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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer IN BRIDGMAN ws Pa per. Ne Good Your February 25, 2012 www.MailMaxOnline.com time sales rep, and the search for two, full-time, licensed mechanics. Doug is hopeful that as the center grows he could have as many as 13 to 15 people between the two businesses compared to his current staff of seven. Once the new Closson’s Auto Center is open for business in mid-March you will find them in the house Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturdays from 9am until 3pm. Congratulations, Doug and family…and welcome to the Orchards Mall community. Looks like the crew at Marketing Partners of Southtown St. Joseph is turning the page to a new era of leadership. Company chairman Steven Reed has hired Jon R. Wallace as his company’s new President. The thirty-year old agency provides a wide variety of services to clients including business improvement and organized development along with marketing, branding, market and opinion research and strategic planning. Reed also stays on as president of their Performance Advantage subsidiary based in Orlando, Florida. Reed cites Wallace’s thirty year POSTMASTER: Please deliver on February 25, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 08 one-hour massage treatments and discounted gift certificates. The two work by appoint-ment only, and you can contact Tina at 269-369-7010 or Kim at 269-325-7167. Tina has more than 10-years of experience including deep tissue massage, relaxation massage and hot stone massage. She is at the ready to help you relax, unwind and escape. Kim has 15 years of experience ranging from deep tissue to relaxation massage and reflexology to hot stone massage. Give ‘em a call and get rid of that pain in your neck! About a year ago, Allissa McManus established a new culinary business which she calls Country Culinary Creations. Specializing in homemade, fresh and local baked goods and culinary gifts, the business grew quietly by catering various events and such. Now, Allissa has located her operations at Piggott’s Farm Market at 3824 E. Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor and is going full tilt with products available from pies, cob-blers and strudels to cupcakes, cookies, breads and muffins. They also offer dry mixes for cookies, muffins and pancakes packaged in hand-sewn bags for you to give as gifts for any occasion. Don’t be surprised if you see the Country Culinary Creation crew at farmer’s markets, craft shows, and other events around the region this spring and sum-mer. They also accept large orders and can bake to your specifications. Thanks to their location at Piggott’s Farm Market, they have their pick of all of the great fresh fruit the region has to offer to create their pies and other great offerings. Plus a new website at www.countryculinarycreations.com is slated Moody on The Market MOODY Continued from page 1 Southwest Michigan’s Retinal Specialist, T he folks at Fiskars Properties, Inc. have just opened up sub-stantial new office space for lease in what they are calling Edgewater Business Central . The new opportunity for professionals looking for a reasonably priced professional address in the heart of the Edgewater district business park should spark considerable interest. Edgewater Business Central is offering single, Class A offices for lease inside Suite 310 of the Renaissance Business Center at 511 Renaissance Drive in St. Joseph. Other ten-ants we are all familiar with in that building are Dr. Gyl Kasewurm’s Professional Hearing Services, the accounting team of Plante & Moran, the crew of ARS Advertising, and the Armstrong Law Offices. Fiskars has already leased two of the offices to Sonoco Protective Packaging, but that leaves six others still available, two of which are newly furnished and ready for immediate occupancy. James Agens, Vice President of Real Estate for the Fiskars team, tells me that the space was designed for pro-fessionals seeking affordable office space, such as those who have outgrown a home office, or those just starting out who need a professional address. In addition to furnished offices, Edgewater Business Central offers a shared conference room and break room. High-speed Internet and weekly cleaning ser-vices are available for one low price, and they are willing to consider short-term leases as well. Members of the Southwest Michigan Realtors Association have also been alerted to the availability of offices from 102-square feet and larger, so a lot of people are learning about these options in a short span of time, which could result in rapid depletion of the remaining available space. If you are inter-ested, you can reach James at 269-428-7400. The Orchards Mall wasted little time in capitalizing on their new option to fill space in the former Sears store now that they have control of that space again following action by the Overflow Church group. Closson’s Auto Center, a Federated Complete Car Care Center will soon take over the former Sears Auto Center location at the Mall. Doug Closson of Closson’s 3D Truck Repair in Sodus has leased the 15,000-square foot auto center and will open up shop there on March 15 th if everything proceeds as planned. Doug and the Closson family have been engaged in the repair of trucks and automobiles for more than 30-years now, and the original Don Closson & Sons enterprise dates back to 1945. The 3D Truck Repair shop on South Pipestone in Sodus will continue to specialize in heavy