Business

Locals band together to assemble masks for Dowagiac businesses

DOWAGIAC — Area residents are lending a hand — and their sewing machines — to help businesses fight the COVID-19 pandemic. A group of sewers ... Read more

2 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Oh My eagerly awaits to open two new storefronts

DOWAGIAC — Dawn Schlipp is no stranger to owning a storefront facing the streets of downtown Dowagiac. In 2009, the Dowagiac native opened Oh My ... Read more

2 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Dowagiac retailers open for curbside pickup

DOWAGIAC — The streets of downtown Dowagiac have sat quieter since COVID-19 hit, according to some business owners. However, on Saturday, with warmer weather and ... Read more

2 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

New Niles business opening pushed due to pandemic

NILES — The original plan for Crest Sales was to have its doors open to the public by now. However, with COVID-19 mandates coming down ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Niles Brewing Company closer to opening in summer, fall

NILES — Niles Brewing Company has passed another milestone on its way to opening its doors. On April 13, the company’s social media read that ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Buchanan florist weathers mandates, looks to weddings

BUCHANAN — Florist Anna Gordon has now weathered four years in business at Flowers by Anna and a global pandemic. Gordon was forced to cancel ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Niles manufacturer provides gear to virus frontline

NILES — The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many companies and industries slowing down or taking a pause on work. Niles company, Innovative Products Unlimited ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Local garden centers, plant nurseries reopen as mandates relax

NILES — As Gov. Gretchen Whitmer relaxed mandates on garden stores and nurseries on Friday in executive order No. 2020-59, local greenhouses and nurseries prepared ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Sister Lakes Brewing still brewing during pandemic

SISTER LAKES — One brewery’s business model has looked different during the COVID-19 pandemic, owners said. Sister Lakes Brewing Company, 92500 County Road 690, has ... Read more

3 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Dowagiac company contributes to protective equipment during pandemic

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac company specializing in custom pouches, pockets, pads and cushions, as well as healthcare products, is contributing to the need for personal ... Read more

3 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Niles bike shop sees increase in business amid state mandates

NILES — With mandates still in place to slow the spread of COVID-19, many businesses have felt a sharp decline in the income they can ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

New Dowagiac business pays tribute to owners’ daughter

DOWAGIAC — Surrounded by sparkly handbags and floral printed purses, Beth Clark, the owner of Mariah’s Closet, 113 Commercial St., Dowagiac, sits on a couch ... Read more

3 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Edwardsburg company receives materials to make safety shields

EDWARDSBURG — An Edwardsburg company just got a helping hand to produce products that will protect Michigan residents from COVID-19. Spartech, of St. Louis, Missouri, ... Read more

3 months ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac greenhouse owner reacts to changes

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — As spring begins to show itself, Michigan’s greenhouses and nurseries are gearing to wake up from winter’s hibernation. They are waking up ... Read more

3 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Ameriwood Industries transitions to Midwest distribution center

By HANNAH HOLLIDAY hannah.holliday@leaderpub.com DOWAGIAC — A manufacturing operation in Dowagiac will transition to a distribution site amid the COVID-19 pandemic. After hearing chatter on ... Read more

3 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Happy hour gets a new look at Buchanan winery

BUCHANAN — Spring in Michigan means the beginning of wine tasting and brewery visits for many. Adam McBride, owner and wine maker at Hickory Creek ... Read more

3 months ago by Christina Clark.

Protestors plan ‘gridlock’ in Lansing to oppose executive order

LANSING — Since last week, tension has been brewing over Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s latest executive order to slow the spread of COVID-19. An order issued ... Read more

3 months ago by Sarah Culton.

5 Mile Drive-In remains hopeful for start of season

DOWAGIAC — With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unknown when Michiganders will be able to sit in front of the big screen again. However, Glenda ... Read more

3 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

Greater Niles Chamber offering emergency relief

NILES — As Niles area businesses rally to stay open despite decreased foot traffic due to COVID-19 social distancing mandates, relief may be available. The ... Read more

3 months ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Lifestyle Nutrition supports essential workers with Pay It Forward project

DOWAGIAC — During the COVID-19 pandemic, one Dowagiac business is looking to give back to essential workers. Last week, Lifestyle Nutrition, 56042 M-51 S., Dowagiac ... Read more

3 months ago by Hannah Holliday.

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 months 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 months 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

3 months 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

4 months 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

4 months ago by Christina Clark.

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