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ColleCtion dates Located on Page 5 reCyCling & Hazardous Waste Berrien County ECRWSS Local Postal Customer Pa per. ws Ne Your Good www.MailMaxOnline.com Continued from page 1 body treatments, pedicures and manicures, from lash extensions to air-brushed make-up and elec-trolysis. The Beach Glass Spa & Gallery will be decorated with a beach and nature theme press-ing into action the work of many talented local artists whose work will be displayed and sold on consignment. If you are such an artist, working in beach and nature mediums and would like to show and sell your work, call 983-8003. Diana is also hiring massage therapists, aestheticians, nail techs and make-up artists. About Faces POSTMASTER: Please deliver on March 24, 2012 March 24, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 12 Moody on The Market MOODY Craig Herrington and Randy Bettich have been in the financial servic-es sector for more than 25 years together…and they have just completed a move that brings them almost full circle to a place they called home for many years. The two money dynamos have parted company with their previous firm and hired on with Stifel Nicolaus, a financial services firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. Interestingly enough, though, they find them-selves back at the top of the Niles Avenue hill in the same office space they vacated a number of years ago when they built a new complex in front of Roger’s Foodland in Royalton Township. Herrington and Bettich have been partners in business dating back to before the turn of the century and were both with the firm A.G. Edwards before converting their firm over to a Wells Fargo shop not long after they completed their move to Hollywood Road. Now back at the top of the hill just off the corner of Hilltop & Niles, they can saunter over to Honeybaked Ham or Dominos Pizza for lunch once again. Stifel Nicolaus is a full-service regional broker-age and investment banking firm established in St. Louis in 1890. They provide securities bro-kerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services through their wholly owned subsidiaries. Randy tells me that the company has a rich heritage in the state of Michigan and not only provided municipal bonding for the Mackinac Bridge project decades ago, they were the underwriters of more municipal bonds in Michigan last year than any other operation going. Stifel Nicolaus boasts about 2 to 3-thousand advisors across the nation serving individual, institutional, corporate and municipal clients of all stripes. Both Herrington and Bettich will serve as Senior Vice Presidents of Investments while Herrington will serve as Branch Manager. The two also brought along their support staff including Rebecca Young as Financial Advisor Associate, and Rita Becht and Jennifer Quardokus as Client Service Associates. The new office is a member of the SIPC and NYSE, and can be reached by phone at 985-4040 or toll free at 855-273-2580. You will find them at 2090 Niles Road, in Suite 100. Congratulations, and welcome home! Also on the move are Diana Graham and her operation About Faces Permanent Cosmetics. You might best remember her for her cute little building on Lake Shore Drive across from Oscars Printing shop in St. Joseph. Well, more recently she has operated out of a large converted home on Main Street in St. Joseph. On April 2 nd , she will move lock, stock, and mascara to that beautiful, big, white, Victorian mansion at the corner of State and Market Streets around the corner from The Boulevard Inn. There she is creating the Beach Glass Spa & Gallery. Diana describes it as, “The first premier spa in the downtown core of St. Joseph .” The new center will feature a full range of spa services from massage and facials to Continued on page 10 M oody Pat Permanent Cosmetics will also have a base of hours of research and interviews capturing the operations in the new spa. Until the new website very essence of the project. The 104-page book for the spa is up and running, you can track the is priced at $40, and a portion of the proceeds of each sale will be donated to the Water Street progress at www.aboutfaces.com. Anybody who has ever had the pleasure of GlassWorks. Stay tuned for details on an open-touring the grounds of the Jack Nicklaus ing signing party and more. If you’ve ever visited Maddog 5/1 in the Signature Golf Course at Harbor Shores whether as a golf enthusiast tackling the chal-Benton Harbor Arts District you’ve undoubt-lenges of the varied styles in play there, or as a edly felt the high energy that burns there every spectator for an event like the Champions for day. If you’ve stopped by Murfee’s Boutique a Change inaugural, or simply as a curious pedes-couple of blocks away, you’ve seen the passion trian who has taken the off-season opportunity to for fashion that burns there every day. Visits to walk the cart paths from time to time knows the Lana’s Boutique and less than a block away to sheer beauty at hand. Both Mother Nature and HarborTown Interiors routinely draw rave man alike have had a hand in creating an unfor-reviews for the eclectic and unique nature of both gettable experience. Now, friends and family of those retailers. All four of these fine establish-who may never get that opportunity and those ments on opposite sides of the river have a strong who