listen as Dr. Isely takes questions during the webinar from local businesses
  • Learn his thoughts on what the future of the workplace will look like going forward – who will continue to work from home, etc.

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Riley’s Market Place just made planning your next lunch meeting a little easier! In your home or at the office, it is the newest option for catering in the Grand Haven area offering fresh sub and croissant sandwiches as well as sides to complete the experience. All sandwiches and side items are individually packaged for your health and safety during this unprecedented time. You will not be disappointed with its easy online ordering (rileysmarketplace.com), customer service to help you with those last-minute changes, and a convenient delivery option in the Grand Haven and Holland area. Riley’s Market Place offers something for everyone in your group. Call Kelli today (616-886-7790)!

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Lake Effect Kitchen began catering in Grand Haven in 2017. LEK offers a full range of catering options, from formal meals to boxed lunches and everything in between. 

During the Covid-19 crisis, LEK has been able to shift quickly to individually packaged meals for catering because a large portion of its business is meal prep for busy individuals and families -- so they were already providing weekly meal takeout services to their customers. 

Sonya Warber of SPI Pharma orders meals regularly for the company’s employees from LEK’s weekly meal prep menu, making it simple for each person to choose a meal they like and making distribution easy for the company’s three shifts, since meals come in individually-packed, reheatable containers. 

Lake Effect Kitchen is located in East Town and works daily to pursue its mission of authentic inclusion for people of all abilities. Check out their website for more information on mission, menus and more! LakeEffectKitchen.com. 

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Grand Finale Desserts and Pastries specializes in providing safe food options for companies and large groups. From individual packaged muffins and pastries to breakfast or lunch boxes. We also do individual cupcakes and desserts for any occasion (Retirement, birthday, etc.).

We would be happy to help you create something special to say THANKS to your employees. 

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Quality Catering by August, custom TO GO meals, fresh made and delivered for your family, office meetings or company events!!

Call August at 616 402-6745 or email: august@qualitycateringbyaugust.com
Artisan of Grand Haven is offering catering for parties, classes and corporate events. Let us make your event more special while still keeping you safe!

Offering: In-home catering and cooking classes. Large catering and corporate events. Artisan products (the seasonings are back and they brought friends!!). Artisan @ Home personal chef programs (redesigned to better serve you!)

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