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Thursday, May 28, 2020
BENTON HARBOR, Mich.– The Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance (WBC) received additional funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide enhanced education, training, and business advice to small businesses on how to overcome the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Through this grant, the WBC will host free webinars featuring subject matter experts on a range of ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, May 21, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS, MICHIGAN – May 21, 2020— As an “essential service” and community partner, we’ve remained committed to taking care of our team and our members by adhering to governmental guidelines and best practices throughout this public health crisis. Now, as our communities begin to gradually reopen, rebuild, and reset together, we, too, are beginning our reopening process.    Utilizing a ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. —The first Farmers Market kicks off Saturday June 6 from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., in Lake Bluff Park, and will include the sale of jams, honey, hearth-baked breads and fine pastries, perennials, cut flowers, organic vegetables and more.  The 2020 Farmers Market is sponsored by The Boulevard Inn & Bistro. Amy Zapal, executive director of St. Joseph Today said, “We are excited to work ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Windows of Hope SWMIBringing the national movement to Berrien County businesses and residents to spread hope, love, and joy in our community May 18 – June 6, 2020!    Now is the perfect time for local businesses in Southwest Michigan to come together to help spread hope throughout our community by sharing positive messages on your windows May 18 – June 6, 2020! Three Southwest Michigan ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Monday, May 18, 2020
Benton Harbor, MI – Last week, a coalition of Berrien County organizations representing healthcare, government, business, workforce, and economic development joined forces to assist companies in a planned and thoughtful restart of the local economy. Together, they launched BerrienReOpens.org, a site containing the local guidance and resources business owners need to re-open their doors. Since ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
Monday, May 11, 2020
CRAZE VR LAUNCHES VIRTUAL 360 TOURS TO ADVANCE BUSINESS DURING COVID-19 SHUTDOWN  ?St. Joseph, MI-  Today CrazeVR , a local virtual reality gaming and entertainment establishment, announced that they have expanded their services to include virtual tours.Due to the recent events of the COVID-19 outbreak and the resulting business shutdown, CrazeVR owners Mark and Stephanie Rutherford decided to ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, May 07, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS, MICHIGAN – May 7, 2020– Honor Credit Union is proud to support a local group of volunteers who have come together virtually to sew masks for the community with the donation of a $500 gift card for supplies. Retired nurse Chris VanDenburgh leads a growing virtual group of mask makers through a Facebook group called Making Face Masks Volunteers to help provide masks for healthcare ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, May 07, 2020
Working diligently to assure that the collective voice of the business community in Michigan’s Great Southwest is heard loud and clear in ongoing planning for re-engaging the Michigan economy, Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber Exec Arthur Havlicek is working overtime to openly share the concerns of the region at the big table in Lansing.   Havlicek, with his history of work at the Michigan ...read more
Categories: Economic, Chamber, Press Release
Thursday, May 07, 2020
The Staff at Sturgis Bank have secured Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans through the Small Business Administration (SBA) for 458 businesses throughout our communities. This amounts to $33,337,027 in loans and over 4500 jobs protected for our local residents.  “I’m proud of our staff and the way they proactively worked to ensure our businesses got the relief needed through the CARES Act. ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - Due to the latest developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), St. Joseph Today (SJT) has cancelled the following events:  Lake Bluff Artisan Faire (May 30)Antiques on the Bluff - June, July & August shows (June 7, July 5, August 2)Wednesday Brown Bag Concerts (June 24 - August 26)Friday Night Concert Series (June 19 - September 4)Chalk the Block (July 31 - August ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
Old National Bank Responds to Urgent COVID-19 Need with $1.2 million commitment including $12,500 locally joining #GivingTuesdayNow  #ONBKIND   South Bend, IN (May 5, 2020) – Old National Bank is joining #GivingTuesdayNow in a global day of giving and unity and responding to meet the needs of communities by committing $1.2 million for COVID-19 relief. This includes: $600,000 in funding focused ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, May 01, 2020
During the entire month of May, the Berrien County Cancer Service will collect donations for its annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser.   Purpose: to raise funds for Berrien County Cancer Service to provide unique a unique in-home skilled nursing and care services to Southwest Michigan cancer patients and their families.  As you know, a new reality is upon us and the Berrien County Cancer ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. - Due to the latest developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the Memorial Day Parade, scheduled for Friday, May 22, will be cancelled.  Amy Zapal, executive director at St. Joseph Today, says, “The health of our visitors, residents and members is critical to St. Joe Today. With the wellbeing of our community in mind, we have decided to cancel the Memorial Day Parade ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Paxton Media Group, publisher of The Herald-Palladium, has established a $250,000 fund to help local businesses in the area get back to full strength by subsidizing their marketing through matching grants.Area businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.“We realize this is a critical time for our business community, and we wanted to subsidize ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release