Coronavirus Community Information
Open Businesses with Special Offers
Please use the links to each businesses social media for the most up to date information and contact information
A Message from Barney's Market :“To our Barney's Shoppers:
At this time, we’d like to ask you to help protect our seniors and other individuals who are most at risk by reserving our store for them each morning until 8 am. Of course, our store is open to all customers, and we understand that some have time constraints; we just ask you to try to be considerate of those in our community that need additional protection and allow them this additional time. We all have to work together to keep each other safe during this difficult time, and we appreciate your cooperation, understanding and patronage. We assure you that we are continuing to do our best during this difficult time, by keeping our store clean, safe and stocked. Our wonderful team is working very hard to be there for our community, and we greatly appreciate them. Let’s all work together to keep our community safe and healthy.”
Bentwood Tavern Is open for carryout and curbside pickup from 5-9pm. Check out the latest menus here Call 269.469.1699 to order and prepay. Pick up at the bar, or give them a ring and they'll run it out to your car. 20% of every order will be donated to their Staff Support Fund for as long as the dining room is closed
BlueFish Vacation Rentals Concierge services offered with GuestPass, you never have to leave the comfort of your abode. From grocery runs to other deliveries, they’ll take care of it all. www.bluefishvacations.com
Blue Plate Cafe Will remain open from 9am-Noon Monday’s & Fridays. Saturday's and Sunday's from 9am-1:00pm. Take advantage of their special, quick-turnaround carry-out menu along with the regular menu, all selections on which will be packaged to take home. Grab a coffee or smoothie, breakfast, lunch, and fresh-baked goods, as well as items to stock your fridge and pantry for the week. A family meal deal of Black Bean Chilaquiles, serving 6-8 for $22, is now available. Stop in to order or call in your order ahead (during business hours) for curbside pick-up.
Brewster's Italian Café Is offering delivery starting Friday 3/20 at 4pm, until Sunday 3/22 at close! Brewster’s will be keeping regular hours for carry out this week but not offering breakfast at this time! Hot Deal for Parents: Buy 1 adult lunch, get 1 children’s lunch for free! Call (269)-469-3005 to order!
Capozio's is offering curbside pickup visit their website or call 269-469-4001
Casey's New Buffalo Is offering curbside/carry out and delivery with a 20% discount on regular menu prices, plus delivering beer and wine being offered at discounted prices. Check out their family dinner options for 4-6 people on Monday (3/23) Call or visit their website here (269) 469-6400
Classic Catering & Events To-Go Program: to bring to your home, or workplace, options for delicious and nutritious meals. These meals can be prepared individually for families or businesses. Deliveries will start Thursday, March 19th for lunch, dinner, or third shift workers in the area seven days a week until further notice. They kindly request a 2-hour window of preparation time for each order. Orders available for curb-side pickup or delivery within 45-mile radius of Bridgman, MI. Free delivery within 15-mile radius with minimum of $40 purchase. Ask for details, if radius is more than 15 miles. Payment may be made with debit or credit card. Call 269-465-4420 for all orders day/night (or email email@example.com)
Dooley's Lake House Pub is offering carry-out, curbside pickup and delivery within a 10 mile radius and a $20 minimum purchase, for large orders they will consider a wider delivery radius.
Dwell Vacations Craving a change of scenery? Come have a stay-cation! Firewood is provided so you can enjoy evenings around the fire-pit with your kiddos, the hot tub is open & ready to be enjoyed, fantastic local restaurants are offering great take-out & delivery options, and high-speed internet makes working remotely a breeze. Follow the link for more information
Freshwater Vacation Rentals Purchasing a gift card is something fun to look forward to! Their gift cards have no expiration date and you can get them in any amount you wish at the link above.
Froehlich's Kitchen & Pantry is offering carry-out
Ghost Isle Brewery- Wish to stay home yet dine like royalty? Picking up delicious menu items from Ghost Isle Brewery is just a phone call away: 269-469-9069! Please visit ghostislebrewery.com to choose your items, a team member will be happy to deliver curbside. Details when you call!
Goldberry Woods Need to get away? 8 immaculate rooms, private cottage, double whirlpools, fireplaces, homemade breakfasts in their uncrowded dining room or your private room, 30 acres to explore, streaming TVs, with tons of great local restaurants offering carry out!
