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A man whose work in the South Haven community dating back more than a decade earned him the unofficial title of "Communi...
The newly streamlined business awards program from the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce and their colleagues at Cornerstone Al...
It's one of the coolest settings in the region...it's at the heart of the action...and it continues to draw rave revi...
The first business day of the New Year got off to a shaky start for a Benton Harbor store thanks to the armed gunman who deci...
While most of us were discouraged by a soggy night for St. Joseph & Benton Harbor's Luminary Festival, there is still a t...
There are some industries and endeavors which simply surpass seemingly all others when it comes to being extremely tight knit...
As we first told you last spring, Whirlpool Corporation has launched work on a wind turbine project at its manufacturing plan...
Most people walk away from the Niles Scream Park quaking in their boots, but Cindy Bowers of Elkhart, Indiana recently depart...
He stood shoulder to shoulder with Berrien County Sheriff Paul Bailey when an inmate being transported out of a courtroom thi...
A select audience among us continues to be bombarded with comical e-mail messages from eager contenders in next weekend's...
With a substantial number of manufacturers keeping the economy moving in Michigan's Great Southwest, it's little wond...
Apple's decision to ditch the iPhone ear-bud jack might actually help you to improve your hearing. You know that sooner o...
"Life can change in the blink of an eye." Renee' Reid Smith and hundreds of other friends, volunteers, committe...
A three-judge panel of the Michigan Court of Appeals has overturned the Berrien County Trial Court ruling that allowed Berrie...
She lives with two rescued dogs and has a kind and gentle demeanor that helps put both pets and their human owners at ease, m...
Just days after telling his Facebook fans that he and Nancy had sold their beloved North Shore Inn of Benton Harbor, the ecle...
There will likely be a few gaps in the schedule this week at Slackers Family Fun Center at the Orchards Mall in Benton Harbor...
The upcoming Monday funeral for Berrien County Court Bailiff Ronald Kienzlewill result in closed or restricted road travel in...
If you're still straddling the fence when it comes to which candidate you'll vote for in the local August primaries, ...
A beloved former retail clerk in the local business community died this week, and I hope you will indulge me as I share with ...
If dogs are truly a man's best friend in everyday life, imagine the value they bring to a military venue in the middle of...
One way to assure that you have a workforce of the future is to provide the means for those who will populate your workforce ...
For the 43rd consecutive year, our friends at Tree-Mendus Fruit Farm in Eau Claire will host another wacky "spittacular&...
The man whose company has built many of the landmark buildings we see or go into every day has died after a brilliant career ...
You know that summer has arrived full-tilt in Michigan's Great Southwest when the streets of Three Oaks fill up for the W...
From the halls of Lake Michigan College where students earned scholarships in his name, to the streets of Berrien Springs whe...
What if supporting a local graduating seniors' college journey was as simple as playing a round of golf? Thanks to Powere...
In its hey-day the little building with a bright orange roof beckoned many a weary traveler to enjoy a fresh hot meal at the ...
Chef Tim Foley's resume of international exposure on network television will gain another badge Monday morning when he jo...
"Hey...Have you got a minute to help me with something?" How many times a day or week do we all hear that quick, se...
It's like the Academy Awards for marketers engaged in the credit union industry. In other words -- it's big...really ...
No other appliance manufacturer can match the performance of Whirlpool Corporation when it comes to recognition from the U.S....
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette is cautioning business owners and citizens alike to be cautious with donations when p...
Even Doctors Alan & Christy Stockdale might have rolled their eyes at you two-and-a-half decades ago when they decided to ope...
It's one thing when visitors, customers and the general public rates your company highly. It's something truly specia...
The deal by Mid-West Family Broadcasting of St. Joseph & Benton Harbor to acquire the radio stations of Schurz Communications...
Crank up the fun meter...things are looking great for the 2016 Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid, and the word ...
Even though huge strides have been made in improving cancer treatment and options, the most recent research has discovered th...
When Benton Harbor sign maker Scott Schonschack launched his Art & Image, Inc. business 25-years ago, one of his first profes...
If your New Year's resolutions included plans for a major league fitness attempt, you might want to set your sights on An...
Shock and sadness continues to reverberate through the community of Michigan's Great Southwest in the wake of the murder ...
It's the kind of opportunity you hope that you business professor links you to. It's the sort of networking that trig...
Colleagues of St. Joseph Architect John Allegretti continue to hold him in incredibly high regard, rewarding his substantive ...
Rich Daniels trophy case has to be literally groaning under the weight of the growing accumulation of awards, honors and acco...
The season of giving is upon us, and with this week's celebration of #GivingTuesday, the latest message from Michigan Att...
Not everybody knew him, but everybody who did know him loved him dearly. Many likely loved him without necessarily even knowi...
The St. Joseph Public Schools Foundation is looking for a few good men and women...and they're hopeful you can be a catal...
