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Funeral homes offer alternative services in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — When the family of the late Charles “Chuck” Dill celebrated his life Monday, the room they gathered in to host his funeral ... Read more

3 days ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles photographer extends photo sessions for graduations, proms

NILES — While schools remain under state mandates until at least April 13, and are likely to remain closed through the rest of the scheduled ... Read more

3 days ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac restaurants rally to stay open

DOWAGIAC — When Cindy Brosnan, co-owner of Round Oak Revisited and Philo’s Pub, heard restaurants would be allowed to stay open for curbside delivery and ... Read more

4 days ago by Hannah Holliday.

The Brass Eye adapts business to beer, wine delivery

NILES — The Brass Eye in downtown Niles has a different look about it. The welcoming atmosphere is still the same, but the dining and ... Read more

5 days ago by Christina Clark.

Local marijuana dispensary approaches challenges of new offerings, COVID-19

NILES — In the wake of getting its business off of the ground, Green Stem has also been dealing with the arrival of the COVID-19 ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Anonymous donor, local florist team up to surprise West Woods residents

NILES — Tuesday afternoon, a video from The Flower Cart, a florist in Niles, went up on Facebook showing flower arrangements being dropped off at ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Paws of Hope, Pizza Transit team up to find homes for animals

NILES — Imagine finding your new best friend the next time you reach for a slice of pizza. You go to open the box and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Iron Shoe working to make mass quantities as demand grows

NILES — By 3 p.m. Saturday, a line had formed outside Iron Shoe Distillery as people waited to retrieve locally made hand sanitizer. By 3:10 ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Niles shop owner shuts down to protect immunocompromised son

NILES — In the wake of a series of executive orders handed down by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, downtown Niles has changed. Fewer footsteps echo against ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

PVC furniture manufacturer in Niles sees sales boom amid COVID-19 crisis

NILES — In a time when many businesses are facing heavy mandates, at least one warehouse in Niles is bursting at the seams with business. ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Stay-at-home order stymies Niles shops

NILES — As stay-at-home orders were handed down by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Monday morning, Niles businesses scrambled to find out what the orders meant ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac retail owners react to stay-at-home order

DOWAGIAC — When Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a stay-at-home order Monday the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce felt ahead of the curve. Before Whitmer’s ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Hannah Holliday.

Niles businesses feed the masses in spite of downturn in business

NILES — As people across the country were sequestered to their homes last week, business owners were left to worry, “What does this mean for ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Iron Shoe Distillery to distribute homemade hand sanitizer

NILES — Friday nights, Iron Shoe Distillery is typically filled with the sound of live music and lively chatter, and the smell of hot food and ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Local small business owner looks to help restaurants

DOWAGIAC — A local Dowagiac small business owner is planning a way to help market local southwest Michigan restaurants through marketing and website design. Spencer ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Hannah Holliday.

PHOTO STORY: Local business turns to food truck to make it through mandated closure

Local Mexican restaurant El Amigo Pepe took its food truck to Riverfront Park in Niles Wednesday afternoon to serve meals to city residents. The decision ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Emily Sobecki.

Businesses catering to brides, events soldier forward in uncertain times

NILES — Planning a wedding can take months to years to get the date just right for the bride and groom. Dates are secured at ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Pokagon Band to close all casinos due to coronavirus

DOWAGIAC — In the wake of COVID-19 concerns, the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians is temporarily closing its casinos. In consideration of recommendations from the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Niles business providing meal packs during social distancing

NILES — Monday morning, Healthy Habits in downtown Niles was empty, save for employees and their children. Barstools that typically line the shake shop’s bar ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Area businesses respond to forced limitations

NILES — As the announcement came down Monday morning from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to shut down dine-in services across Michigan in the midst of the ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Lunch and Learn event focuses on health insurance

DOWAGIAC — A lunch was served with a lesson on health insurance at the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce’s second Lunch and Learn event Thursday. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Hannah Holliday.

City looking for community focused restaurant to replace Zeke’s

DOWAGIAC — Dowagiac’s city officials would like to see a restaurant stay at the former location of Zeke’s within the downtown district. With that idea ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Hannah Holliday.

TCU’s Miller named Greater Niles Chamber Ambassador of the Year

NILES — The Greater Niles Chamber of Commerce has presented Rickey Miller with the 2020 Ambassador of the Year award. Miller has been awarded the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Submitted.

PHOTO STORY: Shelf Life, Yarn on Front partner for knitting class

NILES — This weekend, one downtown Niles storefront was filled with sharp needles and multi-colored yarn. Sunday, Shelf Life Bookstore, which is owned and operated ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Shelf Life Bookstore partners with Yarn on Front

NILES — Knitting needles will join rows of new and used books on Sunday. Shelf Life Bookstore, 223 N. Fourth St., is partnering with Yarn ... Read more

1 month ago by Hannah Holliday.

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