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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
State Sen. Kim LaSata announced on Tuesday a Veteran of the Year contest hosted by her office.   “Southwest Michigan is blessed with a community of veterans who continue to serve and are as dedicated to their family, friends, and neighbors as they were while in uniform, and we should be doing more to recognize that service,” said LaSata, R-Bainbridge Township. “That is why I am hosting a Veteran ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Political
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Students looking to transfer credits to four-year colleges and universities are invited to attend Lake Michigan College’s Transfer Fair at The Lake from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23 in the gymnasium in the Main Building on the Benton Harbor campus.Students can speak directly with representatives from nearly 50 colleges and universities throughout the Midwest during this free event.“Students ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Krasl Art Center welcomes a new exhibition devoted to the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats, and stress.    Wednesday September 11, 2019. St. Joseph, Mich. - Stress affects almost every part of our lives, from working with combative coworkers to listening to the daily news. What tools are available to thrive in these conditions? Krasl Art Center (KAC) ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, September 16, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — A set of 10 bills introduced by Senate Republicans on Thursday aim to improve oversight and transparency of road construction projects to ensure efficient and effective use of taxpayer dollars on the state’s roadways.   Senate Bill 524, sponsored by Sen. Kim LaSata, would require the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and local road agencies to post a sign at the ...read more
Categories: Community, Political, Economic, Press Release
Friday, September 13, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, MI - Wightman is inviting visitors to explore its newly redesigned website at gowightman.com. The architecture, engineering, environmental, and survey services company, with offices in Allegan, Benton Harbor, and Kalamazoo, Mich., has launched its new site to enhance service to clients and improve the depth of company information available to future clients and prospective ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Friday, September 13, 2019
Take a chance on ABBA Mania and you won’t be disappointedTickets for The Mendel Center performance go on sale Sept. 16 at 10 am  BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – ABBA Mania, the world’s number one touring ABBA tribute concert, returns to The Mendel Center Mainstage in Benton Harbor on Friday, January 24, 2020, at 8 pm  ABBA Mania formed in 1999 in London’s West End and the show has been selling out ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Press Release
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — Everyone’s favorite fall activities are coming together Sept. 20-21 in downtown St. Joseph, Mich. The Fall Fest weekend planned by St. Joseph Today includes so much autumn fun planned in this Lake Michigan resort community that visitors will want to spend the night so they won’t miss any of the sunrise-to-sunset entertainment. Fall Fest, sponsored by Spectrum Health Lakeland, ...read more
Categories: Chamber, Press Release, Community
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – Brilliant dancers, dynamic music, stunning visual effects, and more than 1,000 opulent costumes will burst into a kaleidoscope of color and beauty when Mystic India: The World Tour comes to The Mendel Center Mainstage in Benton Harbor on Friday, November 8, at 8 pm.  Within the last decade, Bollywood music and dance has had a major impact worldwide. Mystic India: The World ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community, Education
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
BENTON HARBOR, MI – Lake Michigan College will host its annual College Night event from 6-7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, in Grand Upton Hall at The Mendel Center on the Benton Harbor campus.High school students and their parents are invited to attend this free event to meet with representatives from LMC and more than 50 other colleges and universities throughout the Midwest. Adult students ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Education
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
United Federal Credit Union (United) has appointed Thad Payne as Regional Market Development Manager serving Berrien County, Michigan.  As Regional Market Development Manager, Payne will be responsible for results driven business development while promoting Corporate Member engagement, business and consumer membership and loan growth and positive public relations. As part of this objective, Payne ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Tuesday, September 10, 2019
Join us for an energetic and innovative Concerto for Jazz Piano.  Originally commissioned by the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra in 2011, this piece incorporates styles ranging from Oscar Preston, to Rachmaninoff, to TV music from the 1970’s to European cinema , Ragtime and Gospel.  Concerto for Jazz Piano was written by Larry Schanker, who will also be bringing this inspired piece to life. ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Thursday, September 05, 2019
The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series, hosted by The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, Michigan, welcomes award-winning journalist and photojournalist Ann Curry on Saturday, November 2, at 7:30 pm.  Curry is the current executive producer and anchor for Chasing the Cure, a television series on TNT that connects people suffering undiagnosed medical ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, September 05, 2019
Join us as we transform The GhostLight Theatre into a rockin' Night Club! St. Joseph’s own Leah Tirado brings her 9 piece band from Madison, Wisconsin to The GhostLight Theatre in Benton Harbor to celebrate the band’s 10 year anniversary.  The Big Payback is the spectacular band from the SMSO productions of R-E-S-P-E-C-T and they are bringing their award winning original music to The GhostLight ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, September 05, 2019
United Federal Credit Union (United) is pleased to announce Kathleen Wolf as Director of Marketing and Communications, operating out of its corporate headquarters located in St. Joseph, Michigan.   In her new role, Wolf is responsible for leading the organization in marketing, communications, branding, social media, digital marketing, community events, donations and sponsorships. She’ll refine ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, September 04, 2019
Kinexus Group announced today that it will be hosting the premiere leadership development program, Leadership Accelerator, starting Fall 2019. The Program, previously hosted by the Strategic Leadership Council, has graduated 120 local leaders in the past four years. “The opportunity to host and grow the Leadership Accelerator Program to reach more leaders in our region is one we take ...read more
Categories: Education, Press Release, Community, Human Interest
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
The Hanson Technology Center on Lake Michigan College's Benton Harbor campus has been awarded the Collegiate Citation, the top higher-education honor, in the 2019 American School & University Educational Interiors Showcase.  As part of the award, Lake Michigan College and The Hanson Technology Center are featured as the cover and inside the August edition of American School & University.  "The ...read more
Categories: Community, Education, Press Release
Tuesday, September 03, 2019
United Federal Credit Union (United) has appointed Jennifer Castaneda as Branch Manager of its Ireland Road branch in South Bend, Indiana, located at 223 West Ireland Road.  As branch manager, Castaneda will be responsible for maintaining the performance of the branch, selling products and services, and providing leadership and supervision to staff.  Castaneda’s career in the financial industry ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
In the high stakes world of economic development, you have to be ready to act when opportunity knocks on the door.  That’s why Market Van Buren is pleased to announce that Van Buren County has scored one of 45 grants from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) to get sites ready for new business attraction.   “One of the seven key strategies put forward by the Market Van Buren ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release, Economic
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Michigan Works! announced today that it’s Going Pro Season in southwest Michigan! Employers will once again be eligible for the popular Going Pro program, a competitive grant that provides funds to local companies for training, developing, and in some cases retaining employees.   The world of work is changing – new processes, faster technology, learning new equipment and machinery, and southwest ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Economic
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
State Sen. Kim LaSata on Tuesday applauded four Southwest Michigan communities for being awarded competitive grants through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation’s (MEDC) Site Readiness Improvement Program.   According to MEDC, the grants were awarded through a new competitive Michigan Build Ready Sites Program, which aims to boost the state’s inventory of available properties that are ...read more
Categories: Economic, Press Release, Political
Monday, August 26, 2019
United Federal Credit Union (United) has appointed Lindsey Williams as branch manager of its Holland North branch, located at 12540 Riley Street in Holland, Michigan.  As branch manager, Williams will be responsible for maintaining the performance of the branch, selling products and services, and providing leadership and supervision to staff.  Williams brings over 16 years of performance-driven ...read more
Categories: Community, Press Release
Monday, August 26, 2019
Celebrating the Entrepreneur in all of us 2019! BENTON HARBOR, Mich. – The Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance is celebrating a milestone! Since 2004, we have been working with local entrepreneurs to turn their dreams into reality and helping small businesses grow to the next level.  Please join us in the celebration luncheon sponsored by 1st Source Bank on Wednesday, October ...read more
Categories: Community, Economic, Press Release
Friday, August 23, 2019
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – It will be a night of jaw-dropping amazement for the whole family when Mike Super – Magic and Illusion comes to The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor on Friday, October 18, at 8 pm as part of the Discovery Series.    As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show Phenomenon, Super is the only magician in history to win a live magic competition on primetime US ...read more
Categories: Press Release, Community
Thursday, August 22, 2019
  ST. JOSEPH, Mich. – United Federal Credit Union (United) is pleased to announce Kimetha Firpo as Senior Vice President of Human Resources. She brings over 38 years of innovative leadership and managerial experience, and strong project and change management expertise.   As Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Firpo will be responsible for providing operational and strategic ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Community, Press Release
Thursday, August 22, 2019
       Saint Joseph 9/22/2019 Six generous homeowners are opening their doors to give you a peek into some innovative and fresh home styles, design and decor.  Whether you are looking for inspiration for a remodeling project or enjoy getting a glimpse of architectural designs and trends, these homes are sure to exhilarate!  Your purchase of the Master Key Home Tour ticket not only gets you a ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
  (ST. JOSEPH) – Community members are invited to join Caring Circle for a reception and silent auction in support of their partnership with Our Lady’s Hospice of Thigio, Kenya through Global Partners in Care (GPC). The free event will take place on Wednesday, September 11 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Caring Circle in St. Joseph, located at 4025 Health Park Lane. During the event guests will ...read more
Categories: Community, General News Article, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
LANSING, Mich. — A comprehensive bipartisan legislative plan to improve testing and reporting of water quality in Michigan was introduced on Tuesday, announced Sen. Kim LaSata.   A primary component of the package is LaSata’s bill that would require periodic testing of water for lead at child care facilities, colleges and universities, hospitals, nursing homes, and adult care ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Area groups partner to host Pecha Kucha20 slides, 20 seconds, 8 presenters Tuesday, August 20, St. Joseph, Mich.— Members of the community, friends, and weird relatives are all cordially invited to attend PechaKucha 20x20 St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Volume 18 following Artoberfest on Saturday, September 14, 8:30 - 10:30 PM at The Livery Microbrewery, Benton Harbor. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple ...read more
Categories: Education, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, August 19, 2019
Krasl Art Center invites the community to their newly redesigned grounds to celebrate the successful completion of the Sculpting Community project. Fri., Aug. 16, 2019, St. Joseph, Mich. - The community is invited to celebrate the completion of fundraising for Krasl Art Center’s (KAC) new front yard. The Avant-Garde(n) Party is a free community gathering for all ageson Sunday, September 8, from 2 ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, August 19, 2019
WHAT: A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the newly renovated George and Janet Lane PARCOURSE–a free community fitness track. Renovations for the PARCOURSE feature two quarter-mile asphalt loops with professional grade exercise equipment offering varying degrees of difficulty for all fitness levels. WHO: Spectrum Health Lakeland leadership, foundation board members, and namesake donors ...read more
Categories: Community, Human Interest, Press Release
Monday, August 19, 2019
South Bend, IN. – On Tuesday, August 20, at 12:08 p.m., South Bend International Airport (SBN) will welcome the return of twice daily flights by United Airlines from New York /Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR).Media must arrive promptly at 11:40 a.m. and report to Airport Information, located across from the United ticket counter near baggage claim, to be escorted onto the ramp. Late ...read more
Categories: Human Interest, Press Release
Thursday, August 01, 2019
It’s the battle of the bands when Beatles vs. Stones: A Musical Showdown comes to The Mendel Center Sept. 21  BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The question about which band is better – Beatles or Rolling Stones – has been a spirited debate for half of a century. The music of these legendary bands will be in the spotlight in an on-stage throw down Saturday, September 21, at 8 pm, at The Mendel Center at Lake ...read more
Categories: General News Article, Press Release, Community
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
ST. JOSEPH, Mich. — The rhythmic clip-clop of hooves has returned to the streets of St. Joseph, Mich., on select Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Free horse-drawn trolley rides, made possible by the Frederick S. Upton Foundation, will showcase the Victorian-era charm of this Lake Michigan resort town during scheduled times June through December, weather permitting.  “It’s a relaxing tour of ...read more
Categories: Press Release