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  • E-Newsletter January





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    Get Ready to Explore Mecosta County in 2020!
    Hotel of the Month
    Country Inn & Suites
    Located off U.S. 131 in Mecosta County, our hotel places you near numerous lakes, trails and golf courses for outdoor amusement. If you are here on business, companies like General Mills and Ice Mountain are just minutes away, and families appreciate our proximity to Ferris State University's sporting events and art galleries.
    Look Forward to....
    Upcoming Events
    These events and more can be found on the Community Events Calendar on our website at: BigRapids.org.
    Small Businesses are Large Community Supporters
    Business of the Month
    Transformation Fitness
    & Wellness
    Transformation and Wellness is a fitness studio, we offer One-on-One Personal training sessions for all age groups. We offer small workout classes, we have Morning class, noon classes on Monday's, Wednesday's, Friday's, and an array of evening classes
    Shop Local
    Purchase a Band of Locals Blue Band for just $10.00 and start saving with discounts and specials from local businesses.
    Best of all- there is no expiration date on the band! Bands can be purchased at The Old Pioneer Store and Emporium/Kilwins of Big RapidsMecosta County Convention & Visitors Bureau, and other participating businesses.
    With your Band of Locals Blue Band not only do you enjoy the benefits of specials and discounts with participating businesses in Mecosta County but also Osecola and Montcalm Counties.
    Focus on the Band of Locals
    Every Friday morning from 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. the Band of Locals has a radio segment with Steve from Sunny 97.3 hosted by Band of Locals President, Carlleen Rose. Each week different Band of Locals members are featured on air as they tell us what they're business is about and what you can expect from them! You can tune in on air at 97.3 or via Facebook Live on the Band of Locals page.
    What's Happening Article
    Do you have an upcoming event?
    You can submit event information through our website, BigRapids.org by visiting the Community Events Calendar and selecting "Submit New Event" at the top of the calendar. You can also submit event information by emailing either assistant@bigrapids.org or information@bigrapids.org.
    Want to be featured on "Focus on Band of Locals"?
    Contact them via the Band of Locals Facebook page or by calling (231) 796-2502 and requesting Carlleen Rose.
    If you're a Band of Locals business that has a special you would like to share, please send all pertaining information to information@bigrapids.org.
    Mecosta County Convention and Visitors Bureau 
    127 South State Street. Suite B. Big Rapids, MI 49307
    231-796-7640 | WEBSITE | EMAIL
  • Places to Stay

    Country Inn & Suites

    15344 Waldron Way
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center

    1005 Perry Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    15320 Waldron Way 
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Quality Inn & Suites

    1705 S. State St.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Super 8 Motel

    845 Water Tower Rd.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Tullymore Golf Resort

    11969 Tullymore Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    The Inn at St. Ives

    9940 St. Ives Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    Morley Motel 

    2097 Northland Dr.
    Morley, MI 49336
    (231) 856-7820