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Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Greater Niles Chamber Announces New Emergency Relief Program in response to COVID-19 Public Health Crisis    Niles, Mich. – The Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) introduces the Greater Niles Chamber Emergency Relief Program (ERP) in light of recent developments concerning the COVID-19, coronavirus public health crisis. The ERP is designed to support the greater Niles businesses that are ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Chamber, Economic
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Berrien Community Foundation, Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council and Cornerstone AllianceAnnounce Rent and Mortgage Payment Program (RAMPP) BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – Cornerstone Alliance, Berrien County’s lead economic development agency, has partnered with the Berrien Community Foundation and the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council to create a zero-interest loan program for Berrien ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (United) is pleased to introduce Lisa Frohnapfel as Market Vice President in Michigan. She brings 27 years of financial management experience to the team.   In her new role with United, Frohnapfel will lead the Michigan team in driving sales, service, and business development initiatives to achieve market growth, and will also lead the United ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
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: Community, Press Release, Economic
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: Economic, Press Release, Community, 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: Chamber, Economic, Community, Press Release
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