LECO Corporation organizers are doing back-flips in celebration of their recent Fit 4 Fall 5K Run/Walk, which proved to be th...
The longest-serving community college board chairman in United States history was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award...
The man responsible for bringing the amazing world of Hollywood to our doorstep in Michigan's Great Southwest has been se...
Have you seen the latest stats on pampered pets in America? According to the American Pet Products Association, pet owners na...
In a day and age when educators fight for every penny they can get, teachers across Michigan's Great Southwest have the o...
Cassandra Lopez hopes you're willing to make a fashion statement this fall in a move that will not only repair your soles...
Dog lovers will witness a transformation of Lake Bluff Park in St. Joseph like none other in the history of Animal Aid's ...
The first thing the 33rd Annual Margaret B. Upton Volunteer Leadership Award Winner did upon accepting the honor this evening...
Long time former BridgmanReal Estate broker Bun Baldwin used to strongly advise potential clients to "Buy Land...They Ar...
Alexa Claire Boutique & Tux Shop can be a mighty busy place this time of year with summer weddings popping up all across the ...
A five-alarm fire has apparently completely destroyed a popular auction house in Edwardsburg today, however nobody was injure...
Just a couple of months after expanding their hours to take in the dinner hour and beyond, the crew at Harbor Dogs & Sliders ...
Even as final planning is underway for the tradition of the 4th of July waterfront concert by the Southwest Michigan Symphony...
You can get yourself a smidge closer to bathing suit shape, your family can enjoy a morning filled with fun and surprises, an...
Next Sunday night, one of the most revered events in recent memory will mark its 17th trip into downtown Benton Harbor, and i...
The community of Benton Harbor is in a state of shock this morning after learning of the sudden death of City Commissioner Ma...
A young musician born and raised in Michigan's Great Southwest, with ties to two great families, is in the chase for a ca...
A decades old tradition lives on in the Harbor Country community of Three Oaks this weekend with the celebration of the 63rd ...
Organizers in the Village of Stevensville are hopeful that mother nature will clear out the rain in time to fire up their Lib...
The Michigan credit union industry has discovered a gem in its midst and that gem goes by the name of Honor Credit Union. The...
In the late 80's and early 90's, the names of Dick & Dixie Dougherty were at times inseparable from the name Lake Mic...
The veterans of Lest We Forget are hopeful you will join them in rolling out the welcome mat for Vietnam Veterans in a couple...
A broad daylight larceny from the parking lot of Great Lakes Eye Care on Niles Road Monday evening has spurred St. Joseph Tow...
It truly is a beautiful day in the neighborhood of Michigan's Great Southwest...and we're slated for an even better d...
The only mobile hot dog vendor in the world that has gained entry into the Vienna Beef Hot Dog Hall of Fame is back at his po...
It's music that quickens the heart for those actively engaged in the festivities and strikes an incredible chord of recog...
Seventeen years to the day after Kristeen Nemethy Pope flipped on the light switch for the first time ever at her new Alley C...
Marie Chambers is dazed by an early morning blaze that has, at least temporarily, sidelined her business completely. Chambers...
The excitement and aura of a brand new facility can be palpable and that was surely the case for the cast and crew of the new...
The cast and crew at Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corporation has an enviable track record when it comes to Energy Star prod...
St. Joseph Architect John Allegretti has long felt that his architectural skills garner more admiration and recognition from ...
The sheer irony of this weekend's death of a funeral industry titan almost takes one's breath. Seemingly hours after ...
Bob Filbrandt earned his spot at the top of the cured meats industry by following the directions of his grandfather who was a...
One of these days the crew at Competitive Edge in Stevensville may have to add a new wing onto the building simply to house a...
Guarding your personal information and protecting yourself from identity theft are just two of the major reasons behind a sch...
Harbor Country Realtor Cathy Smith is on a considerable roll. Last year she was elected by her industry peers as their associ...
The next rainbow to appear in the skies over Lake Michigan from St. Joseph to Chicago will be a little bit brighter and consi...
Tickets for some 500 guests were distributed, and a few may have stayed away due to an all-day snowfall...but Cornerstone Cha...
He's one of those quiet, unassuming giants of commerce who may well be the closest match to the man whose name is on the ...
Alexa Claire Boutique & Tux Shop has been family-owned and operated for 43 years in Michigan's Great Southwest, serving c...
When it comes to workplace health and safety...few have raised the bar like a South Haven chemical manufacturer according to ...
To be successful in any business in the high-energy, hyper-linked society we live in...you have to live on the cutting edge. ...
The pace of innovation at Whirlpool has been frenetic and the degree of innovation undertaken by the Benton Harbor-based appl...
The "new kid" in the Scottdale neighborhood is inviting everyone to his "house" on Tuesday, January 13th ...
