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Summer Patio Tunes: Seven Spots to Sip and Listen in Southwest Michigan

Pop quiz: What’s the best way to spend a warm, summer evening in Southwest Michigan? If you guessed, “Sitting on a patio, sipping local wine with friends while listening to live music,” you are correct. And, luckily for all of us, there are plenty of opportunities to make this dream a reality this summer. Check …

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Horizon Bank: Six Tips for Saving Success

If you don’t earn much and feel you can barely pay your bills, the idea of saving money might seem pretty intimidating. As true as that may be, everyone has to start somewhere and you would be surprised how just a few small changes can have a big impact on your financial future.

These Thriving Black-Owned Businesses Illustrate The Power Of Partnership

Brandon Campbell can relate to Black entrepreneurs. As the director of The Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance and a former full-time entrepreneur himself, he strives to provide Black business owners in Southwest Michigan with the resources he didn’t receive so they don’t have to do it alone. According to Campbell, “A thriving Black business …

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Shop (Super) Small: Microbusinesses in SW Michigan

What’s a “microbusiness”? Just what it sounds like: a business that operates on a small scale, typically with five or fewer employees. This article is kicking off a series where we’re focusing on some MICRO-microbusinesses: super-small enterprises, often run from home with just one employee: the owner! From herbal medicine to handmade furniture, the following …

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Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions With The Help Of These SW Michigan Businesses

Whether you wrote down specific set-in-stone goals or just have a vague idea of some improvements you’d like to make in 2022, one thing is certain: to be our best, we all need a little help! We polled the Buy Local Berrien! Facebook group to find out which Southwest Michigan businesses are helping them stick …

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