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Morning Buzz: January 18

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Morning Buzz Monday January 18
Posted at 10:53 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 10:53:28-05

1. You can scout out your favorite cookies and have them delivered to your door. For the first time ever, the Girl Scouts are teaming up with GrubHub to offer delivery and contact-free pickup of their iconic cookies.

The arrangement will be in select cities in several states. GrubHub is waiving delivery fees so that 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Girl Scouts.

Online ordering through GrubHub and the Girl Scouts' digital cookie platform starts February 1.

2. If you're looking for a job, there are more than 400 positions up for grabs in the Grand Rapids area. Express Employment Professionals is hosting a Job-A-Thon on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

People need to register online to take part at expresspros.com.

People can have a chance to interview with recruiters and then hiring managers as well. Express Employment Professionals says companies are in need of employees heading into the new year.

Click here for more information.

3. Bell's Brewery just launched the most Midwestern-beer ever, the "No, Yeah."

"No, Yeah" is a golden ale that's said to be "bright and fun inside and out." This lighter craft beer option is crisp and dry with a slightly sweet flavor profile.

Both the name and packaging play into Midwest politeness and memes that share in that culture. Phrases like "ope", "'scuse me," and "let me sneak past ya" are all part of the fun of this new Bell's offering.

It'll be available in stores and at their brewery year-round throughout the Midwest, including here in Michigan.

4. Do you wish you were an Oscar Meyer Wiener, or that you could share the life of a Wienermobile driver?

Kraft Heinz is looking a team of so-called "Hotdoggers" to drive the 27-foot orange and yellow vehicle across the country.

The lucky dogs who get hired will stop at more than 200 events, create social media content, and do news interviews.

The company says it's looking for outgoing college graduates with a love of adventure.

Carl Mayer created the first Wienermobile in 1936. The company unveiled a Weiner-fleet, including a hot dog-shaped drone, in 2017, but canceled events last year due to COVID-19.

5. Today marks the 38th observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and there are some events planned across wEst Michigan to honor his life.

WMU-Cooley Law School's Grand Rapids campus' is hosting a virtual panel today starting at noon.

Western Michigan, Calvin, and Ferris State Universities will all be hosting virtual events throughout the day.

The Grand Rapids Community Celebration event is also virtual this year.

Along the Lakeshore, Holland Museum is providing an MLK Day activity kit for community members. Check out this link to learn more.