want to memorialize that extensive beauty common denominator. All have taken advantage are about to get a first class showcase of it in the of the Downtown Retail and Restaurant Rent form of an amazing new publication. Local pub-Subsidization Program of Cornerstone lishing house Minot Publishing Company of Alliance. Originally launched in the fall of Benton Harbor is releasing “Tee Markers: 2010, the program has another round of funding Flame and Flower, Glass and Steel.” The spec-available to businesses interested in opening up tacular new book captures and celebrates the in the downtown areas of Benton Harbor, St. eighteen museum-quality glass and steel sculp-Joseph and Stevensville. When you boil it all tures that grace the Golf Club at Harbor Shores. down, it is basically a one-year program offering Lake Michigan When you combine the tremendous photographic a rental subsidy in the form of a forgivable loan skill on display, the chance-of-a-lifetime artists’ for retail tenants during their first 12 months of It moves us. operation. It is structured as an interest-free loan insights that drove each piece, and the meticu-that is pro-rated and forgiven over the course of lous research from beginning to end, you’ve Shapes our got region. a book to be cherished forever. From the original three years from the date of opening provided the Changes our retailer remains in continuous operation. To Nicklaus plat-work to the draft logo sketched on perspective. learn more about these valuable dollars, contact a post-it-note, to the historical collaboration It’s the Lake effect. between American Master Glass Blower Jerry Reyna Price at 925-6100 at your earliest conve-Catania and renowned Metal Artist Josh Andres, nience. the story is a rich page turner. and local College Lake Author Michigan attorney Greg Ladewski condensed hundreds of Continued on page 11 More than 100 areas of study that lead to a certificate or degree. To move you. To reshape your life. Change your perspective. Registration going on now for summer classes that begin May 14 and July 9. Napier Avenue Campus, 2755 E. 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Pat Moody<br /> <br /> Craig Herrington and Randy Bettich have been in the financial services sector for more than 25 years together…and they have just completed a move that brings them almost full circle to a place they called home for many years. The two money dynamos have parted company with their previous firm and hired on with Stifel Nicolaus, a financial services firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. Interestingly enough, though, they find themselves back at the top of the Niles Avenue hill in the same office space they vacated a number of years ago when they built a new complex in front of Roger’s Foodland in Royalton Township.Herrington and Bettich have been partners in business dating back to before the turn of the century and were both with the firm A.G. Edwards before converting their firm over to a Wells Fargo shop not long after they completed their move to Hollywood Road. Now back at the top of the hill just off the corner of Hilltop & Niles, they can saunter over to Honeybaked Ham or Dominos Pizza for lunch once again. Stifel Nicolaus is a full-service regional brokerage and investment banking firm established in St. Louis in 1890. They provide securities brokerage, investment banking, trading, investment advisory, and related financial services through their wholly owned subsidiaries. Randy tells me that the company has a rich heritage in the state of Michigan and not only provided municipal bonding for the Mackinac Bridge project decades ago, they were the underwriters of more municipal bonds in Michigan last year than any other operation going. Stifel Nicolaus boasts about 2 to 3-thousand advisors across the nation serving individual, institutional, corporate and municipal clients of all stripes. Both Herrington and Bettich will serve as Senior Vice Presidents of Investments while Herrington will serve as Branch Manager. The two also brought along their support staff including Rebecca Young as Financial Advisor Associate, and Rita Becht and Jennifer Quardokus as Client Service Associates. The new office is a member of the SIPC and NYSE, and can be reached by phone at 985-4040 or toll free at 855-273-2580. You will find them at 2090 Niles Road, in Suite 100. Congratulations, and welcome home!<br /> <br /> Also on the move are Diana Graham and her operation About Faces Permanent Cosmetics. You might best remember her for her cute little building on Lake Shore Drive across from Oscars Printing shop in St. Joseph. Well, more recently she has operated out of a large converted home on Main Street in St. Joseph. On April 2nd, she will move lock, stock, and mascara to that beautiful, big, white, Victorian mansion at the corner of State and Market Streets around the corner from The Boulevard Inn. There she is creating the Beach Glass Spa & Gallery. Diana describes it as, “The first premier spa in the downtown core of St. Joseph.” The new center will feature a full range of spa services from massage and facials to Body treatments, pedicures and manicures, from lash extensions to air-brushed make-up and electrolysis. The Beach Glass Spa & Gallery will be decorated with a beach and nature theme pressing into action the work of many talented local artists whose work will