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Local Business Relocates to Bigger Space

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan in Portage has announced a new location.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, which has had offices in the area for more than 50 years, has relocated to the high visibility location at 950 Trade Centre Way in Portage.

The company which was in its previous Portage location on Creekside Drive for seven years have moved into a 9,000-square-foot office space in the Trade Centre development is located at the northwest corner of I-94 and South Westnedge Avenue.

Three former tenant spaces in the building were combined to create the space to accommodate Blue Cross Blue Shield. The work by AVB took about two months.

The new location enhances Blue Cross Blue Shield’s ability to provide service to  its members says Jeff Connolly, senior vice president, large group business and president, West Michigan.

“Our new facility is conveniently located, provides a customer-friendly office environment and a better and more efficient use of space, which enables our team to enhance our walk-in customer service capabilities for members, including seniors,” says Connolly.

Roger Hinman and Joe Gesmundo purchased the entire 32-acre property off I-94 in 2003. Since then, two office buildings, a Courtyard by Marriott, and Homewood Suites by Hilton have been developed at Trade Centre Way. Plans for the remainder of the development include restaurants and possibly another three-story office building.

Story written by Kathy Jennings – Southwest Michigan’s SecondWave Media

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