Business

7Engines’ new president aims to open location in March

BUCHANAN – The blue and white building sitting just beyond the “Welcome to Buchanan” sign on E. Front Street has seemed on the edge of ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Dowagiac business cited for COVID-19 safety violations

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac business has been fined for not enforcing COVID-19 workplace safety precautions. Friday, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration inspected and issued ... Read more

1 month ago by Staff Report.

Businesses in Berrien, Cass counties report disparities in mandate enforcement

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN – Local health departments are often the first resource business owners encounter as they navigate evolving epidemic mandates from Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Canceled Ice Time Festival to impact local businesses

DOWAGIAC — For the first time in 25 years, the sound of ice carvers picking and cutting through ice will not be heard in downtown ... Read more

1 month ago by Max Harden.

Southwest Michigan wineries adapt to continued mandates

BERRIEN COUNTY – Escaping a little further north to experience a wine tasting with a group of friends over the weekend is a popular way ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Organizers call Hunter Ice ‘non-festival’ a success

NILES – The 17th annual Hunter Ice Festival weekend was quieter than in years’ past — devoid of the sound of dueling chain saws in ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Riverfront accommodations coming to downtown Niles

NILES — Views of the St. Joseph River, large, spa-like tiled showers, a mix of warm wood and modern industrial fixtures and unique touches for ... Read more

1 month ago by Christina Clark.

Small Shops to debut at The Grand LV this weekend

NILES – A different kind of shopping experience debuts this weekend at The Grand LV. Without being able to host gatherings for months, Melanie Kennedy, ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Niles yoga instructor offering outdoor winter session Sunday

NILES — Cold yoga and specific breathing techniques that have been taught by “The Iceman” Wim Hof will be coming to The NODE on Sunday ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Ice carvers begin work in downtown Niles

NILES – Niles has frozen over. The ice has arrived. As beloved community events have been canceled or altered throughout the pandemic, the wintertime 17th ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

New Dowagiac store feels embraced by community

DOWAGIAC — Business has been good to Elizabeth Cuadros. Cuadros, owner of Diva’s Fashion & More, 56044 M-51 S., has been in business for roughly ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Niles roller rink chained, owner fined after violating MDHHS orders

NILES – A padlocked chain and caution tape showed up at Galaxy Roller Rink in Niles over the weekend. The owner, Amy Kidwell, said it ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Staff react to Family Video closing

NILES — The days of scouring the aisles looking for the perfect movie to rent and watch are coming to an end in Niles. On ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Mobile bakery bringing sweet treats to Niles

NILES — Turning a salty situation into a sweet one is what the Odles hope to continue doing through 2021. Ashley and Shayne Odle, of ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

State, federal COVID-19 aid on the way for local businesses

DOWAGIAC — Help is coming to small businesses impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer signed a $465 million COVID-19 relief ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Niles Family Video closing as national franchise shuts down

NILES — Weeks after Family Video operations across the greater South Bend area shuttered their doors for good, the Niles location has also reached the ... Read more

2 months ago by Ambrosia Neldon.

Reed’s Rental Hall closing, welcoming in nonprofit to space

NILES – The brick building still known to longtime Niles residents as “The Bell Building” will be taking on another life in the next few ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

20 businesses that opened or closed in southwest Michigan in 2020

SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN — It is no surprise that 2020 has affected the business landscape in southwest Michigan. Many businesses have struggled to make ends meet ... Read more

2 months ago by Staff Report.

Honor Credit Union donates $2,500 to Cass County Cancer Service

DOWAGIAC — It may not have been Christmas, but the Cass County Cancer Service received a gift that was in the spirit of the holiday ... Read more

2 months ago by Sarah Culton.

Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce welcomes new president

DOWAGIAC — The new year will bring new leadership to the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce. After serving as Chamber President for the past several ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

Movie theaters, bowling alleys reopen with mixed feelings

NILES — The low growl as a bowling ball heads for the pins can be heard again at Joey Armadillo’s, but owner Mark Godsey worries ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Honor Credit Union partners with Starks Family Funeral Home to fund drone for Berrien County

ST. JOSEPH — Honor Credit Union partnered with Starks Family Funeral Homes to help Sheriff Paul Bailey and the Berrien County Sheriff’s Department purchase an ... Read more

2 months ago by Submitted.

Dowagiac manufacturer donates $1,000 to DASAS

DOWAGIAC — A Dowagiac manufacturer gave a local nonprofit a timely gift this holiday season. Steinbauer Performance LLC, 22790 Fosdick St., donated $1,000 to Domestic ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

New tattoo shop opens in downtown Niles

NILES — Walking by the storefront at 207 N. Second Street, one might think the space was a salon or a spa. The atmosphere is ... Read more

2 months ago by Christina Clark.

Flagstar Bank awards pair of Dowagiac businesses with COVID relief grants

DOWAGIAC — A pair of Dowagiac businesses received much-needed financial boosts this holiday season. Flagstar Bank recently announced it will be awarding grants of $5,000 ... Read more

2 months ago by Max Harden.

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