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Kinexus

ContactAlex Grumbine
EmailGrumbineA@Kinexus.org
Address601 N. Front St., Ste. D
Dowagiac, MI 49047
(directions)
Telephone269-782-9864
Fax269-782-5706

Kinexus can be thought of as a hub of change agents that connect people, investments and organizations with strategies and services that make SW Michigan a great place to live, work and play. The non-profit pinpoints challenges and issues that keep our region from thriving and addresses gaps in workforce, community and business development. Its staff works collaboratively with regional organizations to maximize investments that contribute to economic growth.

  • Business Development: Whether you are considering starting a new business or are an existing business that wants to grow its profitability, its market-focused business development professionals deliver customized solutions to help you achieve your vision.
  • Workforce Development: Ask any business owner what keeps them up at night and more than likely they will say workforce talent. Our workforce development division creates, develops and delivers exceptional workforce solutions with an eye on building the pipeline of future workers.
  • Community Development: The staff of Kinexus loves applying outside-of-the-box solutions to community problems. They specialize in projects that benefit the business community and strengthen the workforce, while making the region a better place to live, work and play.

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    Vineyard 2121 to Host Fundraiser for Pageant Scholarship

    The Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, April 13, will present “Reds, Whites & Flights,” at Vineyard 2121. The early evening event, from 4 to 7 p.m., is a fundraiser for the Miss Dowagiac Scholarship Fund, featuring spirits, entertainment and silent auction. Vineyard 2121 on Red Arrow Highway in Benton Harbor is one of several venues where musician and pageant master of ceremonies, Joe Jason, performs on a regular basis.

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    Chamber Spotlight Shines on Olympia Books

    Olympia Used and Rare Books is a family business that opened in 1987 by Paul and Karen Pugh as Olympia Books and Prints in downtown Dowagiac at 208 S. Front St.

     The store then dealt in used and rare books, as well as posters and prints, and would eventually branch off to the framing business.

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  • March 31st, 2019

    Steeped in Tradition, Caruso’s at Nearly 100, Feted at BAH

    Antonio and Emilia Caruso would be proud of their granddaughter and third-generation candy maker, Julie Johnson, known to most in the community by only her first name. Second, third and even fourth generation business legacies are something this community knows well.

    At the Chamber’s Business After Hours March 13, co-hosted by Caruso’s, the legacy of candy-making that began in 1922 was feted, as attendees also congratulated Dick Judd on his upcoming retirement, as they welcomed Bryan and Jolynn Smith, the new owners of the business now marking its 160th year in the community.

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