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Friday, July 10, 2020
Many Berrien County companies were able to utilize the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). With the help of Berrien County lenders, more than 1,600 loans have been approved, totaling more than $240,000,000.  In response to the overwhelming success of PPP, Congress reauthorized the program and resumed application acceptance on July 6, 2020.   If you missed the initial round of ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Thursday, July 09, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Live music is back at The Mendel Center. This time the entertainment heads into the great outdoors onto the spacious grounds of Lake Michigan College. The Drive-in Live! Concert Series hosted by The Mendel Center will be held in the Grand Upton Hall parking lot, on the south side of the building. Four concerts are planned with each featuring three local or regional acts ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, July 03, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS, MICHIGAN – July 3, 2020 – Honor Credit Union is excited to announce the hire of Georgia Gipson. Gipson recently accepted her role as Community Assistant Vice President for the Benton Harbor, St. Joseph, Bridgman and Stevensville areas.     Originally from Middlesboro, Kentucky, Gipson has resided in Bridgman, Michigan, for the last 38 years. Her time in Southwest Michigan has ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Friday, June 26, 2020
BENTON HARBOR, Mich.– The Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance (WBC) received 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 topics that ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Thursday, June 25, 2020
BERRIEN SPRINGS, MICHIGAN – June 25, 2020 – In partnership with Data Guardian and Country Mile Shredding Service, Honor Credit Union is excited to announce its Free Community Shred Day schedule throughout its member center communities. This year, to ensure the safety of Team Honor, members, and the community, these events will be contact-free to adhere to public safety and social distancing ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, June 25, 2020
STURGIS, MICHIGAN, June 25, 2020 – Sturgis Bancorp, Inc. (OTCQX: STBI) announced the election of David L. Franks, as Chairman of the Board of Directors for Sturgis Bank. Franks is President and Chief Operation Officer of Oak Press Solutions Inc., a manufacturing company serving an international customer base, headquartered in Sturgis, Michigan.  He also is a board member for Burr Oak Tool Inc. and ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
Tuesday, June 23, 2020
ST. JOSEPH, MI: When Lake Michigan Catholic students return to school this fall, they’ll notice more than just more space between desks and additional cleaning protocols. LMC is transforming their schools into “live classrooms,” using cameras to stream and record lessons so students can learn anywhere.“While we are traditional in our faith, we are progressive in meeting the needs of students,” ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Monday, June 15, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – As everyone gradually emerges from stay-at-home measures, couples planning to marry must decide how to navigate the list of new health and safety protocols that have changed the way weddings and events are experienced. The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College is helping couples adapt by introducing creative options that let love move forward.  Live stream and micro wedding ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community