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PHOTO STORY: Inaugural spring market draws visitors, vendors from surrounding areas

NILES – Vendors from around the region, featuring unique offerings such as boutique clothing, hand-made masks, headbands, cosmetics and even skateboards flocked to the Four ... Read more

1 day ago by Christina Clark.

Niles business wins 2021 distinction, given green light to build kitchen

NILES – On May 7, a Niles business founded on flavor was announced as SCORE Kalamazoo/Southwest Michigan’s 2021 Entrepreneur of the Year. Sticky Spoons Jam, ... Read more

4 days ago by Christina Clark.

Inflatable water park on the horizon for Stone Lake

CASSOPOLIS — With Cassopolis’ beach project near completion, one Cass County family is looking to create a new summer attraction to bring even more fun ... Read more

5 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Indeck volunteers clean up Island Park in preparation for park’s reopening

NILES – Last Saturday, volunteers from Indeck Niles Energy Center and Kiewit Power Constructors spent the day cleaning up Island Park. The workers spent time ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Apple Festival Spring Market taking place Saturday, Sunday

NILES – Seventy vendors, 13 food trucks and a cruise-in car show will arrive at the Four Flags Area Apple Festival grounds this weekend. The ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce celebrates business award winners

NILES — One Niles organization took time Friday to recognize area business leaders and their contributions to the community over the past year. Friday, the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Two new businesses receive ribbon-tying ceremonies from Dowagiac chamber

DOWAGIAC — After opening during the early stages of the pandemic last year, two Dowagiac businesses were finally able to celebrate with the community. Wednesday, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Niles dispensary donates to two area nonprofits

NILES – A cannabis provisioning center gave $10,000 checks to two Niles nonprofits on Wednesday. Leadership members from Green Stem Provisioning, 1140 S. 11th St., ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

New yoga studio to open in downtown Buchanan

BUCHANAN – A building getting a new lease on life in downtown Buchanan will soon be what the instructor and owner of River of Life ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles woman opens Anew Divine Beauty Salon

NILES – With 30 years of experience behind the chair, Niles woman Lawana Wortham is stepping out on her own at Anew Divine Beauty Salon, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

HCU launches chatbot to enhance digital member experience

BERRIEN SPRINGS — Honor Credit Union recently welcomed Macy, a virtual team member, into the Honor family. Using artificial intelligence, Macy’s role at Honor is ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Sister Lakes Brewing Company joins movement prioritizing mental health

SISTER LAKES — May is Mental Health Month and a local brewery will be crafting beer for the cause. Starting Saturday, Sister Lakes Brewing Company, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac entrepreneur developing new short-term rental property

DOWAGIAC — Desmond Lathan has been a busy man the past seven months. The Chicago real estate associate and Dowagiac entrepreneur is gearing up to ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

New Dowagiac health clinic aims to be one-stop destination for community

DOWAGIAC — Local residents now have a new place to go to obtain the health care they need. Advanced Practice Integrated Health, 57392 M-51 S., ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Reopening fitness studio to take former bicycle shop storefront

NILES – Movement is integral to Lacey Peters and her life as a fitness professional. This weekend, Peters will celebrate that movement with the grand ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Propaganda Pizza owners to purchase former Zeke’s Restaurant site

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article erroneously listed a South Bend brewery as being owned by Haunt of Hounds LLC. We regret the error ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Four Flags Antique Mall hosts grand reopening

NILES – Over the weekend, the Four Flags Antique Mall, 218 N. Second St., Niles, hosted its first grand reopening event with its new owners, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Local short-term rentals begin to bounce back from pandemic crunch

DOWAGIAC — The year 2020 was a harrowing time for Ted Gogol and his family. Gogol, co-owner of The Lodges at Stone Lake Vacation Rental ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Co2 Plus set to expand

NILES – As a new member of the Niles Chamber of Commerce, Mat Burnham is busy preparing for his business’ ribbon cutting ceremony in May. ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Local restaurants, hospitality industry struggle to find employees amid pandemic

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Bold letters sit in windows and on signs at many restaurants in the southwest Michigan area passing along the message that another ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles real estate agent named Realtor of the Year

NILES — Tammy Anders, owner/broker with MI Realty, a Michigan real estate Company in Niles, was named the 2021 Realtor of the Year for the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Local provisioning centers celebrate cannabis holiday with sales, overcome software snags

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – The day almost seemed to go up in smoke for some area cannabis provisioning centers in Buchanan and Niles, while others celebrated ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan HCU member center lands new leadership

BUCHANAN — Honor Credit Union recently announced Christy Layman’s internal promotion to Buchanan Member Center Manager. Layman earned a bachelor’s degree in organizational management from ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Buchanan provisioning center raises money to fight cannabis injustices

BUCHANAN – Community wellness and prison reform are two causes close to Rick Paniagua’s heart and to those who surround him. During the month of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Cassopolis to welcome first marijuana dispensary

CASSOPOLIS — A new Cassopolis business has “high” expectations for success. Marijuana dispensary Bud Express LLC, 901 E. State St., Cassopolis, is set to open ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

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