Bowman garners ‘19 dealer award

Bowman garners ‘19 dealer award

General Motors has named Clarkston’s Bowman Chevrolet as a distinguished 2019 Chevrolet Dealer of the Year. This is the third consecutive year Bowman Chevrolet has received this award, and is one of only 60 Chevy dealers nationwide that were selected based on exceptional performance in sales, service and customer satisfaction. “We are grateful for the […]

New dry cleaning business proposed for Independence

The Independence Township Planning Commission meeting this Thursday, Sept. 10, will have on its agenda a proposal and public hearing for a new dry cleaning business in Independence Township. James Frejat, the petitioner, is looking to open the business at 5905 Waldon Road, a 1.5-acre lot that was purchased for $240,000 on August 11, 2020, […]

Local businessman killed in tree accident

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Clarkston resident Ronald Ohlinger was tragically killed Monday, August 31, when a massive tree fell on his minivan on Williams Lake Road near Vanden Drive in White Lake Township near the Waterford border. His 18-year-old stepdaughter, Autumn, suffered a broken collarbone after it took 45 minutes to remove her […]

Bank leader retires

Waterford Bank announced last week that Robert Grant, the bank’s executive vice president, retired at the end of June, with Guy Rau hired as the new executive vice president for the bank. The retirement and transition had been planned for the past year. Rau joins the bank with more than 30 years of lending experience […]

Honcho changes outdoor configuration

Honcho changes outdoor configuration

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor After getting city council approval earlier this summer to close East Church Street and provide outdoor seating, Honcho has placed barriers near Main Street and taken away two handicap parking spots. According to Clarkston City Manager Jonathan Smith in an email obtained by The Clarkston News, the change was […]

Business transaction

Langdon Capital Management of Clarkston and partner firm Baldwin Capital Management of Northville have joined LPL Financial, one of the nation’s leading retail investment advisory firms. Advisors Bill Langdon of Langdon Capital Management and Scott Baldwin of Baldwin Capital Management have been business partners for nearly 30 years. Their team includes Todd Sander, president of Baldwin […]

Business owners seeking grants

Business owners seeking grants

BY BRIANNA HAYES Clarkston News Intern Thanks to the flattening of the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic, many businesses in Michigan have been able to open up and pick up where they left off prior to the shutdown in mid-March. Unfortunately, some businesses are still struggling to get back on their feet. Back in May, […]

Local charity grants

The David W. Elliott Memorial Foundation, located in Clarkston, recently provided grants to two local entities – $2,000 to Clarkston SCAMP for summer activities and $5,000 to the First Congressional Church of Clarkston for its food bank. In addition, the foundation will be providing $10,000 to Gleaners Food Bank in Detroit since the food bank […]

Library open, ready to serve local readers

Library open, ready to serve local readers

BY MATT MACKINDER Clarkston News Editor Once the Clarkston Independence District Library closed March 16 due to the coronavirus crisis and being deemed a “place of accommodation,” library staff met two days over Zoom to discuss options moving forward with the new restrictions in place. Recently, the library has started to reopen in phases, with […]

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