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Lavender U-pick farm opens for season in Niles

NILES – Fields of lavender plants waved in the light breeze Tuesday afternoon. The aroma and color stood out against the gently rolling, green hills, ... Read more

9 hours ago by Christina Clark.

Open air market coming to The NODE beginning in July

NILES – A new open-air market experience is coming to downtown Niles beginning in July. According to organizer Kristin Bivens, the Niles Homegrown Market will ... Read more

1 week ago by Christina Clark.

Ice cream shop opens on M-62 in Edwardsburg

EDWARDSBURG — A new Edwardsburg business is serving up the latest scoop. Cousins Melanie Brennan, of Mishawaka, and Beth Medina, of South Bend, opened ice ... Read more

1 week ago by Sarah Culton.

Clayton Mason named CFO of Four Winds Casinos

NEW BUFFALO — A local business organization recently announced a change in leadership. Clayton Mason has been named Chief Financial Officer for The Pokagon Band ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac accounting firm relocates to former Huntington Bank building

DOWAGIAC — There’s a new business on the block in downtown Dowagiac, and it is taking root in one of the area’s most recognizable buildings. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

PHOTO STORY: Dowagiac’s Farm & Artisan Market kicks off summer season

DOWAGIAC — The first week of June brings with it the return of one of the area’s most anticipated summer programs. Dowagiac’s Farm & Artisan ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Max Harden.

State senator presents Sister Lakes shop with Small Business of the month award

LANSING — State Sen. Kim LaSata on Tuesday announced JD’s Marina, of Watervliet and Sister Lakes, to be the next recipient of her Small Business ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Submitted.

Cassopolis, Edwardsburg chambers team up for golf outing fundraiser

EDWARDSBURG — Two southwest Michigan chambers of commerce are combining forces to host an event and raise funds for their respective communities. The Edwardsburg Area ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Sister Lakes ice cream parlor unveils new coffee bar, renovations

SISTER LAKES — A historic local business learned some new tricks that it was eager to show off on Thursday. Driftwood Summer Shop, 94370 County ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Max Harden.

Former Detroit Lions launch cannabis brand, progress on Niles location

NILES – The former Billiard Garden at 1286 S. 11th St. in Niles has undergone a renovation throughout the past year and now bears the ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Christina Clark.

Former Niles chamber president dies at 85

NILES — The greater Niles business community has lost one of its greatest supporters. Past president of the Four Flags Area Chamber of Commerce Director ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Sarah Culton.

Local businesses navigate CDC mask update

NILES — Recent announcements from local and national governments regarding masks has business owners across the country deciding how to proceed. The Centers for Disease ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Niles Third Thursdays ramp up in participation

NILES – In the warm Thursday evening weather, music, dance, boutiques and dogs were celebrated throughout downtown Niles for a “paw-ty.” Third Thursday was in ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Third Thursday returns with pet ‘paw-ty’

NILES – The second Niles Third Thursday event of 2021 will spotlight pets and 18 local businesses coming together to benefit the Humane Society of ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

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 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago by Submitted.

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