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Sirri Bearss joins Borgess Womens' Health

Sirri Bearss, MSN, RN, WHNP, has joined Borgess Women’s Health as a nurse practitioner in the Medical Specialties Building office at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

New sushi restaurant opens in Battle Creek

Ichimi is another way of saying "very, very delicious," and that is what Jongman Kim, owner of Ichimi Sushi, is striving for at his new restaurant.

Son's decision will keep St. Joseph toy store in the family

As a child, Andy Vescolani grew up among the plush figures and kid-powered projectiles of The Toy Company. Now he is will be the manager of the business his parents have owned for 30 years.

Youth in crisis to have a new alternative from Family & Children's Services

An initiative designed to reduce long-term residential placements for children facing a mental health crisis has resulted in a $250,000 grant to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation for the opening of a new residential alternative offered by Family & Children Services.

Wireless Land expands its operations in St. Joseph

Even though they own a Sprint Store in Benton Harbor the Aquels thought they should expand the family business with one in neighboring St. Joseph, too. So they opened a new location there.

Franchising and the American Dream class set for early February

For those who have been thinking of opening a franchise or buying one but are concerned that they need more information, the Michigan Small Business Development Center will be hosting a class on franchising. 

Family Health Center Mobile Health Clinic will serve KPS

Because poor health keeps youngsters from learning at their peak a group of Kalamazoo leaders came together to find a way to get better health care to more kids. The Family Health Center Mobile Clinic is ready.

Nonprofit roundup: A run, a party, and funds for scholars

A half-marathon and 5K planned in Battle Creek. Brewers start a fund for beer scholars. It's almost tie for Eat Drink Give.

Bronson welcomes new providers

WMU to offer Chinese students accountancy classes

The Guizhou University of Finance and Economics and Western Michigan University's Haworth College of Business have a new agreement that enables students from the university in China to earn a degree in accountancy from WMU.

Community development organization takes new name

As part of a strategic shift to tap into the community's capacity for economic development, Neighborhoods Inc. of Battle Creek has changed its name to Southwest Michigan Community Development Corporation (SWMCDC).

Two construction interns join AVB

An intern in commercial construction and a second intern in CAD drafting have joined AVB.

Next Urban Democracy Feast scheduled for Dec. 19

At the last Feast, the Institute for New Leaders won the most votes for their project, which involves equipping young people with the knowledge, skills, tools, and resources needed to make change and take control of their lives and community.
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