Third Thursdays uplifting businesses in Niles

NILES, Mich. (WNDU) - Fun, food and family, you can find it all during Third Thursdays in Niles. This week’s events will feature all sorts of attractions, live music, and specials at some of your favorite local restaurants like Gabrizio’s Italian Cafe and Bakery. The goal, according to Niles Main...
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South Bend, IN22 WSBT

Market Basket: Latest local retail and restaurant news

With summertime underway, area food trucks have become more frequent around town. Events like For the Win Food Trucks on Wednesdays near the Ball Band Biergarten in Mishawaka and Fridays by the Fountain in downtown South Bend allow the opportunity for food truck operators to reach customers on a more consistent basis. Businesses like Barnes and Thornburg are also partnering with area food trucks, hosting a “Food Truck Philanthropy” event every two weeks where a local food truck will park in front of the law offices in downtown South Bend and a portion of the proceeds will go to a local nonprofit. The next event will be on June 24 with Real Grille. However, many food truck operators say private events have them booked throughout the summer. You can read more about how some are managing it in today’s Market Basket column.
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Way Interglobal hosts groundbreaking ceremony on new global headquarters

ELKHART, Ind. – Way Interglobal hosted a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for its new global headquarters location in Elkhart. Way Interglobal supplies appliances, furnishings, and electronics for the RV industry. “This is a monumental day for our company,” said Wayne Kaylor, CEO of Way. “We’ve been growing rapidly, expanding our product...
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Ligonier, INEvening Star

Ligonier rezones annexed property to entice developers

LIGONIER — The Ligonier City Council took steps to rezone a 117-acre tract of land, annexed a few years ago, to make the parcel more attractive to developers. A proposed ordinance was approved on first reading to rezone the property, known as Coussens Ligonier Planned Development, from agricultural use to broad categories of residential-multi-family, commercial-retail, and industrial.

Downtown Goshen Retailers Making Moves

GOSHEN — Three downtown Goshen retailers are taking the concept of pivoting very seriously. “Pivot” was a small business buzzword when the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in closures, social distancing and changes in the way retail customers made purchases. The owners of downtown Goshen’s Soapy Gnome, Menno Travel and The Imagination Spot have experienced a full spectrum of emotions since mid-March last year when they were challenged to develop strategies to keep their businesses viable.
Sturgis, MISturgis Journal

Planning board addresses zoning revisions

Public hearings were the focus June 15 at a meeting of Sturgis City Planning Commission, as members examined an expanding business and numerous parcels in the city. To open the meeting, board members welcomed a new commissioner, Luis Perez. Perez succeeds Don Eaton, who served for many years on the board and received recognition for his service.
Elkhart, INElkhart Truth

Way Interglobal breaks ground on sprawling headquarters

ELKHART — Way Interglobal, an Elkhart-based RV appliance supplier and distributor, will soon be housed in one of the largest buildings in Elkhart County, officials said. Way staff, joined by local dignitaries, business leaders and construction crews, broke ground Thursday on an 800,000-square-foot headquarters at 22244 Innovation Drive on the city’s northeast side, north of the Indiana Toll Road.
Elkhart County, INWNDU

Way Interglobal breaks ground in Elkhart County

ELKHART COUNTY, Ind. (WNDU) - Way Interglobal is breaking ground on its new headquarters in Elkhart County. Thursday’s ceremony happened in the morning on Innovation Drive in Elkhart. It will be the county’s largest building when it’s done, stretching over 816,000 square feet. The new building will also create dozens...
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The Goshen News

Council gives initial nod to southside industrial campus

GOSHEN — Goshen City Council members gave their initial nod of approval Tuesday to plans for the development of a large industrial campus on a southside property once targeted for development by Lippert Components. At the meeting, council members approved an infrastructure funding agreement with development group Last Dance LLC...

Leesburg Property Owners Can Benefit From Sidewalk Enhancement Program

LEESBURG — Council members want to make sure all Leesburg residents are aware of the Sidewalk Enhancement Program offered by the town. During the town council meeting Monday, June 14, Leesburg Street Commissioner Craig Charlton informed the council that a woman was injured recently after tripping and falling on a sidewalk on Van Buren Street.
Dowagiac, MINiles Daily Star

Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce hosts ribbon tying ceremony for Diva’s Fashion and More

DOWAGIAC — This week, a Dowagiac business that opened during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic received a warm, official welcome to the business community. Wednesday, the Greater Dowagiac Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-tying ceremony for Diva’s Fashion and More, 56044 M-51 S. The chamber began hosting ribbon-tying ceremonies earlier this year to celebrate businesses that opened during the COVID-19 pandemic and could not take part in a traditional ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Edwardsburg, MINiles Daily Star

Ice cream shop opens on M-62 in Edwardsburg

EDWARDSBURG — A new Edwardsburg business is serving up the latest scoop. Cousins Melanie Brennan, of Mishawaka, and Beth Medina, of South Bend, opened ice cream shop Sensational Scoops Saturday at 69045 M-62, Edwardsburg. To celebrate, the Edwardsburg Area Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome the new business to the area.

Syracuse Town Council Finalizes Tax Abatements

SYRACUSE — The Syracuse Town Council finalized tax abatements for Polywood and Patrick industries by signing the necessary C-1 forms during its monthly meeting Tuesday night, June 16. The council also approved designating the council president as the legal signer for the Town of Syracuse for Community Crossroads grants. The...
Elkhart, INInside Indiana Business

Surf Broadband Solutions to be Acquired

ELKHART - Elkhart-based Surf Broadband Solutions is being acquired by Massachusetts-based Bain Capital Credit LP. Although financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, Bain says it is committing "significant growth capital" to accelerate the fiber optic network expansion. Bain says the company will continue to operate under its current...