Business

Michigan restaurants can open at 25% capacity – February 1st

Michigan restaurants and bars can reopen for indoor dining at 25% capacity and with a 10 p.m. curfew starting Feb. 1, and concessions can resume at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said Friday. The state health department’s coronavirus restrictions were loosened again amid a continued drop in cases and hospitalizations. They will be effective for three weeks, …

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Michigan to distribute $58.5 million in grants to businesses

Relief is coming to Michigan businesses after a board last week approved $58.5 million in grants for economic losses due to the coronavirus pandemic that has strained the state’s economy. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer last month signed into law a spending plan to help repair the economic impact from the coronavirus. It included an allocation to the Michigan Strategic Fund under the Michigan …

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Tour the Kalamazoo State Theatre!

The Kalamazoo State Theatre has been connecting artists and fans for more than 90 years and now you can take a private tour of our historic venue! Take a walk through our Vaudeville Theatre’s history in our extended tour and go backstage in your home with the stars. During your guided tour, you will learn about our atmospheric sky, architecture, …

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I&M Warns Against Scams

Scams are not unique to I&M, nor have they gone away with the emergence of the COVID-19 pandemic or the holiday season. Scams have been reported across the U.S. targeting various utility customers and companies. Some scam calls and scam emails have been reported to I&M. The scams often vary, but often work like this:  Customers receive calls or …

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Kalamazoo State Theatre will reopen on Saturday

The Kalamazoo State Theatre has been connecting artists and fans for more than 90 years and we are excited to be opening our theatre once again to the public and welcoming our patrons back! This Saturday, November 14th, marks our first event hosting an indoor audience since March 7th, 2020. We’re committed to reopening our venue in a safe and …

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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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