duty truck and RV repair work as well as their 24-hour emergency roadside ser-vices. The Mall represents their second loca-tion and will focus largely on complete auto-motive care. The shop means new jobs for the community as well, in the form of one full Continued on page 8 M oody Pat Dr. Wes Heroman wants you to know: experience in sales, marketing, customer ser-vice and human resources which garnered national recognition making him a natural for the role. Marketing Partners has seen substan-tive growth in recent years on both coasts across the nation as well in the southern U.S., however they remain deeply committed to Michigan’s Great Southwest with Jon based at the St. Joe headquarters on Division Street, a block off of Niles Avenue. A couple of Certified Massage Therapists are opening up shop in The Village Square in Stevensville to help ease the stress and strain in your lives. Tina Latham-Enix and her colleague Kim Collins have moved into space behind Stevensville’s Family Dollar store in space that used to be part of Hospice at Home, calling their opera-tion In Health Massage Therapy . Located at 2634 W. John Beers Road in the village, the two will conduct a formal grand opening on March 17 th from 10am until 2pm. During that grand opening they will offer free chair mas-sages, refreshments, and drawings for free Macular degeneration is the leading cause of blindness in older adults. Symptoms include blurred, wavy or distorted vision and a blind spot in the center of vision. Dr. Heroman is specially trained to treat retina diseases. His specialized care allows patients to have treatments performed close to home. to go o you ca reach A A North this m made Portag locatio curren has se South stretch Harbo logica Portag Keiser Engine Porter provid planni ment s H funky Studio Harbo ken fo about Meanw holida tions i interes creativ Studio launch distric Please call our offi ce today if you think that you might benefi t from an evaluation of your eyes. 1-800-424-2393 Convenient locations in St. Joseph, Niles MOODY Continued from page 8 Airway Oxygen, a family-owned busi-through Friday at 428-2500, or at proof that even small creative spaces can grow ness serving the area since 1969 has been www.stevensvillechiro.com . and South Haven into bigger and better things. Get your cre-named a Quality Respiratory Care Provider The Highcliffe Terrace Garden Club is ative project settled in just ahead of the by the American Association for Respiratory sponsoring a bus trip to the Chicago Flower upcoming Senior PGA Championship by Care for the third consecutive year. Clinical Research 269.428.3300 . It’s a fund-on Monday, March 12 Site The com-Show calling Angela straight up at 269-214-6980. th pany, located locally at 1126 E. Napier Avenue raiser toward the club’s pledge to update land-Here’s great news for all of us… Lakeland in Benton Harbor, specializes in home oxy-scaping at The Box Factory for the Arts. If HealthCare has been named by Thomson gen, full electric hospital beds, wheelchairs, you’d like to go, contact Mary Kynast at Reuters as one of the Top 100 Hospitals in walkers and more. Congratulations to Chris 428-0148. America. The list was recently published in Patton and the entire Airway team. Speaking of gardens, the Bridgman Modern Healthcare magazine. According to Public & Library board and staff invite you to a The new Stevensville Chiropractic Inserts Promotions the article, Lakeland is performing in the top Center has officially opened for business at brief informational meeting on March 8 th at 20 percent of 321 health systems studied and 1733 W. John Beers Road, across from • Harding’s Friendly Markets received the recognition based on criteria Walgreens. I told you a couple of months ago MailMax is a publication of patient Far Ahead Advertising, Inc. including better survival rates, fewer • Martin’s Super Markets about the impending arrival of Dr. Christopher complications, greater adherence to accepted 2202 Plaza Drive Benton Harbor, MI , 49022 Schultz and now he’s up and running. He has • Pater True Value care protocols and safety standards, higher been a Chiropractor since 2003 and is a gradu-Phone: 269.934.7522 patient satisfaction scores and shorter hospital ate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in • Papa Vinos FAX: 269.934.3297 stays. Lakeland’s considerable investments to Davenport, Iowa. He owned practices in improve quality care are clearly paying off. Alabama and Kentucky before returning • Country Kitchen email: publisher@farahead.com Congratulations! home to Stevensville, where he graduated Inserts may vary by Zip Code www.MailMaxOnline.com •www.facebook.com/eMailMax Meanwhile, Lakeland recently joined the from Lakeshore High School. His new Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital practice offers many comprehensive ser-Campaign to register 300,000 new organ, vices and can be reached Monday eye, and tissue donors in the U.S. by the end www.greateyecare.com FREE WiFi in St. Joe 6pm r den on www.b T weeke right h

