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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Patients seeking surgical treatment for severe obesity and its related conditions have a high-quality choice for receiving treatment at a nationally accredited program that meets the highest standards for patient safety and quality of care in Southwest Michigan. The Lakeland Weight Loss Center has been accredited as a Low Acuity Center under the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — A legislative plan to create an address confidentiality program that would help protect victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and human trafficking from their attackers was approved by the state Senate on Tuesday.   Under the plan, victims would be able to obtain a confidential address for official documents and mail correspondence to help protect them from ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Press Release
Monday, October 21, 2019
Meet working artists in The Shop, enjoy soup lunch with friends, support KAC's Clay Artist Guild, and enter to win a limited-edition KitchenAid Mixer.    Fri., Oct. 18, 2019, St. Joseph, Mich. - Join Krasl Art Center (KAC) for the annual Soup’s On! lunch event November 6, 7, and 8. Lunch is served 11 AM - 1:30 PM. KAC is open until 8 pm on Wednesday and Thursday and 5 pm on Friday. Enjoy ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Monday, October 21, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – Afiya Latham and Ryan Smith are the new owners of Express Professionals of Southwest Michigan as of August 2019. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on October 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. (EDT), at the St. Joseph location, 4070 Red Arrow Highway. The Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance will host the event.  Express Employment Professionals of Southwest Michigan is ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, October 18, 2019
 - For the first time, The Elf on the Shelf® Scout Elves will take center stage in a new live musical debuting this holiday season. The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical makes its only Michigan stop at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, MI, on Wednesday, December 18, at 7 pm.Inspired by the beloved box set The Elf on the Shelf®: A Christmas Tradition, this touring ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Community, Press Release
Friday, October 18, 2019
 LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata on Friday hosted Southwest Michigan women small business owners for a roundtable discussion.   “Michigan is one of the top five states for women to start a small business and is home to more than 29,000 women-owned small businesses that provide jobs to over a quarter-million people,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “I was honored and humbled to have ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release, General News Article, Political
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. —Join St. Joseph Today and participating businesses for Trick-or-Treating festivities in the Benton Harbor Arts District and downtown St. Joseph, Mich., on Oct. 31! Halloween day features numerous business participating in Trick-or-Treating in both downtown St. Joseph and in the Benton Harbor Arts District from 4:30 to 6 p.m., sponsored by HoltBosse. Youth are encouraged to wear ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Fun Facts, Press Release
Thursday, October 03, 2019
(Stevensville, Michigan, October 2, 2019) Competitive Edge, a promotional products company headquartered in Stevensville, MI, has been named one of Counselor magazine’s Best Places to Work, ranking #15 out of the top 40 promotional products companies around the country. Competitive Edge also received the award in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2011, and 2008. Whether it be Summer BBQs, our ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, October 02, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata on Wednesday announced upcoming opportunities for residents of the 21st Senate District to meet with her for coffee and discuss state and local issues.   The senator will be available to take questions, provide information, and listen to suggestions on issues affecting residents. No appointment is necessary.   For more information or to contact LaSata, ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Political, Press Release
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
 BENTON HARBOR, MI – The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series, hosted by The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan, welcomes best-selling author, philanthropist, columnist, sports reporter, and radio host Mitch Albom on Monday, December 2, at 7:30 pm.  Albom is an inspiration around the world. His books have sold over 39 million copies and have been ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, October 01, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, MI – Actor, and producer Ernie Hudson, best known for his role as Winston Zeddemore in Ivan Reitman's 1984 film classic "Ghostbusters," has joined the production team of Lake Michigan College's Fall play, "Exit Strategy."    Hudson, a Benton Harbor native, will serve as Associate Artistic Producer on Ike Holter's play about a struggling Chicago high school facing imminent ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, September 27, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata on Friday announced “Kim’s Coat Drive for Kids,” an effort to collect new or gently used coats for children throughout Southwest Michigan.  Residents will be able to donate coats at 13 locations across Berrien, Cass and St. Joseph counties through October.  “As the temperatures begin to cool, many kids throughout Southwest Michigan find themselves without ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Thursday, September 26, 2019
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Following four months of being closed for renovation work, The Mendel Center Grand Upton Hall officially re-opened on Wednesday during a grand re-opening ribbon cutting ceremony and open house, hosted in partnership between The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College and the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber.  While portions of the 14,400-square-foot venue have been updated ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Thursday, September 26, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata reacted Thursday to news that New Buffalo Senior High School has been named as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.   “I join those in congratulating New Buffalo Senior High School for the distinguished honor of being recognized as a Blue Ribbon School,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “It is a testament to all of the ...read more
Categories: Political, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
LANSING, Mich.—State Sen. Kim LaSata voted in support of the state’s fiscal year 2020 budget, which was approved Tuesday and ahead of the Oct. 1 deadline.   “This is a good budget that makes significant funding increases to things Southwest Michigan families care about most, like schools, roads, public health and safety, and our natural resources,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “All of ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Political
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – The Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance announced today that it will be adding a new series of classes to its Fall schedule. Marketing Mondays will cover an array of topics and is designed to help small business owners create a successful marketing strategy to stand out in today's competitive marketplace.  Series topics include Owning Your Social Media ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, General News Article
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kim LaSata on Wednesday applauded an announcement by the Michigan Strategic Fund (MSF) approving a $1.5 million Michigan Community Revitalization Program performance-based grant to Benton Harbor Flats, LLC for its plan to redevelop a functionally obsolete building into a mixed-use project in downtown Benton Harbor.   According to the MSF announcement, the project will ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, September 23, 2019
Efforts continue with September 24 Voter Registration Day   Benton Harbor,MI–A national report released on September 20 shows that voting amongLake Michigan College students doubled in just four years, with participation rates increasing from 17 percent in the 2014 midterm election, to 35.2 percent in 2018.   LMC is on-trend with a widespread national increase, with the average student ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Monday, September 23, 2019
South Bend, IN. – It’s hard for travelers not to notice the construction taking place inside and out at South Bend International Airport (SBN). Two major construction projects recently began. As travelers enter the front drive at the airport, they will notice construction crews working on the southwest corner. Phase one of the parking lot expansion project is scheduled for completion just before ...read more
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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
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Krasl Art Center welcomes a new exhibition devoted to the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, and stress.    Wednesday September 11, 2019. St. Joseph, Mich. - Stress affects almost every part of our lives, from working with combative coworkers to listening to the daily news. What tools are available to thrive in these conditions? Krasl Art Center (KAC) ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Friday, September 13, 2019
Take a chance on ABBA Mania and you won’t be disappointedTickets for The Mendel Center performance go on sale Sept. 16 at 10 am  BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – ABBA Mania, the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute concert, returns to The Mendel Center Mainstage in Benton Harbor on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 8 pm  ABBA Mania formed in 1999 in London’s West End and the show has been selling out ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Brilliant dancers, dynamic music, stunning visual effects, and more than 1,000 opulent costumes will burst into a kaleidoscope of color and beauty when Mystic India: The World Tour comes to The Mendel Center Mainstage in Benton Harbor on Friday, November 8, at 8 pm.  Within the last decade, Bollywood music and dance has had a major impact worldwide. Mystic India: The World ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Education
Thursday, September 05, 2019
The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series, hosted by The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan, welcomes award-winning journalist and photojournalist Ann Curry on Saturday, November 2, at 7:30 pm.  Curry is the current executive producer and anchor for Chasing the Cure, a television series on TNT that connects people suffering undiagnosed medical ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release