TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., August 4, 2009 — Michigan Gubernatorial candidate and U.S. Rep. Pete Hoekstra, R-Holland, continues with his promise to perform 100 different Michigan jobs throughout his campaign with a stop at Cherry Bay Orchards tonight. At 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2009, Hoekstra will begin working at Cherry Bay Orchards, a Shoreline Fruit, LLC orchard, located in Suttons Bay, Mich.
Based in Traverse City, Mich., Shoreline Fruit, LLC focuses on growing, processing and marketing premium fruit products. The company’s mission is to consistently produce, market and deliver the highest quality dried fruit products for retail and specialty food marketers, distributors and industrial users throughout the world. Shoreline Fruit, LLC. selects only the best available fruit for its premium quality dried fruit from farms located in the Great Lakes and New England regions. For his job with the orchard, Hoekstra will be working at Cherry Bay Orchards, located at 10351 E Solom Rd. in Suttons Bay picking cherries with the team.
Hoekstra committed to experiencing 100 jobs to stress the importance of economic development and job creation. Additionally, it allows Hoekstra the opportunity to personally engage with Michigan residents in all different employment areas throughout the state.
“Working side-by-side with the hardworking men and women of Michigan will allow me the opportunity to hear the issues and needs of our workers and business owners,” said Hoekstra. “I am looking forward to listening to their views and discussing the challenges they face.”
Hoekstra is encouraging the public to submit jobs ideas for him to perform on his website, www.HoekstraForGovernor.com. Individuals can go online and submit a suggestion in any industry anywhere in Michigan for Hoekstra to try throughout the campaign. The public can also follow Hoekstra’s journey on his website where he will post blogs, video diary entries and photos of each job he performs.
Prior to being elected as a U.S. Congressman, Pete Hoekstra was the vice president of Marketing at Herman Miller, a Fortune 500 Company. He also earned his MBA from the University of Michigan. He has represented Michigan’s Second Congressional District since 1993 and launched his gubernatorial campaign in March of 2009. Hoekstra currently serves as the top Republican and former Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and is a senior member of the House Committee on Education and Labor.
For more information on Pete Hoekstra for Governor, click here. Photos from his Michigan campaign can be downloaded at Flickr. You can also follow Congressman Hoekstra on Twitter or visit him on Facebook.
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