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The folks at Fiskars Properties, Inc. have just opened up substantial new office space for lease in what they are calling Edgewater Business Central. The new opportunity for professionals looking for a reasonably priced professional address in the heart of the Edgewater district business park should spark considerable interest. Edgewater Business Central is offering single, Class A offices for lease inside Suite 310 of the Renaissance Business Center at 511 Renaissance Drive in St. Joseph. Other tenants we are all familiar with in that building are Dr. Gyl Kasewurm’s Professional Hearing Services, the accounting team of Plante & Moran, the crew of ARS Advertising, and the Armstrong Law Offices. Fiskars has already leased two of the offices to Sonoco Protective Packaging, but that leaves six others still available, two of which are newly furnished and ready for immediate occupancy. James Agens, Vice President of Real Estate for the Fiskars team, tells me that the space was designed for professionals seeking affordable office space, such as those who have outgrown a home office, or those just starting out who need a professional address. In addition to furnished offices, Edgewater Business Central offers a shared conference room and break room. High-speed Internet and weekly cleaning services are available for one low price, and they are willing to consider short-term leases as well. Members of the Southwest Michigan Realtors Association have also been alerted to the availability of offices from 102-square feet and larger, so a lot of people are learning about these options in a short span of time, which could result in rapid depletion of the remaining available space. If you are interested, you can reach James at 269-428-7400.<br /> <br /> The Orchards Mall wasted little time in capitalizing on their new option to fill space in the former Sears store now that they have control of that space again following action by the Overflow Church group. Closson’s Auto Center, a Federated Complete Car Care Center will soon take over the former Sears Auto Center location at the Mall. Doug Closson of Closson’s 3D Truck Repair in Sodus has leased the 15,000-square foot auto center and will open up shop there on March 15th if everything proceeds as planned. Doug and the Closson family have been engaged in the repair of trucks and automobiles for more than 30-years now, and the original Don Closson & Sons enterprise dates back to 1945. The 3D Truck Repair shop on South Pipestone in Sodus will continue to specialize in heavy duty truck and RV repair work as well as their 24-hour emergency roadside services. The Mall represents their second location and will focus largely on complete automotive care. The shop means new jobs for the community as well, in the form of one full time sales rep, and the search for two, fulltime, licensed mechanics. Doug is hopeful that as the center grows he could have as many as 13 to 15 people between the two businesses compared to his current staff of seven. Once the new Closson’s Auto Center is open for business in mid-March you will find them in the house Monday through Friday from 8am until 6pm and on Saturdays from 9am until 3pm. Congratulations, Doug and family…and welcome to the Orchards Mall community.<br /> <br /> Looks like the crew at Marketing Partners of South town St. Joseph is turning the page to a new era of leadership. Company chairman Steven Reed has hired Jon R. Wallace as his company’s new President. The thirty-year old agency provides a wide variety of services to clients including business improvement and organized development along with marketing, branding, market and opinion research and strategic planning. Reed also stays on as president of their Performance Advantage subsidiary based in Orlando, Florida. Reed cites Wallace’s thirty year experience in sales, marketing, customer service and human resources which garnered national recognition making him a natural for the role. Marketing Partners has seen substantive growth in recent years on both coasts across the nation as well in the southern U.S., however they remain deeply committed to Michigan’s Great Southwest with Jon based at the St. Joe headquarters on Division Street, a block off of Niles Avenue.<br /> <br /> A couple of Certified Massage Therapists are opening up shop in The Village Square in Stevensville to help ease the stress and strain in your lives. Tina Latham-Enix and her colleague Kim Collins have moved into space behind Stevensville’s Family Dollar store in space that used to be part of Hospice at Home, calling their operation In Health Massage Therapy. Located at 2634 W. John Beers Road in the village, the two will conduct a formal grand opening on March 17th from 10am until 2pm. During that grand opening they will offer free chair massages, refreshments, and drawings for free one-hour massage treatments and discounted gift certificates. The two work by appointment only, and you can contact Tina at 269- 369-7010 or Kim at 269-325-7167. Tina has more than 10-years of experience including deep tissue massage, relaxation massage and hot stone massage. She is at the ready to help you relax, unwind and escape. Kim has 15 years of experience ranging from deep tissue to relaxation massage and reflexology to hot stone massage. Give ‘em a call and get rid of that pain in your neck!<br /> <br /> About a year ago, Allissa McManus established a new culinary business which she calls Country Culinary Creations. Specializing in homemade, fresh and local baked goods and culinary gifts, the business grew quietly by catering various events and such. Now, Allissa has located her operations at Piggott’s Farm Market at 3824 E. Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor and is going full tilt with products available from pies, cobblers and strudels to cupcakes, cookies, breads and muffins. They also offer dry mixes for cookies, muffins and pancakes packaged in hand-sewn bags for you to give as gifts for any occasion. Don’t be surprised if you see the Country Culinary Creation crew at farmer’s markets, craft shows, and other events around the region this spring and summer. They also accept large orders and can bake to your specifications. Thanks to their location at Piggott’s Farm Market, they have their pick of all of the great fresh fruit the region has to offer to create their pies and other great offerings. Plus a new website at www.countryculinarycreations.com is slated to go online on March 16th. In the meantime, you can find them on Facebook, or you can reach Allissa at 269-369-0167.<br /> <br /> Abonmarche has operated in Northwestern Indiana for many years, but this month Chris Cook and his team have made the investment to open a new office in Portage, Indiana. That brings the firm’s total locations to six now, bolstering the work they currently perform in the region. Abonmarche has served that region since 1993 out of their South Bend office, but with as many projects stretching through Michigan City, to Burns Harbor, Gary and East Chicago, it made logical sense to open this new office in Portage. Heading up that new office is Matt Keiser, who is the former Director of Engineering and Development for the town of Porter, Indiana. Abonmarche Consultants provide engineering, architecture, surveying, planning, landscape architecture, and development services to a broad array of clients.<br /> <br /> House XO is nearing completion on four funky apartment lofts being erected atop The Studios @ 210 Water Street in the Benton Harbor Arts District. Two are already spoken for, but Tim Flynn is ready to talk to you about the other two at 269-208-4521. Meanwhile, Angela Caldwell tells me that the holiday season brought a number of transitions in the studios downstairs, creating a few interesting and light-filled spaces ready for creative souls who’d like to be a part of the Studios @ 210. A couple of their artists have launched new, larger studios elsewhere in the district, leaving available space, which is solid proof that even small creative spaces can grow into bigger and better things. Get your creative project settled in just ahead of the upcoming Senior PGA Championship by calling Angela straight up at 269-214-6980.<br /> <br /> Here’s great news for all of us…Lakeland HealthCare has been named by Thomson Reuters as one of the Top 100 Hospitals in America. The list was recently published in Modern Healthcare magazine. According to the article, Lakeland is performing in the top 20 percent of 321 health systems studied and received the recognition based on criteria including better survival rates, fewer patient complications, greater adherence to accepted care protocols and safety standards, higher patient satisfaction scores and shorter hospital stays. Lakeland’s considerable investments to improve quality care are clearly paying off. Congratulations!<br /> <br /> Meanwhile, Lakeland recently joined the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign to register 300,000 new organ, eye, and tissue donors in the U.S. by the end of April. Officials tell us that 78 Americans receive life-saving organ transplants and thousands more benefit from cornea and tissue transplants every day. There are nearly 3,000 people in Michigan alone awaiting a transplant of some sort. You can join the effort by logging onto the Michigan Organ Donor Registry at www.giftoflifemichigan.org or by calling 800-482-4881. You can also complete a registration form at the local Secretary of State branch office.<br /> <br /> Airway Oxygen, a family-owned business serving the area since 1969 has been named a Quality Respiratory Care Provider by the American Association for Respiratory Care for the third consecutive year. The company, located locally at 1126 E. Napier Avenue in Benton Harbor, specializes in home oxygen, full electric hospital beds, wheelchairs, walkers and more. Congratulations to Chris Patton and the entire Airway team.<br /> <br /> The new Stevensville Chiropractic Center has officially opened for business at 1733 W. John Beers Road, across from Walgreens. I told you a couple of months ago about the impending arrival of Dr. Christopher Schultz, and now he’s up and running. He has been a Chiropractor since 2003 and is a graduate of Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. He owned practices in Alabama and Kentucky before returning home to Stevensville, where he graduated from Lakeshore High School. His new practice offers many comprehensive services and can be reached Monday through Friday at 428-2500, or at www.stevensvillechiro.com. <br /> <br /> The High cliffe Terrace Garden Club is sponsoring a bus trip to the Chicago Flower Show on Monday, March 12th. It’s a fundraiser toward the club’s pledge to update landscaping at The Box Factory for the Arts. If you’d like to go, contact Mary Kynast at 428-0148.<br /> <br /> Speaking of gardens, the Bridgman Public Library board and staff invite you to a brief informational meeting on March 8th at 6pm regarding creation of a community garden on library property. Learn more online at www.bridgmanlibrary.org. <br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend…and we’ll see you next Saturday, right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody<br /> <br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce<br /> <br /> pmoody@cstonealliance.org<br /> <br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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