Our Shoreline - Your Horizon

WGRT 102.3 FM

Welcome to Our Shoreline, Your Horizon, a podcast by Dan Casey featuring business and economic development news from St. Clair County, MI. Stretch your horizons in the beautiful shoreline communities of St. Clair County, home to one of the nation's busiest international border crossings. Learn more at www.EDAscc.com

Collaboration Leading to Big Wins for Port Huron
Aug 30 2022
Collaboration Leading to Big Wins for Port Huron
Join Dan Casey and James Freed, City Manager of the city of Port Huron, as they talk about the way businesses and organizations are coming together resulting in positive change for the city of Port Huron. In this episode, Dan and James talk about:Blue Water Fest and Bayview Mackinac RaceHow events showcase the areaRedevelopment projects in downtownPort Huron's story of challenge and how it is reinventing itselfHousing density in downtown and how that affects retailRevitalization through lofts built by Jerry Kramer, Marsha Haynes, Whitt Family, and Larry JonesHow a vibrant downtown plays a role in the economic development of a townHousing shortage in Port HuronHousing equity as a result of increased home pricesPartnerships between Community Foundation of St. Clair County, EDA, and MEDCThe role of local investors in community developmentJim Acheson and his investment in the cityMcMorran Plaza developmentYMCA classes and outdoor concerts at McMorranTo learn more about James Freed and the City of Port Huron visit their website here: learn more about the St. Clair County EDA, visit their website here: Shoreline Your Horizon is part of the WGRT 102.3 FM Podcast Network. For the latest episodes of all of our featured podcasts, visit our website here: Shoreline Your Horizon is produced by the following team members: Host: Dan CaseyAudio Engineer & Voiceover Artist: George JamesPodcast Administrator: Jessie WiegandMarketing: Tina Frazer & Jessie Wiegand
How Parks and Recreation Opportunities Improve Quality of Life for Communities
Mar 15 2022
How Parks and Recreation Opportunities Improve Quality of Life for Communities
Dan Casey talks with Nancy Winzer, St. Clair County and City of Port Huron Director of Parks & Recreation about the benefits of quality parks and recreation opportunities for a community."I have always loved every aspect of recreation, and I just love that my job has taken me to where I can learn different aspect of it," said Winzer. "The biggest joy I get is watching other people have fun." Dan & Nancy talk about:Parks and recreation opportunities benefit the community and drive economic developmentLakes, rivers, and access from parksTrails for walking, biking, and horseback ridingOldest lighthouse in MichiganLongest trestle bridgeBridge to Bay TrailCounty fairCanAm BMXNational Water TrailsIsland Loop of Port HuronLake St. Clair, St. Clair River, Black River, Black River CanalBass fishingEnvironmental stewardshipDeveloping quality of life in a community with parks and recreationHow tourists benefit from parks and recreation opportunitiesJob opportunities at St. Clair County and Port Huron parksTo learn more about the St. Clair County EDA, visit their website here: Shoreline Your Horizon is part of the WGRT 102.3 FM Podcast Network. For the latest episodes of all of our featured podcasts, visit our website here: Shoreline Your Horizon is produced by the following team members:Host: Dan CaseyAudio Engineer & Voiceover Artist: George JamesPodcast Administrator: Jessie WiegandMarketing: Tina Frazer & Jessie Wiegand
How the MI Tri-Share Child Care Program will help St. Clair County employees and employers
Mar 2 2022
How the MI Tri-Share Child Care Program will help St. Clair County employees and employers
Join Dan Casey and Becky Gorinac, Director of Early Childhood Services - St. Clair County RESA, as they talk about the new MI Tri-Share Child Care Program and how it will benefit St. Clair County employees and employers. In this episode, Dan and Becky talk about:Working familiesReducing childcare costs for working familiesHow the pandemic affected the cost of childcareCost of childcare for familiesRequirements for companies to participate in MI Tri-Share Child Care ProgramHow parents pay their share of MI Tri-Share Child Care ProgramWhat childcare providers can participate in MI Tri-Share Child Care ProgramLicensed child careEligibility for MI Tri-Share Child Care ProgramAddressing child care shortages in St. Clair CountyChanges to the labor force since the pandemicWhy people left the workforce during the pandemicMotivating people to return to the workforceSt. Clair County RESA's childcare programsGreat Start Readiness Program for 4-year-oldsImagination LibraryTo learn more about St. Clair County RESA's Early Childhood services visit their website here: learn more about the St. Clair County EDA, visit their website here: Shoreline Your Horizon is part of the WGRT 102.3 FM Podcast Network. For the latest episodes of all of our featured podcasts, visit our website here: Shoreline Your Horizon is produced by the following team members:Host: Dan CaseyAudio Engineer & Voiceover Artist: George JamesPodcast Administrator: Jessie WiegandMarketing: Tina Frazer & Jessie Wiegand