Business

Clark Logic celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Clark Logic celebrated “Hispanic Heritage Month” on October 13 by  gathering at one of its sites to recognize employees and their families – along with key  customers from all around southwest Michigan. The three-hour early afternoon event  included a variety of Hispanic food, refreshments and entertainment. The venue took  place at the unique ‘Wind and James’ site in Schoolcraft – …

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Clark Logic holds groundbreaking ceremony

Portage-based Clark Logic LLC, in partnership with Industrial Partners  USA, held a ceremonial groundbreaking to mark the start of construction of a new  speculative (spec) building in Battle Creek, Michigan, on Wednesday, September 30,  2020. Regional economic development group Battle Creek Unlimited hosted the event. This spec building will be the first of its kind in Battle Creek, and a …

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Local SERVPRO Franchise Recognized for Outstanding Performance at Company’s First “Virtual” Convention

During SERVPRO’s 51st Annual Convention – the company’s first “virtual” convention – top company representatives recognized the extraordinary performance of SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties with the CHAIRMAN’S Bronze award. Originally scheduled for July 5-9 in Boston but reformatted due to restrictions and concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the online event kicked off with a live Opening Night …

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State drops license suspension of defiant Michigan barber

The state of Michigan has lifted the suspension of a barber’s license, but he still faces a hearing for cutting hair while shops and salons were closed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. An administrative law judge on Tuesday granted the state’s request to lift Karl Manke’s suspension. Regulators said an “imminent threat” to public health no longer exists at the Owosso barbershop. …

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Sturgis Bank lobbies reopened

Sturgis Bank lobbies have reopened with the utmost focus on protecting the health and safety of our customers and employees. We are following the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines and the Executive Orders for the State of Michigan. Please note, South Haven Banking Center, 365 Center Street, South Haven, will remain lobby access by appointment only. Drive thru will …

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Local unemployment rate hits 30% during April

April’s unemployment rate in St. Joseph County was 30.3 percent, as every county in the state experienced an increase during what was the first full month of jobs impacted by COVID-19. The monthly labor-market analysis by the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget, which showed the county’s jump in unemployment, was released Friday. St. Joseph County was above the …

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Whitmer hints at more reopening of Michigan in ‘coming days’

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer hinted Friday that she will soon reopen more regions of Michigan, expressing optimism as long as the rate of new coronavirus cases continues downward and testing increases. She did not specify when she may act, alluding to an announcement on additional areas in “coming days.” Her administration will discuss the issue internally Saturday. The governor’s stay-at-home order …

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Goodwill stores are back open

Goodwill stores are opening in Sturgis, Three Rivers, Stevensville, Allegan and Otsego this FRIDAY, MAY 29.   As we sell food items, we will be following food store protocols – 4 per 1,000 sq. ft. of shoppers in all our stores except Stevensville.   We ask that shoppers where a face covering.  There is a display of Face Shields made by our …

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Drive-in reopens near Coldwater despite virus rules

Burt Reynolds and Jackie Gleason were on the big screen as a drive-in movie theater in Branch County reopened, despite business shutdowns during the coronavirus. Capri Drive-In co-owner Susan Magocs said she needs to make money but still can keep visitors safe. The theater’s two screens opened Friday night near Coldwater. “We don’t want to cause trouble. We are just …

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