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January 29, 2019 by Ad-visor & Chronicle

Memories and milestones: A recap of Albion’s progress in 2018

2018 was a year of continued forward progress in the community of Albion. In places where many others might give up, critical members of the Albion community continue to give back. New businesses have opened, community members have come together to celebrate successes, and confidence continues to build about the bright future of this town.


Pop-Up Shops: Lessons Learned and How You Can Start One in Your Downtown

This episode features Caroline Dobbins-Hurteau, who, with the help of her colleagues at the Albion Reinvestment Corporation (ARC), created a successful holiday pop-up shop in downtown Albion, Michigan.

Caroline dives deep into the ins and outs of how you can create a successful pop-up shop in your downtown, including how to pitch the idea to your downtown organizations, how to find prospective merchants, and—most important—how to make it an incremental yet lasting success for your downtown.


December 4, 2018 by

Southern Michigan city plans $25 million project to transform downtown

City business leaders have hope, however, as a collaboration of organizations look to tackle a $25 million project to revitalize Albion’s downtown core.

The plan is to gut and redevelop 29 storefronts and 52 upper-floor apartments in the next two to three years, said Amy Deprez, executive director of the Albion Reinvestment Corporation.


Town & Gown Podcast – Andy French

Andy French can be best described as a dedicated citizen of Albion. Over the years, French has given his time and talents to improving both Albion College and the community. In this episode, he provides updates on downtown revitalization and how we all can become involved in community rebuilding.


October 29, 2018 by Battle Creek Enquirer

Nonprofit wants to redevelop 4 blocks of Albion’s downtown over the next 3 years

Natasha Blakely covers the redevelopment plans for downtown Albion that are planned over the next few years and what it means for the community of Albion. The focus of the redevelopment will be on downtown Albion’s Superior St with an estimated cost of $25 million. Long time residents have good feelings of the bright future ahead of their small town.