Granor Farm Honor System Farmstand:
Follow Granor Farm on social media for the most current farm news.
The Grove Restaurant will be taking call in orders on Friday and Saturday from 5-9pm.
Haway remains open and will work with other businesses to enable working from home and reducing phone bills through VoIP services.
A message from Honor Credit Union,
"During this time of complete uncertainty, no one should have to wonder if their finances are safe. At Honor Credit Union, we’re doing everything we can to reassure our members that we’re here for them, their money is safe and available, and our drive-thrus will remain open. For purposes of the Stay Home, Stay Safe Executive Order, financial services are deemed part of the Critical Infrastructure Workforce and allowed to continue operations. As an identified “Critical Service,” Honor Credit Union will remain open to serve you throughout the duration of this public health situation via drive-thru service at our member centers, and through our virtual banking options. To help you navigate this challenging time, flexible financial solutions are available as part of the Honor Financial Relief Package, including Skip-a-Payment options, Here 2 Help Loan, 90 Days No Payment, and temporarily reducing the Courtesy Pay fee. For more details, visit honorcu.com/coronavirus and call us with any questions at 800.442.2800."
Horizon Bank Lobby’s are by appointment only, the drive thru is open and remains open during regular drive thru hours. Offices will remain staffed and available by phone, email, appointments and drive thru. Please know of other Horizon Banking alternatives: Drive-up banking, online banking, mobile banking, ATMs and interactive teller machines.
Bank by Phone- 888-904-2265 or 219-873-2640
Call centers- 1-888-873-2640 or 1-219-873-2640 Call your favorite employee’s direct number (offices will remain staffed) or call your favorite Branch
Saturday, March 28th, Noon-5pm Journeyman Distillery will sell organic craft spirits to the public and donate 40% of sale proceeds to their Hourly Employee Fund as well as a fund established to provide River Valley Elementary students with e-learning supplies. 1.75L bulk bottles of hand sanitizer will be sold and 400 personal-sized 100ml bottles will be distributed while supplies last. Local pick-up of hand sanitizer ordered online by essential service providers will be ongoing throughout the day with interview opportunities available. Orders of bulk hand sanitizer—from 1.75 liter bottles to 55 gallon barrels—are now being accepted. Details, FAQs, and online ordering options are available
A Message from Lake Country Inn: “Though you may not be able to get away in the current situation, a lovely gift card from the Inn would add a bright spot now for your future travel. You may call or email for your purchase. 269-612-0606 firstname.lastname@example.org”
Lake Street Eats Click the link for an updated menu. Call 269-465-3287 for curbside 11:30-7pm
Lemon Creek Winery Is now offering $20 flat rate shipping on all wine orders to Michigan and Illinois. 12 bottle shipments will also receive a 15% discount (excluding reserve wines). Call them today at 269.471.1321 to place your order.
Milda's Corner Market is providing curbside service for takeout orders and groceries. Just call in your order and when you get there, give them a call.
Mario's Pizza Is offering FREE kids pasta with any order, curbside or FREE delivery
New Buffalo Inn & Spa remains open, each of their rooms has its own individual entrance so you are able to go directly to the guest room without going to office area. All rooms are sanitized with COVID-19 approved cleansers. So if you need a place to Renew, Relax and Retreat they’ve got you covered. Fireplace, Jacuzzi and local restaurant deliveries... and they will be glad to go to the grocery store for you too.
New Buffalo Savings Bank's drive-up facilities at all three locations remain open during regular business hours. Please call 269-469-2222 to make an appointment or to speak with a banker Monday-Thursday from 9am-4:30pm, Friday from 9am-5pm, and Saturday from 9am-12 pm. Staff are also available via phone, email, and by appointment. New Buffalo Savings Bank encourages customers to use Online Banking, Mobile Banking, and ATMs which provide secure, 24-hour access to accounts. With the safety of customers and employees their primary concern, they are committed to offering customers the best possible service during this crisis
Nelson's Saloon Open for carry outs only 11-8pm.
