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BCU Board of Directors Removes Interim Title – Taps Joe Sobieralski as BCU’s Next President & CEO

Thursday, January 26, 2017 Battle Creek, Mich. - The Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Joe Sobieralski as its next President and CEO. Sobieralski joined BCU in December of 2015, as Vice President and was appointed Interim President & CEO in July 2016.  “We feel Joe has done a great job during his tenure as Interim President & CEO, he has demonstrated many of the qualities that the Board seeks in a President & CEO,” said John Gallagher, BCU Board Chair. “We feel those qualities are imperative to move the organization forward, ...
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PSA: Recreational activities prohibited in Fort Custer Industrial Park

Tuesday, November 08, 2016 CONTACT:  John Wright, Facilities Coordinator, Battle Creek Unlimited 269.924.5032 November 8, 2016 – Battle Creek, Michigan – All off road motorized vehicles including snowmobiles, all-terrain vehicles, motorcycles and all other recreational vehicles are prohibited on all public and private land in Fort Custer Industrial Park. Violators on property posted “No Trespassing” will be subject to prosecution. Fort Custer Industrial Park contains underground utilities, hazards to motor vehicles operating off the road, and pedestrian and vehicle traffic dangers. Furthermore, the use of firearms, hunting and fishing are prohibited on all public and private land in Fort ...
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Doug Voshell Returns to BCU

Tuesday, August 16, 2016 Battle Creek, Mich. - Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) is pleased to announce the hiring of Doug Voshell, past Vice President of BCU, as a consultant.  Mr. Voshell first joined BCU in August of 2008, as the Marketing Director.   In April of 2016, Mr. Voshell retired after almost eight years with BCU.  After four months of retirement, Mr. Voshell has fondly agreed to join back forces with BCU on an as needed basis working on Battle Creek Tax Increment Finance Authority (BCTIFA) special projects as a consultant. The depth and breadth of Mr. Voshell’s knowledge and experience ...
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BCU Promotes Long Time Employee Bridgette Jones to Vice President

Battle Creek, Mich. - Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) is pleased to announce the promotion of Bridgette Jones to Vice President of Retention and Development which focuses on retention and development initiatives along with TIFA projects, and the BC Vision.  Ms. Jones started her career with BCU in 1998, and since that time has held various positions with increased responsibility.  Ms.  Jones has risen to each of the challenges presented to her over the years and has consistently gone above and beyond for the organization. In December of 2015, Ms. Jones received her Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Western Michigan University ...
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BCU Rewards Local Companies and Closes out the Battle Creek Jobs Fund Program

Friday, January 08, 2016 BATTLE CREEK, – Battle Creek Unlimited (BCU) presented a check for $180,000 to Cosma Casting, Michigan and a check for $60,000 to Post Consumer Brands for their completion of the Battle Creek Jobs Fund Program. The Battle Creek Jobs Fund (BCJF) is a performance-based, incentive program funded by a grant through the W. K. Kellogg Foundation aimed at reducing the number of families living below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. This program provided an incentive to new prospects looking to locate in Battle Creek and existing employers looking to create new positions. In addition, the program offered ...
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