Business Beat

Dianna Force recently celebrated the opening of her new business — Cricket’s Crop Shop — with the Belding Area Chamber of Commerce.

New Belding shop for scrapbooking enthusiasts — Cricket’s Crop Shop — now open

Special to The Daily News BELDING — Several members of the Belding Area Chamber of Commerce, along with Chamber staff member Jody Paulsen recently participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony at a new business venture in Grattan called Cricket’s Crop Shop. The shop, owned by Dianna Force, opened in June to serve scrapbook enthusiasts. “I [...]

The Electric Professor ‘s Brad Krause, left, and Jeff Smejkal show off the award the company received from Consumers Energy for being the top energy savings participant in the Consumers Energy Small Business Solutions Program this year.

The Electric Professor earns Consumers Energy savings award

By Ryan Schlehuber Daily News special sections editor GREENVILLE — With the support of businesses and clients keeping their electric repair and service needs local, The Electric Professor, for the first time, was the top energy savings business participating in the Consumers Energy’s Small Business Solutions Program. The Consumers Energy Business Solutions Program provides incentives [...]

The Sizzor Shak in Belding is hosting a campaign called Operation We Care to ship items to troops overseas. From left are Kayla Allison, Tracy Hull, Danyelle Paiz, Darla Willingham and Erika Nielsen.

Haircuts for a cause

A Belding hair salon is giving back to those who are serving in the military.