Patellie's Is no longer allowing in store guests, but happy to take orders over the phone and delivery to your car curbside. 269-820-2066 Hours may adjust during this time follow the link for updates
Red Arrow Roadhouse Will be open this week for carry-out open from 5-8pm Call 269-469-3939 for orders, curbside service. See their menu here All entrees are $10.99 (excludes ribs), Lake Superior Whitefish - $14, Beer & Wine Togo
Rosie's New Buffalo is offering take out, follow the link for current hours and menu
“We are now offering local grocery delivery and curbside pickup! We are fortunate to have an amazing group of team members to step up and help serve our community during this time. Our first priority is to keep our employees and customers safe. Please be patient as this is a new service for us and we will do as best we can to fulfill all orders. We are here to help! For more information go to our website” www.sawyergardencenter.com
Skip's Restaurant & Catering- Offering CURBSIDE PICKUP for take out orders for those who have any trepidation on venturing into a public place of business. Skip's will begin offering delivery beginning Wednesday, March 18. Delivery will be within a 10-mile radius, and there’s a minimum $20 order. Call 269-469-3341 for orders or questions. A menu can be viewed at skipsrestaurantandcatering.com
Easter Dinner at Skip’s Carry-Out Only from 12-3pm April 12th. Pre orders are now being accepted, payment due at the time you place your order. No Refunds will be given for cancellations. When you call, ask for current selections. Please call 269-469-3341 to place your orders by April 12th. Orders after Thursday are while supplies last and subject to availability.
Timothy's Restaurant- Enjoy any and all menu items to go. This includes the 12 for $12 menu (available Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday evenings) as well as $9.99 Rib Night feature available on Wednesdays and their Lenten Fish features available on Friday evenings. You can find all of their menus at timothysrestaurant.com give them a call to place your order to go. 269-469-0900
Villa Nova Pizzeria Is offering pickup and delivery ONLY! Please place orders via online ordering on their website or by calling in at 269-469-0200. Curbside pick-up will also be available upon request.
Viola Cafe Offering curbside pickup
A Message from Waya Rentals: “We wanted to let everyone know that we continue our day-to-day operations and have properties available. In view of the uncertainty that shrouds our daily lives and with the CDC, local and State governments posing restrictions on school, business and travel we realize that planning a get-away may be difficult. We are temporarily changing our minimum stay requirements during the month of June 2020. We have waived the one week minimum stay requirement in favor of a 3-night minimum stay and we are offering a 10% discount off the total nightly rate for stays 5 days or longer. For those who may be looking for a remote site to shelter-in-place, there are additional incentives for those who wish to book longer than 7 days with us. This revised rental policy applies to about 75% of our homes. Two-night minimum stays apply for most available homes April - May and longer term discounts available. For specific details call our reservation line directly (312) 952-8361.”
Whistle Stop Grocery is open from 7am - 3pm every day. For now, they are not taking in person sandwich orders. You can still order online through their website or call ahead with your order, their team hopes this lets you have a quick visit to the store while still getting everything you want!
Berrien Community Foundation and United Way of Southwest Michigan are teaming together to provide information and resources through the website at the links below:
Southwest Michigan Cares
Information is also available on the Berrien Community Foundation website at www.berriencommunity.org or the United Way of Southwest Michigan website at www.uwsm.org.
United Way of Southwest Michigan
A message from United Way of Southwest Michigan
“Local business leader,
On March 18, 2020, Governor Whitmer signed Executive Order No. 2020-16 to help ease the burden of child care for families who remain in the essential workforce. Since then, United Way of Southwest Michigan has been working closely with Berrien RESA, Lewis Cass ISD, Van Buren ISD, the YMCA of Greater Michiana, and Southwest Child Care Resources to create a plan for families in southwest Michigan.
Essential workforce includes: health care workers, home health workers, direct care workers, emergency medical service providers, first responders, law enforcement personnel, sanitation workers, child care workers (including any employees acting as child care workers in essential workforce child care centers), personnel providing correctional services, postal workers, public health employees, key government employees, court personnel, and others providing critical infrastructure to Michiganders.
If your business utilizes essential workers, please share the survey link provided below with your employees. Completing the survey is the first step to help them connect to childcare options. If they are not able to complete the survey online, they can simply dial 2-1-1 and a contact specialist will help them.
