With just over two weeks since the program launched, more than 60,000 Michiganders have submitted applications for the new Futures for Frontliners program. The first in nation initiative provides a tuition-free pathway to college or a technical certificate to essential workers who do not have a college degree, including those who lack a high school diploma.

Applications are still being accepted. To learn more about the program and how to apply, join one of the upcoming regional Futures for Frontliners virtual townhall sessions in October, visit www.michigan.gov/Frontliners or contact Southwestern Michigan College at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hello All!

I hope you are doing well.  This has sure been a difficult year. We will get through this together. Please check on your neighbors and friends.  Depression is a common occurrence during times like these. Give someone your smile and it will make the world a better place. I don't know about you but I am tired of the fighting, arguing and just plain meanness out there. Let's do our part to be kind. We can disagree on certain subjects and still get along. Imagine how boring a place it would be if we didn't disagree!! But we can do it in a respectful manner. 

Our annual meeting will be very different this year. We won't be getting together as recent events make that impossible. But we are planning something special. Stay tuned for more information!

Cass County administration and its Economic Development Corporation have partnered with Kinexus and its subsidiary economic development organization, Market Van Buren, to help support businesses moving forward in Cass County.  
"Starting out, it is important to establish a baseline of current business needs," said Mark O'Reilly, Kinexus business account manager. As such, Kinexus is requesting members of the Dowagiac chamber to complete a six-question survey, by going to  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeK06oSWScgb7wOSBwXw3OsOxK3V5zDjMRI1zZABygw-NOwuQ/viewform

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