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Furry Friends Friday with “Jessie” from Al-Van Humane Society – Friday, March 11, 2022

It’s Furry Friends Friday, brought to you by The Mason Jar Cafe, featuring Jessie from Al-Van Humane Society!
Jessie is a very goofy girl who likes treats and, despite her need for intensive veterinary care for heartworm disease and mastitis, she retains a very joyful personality. Jessie is four years old and came to Al-Van in August of 2021 in need of veterinary care. She has undergone treatment and is ready to find a loving home where she can rest her head. Jessie can be a little hand shy at first meeting, but she is very quick to warm up and trust new people! Once she warms up, she will show her belly for rubs (her favorite!) and will sit for treats. Jessie is spayed, microchipped, up to date on vaccinations, has undergone heartworm treatment, and has been treated for mastitis. She is patiently waiting for her forever home! If you are interested in adopting or fostering or adopting Jessie, you can visit Al-Van’s website at

March Muttness: ends March 11th, 11:00 pm:  Al-Van has decided to participate in March Muttness this year. So far, we have made it all the way to Round 3! March Muttness is a fundraising tournament involving humane societies around the nation. They come together to raise money for their efforts in a bracket-style tournament that keeps active donors on their toes! Round 3 ends at 11:00 p.m. tonight. Visit and donate to Al-Van to push us into Round 4!... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with Berrien Community Foundation – Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Susan from Berrien Community Foundation joins us to talk about the Heart of Cook Earth Day Grants, and welcomes Nancy from the Berrien County Conservation District, last year’s winner of the grant, to discuss how they’ve used funds. Your organization can apply through March 14 at [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber – Tuesday, March 8, 2022

Sarah from the Southwest Michigan Regional Chamber updates us on great events for you and your organization to take part in, such as lunch-and-learn seminars, a Young Professionals networking mixer, and a virtual State Budget update. Register and see more details at!... [Read Full Story]

The Coast Social Network with the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance – March 7, 2022

Brandon, Kristen, and Jessica from the Women’s Business Center at Cornerstone Alliance tell us about the FOUNDhERS Panel Discussion event coming up this Thursday featuring dynamic women in different stages of their entrepreneurial journey. Find out more at!... [Read Full Story]