We are the Positively Allegan Committee!!!
The Positively Allegan Committee is a group of citizens working with the Allegan Economic Development Corporation to show the great things in Allegan. We have been in existence since 2012 and our mission is to engage individuals in all things positive in the Allegan Area. Our goals are to celebrate with individuals what a very special place we have through visits and direct contacts, develop a visual logo which represents our enthusiasm, develop a website celebrating all the great things happening, and finally helping people through positive action.
So far, the Positively Allegan Committee is spreading the word about “Positively Allegan”, though Facebook interaction, presentations at the Allegan Area Chamber of Commerce Evening of Recognition, Riverfront “Big Reveal” Evening Presentation, July Three Jubilee Celebration, and day-to day interactions with merchants and citizens.
Also, we have developed this website which organizes and tells the positive stories of Allegan on the internet. This site was launched March 21, 2013, and is full of great stories, pictures and events and the site encourages all to submit updated information. Further, it is formatted so that smart phones and other technology can easily use the site when visiting. Please visit us often and submit stories!
Further, we held a logo contest to visually demonstrate the effort to promote all things Positively Allegan. Gary Cronkhite, native of Allegan, created the logo. The logo has been used as the lead image on the website, and printed on t-shirts, magnets, children’s water color tattoos and more. The Allegan County Fair donated a booth during the annual Fair, so the campaign can be promoted to the over one hundred thousand visitors to the Allegan Area. So far the Allegan News, Kalamazoo Gazette, and WWMT have done featured stories about the campaign which is creating a positive effort in the movement.
We do these things as a committee to spread the word that Allegan has great people, places and is excited for the future! The people of Allegan are talented, welcoming, and love to share the best of our community. Please be a part of the movement, and we invite you to be “Positively Allegan” in your everyday lives!