Box Factory Loses Executive Director, Launches Search Anew

After two years at the helm, Jamie Bingaman tendered her resignation last week to the Box Factory for the Arts and now the search is on for her replacement.

Bingaman was hired in February of 2016 as Executive Director of the unique organization housed in the historic Williams Brothers Paper Box Company Building on the Broad Street hill across from the St. Joseph Department of Public Works along the Morrison Channel of the St. Joseph River.

Bingaman focused her talents over the past two years on event planning, enhancement of the Box Factory venue, improvements to both the building itself and the building’s signage as well as overall community attraction according to the organization’s Board of Directors. That board voted last Thursday, March 8th to accept Bingaman’s resignation saying, they “wish her success in all her future endeavors.”

Board Members say that The Box Factory “will continue offering accessible arts and creativity programming and community events while searching for a new Executive Director to continue the growth of The Box Factory into even more of a dynamic part of our community’s cultural life.”

‘The Box’ building was purchased by the members of the Berrien Artist Guild, and the ‘The Box Factory for the Arts’ was created in 1995. Originally an artists’ hang out, it has since grown to become a full service arts space featuring studios, a theatre, reception halls, and concert space.

Box Factory for the Arts is a 501(c)(3) membership-based organization dedicated to Nurturing the Arts and Creativity.  You can learn more online by clicking this link:, or by following them on Facebook at Box Factory for the Arts, or on Instagram @Boxfactoryarts, and by calling 269.983.3688 or emailing to: