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BC Health Dept & Spectrum Health Lakeland in Lockstep for 65+ Vaccines as Wait List Climbs to 14,000

BC Health Dept & Spectrum Health Lakeland in Lockstep for 65+ Vaccines as Wait List Climbs to 14,000 bc-health-dept-&-spectrum-health-lakeland-in-lockstep-for-65+-vaccines-as-wait-list-climbs-to-14,000

If you are 65 years old or older, live in Berrien County, and have signed up at either the Berrien County Health Department’s website or on Spectrum Health Lakeland’s MyChart to get the COVID-19 vaccination, you’re in good company. Which also means you may be in for a bit of a wait. Berrien County Health […]

Troy Clay Steps Down as CEO at Pokagon Band’s Mno-Bmadsen

Troy Clay Steps Down as CEO at Pokagon Band’s Mno-Bmadsen troy-clay-steps-down-as-ceo-at-pokagon-band’s-mno-bmadsen

Following a decade at the helm of the non-gaming investment arm of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians, Chief Executive Officer Troland “Troy” Clay has resigned from the company, with his last day with the team slated for next Monday January 18, 2021. Clay says, “It has been an honor to lead Mno-Bmadsen as its […]

SMC President Odenwald Garners Top Grades for First Year at the Helm

SMC President Odenwald Garners Top Grades for First Year at the Helm smc-president-odenwald-garners-top-grades-for-first-year-at-the-helm

Performance review time can be a stressful time for even the best in the business, but for Southwestern Michigan College President Dr. Joe Odenwald it was certainly a rewarding one. Odenwald underwent his first performance review as President of the institution at Wednesday’s first regular meeting of 2021 on the Dowagiac Campus of the school […]

GVSU Economist Forecasts Improved Confidence, Sales Growth, Strong Employment for West MI

GVSU Economist Forecasts Improved Confidence, Sales Growth, Strong Employment for West MI gvsu-economist-forecasts-improved-confidence,-sales-growth,-strong-employment-for-west-mi

Arguing that West Michigan business owners are “nowhere near as pessimistic as they were during the 2001 or 2009 recessions,” Grand Valley State University’s Professor Paul Isely suggests that the region faces improving business confidence, along with strong employment growth and sales growth, all in the cards for the West Michigan economy in 2021 Isely, […]

Berrien Community Foundation Adds Bridgman Native as Communications Associate

Berrien Community Foundation Adds Bridgman Native as Communications Associate berrien-community-foundation-adds-bridgman-native-as-communications-associate

There’s a new communications expert aboard at the Berrien Community Foundation, but while she’s been building her career out east, she’s a Bridgman native with a great affinity for Michigan’s Great Southwest. Kelly Gampel has been hired by the Berrien Community Foundation for the role of Communications Associate, with Berrien Community Foundation President Lisa Cripps-Downey […]

Manufacturing Growth Alliance Gets $20K From DTE Energy to Help Small Manufacturers

Manufacturing Growth Alliance Gets $20K From DTE Energy to Help Small Manufacturers manufacturing-growth-alliance-gets-$20k-from-dte-energy-to-help-small-manufacturers

Help is on the way for small manufacturers tackling the current pandemic conditions thanks to the work of the Manufacturing Growth Alliance and a $20,000 grant from the DTE Energy Foundation. The project targets small manufacturers in southeast Michigan dealing with the impact of the  COVID 19 pandemic, especially those located in under-served or underutilized […]

Great Lakes Freight Season Ends With Seasonal Closing of the Soo Locks Friday

Great Lakes Freight Season Ends With Seasonal Closing of the Soo Locks Friday great-lakes-freight-season-ends-with-seasonal-closing-of-the-soo-locks-friday

The freighter in the St. Joseph River channel earlier this week will be the last one you see in the local harbor until the spring, as word comes from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie will close to marine traffic beginning 11:59 pm tomorrow, January 15th through […]

Disappointment, Shock, Sadness Prevail at SWM Regional Chamber Following Extended Dining Restrictions

Disappointment, Shock, Sadness Prevail at SWM Regional Chamber Following Extended Dining Restrictions disappointment,-shock,-sadness-prevail-at-swm-regional-chamber-following-extended-dining-restrictions

It has been an extremely tough and busy day for Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber exec Arthur Havlicek. He’s been working all afternoon on piecing together his response to Governor Whitmer’s announcement extending the restrictions on dine-in service at Michigan bars and restaurants through the end of January. It took him all afternoon because he’s been […]

SMC Flags at Half Staff for Passing of President Emeritus David Briegel

SMC Flags at Half Staff for Passing of President Emeritus David Briegel smc-flags-at-half-staff-for-passing-of-president-emeritus-david-briegel

Flags are flying at half-mast today at Southwestern Michigan College campuses in mourning of the passing of President Emeritus David C. Briegel. President Briegel, who guided SMC as its fifth president from 1981-to-1998, died today, Wednesday, January 13th. Briegel arrived at SMC on February 19, 1967 as business manager — just five months after the college […]

MI Restaurant Industry Leader Calls Restriction Extension Unacceptable

MI Restaurant Industry Leader Calls Restriction Extension Unacceptable mi-restaurant-industry-leader-calls-restriction-extension-unacceptable

Saying that the continued “pause” keeping bars and restaurants sidelined from any indoor dining is “unacceptable,” the head of the Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association (MRLA), President & CEO, Justin Winslow, says, “We should all demand more accountability.” Winslow released a statement and accompanying data this afternoon following Governor’s Whitmer’s news conference, saying, “”The governor’s continuation […]

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