Niles http://michiganradio.org en Amtrak Wolverine train jumps rails near Niles http://michiganradio.org/post/amtrak-wolverine-train-jumps-rails-near-niles <p>An Amtrak passenger train bound for Detroit derailed Sunday morning near Niles, MI.</p><p>The train cars, carrying 174 passengers and 4 crew members, stayed upright and remained in line with each other despite jumping the rails.</p><p>From <a href="http://www.freep.com/article/20121022/NEWS06/310220119/A-bump-some-confused-passengers-and-a-train-that-jumped-the-rails-in-Michigan?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE">the Detroit Free Press</a>:</p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 16:14:42 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9555 at http://michiganradio.org Amtrak Wolverine train jumps rails near Niles 4 Michigan cities get some marketing help http://michiganradio.org/post/4-michigan-cities-get-some-marketing-help <p>Four Michigan communities are changing their downtown identity with help from the <a href="http://www.michiganmainstreetcenter.com/Program.aspx">Michigan Main Street Center</a>.</p><p>The Center hopes to help each city market their unique characteristics to residents and future visitors.</p><p>Laura Krizov manages the program for the Michigan Main Street Center. She says the four cities to receive rebranding services - <em>Boyne City, Clare, Grand Haven, and Niles</em> -&nbsp; have a downtown presence, but wanted to cultivate one that was more readily identifiable with their community.</p><p>Six communities applied for the program, but Krizov said the four were chosen because they demonstrated the need and the ability to benefit from the program:</p><blockquote><p>"We feel that they will be able to pull this off and in the end, we’ll be able to give them a great brand, telling the community who they are and what they want to do."</p></blockquote><p>Each community will get a logo and website that is meant to help them build a cohesive brand.</p><p>-Bridget Bodnar, <em>Michigan Radio Newsroom</em> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 20:32:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 1092 at http://michiganradio.org 4 Michigan cities get some marketing help