Business

FEMA to Provide Assistance with Funeral Costs for COVID-19-Related Deaths

The staff at Eickhoff Funeral Home want the citizens of St. Joseph County to be aware, that beginning in April, families that experienced the death of a loved one due to COVID-19 may be eligible for up to $9,000 in funeral assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Two pieces of legislation recently passed by Congress – the Coronavirus …

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Pfizer to break ground on new Michigan production facility

Pfizer is expected to start building a new pharmaceutical production facility in Kalamazoo County. The drugmaker broke ground Wednesday on the multi-story, 420,000-square-foot building on Pfizer’s global manufacturing campus in Portage, MLive.com reported. It is expected to bring 450 new jobs to the area. The $465 million facility is expected to be in operation in 2025, according to Pfizer. The …

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Spring Can Deliver Severe Weather Surprises

Spring brings warmer weather, longer days, and a much-anticipated break from winter. It also brings a very real threat of severe weather, according to disaster recovery specialist Anthony Blodgett of SERVPRO of Cass & St. Joseph Counties. “The frequent change in cold and warm temperatures in spring creates an elevated risk for severe weather across the country,” said Blodgett. “Ranging …

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Chalk the Lot – Chalk Art Event at DeNooyer Chevrolet 

As the weather gets warmer and the sun is shining, color is brought  back into the world. DeNooyer Chevrolet wants to do just that with their first ever Chalk the Lot event. Ryan DeNooyer, General Manager, says of the event “DeNooyer Chevrolet believes in supporting families and the community and this event is aimed at doing just that. It has …

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Whitmer: Michigan will loosen capacity limits for businesses

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer on Tuesday announced the further loosening of Michigan’s coronavirus restrictions, easing capacity limits in restaurants and a host of other businesses while also allowing for larger indoor and outdoor gatherings. The revised state health department order will take effect Friday and last through April 19. The state also said families will immediately be able to visit nursing …

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Clark Logic welcomes new director of safety and compliance

Darrel Detwiler has joined the Clark Logic team in the role of Director of Safety and Compliance effective February 1. Darrel comes to Clark Logic with a myriad of experience which includes 11 years working with Central Manufacturing Services from 1987 to 1998 and most recently at Pfizer, from 1998 to 2021. In his new role, Darrel will create and …

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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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