In addition, Berrien RESA and Lewis Cass ISD are partnering with the YMCA of Greater Michiana to provide additional child care capacity. If your business is interested in supporting this effort for your employees, please contact Zech Hoyt at email@example.com. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the person from your county listed below:
Berrien County - Kerenda Applebey at Berrien RESA, (269) 471-7725 ext. 1330 or firstname.lastname@example.org”
Economic Development Resources
Rent and Mortgage Payment Program (RAMPP)
Zero-interest loans available to Berrien County Businesses impacted by COVID-19 for the payment of Rent or Mortgage expenses
A partnership between Berrien Community Foundation, Southwest Michigan Tourist Council and Cornerstone Alliance
The Berrien Community Foundation, Southwest Michigan Tourist Council and Cornerstone Alliance have partnered to create a zero-interest loan program for Berrien County businesses that have a rent or mortgage payment due in April and/or May of 2020.
RAMPP is available to businesses with a physical presence in Berrien County. RAMPP, along with other local funds, State of Michigan and Small Business Administration programs, is designed to provide specific, short-term relief for local businesses. Details of the loan program are as follows:
An Eligible Business:
- Must have a physical presence in Berrien County.
- Must demonstrate it has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak.
- Has a rent or mortgage payment due in April and/or May, 2020.
- Not-for-profit businesses are eligible.
- Maximum amount of $2,000 available per month.
- Must show proof of a mortgage or a loan and Verification of February and March 2020 rent/mortgage payments.
- Home-based businesses or investment real estate are not eligible.
- Loans will be issued at zero-interest with no collateral requirement.
- Loan proceeds will be disbursed payable to the lender or landlord.
- Loan repayment will begin six months after issuance of the loan, and will be repaid on a monthly basis over a 12-month period.
- Will be given to businesses in a downtown, high impact corridor or retail district.
- Total FTE employee count will also be considered.
Those interested in applying must contact Zach Vaughn, Cornerstone Alliance, at ZVaughn@cstonealliance.org.
Closure of all K-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding, to students starting Monday, March 16 until Sunday, April 5. School buildings are scheduled to reopen on Monday, April 6.
Governor Whitmer Signs Executive Order Temporarily Closing Bars, Theaters, Casinos, and Other Public Spaces; Limiting Restaurants to Delivery and Carry-Out Orders. Order restrictions will remain in place until Monday, March 30 at 11:59 pm
Please use the links to each businesses social media for the most up to date information
Acorn Theater Events Live Streaming Series: Thursday Night Live at The Acorn. 8 pm every Thursday featuring a different artist each week.
A message from The Acorn “Many of you have been asking how you can help. Here are five ways: Keep our amazing, dedicated staff employed during these lean times by donating to our STAFF SUPPORT FUND. Help us continue to employ performers by donating to our PROGRAMMING FUND. Donate what you might have spent in tickets coming to our fabulous shows this spring through our GENERAL DONATION FUND. Become an Associate Producer and bring one of your favorite acts to The Acorn by donating $1,000 (or more!). Reply HERE to discuss the details!”
Barn Of Three Oaks is taking a break for the safety of their cleaning staff, the fabulous Harbor Country community and future guests.
Blue Moon Vintage Market March 27-29th market cancelled
Equilibrium Fitness Check out their social media for online class options
Gordon Beach Inn will be closed through mid-April. You can still book reservations online for later this spring and summer or to buy gift certificate to help support this family owned business! You can find the gift certificates on their website.
Harbor Country Adventures Will be canceling all tours from March 17–April 18. If you have a tour scheduled during this period there is no need to call as the refunds will be processed automatically. To rebook your excursion or to request a refund for a date in the future, please contact their guest services office at email@example.com or call 269-231-5867 for further information.
Kinetic Health and Fitness Check out their social media for online class options
Lakeside Inn will be closed through mid-April. You can still book reservations online for later this spring and summer or to buy gift certificate to help support this family owned business! You can find the gift certificates on their website.
New Buffalo Business Association Cancels Easter Egg Hunt scheduled for April 11th which will be postponed for a later date, which is TBD.
Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant will be closed until further notice.
Meals on Wheels of SW Michigan's congregate site at the River Valley Senior Center is closed. Home delivered meals in Harbor Country are being delivered on normal schedule with heightened sanitation measures. Seniors struggling with healthy food needs can call at 269-925-0137 and they will do their best to help you or connect you to resources.
The Harbor Country® Chamber of Commerce office is closed and our staff is staying safe by staying at home. We are checking emails and continue to share member information via social media.
The March Board of Directors meeting and all committee meetings are cancelled.
If you have questions for us or need our assistance please know that we offer many online resources, or you may email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.