Business

Business owners express concerns about COVID-19 mandates at community assembly

NILES — Frustrated business owners and residents gathered at The Grand LV in Niles at 4 p.m. Monday for what organizers, Melanie and Don Kennedy, ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Berrien County commissioners accept challenge aimed at supporting Berrien County businesses

ST. JOSEPH — At the Berrien County Board of Commissioners’ meeting on Dec. 10, Berrien County Commissioner Teri Freehling challenged her fellow commissioners to lend ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Niles café defies MDHHS order, reopens dining room

State representatives, Stand Up Michigan, residents dined in to support NILES — On Saturday morning, the atmosphere in the Rise-n-Shine Café, 2616 Detroit Road, Niles, ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Grand LV owner organizes gathering to voice concerns about COVID-19 mandates

NILES — The strain of COVID-19 pandemic orders and mandates is no stranger to events space and wedding venue owner Melanie Kennedy. Owner of The ... Read more

1 month ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Small Shops at Grand LV debuted Saturday

NILES — Melanie Kennedy knows what it is like to continually adapt her business by now. As the owner of The Grand LV, at 104 ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

GALLERY: Dowagiac celebrates Holidays by Moonlight

Business was bustling in downtown Dowagiac Thursday night as several businesses stayed open for an extended hours shopping event, taking place from 5 p.m. to ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac bakery creates Front Street using gingerbread

DOWAGIAC — A local bakery’s latest project puts a tasty spin on the downtown Dowagiac strip. The Baker’s Rhapsody, 144 S. Front St., Dowagiac, has ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Lyons Industries doing its part to support local restaurants amid pandemic restrictions

DOWAGIAC — The COVID-19 pandemic has done a number on small businesses across the state of Michigan, especially restaurants and eateries. A local business is ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Niles Brewing Co. to open to-go style Saturday

NILES — The wait is finally over for those hoping to get a taste of Niles Brewing Company’s small batch brews. Owner Brandon Townsley is ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

United Federal appoints new mortgage advisor in Buchanan

BUCHANAN – United Federal Credit Union announced Thursday the appointment of Bill Beckman as mortgage advisor in Buchanan. Beckman will provide quality real estate lending expertise ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

$1.34 million renovation project to enhance bariatric, orthopedic units at Niles hospital

NILES — The Spectrum Health Lakeland Board of Directors recently approved a $1.34 million investment to renovate the bariatric and orthopedic units at Spectrum Health ... Read more

1 month ago by Submitted.

Michigan’s epidemic order extension a blow to Dowagiac restaurants

DOWAGIAC — Local eateries hoping to open their doors to guests must wait a bit longer. In a press release Monday, the Michigan Department of ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Biggby Coffee location coming to Edwardsburg

EDWARDSBURG — Nearly a decade ago, Edwardsburg resident Karmen Rimes was living in Kalamazoo. It was there that she fell in love — with coffee, ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Honor Credit Union announces new southwest Michigan regional manager

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — Honor Credit Union recently announced the new regional manager of its southwest Michigan locations. Chad Paluzzi, originally from South Bend, Indiana, will ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Shelton’s Farm Market helping to feed families in need with holiday gift baskets

NILES — The Shelton’s Farm Market crew is getting in the Christmas spirit and inviting the community to join in the fun. As in past ... Read more

2 months ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Cottage Gallery to host Santa for holiday event

DOWAGIAC — Santa Claus is coming to downtown Dowagiac. Cottage Gallery in downtown Dowagiac will host Jolly ‘Ole St. Nick in its storefront window from ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac tree farm sees business soar amid pandemic

DOWAGIAC — The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has hindered businesses across the state, but for one local Christmas tree farm, business is booming. Butler Tree Farms, ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months 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

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

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