Gambling on who the winners of the annual business recognition awards will be this year could be a real crap shoot. With tong...
Her love of animals everywhere led Vicki Williams to launch her own business in Michigan's Great Southwest five years ago...
The City of St. Joseph has another accolade of sorts to add to their collection of bragging rights.They now are birthplace an...
While the move is not likely to immediately impact pet care shoppers in Michigan's Great Southwest at their store in the ...
It's no secret we love our pets in Michigan's Great Southwest. Last weekend's Rein Dog Parade was a solid example...
The care and safety of your personal belongings is critical at any time of year, but especially during the holiday shopping s...
We've all heard the phrase, "it was like a dog and pony show," only this time it really was a dog and pony show...
Ask anyone about the Dog Days of Summer and you'll get a knowing nod of recognition. Perhaps less familiar but still impo...
Quality Dining of Mishawaka, Indiana is continuing an aggressive campaign to upgrade the quality of their restaurant properti...
For several weeks now, Public Works crews in the city of St. Joseph have been working the length of several football fields o...
↵When you clearly love what you are doing and exhibit a passion for it to those around you, the next logical step is of...
If the early snowfall hasn't quite gotten you into the holiday spirit yet, the good folks of Bridgman would like to invit...
One of the most vibrant, colorful and successful stores in all of downtown St. Joseph continues to be bombarded almost daily ...
We've all heard stories over the years of soldiers, sailors and airmen receiving long overdue medals for service to their...
When Tammie Howard arrived on the shores of Lake Michigan from America's West Coast last fall to assume the reins at Corn...
They have promised big things for Benton Harbor since taking on the task of maintaining the community's parks, and now th...
It's kind of like ArtPrizefor Jazz fans. Next weekend's iRock Jazz Fest will feature top musical talent at multiple v...
For a little over a month now, sports fans of all stripes have been flocking to the new Sports Radio 1400 WSJM for their fix....
Having developed an interest for art through a mainstream art class at Lakeshore High School and inspired by her parents inna...
In this day of perpetual assaults on your personal identity from seemingly every corner, the good folks at Honor Credit Union...
On this 13th Anniversary date of the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, State Representative Al Pscholka focused t...
Many have already heard that Tosi's Restaurant in Stevensville has achieved a huge milestone in the form of their 75th An...
When former Miss Stevensville Jenna Lee Thomas hit the airwaves of live Georgia television as an accomplished TV weather fore...
He was one of the first on the scene in the early days of the Benton Harbor Arts District and his satellite studio is still a...
Entrepreneur Rich Daniels from Dowagiac is on his way to the world's largest Pet Expo in Las Vegas to showcase another ma...
Your hot dog and slider fix has arrived on Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor. Harbor Dogs & Sliders officially opened for...
The man who reportedly struck the body of Delaina Tripp along John Beers Road in the wake of a murder-suicide case early Mond...
The Star Spangled Glory of an old fashioned 4th of July will likely feel even more special this week for those who have had p...
Local historian Chriss Lyon has dedicated a large part of her life to capturing the truth behind some of the most interesting...
It's all about the animals this Saturday, June 28th, when Save A Stray cranks up a one-of-a-kind fundraiser down on the f...
Summer officially arrives Saturday morning and one week later you could be basking in the tropical jet stream of super star J...
The manner in which the work force of America reveres the onset of Friday is increasingly quite remarkable. Perhaps even more...
Interstate travelers through Michigan's Great Southwest occasionally spot the rather amazing sight of massive wind turbin...
A local 4-H riding group in existence for 60 years now will celebrate their 50th Annual Father's Day Open Horse Show at t...
Downtown Stevensville will come alive this Friday evening with the Lakeshore Lions Club's 2014 Stevensville Car Show. On ...
An amazing colleague who has punctuated the local airwaves for nearly two dozen years in a variety of roles is hanging up the...
Memorial Day is just around the corner, and that has triggered the planning process for folks in the Harbor Country community...
The man who brought Silver Beach Pizza to Michigan's Great Southwest will now bring another piece of his business empire ...
Bright sunshine and a brisk wind welcomed the 2014 Blossomtime Grand Floral Parade to St. Joseph and Benton Harbor on Saturda...
For the first time in history a rooftop solar array has been affixed to a Midwest funeral home, and it happened here in Michi...
Dual drive-thru lanes and a complete makeover inside and out have been completed paving the way for re-opening of the Burger ...
Culinary fans visiting the 75th Senior PGA Championship presented by KitchenAid next month are in for a major league treat at...
All "Bud" ever wanted to do was put on his dancin' shoes. He reached out to me last year in an appeal to encour...
Drop-in support for those suffering from a mental illness picked up support of its own today in the form of a gift Powered by...
Development of the student-athlete takes both physical training and academics, and few in the region recognize that more than...
Now that we've eliminated all but the largest of the snowbanks across the region, attention turns to yard work. There'...
