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Two injured in motorcycle crash

Two people were injured in a motorcycle accident Wednesday in Constantine Township. Michigan State Police said Gary Purcell, 60, and a passenger, his wife, Patricia, 64, both of Coloma, were riding south on Youngs Prairie Road near Millers Mill Road around 1:30 p.m. Purcell was unable to negotiate a curve and lost control. The motorcycle and its riders traveled across ... Read More »

Pay-it-forward streak continues with local business

A Three Rivers business and its pay-it-forward concept is scheduled to be profiled on a local news broadcast Friday. Mike King, proprietor of the Weenie Kings push-cart stand, said the segment is slated to run twice between 5 and 7 a.m. on WWMT, Channel 3. King said the pay-it-forward concept started during HarmonyFest 2012, when a customer gave him extra ... Read More »

Tax exemptions for two Sturgis businesses

Sturgis city commissioners last week approved tax exemptions for two local companies. Each exemption is for a 12-year period. The first was Parma Tube, for investing $450,000 in two CNC tube benders, a tube-end-forming machine and supporting equipment. The exemption will also help maintain 62 existing jobs and create three new positions. The other was granted to Morgan Olson, for ... Read More »

Good news for the RV industry

The RV industry is enjoying a smooth ride as the recession that devastated it fades into the distance.  Industry leaders say key manufacturers and suppliers have announced recent expansions, the stock market is at an all-time high and consumers are more confident in the future.  Recreation Vehicle Indiana Council executive director Mark Bowersox tells the South Bend Tribune the rebound ... Read More »

Minimum wage increase

If you’re paid the minimum wage, you’re likely getting a pay increase next Monday. It follows recent action by the Michigan Legislature, and the governor. The state’s minimum wage will increase from the current $7.40 per hour to $8.15 per hour on September First. The state’s minimum wage was last increased six years ago. Under the new law Michigan’s minimum wage will increase eventually ... Read More »

September is National Preparedness Month

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Each September, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) sponsors NationalPreparedness Month (http://www.ready.gov) to highlight the importance ofbeing prepared for the unexpected. This is good advice for everyone; butfor business owners, being prepared to respond to the aftermath of naturalor man-made disasters can literally mean the difference between staying inbusiness and closing the doors forever. According to FEMA*, up to 40percent of ... Read More »