Friday, September 27, 2019 -- Friday, September 27, 2019

Lifelong Learners Development “West Side Story” presented by Jeff Cook

10 a.m. to Noon, Stanley & Blanche Ash Technology & Learning Center on MCC's Greenville campus 


Do you ever wonder how the West side of Greenville came about? Jeff Cook will share this fascinating story using entertaining tidbits, PowerPoint, design concepts and development ideas. Learn how Greenville moved from a focus on the rural/farmlands to a focus on retail along with the concept of becoming a bedroom community to Grand Rapids. As a partner in Hathaway Properties, Cook was intimately involved in the planning and development of both the north and south sides of west M-57 in Greenville. From the initial development of the bowling alley and the Fisher Big Wheel store to the Meijer store and the residential neighborhoods to the south, he will bring this journey to life in a colorful, entertaining and extremely interesting way. Cook currently serves as President of Southwestern Oil Company in Greenville and is a partner in Hathaway Properties. He has served as a Board member and President of the Board for United Memorial Hospital, the Greenville Chamber of Commerce and Michigan Oil and Gas Association. He is a 1977 graduate of Greenville Public Schools and he and his wife, Caroline, raised their two children in Greenville.