Smooth Jazz 2014 could be a sizzler this summer thanks to headliner Jessy J. The jazz sensation has been tabbed for the 12th ...
A couple of Berrien County companies have earned high distinction this year that includes them among the Michigan 50 Companie...
There will be some good, old-fashioned, variety show style-fun next weekend at The Box Factory for the Arts. In a fabulous be...
He's one of the classiest runners in the NFL who entered the league as an unrestricted free agent and has quickly become ...
The odds are considerably better than the long shot of becoming the next American Idol, but WNIT Public Television is ready t...
Businesses and individuals in Michigan's Great Southwest are being invited to play a role in an amazing opportunity comin...
Rich Daniels enthusiasm and passion have earned him yet another award from a growing audience of fans discovering his rapidly...
For the past 15 years, Dr. Larry Schanker has been the Music Specialist at Brookview School of Benton Harbor, where students ...
One of these days St. Joseph Architect John Allegretti may need to design a new building just to house the trophies he contin...
The first wave of news swept through social media, especially Facebook, earlier this week that Michigan's Great Southwest...
When the Polar Vortex struck Michigan's Great Southwest this past week, pictures captured of the St. Joseph Lighthouse a ...
It's undoubtedly pretty obvious to most folks in Michigan's Great Southwest as to why...but both the Michigan State P...
2013 has been a remarkably rewarding year for me personally, and I hope it has been equally good to you and your business, fa...
They call it the Quest for Excellence...and they found their leader right here in Michigan's Great Southwest. They, in th...
Animal lovers with Save A Stray gleefully accepted the more than $180-dollars collected in the recent 2013 Reindog Parade...
George Washington Jones established a bank in his own name in 1877 in the Cass County town of Marcellus. He called it G. W. J...
Sorry if you were expecting to see Jimmy Buffet headed to the shores of Lake Michigan...but the Lake Michigan LandSharks Parr...
The crew at Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce is looking for a few great companies. Companies large and small, entrepreneurial ...
The 15th Annual Reindog Parade swept through downtown St. Joseph today...and hundreds of dogs, owners and spectators enjoyed ...
Dog lovers can really make a day of it this coming Saturday when Save A Stray hosts a big league Bark for Lunch fundraiser pr...
Despite Mother Nature's attempt to race us headlong toward Christmas with all of the snow in the immediate neighborhood, ...
My former colleague at Mid-West Family Broadcasting John Jay Frandsen is pretty giddy these days after a national network TV ...
It's something we should be doing every day...but especially so this coming Saturday, November 30th. Shop Small. The day ...
You have to love the attitude prevailling in the Benton Harbor Arts District that tells us point blank: "Most of us are ...
The now famous "Tiny Twenty" will be your hosts for the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan's Annual Christmas...
The magic of Christmas is evident year round at The Christmas Tree north of town...but never moreso than in the heart of the ...
Ten years ago, my passion for bringing you the best news about the local business community in Michigan's Great Southwest...
Our beloved Michigan is the star of a new holiday book being showcased during the upcoming 19th Annual Luminary Festival in d...
When St. Joseph born Amy Robach agreed to help save lives by submitting to a live television mammogram on Good Morning Americ...
The U.S. Navychristens the newest ship in its fleet tomorrow...the Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier...named for the President ...
The lights are out...the doors are locked...the phone has been disconnected...and even the website has been shut down as the ...
Nothing can be more lonely than serving on the front lines thousands of miles from home during the holiday season. You and I ...
The Pawmart Pet Store from Martin's Supermarkets of St. Joseph have assembled an amazing line up of fun for Sunday, Octob...
As the fall harvest continues and the bounty of an outstanding growing season prevails, our friends at Berrien County are sha...
Michigan's Great Southwest is probably one of the most dog-friendly places on the globe, and my friends at FuzzyButz Pet ...
If you know your ABCs this fall...you could score some outstanding book deals at the St. Joseph Public Library. Friends of th...
As local communities Paint the Town Pink this month...there may be no better place to add some pink to your personal wardrobe...
St. Joseph-born cover girl and super model Kate Upton has made it to the cover of Sports Illustrated for the third time in le...
It's been quite a while since I've heard or used the name Dog N Suds...but that flashback popped into my mind when I ...
The legacy of Tracey Starks lives on more than nine years after her death, thanks to her family and friends at Starks Family ...
Who would you consider to be the hottest up-and-coming leaders in Michigan's Great Southwest? We are looking to establish...
The accolades are beginning to pile up for Rich Daniels. The dynamic President and Founder of FunPak Premium Packaging has be...
When Keith Royal founded his woodworking company in 1982 he named it Royal Enterprizes and purposely spelled it with a "...
When Keith Royal founded his woodworking company in 1982, he named it Royal Enterprizes and spelled it with a "Z" b...
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