BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. - The Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance and the City of South Haven are partnering to bring small business resources to entrepreneurs in South Haven and Van Buren County.

Thanks to the support of the City of South Haven, the Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance is opening a satellite office at City Hall in South Haven. Beginning March 18, the WBC office will be located in Conference Room A at City Hall, 539 Phoenix Street, South Haven. WBC staff will be available on Mondays and by appointment. In addition to its primary location in Benton Harbor, the WBC has a satellite office at the Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce in Three Oaks.

"The Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance is constantly looking for ways to provide better services to more people," said Dubelsa Mata-Garcia, Women's Business Center Associate. "We have served Van Buren County, and its residents, for many years. By providing office space, the City of South Haven has made it easier for all Van Buren County residents to start and grow their businesses, and access the services and programs of the Women's Business Center and Small Business Services."

The Women's Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance provides comprehensive services that help entrepreneurs in Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass Counties start, grow, and expand their businesses. Services offered include business assessment, counseling, planning, training, education, financing, and resources. The WBC is a SBA Microloan Intermediary, providing loans from $500 to $50,000 to small businesses for financing such items as working capital, inventory, machinery or equipment.

"On behalf of the City of South Haven, I am pleased to announce the partnership with the team at Cornerstone Alliance," said South Haven Mayor Scott Smith. "The intent of this partnership is to help local businesses grow and new businesses take root in this great area. We are thrilled to help offer Cornerstone Alliance services in South Haven.”

For more information or to schedule an appointment, Call Dubelsa Mata-Garcia at (269) 757-0225 or visit www.cornerstonewbc.com.