Family Dollar announces grand re-opening

MICHIGAN CITY – Family Dollar, a leading small format and convenience retailer, has announced plans for a renovated store’s grand re-opening in Michigan City.

According to a Family Dollar press release, in addition to providing everyday low prices and a broad assortment of necessities, the renovated store will now include $1 Dollar Tree merchandise, additional freezers and coolers and an expanded selection of food, beauty and essentials, household products, and seasonal items.

There will be a grand re-opening celebration for the community from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 6. The event will feature gift basket raffles, giveaways, free samples and family fun entertainment. In addition, the first 50 customers on Saturday will receive a gift card and reusable shopping bag.

“Family Dollar is proud to be a part of the Michigan City community and we are excited to welcome existing and new customers to our newly renovated store,” said Jim Van Slyke, Family Dollar spokesman. “The refreshed store will provide even greater values and convenience to our shoppers.”

A store of this size typically employs six to 10 associates. Interested applicants can apply online at or by visiting the store location.

Family Dollar stores are open seven days a week. The store is located at 4217 Franklin Street, Michigan City.


Brisco named to Centier’s Board of Directors.

MERRILLVILLE – Michael E. Schrage, president and CEO of Centier Bank, has announced the appointment of Cristal Brisco as a new member of Centier’s Board of Directors.

Brisco is an executive-experienced attorney and currently serves as Magistrate Judge for the St. Joseph Circuit Court. Previously, she has served as General Counsel for the Corporation of Saint Mary’s College - Notre Dame and Chief Legal Counsel for Mayor Pete Buttigieg through the city of South Bend’s Executive Branch.

“I am excited to join the leadership team at Centier Bank and helping support its mission of being a community partner throughout Indiana,” explained Brisco. “Centier’s commitment to building communities through banking, financial literacy, and volunteerism is exemplary, and I look forward to contributing to the direction of this family-owned organization.”

Brisco has been named to Lawyers of Color Magazine’s “Hot List” and a “Rising Star” by the Indiana Super Lawyers organization, among many other honors. Brisco holds a B.A. in History from Valparaiso University (cum laude) and a J.D. from the University of Notre Dame. She currently serves as a Board Member of the Notre Dame Law School Association and is a member of the Nominating and Audit Committees for the Indiana State Bar Association.

“As an accomplished attorney and judge, Cristal has a wealth of experience from which our entire team can benefit,” explained Mike Schrage, president and CEO of Centier Bank. “As we continue to grow throughout the state, her experience and knowledge will be a great resource for our leadership.”

Centier Bank continues to grow throughout the state, especially in the Michiana region, with a new branch in Elkhart's downtown slated to open in August. This will be Centier's 10th branch in Michiana and fourth in Elkhart County.

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