Battle Creek Unlimited taps Joe Sobieralski as new VP

cclbaNews, 2015

Battle Creek Unlimited has hired Joe Sobieralski to serve as one of the organization’s vice presidents, the economic development organization said Thursday. Sobieralski will be in charge of BCU’s operations and will work alongside BCU President and CEO Marie Briganti and Doug Voshell, the organization’s other vice president. According to a media release … Read More

Land Bank to sell three downtown properties

AngelaNews, 2015

November 5, 2015  Dillon Davis, Battle Creek Enquirer 4:17 p.m. EST The Carlyle Building is in downtown Battle Creek.(Photo: Kenny Read/For The Enquirer) The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority has agreed to sell three properties in need of redevelopment in downtown Battle Creek to David Sciacca and Alexa Smolinski of 180Urban. … Read More

Blighted homes in Battle Creek get demolished

AngelaNews, 2015

November 1, 2015  Fox 17 News, Updated 8:05pm CALHOUN COUNTY, Mich. — There’s one less blighted home in Battle Creek. On Thursday, crews demolished a house on High Street. The Calhoun County Land Bank teamed up with Markos Excavating to get the job done. The demolition was paid for by … Read More

Land Bank tears down blighted Post Addition home

AngelaNews, 2015

October 29, 2015 Jennifer Bowman, Battle Creek Enquirer 6:47 p.m. EDT The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority has owned the home at 87 High St. since 2012. On Thursday, it used grant funding to demolish the blighted structure.(Photo: Al Lassen/For the Enquirer) A blighted home in the Post Addition came … Read More

County lawn program mows 200 lots

AngelaNews, 2015

October 28, 2015 Jennifer Bowman, Battle Creek Enquirer 11:08 a.m. EDT (Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images) The Calhoun County Land Bank Authority said 200 lots in Battle Creek were mowed in the first year of its Neighborhood Mow and Maintenance Program. The program allowed participating organizations — Battle Creek Griffon Rugby Football Club, … Read More

Battle Creek mow and maintenance program called huge success

AngelaNews, 2015

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – The first year of Battle Creek’s neighborhood mow and maintenance program is being called a huge success. This year’s participants mowed 200 lots in the city of Battle Creek. All of those lots are vacant properties owned by the Land Bank. Local groups were … Read More

Local groups raise money mowing vacant lots

AngelaPress Releases, 2015

Monday, October 26, 2015 Contact: Jen Flood, Byrum & Fisk Communications, (517) 333-1606 Land Bank Neighborhood Mow & Maintenance Program called “huge success” BATTLE CREEK—As the first year of the Neighborhood Mow & Maintenance Program wraps up, the Calhoun County Land Bank Authority and local community groups are calling the … Read More