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Thursday, March 26, 2020
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (United) has launched a Member Assistance Program designed to provide financial relief to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.   United’s Member Assistance Program includes:   No fees and increased eligibility for using Skip-a-Pay option on: Installment LoansMortgagesHome Equity Loans and Lines of CreditCredit Cards90-day payment deferment ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
Monday, March 23, 2020
BENTON HARBOR, Mich.- Effective March 24th, all Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass and Van Buren service centers will be closed for walk-in services and will shift to providing service remotely.   Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, Van Buren remains available to answer questions and assist the public and business owners across Southwest Michigan. To schedule a phone or virtual appointment with Michigan ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
Monday, March 23, 2020
ST. JOSEPH, MICH. — Due to the latest developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the first Antiques on the Bluff show, scheduled for Sunday, May 3 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 first show ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Monday, March 23, 2020
Attention: Business Owners  On Monday, March 23, 2020, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer issued a Shelter-in-Place order for the State of Michigan. All Michiganders are required to stay home, with the exception of essential service workers.  If you are either an essential services employer or critical lifeline company, you are exempt from the shelter-in-place ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Monday, March 23, 2020
St. Joseph, Mich – After Governor Whitmer’s announcement of Executive Order 2020-21 Shelter in Place, many questions have been asked regarding what businesses are considered “essential.”  Essential businesses and workers are defined as “those who are necessary to sustain or protect life” and “critical infrastructure workers.”  Those business categories include: ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
Friday, March 20, 2020
Dear WBC/Microloan Client,  We know that this is a difficult time for our small business community. Cornerstone Alliance is committed to providing our local business owners with reliable, up-to-date information about available economic relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.  We were informed this morning that Berrien and Cass Counties have been declared as disaster areas. This means ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Community, General News Article
Friday, March 20, 2020
he state of Michigan’s small business entrepreneurial support organizations have joined forces with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to ensure economic support is available to Michigan businesses to overcome anticipated loss of revenue as a result of the COVID-19 virus, the organizations announced today.“Small businesses drive the economies of our communities, and we understand that ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, March 20, 2020
      Dear Members, Thank you for navigating the past few days with us. We know that COVID-19 has impacted each and everyone one of our lives in some way and we are confident that we will get through this as a community. These are uncertain, perilous times for the Y and all community organizations. As we pivot our services for the ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, March 19, 2020
The recent closings of local restaurants and other businesses have made a sudden drastic impact on our lives. This impact now creates a potential challenge for people to safely access prepared meals. Classic Catering & Events would like you to know of a to-go program we have put in place to bring to your home, or workplace, options for delicious and nutritious meals. These meals can be prepared ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent executive order to temporarily close dine-in services at all bars, restaurants, and various other public spaces in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak will have an undeniable impact on the local economy.  In response, the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber has launched a series of efforts aimed at supporting local businesses throughout this ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Looking for ways to stay fit at home?While we wish we could see you all at the Y, our members currently have access to FREE virtual fitness classes through Y-360, LES MILLS, and MOSSA® Move! These platforms offer a variety of classes ranging from yoga, Bootcamp, strength training, active older adults, and more.
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, March 16, 2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornerstone Alliance has created a task force to share critical information in a timely manner with the local business community. The Alliance is taking an abundance of caution to positively impact slowing the spread of the virus.  We encourage local businesses to visit the COVID-19 Relief web page (here) and visit the Cornerstone Alliance Facebook page and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, March 06, 2020
Ryan Smith and Afiya Latham, owners of Express Employment Professionals of Southwest Michigan, are offering a class for prospective and established business owners alike. The class will assist business owners in identifying the core values and mission of their business and to understand the potential benefits the organization can receive. Leaders who establish strong values and a clear mission ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Friday, March 06, 2020
Given the unfolding global situation surrounding the coronavirus and travel advisories, The Mendel Center has been notified that Prime Minister Turnbull will need to cancel his engagement as part of The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speaker Series on Wednesday, March 18. This postponement also applies to the Pre-Speaker Dinner & Discussion event scheduled for the same evening.  The ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, March 04, 2020
United Federal Credit Union (United) has appointed Stephanie Martinek to the position of Mortgage Advisor at its Berrien Springs branch located at 9097 US Highway 31.   As Mortgage Advisor, Martinek is responsible for generating product awareness to credit union members regarding their real estate financing needs and generating investment quality mortgage loans. She will use her knowledge in ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, March 02, 2020
Coloma, Mich. – When the Romero Family was looking for an investment opportunity in Southwest Michigan, they landed in downtown Coloma, a place they now call home. In 2013, Federico and Maira opened El Asadero, a restaurant featuring a mix of delicious Mexican and Colombian cuisine. As the business grew, they added a walk-up window to include fruit, ice cream and a variety of snacks for their ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Thursday, September 19, 2019
2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship Announces Breweries, Wineries and Distilleries to be Featured inside the Makers Trail 19th Hole PavilionTen local Makers to showcase wines, spirits and brews at next year’s Championship  BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (Sept. 19, 2019) — The 2020 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is mixing up the perfect cocktail for its upcoming May Championship, combining golf and ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release