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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

5 days 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

5 days 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

7 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Niles businesswoman launches online soap shop

NILES — A new business is making suds locally. Kaley Williams, of Niles, started her bubbling business a little over a month ago. As she ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Planning Commission approves MichiCann special land use request

NILES — Just one business was up for discussion at the Niles Planning Commission meeting Wednesday evening. MichiCann, located at 1760 Renaissance Dr., was on ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Niles City Council gives marijuana business 90-day extension

NILES — A company hoping to grow roots in the Niles community was given an extension on Monday evening to get their business functional. A ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Local cinema readies to reopen after seven months

NILES — Scott Moore has “definitely not” been counting the months Wonderland Cinema has been closed due to COVID-19 mandates. “About seven months,” Moore confirmed, ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac business celebrates 40 years

DOWAGIAC — Tom and Donna Pacheco have much to be thankful for. Their business, Pacheco Fabric Specialties, recently celebrated 40 years of business serving the ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Swirlyz Frozen Yogurt closes for the season due to COVID-19 setbacks

NILES — Steven Estes did not originally plan on closing down his frozen yogurt shop for the winter. On Sept. 17, Estes announced on the ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Apple Festival Harvest Market aims to showcase vendors, food trucks

NILES — There may not be carnival rides or contests, but the Niles area will still have a chance to celebrate the seasonal harvest with ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac business donates backpacks, school supplies to students in need

DOWAGIAC — School may be virtual for Dowagiac Union Schools students, but that does not mean that the demand for school supplies does not exist. ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

New furniture chain ready to serve Michiana

DOWAGIAC — There’s a new furniture store in town. ZSmart Furniture, 56153 M-51 S, Dowagiac, opened its doors to customers for the first time last ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Niles produce driver awarded national recognition

NILES — On Monday, a produce driver for Shelton’s Farm Market walked into the back room of the wholesale warehouse to participate in what he ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Scream Park opens Friday

NILES — Upon entering the Niles Haunted House, patrons will find themselves facing six doors and paths to begin on. Each one leads to a ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Former Harvey’s Shop building to house high-end apartment

DOWAGIAC — A blighted downtown Dowagiac building will soon be as good as new. Shannon Lyons and her wife, Cathy McBride, recently closed on the ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Dowagiac gym owner relieved by new executive orders

NILES — Gyms across the state can open their doors once again. Thursday, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed Executive Order 2020-176, which allows for the reopening ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Former Chemical Bank now TCF National Bank

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — The bank sitting at the corner of Main Street and North Fourth Street downtown has a new look. Gone are the familiar ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Lutz’s Drive In to open Labor Day weekend under new ownership

DOWAGIAC — Marissa Schoetzow loves to cook food and serve customers. So when the opportunity to purchase Lutz’s Drive In came up, she could not ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Bait, tackle shop reels in success at new location

NILES — One familiar store located in downtown Niles has moved about three blocks away in order to grow. As the pandemic closed many retail ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Wolverine Mutual Insurance Company promotes five employees, hires two new directors

DOWAGIAC — Jim Laing, president of Wolverine Mutual Insurance Company in Dowagiac, Michigan, recently announced the promotion of five employees and the hiring of two ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Edwardsburg Fitness Co. opens doors despite state orders mandating gyms stay closed

EDWARDSBURG — An Edwardsburg gym has reopened its doors despite state orders mandating that gyms remain closed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Monday, Edwardsburg Fitness Co. ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Niles company fined for COVID-19 workplace safety violations

NILES — A Niles roofing business is among six Michigan companies fined for violating workplace safety rules put in place in the wake of the ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

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