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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
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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
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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
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