The city of Holland is located along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan, and is a center jewel in Michigan’s “West Coast.” The area is famous for its sandy beaches. The Holland State Park offers camping, hiking, boating, sightseeing, and beach activities.
Located on the dividing line of Allegan and Ottawa counties, Holland is the home of Windmill Island and the annual Tulip Time Festival. The festival is held during the first two weeks of May. Holland ’s Tulipanes Festival, a Latino Art and Film Festival which celebrates the cultural and artistic heritage of Spanish-speaking people and honors the historical Latino contribution to the Holland area, is held annually at the end of September. More tourist information is available at the Holland Convention and Visitor’s Bureau website.
The Reformed Church in Holland
Holland is home for Hope College and Western Theological Seminary; two institutions of higher learning affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Along Lake Michigan and north of the city limits is Geneva Camp and Conference Center. Geneva is a year-round conference center affiliated with the RCA.
Business Opportunities in Holland
The Holland/Zeeland area is home-base for furniture makers: Haworth, Trendway, Herman Miller, Sligh and Howard Miller Clock Co. The area produces numerous truck and automobile parts through Holland Hitch, Johnson Controls, Gentex, and Magna-Donnelly. The world’s largest pickle processing plant is the Heinz Plant in Holland. This plant will soon also produce “Grey Poupon” mustard. Other nationally recognized employers are Mead Johnson, Boar’s Head, Perrigo,and Bareman Dairy.
Area newspapers are The Holland Sentinel and the The Grand Rapids Press-Lakeshore. Local radio stations include WHTC1450AM, WJQK 99.3FM, and WYVN 92.5FM.