BENTON HARBOR — Camille Pierce is tasked with making sure the best talent gets a chance to rise at Whirlpool Corp.

ST. JOSEPH — When Cory Peek was in high school, an early morning habit may have provided a hint as to his future career choice.

BUCHANAN — It’s been 10 years this summer since a quartet of Chicago area restaurateurs decided to start a new venture in Southwest Michigan. …

ST. JOSEPH — “Just so you know, I’ve got 6,000 lamp shades,” Steve Bergman tells a potential customer over the phone. “So if you ever need a s…

ST. JOSEPH — Much like gymnastics, running your own business requires balance.

DOWAGIAC — Brian DeLong is passionate about Dowagiac and Southwest Michigan, whether it’s economic development and attracting more people to t…

ST. JOSEPH — For Brittney and Jonathan Meier, starting an outdoor specialty store answered a question they’d already been kicking around: Why …

GRAND JUNCTION — When entering True Blue Farms’ main office, visitors can’t help but notice a framed black and white photograph hanging on a wall.