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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: Community, Human Interest, Economic, Press Release
Monday, March 23, 2020
ST. JOSEPH, MICH. — Due to the latest developments regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the first Antiques on the Bluff show, scheduled for Sunday, May 3 will be cancelled.   Amy Zapal, executive director at St. Joseph Today, says, “The health of our visitors, residents and members is critical to St. Joe Today. With the wellbeing of our community in mind, we have decided to cancel the first show ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Human Interest
Friday, March 20, 2020
he state of Michigan’s small business entrepreneurial support organizations have joined forces with the Michigan Economic Development Corporation to ensure economic support is available to Michigan businesses to overcome anticipated loss of revenue as a result of the COVID-19 virus, the organizations announced today.“Small businesses drive the economies of our communities, and we understand that ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release, Human Interest
Thursday, March 19, 2020
The recent closings of local restaurants and other businesses have made a sudden drastic impact on our lives. This impact now creates a potential challenge for people to safely access prepared meals. Classic Catering & Events would like you to know of a to-go program we have put in place to bring to your home, or workplace, options for delicious and nutritious meals. These meals can be prepared ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s recent executive order to temporarily close dine-in services at all bars, restaurants, and various other public spaces in response to the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak will have an undeniable impact on the local economy.  In response, the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber has launched a series of efforts aimed at supporting local businesses throughout this ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Looking for ways to stay fit at home?While we wish we could see you all at the Y, our members currently have access to FREE virtual fitness classes through Y-360, LES MILLS, and MOSSA® Move! These platforms offer a variety of classes ranging from yoga, Bootcamp, strength training, active older adults, and more.
Categories: Community, Human Interest, General News Article, Press Release
Monday, March 16, 2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornerstone Alliance has created a task force to share critical information in a timely manner with the local business community. The Alliance is taking an abundance of caution to positively impact slowing the spread of the virus.  We encourage local businesses to visit the COVID-19 Relief web page (here) and visit the Cornerstone Alliance Facebook page and ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release