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The outstanding achievements of Berrien County companies and individuals were celebrated at the Business Recognition Breakfast today.
Buy your table today as we celebrate Berrien County businesses and individuals at the Business Recognition Breakfast on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. Doors open at 7:15 am for breakfast and program starts at 9:00 am
Indiana Michigan Power (I&M) presented Cornerstone Alliance with a check for more than $1,600 on January 25, 2018, for reducing its future energy usage at its renovated building by participating in an I&M energy efficiency program.
Berrien County's lead economic development agency unveils new digs at Renovation Reveal Party.
Rob Cleveland will be part of a panel discussing innovative recruitment efforts to attract talent to rural communities at the IEDC Annual Conference in Toronto, Canada.
Marydawn Taggart, owner of Maddog 5/1: Revolutionary Fitness, and a client of the Women's Business Center graduated from Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Initiative.
Cornerstone Alliance and Kinexus partnering to create Dual Career Initiative, a program for spouses/partners of newly hired talent in Michigan's Great Southwest.
Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services Announces October/November Workshop Series
Cornerstone Alliance video builds an understanding of the importance of economic development by highlighting a few of the businesses, partners and organizations that make Berrien County a great place to live, work and play.
Consultant Connect, an organization bridging the gap between economic developers and site consultants, announces the 2017 list of North America's Top 50 Economic Developers. The economic development professionals selected were nominated by their peers for excellent practices, innovation and success building in the communities they serve.
LECO Corporation invests $19 million in a new 64,000 square foot applications laboratory and customer demonstration facility in St. Joseph Charter Township.
Berrien County's lead economic development organization has released their 2017-2021 Strategic Plan.
The Cornerstone Alliance team is growing! Chris Frank has been named Berrien County's lead economic development organizations' Director Investor Relations; Stacey Stephens is Director of Special Projects
Shane Kissack joins Cornerstone Alliance team as Business Development Manager
Shelley Klug, Business Development Manager, Cornerstone Alliance earned her CEcD designation from the International Economic Development Council.
Business Attraction Efforts as Cornerstone Alliance and other economic development partners Join MPI to Market Berrien County
Pure Michigan Business Connect (PMBC) and the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development have announced the third annual Pure Michigan Agriculture Summit! on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Radisson Hotel, 100 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49007. This matchmaking summit links buying Michigan-based companies to Michigan growers and processors. Agricultural suppliers are encouraged to go the website and review the buying companies needs and complete an application by February 28, 2016.
Governor Snyder approved $8.5 million in capital outlay project for Lake Michigan College's $17 million makeover. These funds will help update the campus including a manufacturing tech center preparing tomorrow's workforce.
Cornerstone Alliance was among several economic development organizations at the Norfolk Southern Railroad Industrial Development this week.
Get your tickets for the 2016 Business Recognition Breakfast! Help honor our local businesses with the Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstone Alliance.
For 2015, Michigan has two honors. They not only placed 10th in this year’s ranking but for the second consecutive year they are named the Most Improved State because of a phenomenal 14-position climb in rank from 2013 to 2015.
Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce and Cornerstone Alliance announced today the launch of a new twist on their annual meeting- the 2016 Business Recognition Breakfast...
Rob Cleveland of Hartford City, Indiana is the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Alliance, Berrien County’s premiere economic development organization.
Pero Family Farms received approval this week from the Benton Charter Township Board of Trustees for a 10-year tax abatement on the improvements needed to add a fresh-cut vegetable processing operation to their existing cold storage and distribution facility.
Shelley Klug brings over 14 years of economic development experience including her most recent role as Business Development Manager for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation.
The “Business Facilities” 11th Annual Rankings Report is out and Michigan is leaving it's mark.
The application is live for this invitation-only summit which will connect buyers representing companies in Michigan’s Great Southwest with Michigan-based suppliers.
Guests will enjoy lunch, networking and meeting WBC clients who will be showcased at the event. Andrea Short, 1st Source Bank’s first female Chief Financial Officer will be the keynote speaker. The celebration will be moderated by Denise Bohn-Stewart, co-host of 98.3 The Coast’s “Denise and Jonny in the Morning.”
The new start-up will work with lawyers summarizing medical records for their medical cases including record review; translation services for medical terminologies and diagnoses.
The invitation-only summit connects buyers representing companies in Michigan’s Great Southwest with Michigan-based suppliers.
Shepherd Caster announced a new warehouse in St. Joseph Charter Township; a $1.5 million investment creating 50 new jobs.
Learn more about how Benton Harbor is prompting education.
Whirlpool Corporation purchased American Dryer Corporation, a privately held company that manufactures and markets coin-operated, on-premise, industrial and specialty laundry equipment.
Lakeland Regional Medical Center, part of Lakeland Health has once again been named one of the Top 100 hospitals in the country.
Medowbrook and Yore, 255 acres in Benton Harbor Charter Township is certified as project ready.
The demolition of the former Red Cross Building in downtown Benton Harbor creates available space for business expansion
Shopfloor, National Association of Manufacturers blog reported that Michigan leads the way in manufacturing job creation.
Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services has expanded service offerings through a formal partnership with the Michigan Small Business Development Center (SBDC).
Berrien County has experienced a 12.5% increase in the manufacturing of durable goods-the highest output in 14 years. Our GDP growth in 2013 was 4.5%; ranking the Niles-Benton Harbor MSA as one of the fastest growing regions in Michigan.
October 2014 unemployment rates for Niles-Benton Harbor MSA are at 5.4%; lowest rate since 2009.
The Workers' Compensation announced the pure premium advisory rate will drop by an average of 6.5% in 2015 and shows a 22.7% decrease from 2011-2014. Michigan is ranked best in the Midwest.
Learn why Michigan is serious about business.
Niles-Benton Harbor unemployment rates continue to drop
The tier 2 supplier is investing $5.9 million in additional equipment due to growing demand; adding 15 new jobs.
Area Development Magazine Names Michigan #1 in the availability of skilled labor.