After a successful inaugural Supplier Diversity Summit, retailer continues its commitment with upcoming event aimed at bringing more diverse-owned brands to it shelves.Learn more
The current limits on indoor dining will remain in place until March 29. The order currently allows for indoor dining at restaurants with certain requirements; concessions at casinos, movie theaters and stadiums; personal services requiring mask removal; and non-residential gatherings.Learn more
Congress recently passed an end-of-year relief package that included a new and improved round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. If you are curious about what has been changed from the first round, and how those changes affect you, here’s a brief summary of what you need to know.Read the summary
The Michigan SBDC launched a self-guided starting point for business owners looking to determine whether to continue with their business or close. This course is designed for Michigan small business owners and entrepreneurs who are working to come back from the impacts and effects of the pandemic. This learning module will help small businesses to evaluate their financials, to understand where they are today, and to recognize what they need to do to get healthier tomorrow.MI SBDC Comeback Kit
The Southwest Michigan PTAC team is ready to assist you with your government contracting needs. This training is available to businesses in Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Kalamazoo, St. Joseph, and Van Buren counties of Southwest Michigan.Check out our 2021 Class Listing
The PMBC Access and Certification Grant is designed to break down barriers preventing Michigan businesses from winning purchase orders.
The program has three objectives:
With federal funding made available through the City of Kalamazoo, United Way of the Battle Creek and Kalamazoo Region is partnering to provide immediate grant support to businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 for costs related to health and human safety.
Beginning Dec. 7, 2020, eligible businesses may apply for a Kalamazoo Small Business Health Protection Grant, a reimbursement of up to $2,500 for expenses including PPE (personal protective equipment) or other costs incurred in pursuit of the general preservation of health and human safety.
Expenses must be dated from April 1, 2020 until present. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.Learn more