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Friday, February 26, 2021
BENTON HARBOR, Mich.- Michigan Works! is issuing a call to action to the community to fill out a six-question survey to understand the true impact of COVID-19 and how it relates to the workforce and workers in southwest Michigan.   “We know that every individual in every household has a different experience with COVID-19,” said Lily Brewer, Executive Director of Michigan Works! Berrien, Cass, ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
The Paycheck Protection Program is becoming more accessible for small businesses. A 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees is open as of 9:00 AM EST today, February 24, 2021.  If you don’t know where to turn, contact Cornerstone Alliance or a local financial institution listed below. Click Here for Program Details  About ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release
Monday, February 22, 2021
ST. JOSEPH, MI – “The housing market across SWMI had a record year in 2020, even with the pandemic setbacks. The inventory of houses for sale reached record low numbers for buyers in Allegan, Berrien, Cass, and the westerly 2/3 of Van Buren counties,” stated Alan Jeffries, Association Executive, Southwestern Michigan Association of REALTORS®, Inc.  Jeffries continued, “January usually tends to ...read more
Categories: Economic, Community, Press Release
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Berrien Springs, MI – February 9, 2021 – During a year of much uncertainty, Honor Credit Union’s top priority was to remain steady, reliable, and a source of relief for its members and communities throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. With an internal mindset of “taking care of each other so we can take care of our members,” Honor remained open to serve members throughout the year, funded $30 million ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Wednesday, February 03, 2021
On Thursday, February 4, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. St. Joseph County Airport Authority Board President Abraham Marcus will present a $5,600 check to Lani Vivirito, Chief Policy & Resource Officer at the Center for the Homeless. The presentation will take place in the atrium at South Bend International Airport to provide for social distancing.The funds raised from South Bend International Airport’s ninth ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
Friday, January 15, 2021
A Message from the President: Congress recently passed an end-of-year relief package that included a new and improved round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. If you are curious about what has been changed from the first round, and how those changes affect you, here’s a brief summary of what you need to know:  First Draw: The PPP program resumed this past week, beginning with First Draw ...read more
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