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Business owners adapt to unusual Small Business Saturday

NILES — The Saturday after Thanksgiving is traditionally Small Business Saturday, following Black Friday, famous for its sales at big retail and department stores. In ... Read more

17 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Sister Lakes Brewing Company to open Town Hall event space

SISTER LAKES — As soon as Sister Lakes Brewing Company owner Joe Morin stepped into the brewery’s new Town Hall event space, he began pointing ... Read more

3 days ago by Max Harden.

Cassopolis manufacturer donates to ACTION Ministries

DOWAGIAC — A Cassopolis business is doing its part to make sure a nonprofit stays safe during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. CHT USA, 805 Wolfe ... Read more

4 days ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac restaurants rely on alternative service options to make ends meet

DOWAGIAC — The COVID-19 pandemic has done a number on small businesses throughout the state of Michigan. In an effort to combat the rising COVID-19 ... Read more

6 days ago by Max Harden.

Small business Saturday on for Niles

NILES — Black Friday has historically garnered quite a bit of buzz, with footage of shoppers lined up waiting for doors to open or special ... Read more

6 days ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Main Street launches social media campaign focused on shopping small during the holiday season

NILES — A statewide social media campaign kicks off this week to help area shoppers focus their holiday gift-buying on local businesses. Using the hashtag ... Read more

7 days ago by Submitted.

The Strand to offer hayride tour of Sister Lakes

SISTER LAKES — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has forced businesses across the country to be creative and think outside the box, and The Strand Brewery ... Read more

7 days ago by Max Harden.

New Niles restaurant to celebrate creativity

NILES — Creativity is at the center of a new restaurant coming to Niles. On every table inside Create Bar and Grill, 1245 S .11th ... Read more

7 days ago by Christina Clark.

Local tree farm opens for holiday season

EDWARDSBURG — For years, Edwardsburg resident Ted Schrader has had a dream to open a small farm — specifically, a Christmas tree farm. Schrader is ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Excavating business breaks ground on new Cassopolis facility

CASSOPOLIS — Last week, under a foggy sunrise, Cassopolis business leaders put their shovels in the dirt to welcome an expanding business to the community. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Area bars, restaurants prepare for second dine-in closure

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The pandemic pendulum continues to swing, leaving some Michigan restaurant owners in dire straits. In an effort to combat the rising COVID-19 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Retreat-like settings, restaurant to come to The Morris Estate

NILES — The Morris Estate sits on 600 contiguous acres of land, including riverfront property within Niles Charter Township. The land includes riverfronts and trails, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac businesses look forward to Christmas open house weekend

DOWAGIAC — Small businesses throughout greater Dowagiac are gearing up for the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce’s annual Christmas open house weekend, even if the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

La Perla Supermarket gearing up to serve Sister Lakes

SISTER LAKES — There is a new store in town — one located in a familiar space for longtime Sister Lakes residents. La Perla Supermarket, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Buchanan residents open J.KRU Sweets

BUCHANAN — Life got a little sweeter for the Kruegers on Oct. 15. For Joe and Jen Krueger, owners of J.KRU Sweets, it was the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Downtown Dowagiac plans Christmas activities

DOWAGIAC — Just as The New York Sun editorial in 1897 proclaimed, “Yes, Virginia there is a Santa Claus,” despite the present-day pandemic, the Dowagiac ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac family donates hand-crocheted hand sanitizer holders to Timbers of Cass County

DOWAGIAC — Timbers of Cass County staff members received a donation of “monstrous” importance Friday morning. The nursing home and rehabilitation facility, located at 55432 ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Max Harden.

New Niles shop to showcase upcycled artistry, vintage goods

NILES — Bill and Elizabeth Keller are counting down the days until they can welcome customers into their new space at 218 N. Front St., ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Cass County businesses struggle amid increase in COVID-19 cases

CASS COUNTY — Cass County businesses continue to feel the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As of Tuesday, the county has reported 924 confirmed ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Niles businesses collaborate to sweeten their offerings

NILES — Business owners are working together to try to sweeten their offerings while business hours and options have been limited by the pandemic. The ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

New yoga studio opens in downtown Niles

NILES — To Meghan Engledow, yoga is not just a workout. When she began her personal practice in 2015, it was a way to cope ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Four Flags Antique Mall acquires new owners

NILES — The Four Flags Antique Mall, located at 218 N. Second St., has booths full of treasures for those who seek them. Vintage wares, ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

South Bend artist paints mural for Dowagiac business

DOWAGIAC — A new downtown Dowagiac artwork is the result of a business owner aiming to put the city “on the map.” Beth Clark, the ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Brentwood celebrates 20 years, recognizes staff members

NILES — The sun was shining and the temperature warm as some of the residents of Brentwood at Niles Assisted Living and Memory Care gathered ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Charges, fines dropped for Fitstop24 owner following Michigan Supreme Court ruling

NILES — Monday was a whirlwind of a day for business owner Gary Marshall. Marshall, owner and operator of FitStop24 locations in Niles and Dowagiac, ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

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