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Posted on: March 12, 2019

City seeks high school ambassadors for Sister City exchange

Sister City Student Exchange images

The city is preparing for the 36th annual cultural exchange with our Sister City – Takasaki, Japan – and staff are looking for this year’s group of high school ambassadors.

This exciting and enriching opportunity is available ...

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Sister City web page General News
Posted on: February 12, 2019

Distracted driving law approved in Battle Creek

Driving while using cell phone

Within the City of Battle Creek, it soon will be against the law to use a hand-held cell phone while driving for almost any reason.

The City Commission on Feb. 5 approved the new rules related to distracted driving, a change to the city’s Uniform...

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Distracted driving ordinance FAQ General News
Posted on: February 5, 2019

Local income tax returns mailing to Battle Creek


For those filing local 2018 tax returns in Battle Creek, all mailed forms will come directly to the city.

In previous years, local taxpayers mailed city forms to Lansing. This helped the city save some costs as part of a grant with Lansing and several othe...

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General News
Posted on: October 29, 2018

Heritage Tower work now requires complete road closure

Heritage Tower work

Starting this Thursday, Nov. 1, West Michigan Avenue will close completely to accommodate work on the Heritage Tower project, at 25 W. Michigan.

The project’s contractor determined that the traffic shift in place does not allow enough room for th...

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General News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Battle Creek open for business

BC Cargo

Battle Creek is open for business.

Recently, the U.S. Small Business Administration estimated that three in five new jobs in the United States are created by small businesses.

Additionally, they note that small businesses accounted for 61.8 percent of net n...

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More info on the BC Small Business Loan Fund General News