be displayed and sold on consignment. If you are such an artist, working in beach and nature mediums and would like to show and sell your work, call 983-8003. Diana is also hiring massage therapists, aestheticians, nail techs and make-up artists. About Faces Permanent Cosmetics will also have a base of operations in the new spa. Until the new website for the spa is up and running, you can track the progress at www.aboutfaces.com. <br /> <br /> Anybody who has ever had the pleasure of touring the grounds of the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course at Harbor Shores whether as a golf enthusiast tackling the challenges of the varied styles in play there, or as a spectator for an event like the Champions for Change inaugural, or simply as a curious pedestrian who has taken the off-season opportunity to walk the cart paths from time to time knows the sheer beauty at hand. Both Mother Nature and man alike have had a hand in creating an unforgettable experience. Now, friends and family who may never get that opportunity and those who want to memorialize that extensive beauty are about to get a first class showcase of it in the form of an amazing new publication. Local publishing house Minot Publishing Company of Benton Harbor is releasing “Tee Markers: Flame and Flower, Glass and Steel.” The spectacular new book captures and celebrates the eighteen museum-quality glass and steel sculptures that grace the Golf Club at Harbor Shores. When you combine the tremendous photographic skill on display, the chance-of-a-lifetime artists’ insights that drove each piece, and the meticulous research from beginning to end, you’ve got a book to be cherished forever. From the original Nicklaus plat-work to the draft logo sketched on a post-it-note, to the historical collaboration between American Master Glass Blower Jerry Catania and renowned Metal Artist Josh Andres, the story is a rich page turner. Author and local attorney Greg Ladewski condensed hundreds of hours of research and interviews capturing the very essence of the project. The 104-page book is priced at $40, and a portion of the proceeds of each sale will be donated to the Water Street GlassWorks. Stay tuned for details on an opening signing party and more.<br /> <br /> If you’ve ever visited Maddog 5/1 in the Benton Harbor Arts District you’ve undoubtedly felt the high energy that burns there every day. If you’ve stopped by Murfee’s Boutique a couple of blocks away, you’ve seen the passion for fashion that burns there every day. Visits to Lana’s Boutique and less than a block away to HarborTown Interiors routinely draw rave reviews for the eclectic and unique nature of both of those retailers. All four of these fine establishments on opposite sides of the river have a strong common denominator. All have taken advantage of the Downtown Retail and Restaurant Rent Subsidization Program of Cornerstone Alliance. Originally launched in the fall of 2010, the program has another round of funding available to businesses interested in opening up in the downtown areas of Benton Harbor, St. Joseph and Stevensville. When you boil it all down, it is basically a one-year program offering a rental subsidy in the form of a forgivable loan for retail tenants during their first 12 months of operation. It is structured as an interest-free loan that is pro-rated and forgiven over the course of three years from the date of opening provided the retailer remains in continuous operation. To learn more about these valuable dollars, contact Reyna Price at 925-6100 at your earliest convenience.<br /> <br /> If your business has a website, the Cornerstone Small Business Services Team has a unique opportunity coming up in partnership with the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. Tabbed as “Taking Your Website to the Next Level,” the seminar on Thursday, April 19th from 6:30pm until 8:30pm will take place at the Pokagon Band Community Center in Dowagiac. The program facilitator will be Trent Watford of Tech Help. He will walk you through a variety of topics on image editing, graphics creation, Google Analytics, and other website improvement concepts. Reserve your space today by calling 925-6100.<br /> <br /> Elsewhere in this week’s edition of MailMax the cast and crew at Berrien County hope that you will take note of their 2012 Household Hazardous Waste, Medical Waste, and Tire Recycling Collection Schedule. The full year’s schedule is on display on page 5 here in MailMax, and coordinator Jill Adams would like to encourage you to save that page on your refrigerator or near your recycling bins at home as a great yearlong reminder.<br /> <br /> Folks in Eau Claire are continuing their ongoing drive to build an all-weather track at Eau Claire High School. In fact, today… Saturday, March 24th, beginning at 6:30 this evening, the Eau Claire Track Fund 4th Annual Auction will get underway. Cost is just $10 per person at the door with food and beverages being served. You can get a sneak peek at some of the items up for bid on their Facebook page…just search “Eau Claire Track Fund,” to see the details. The track is being built not just for school use, but for use by the entire community according to Assistant Track Coach Spencer Carr.<br /> <br /> While recent weather has certainly gotten a lot of us out running around and thinking about outdoor games like soccer, the St. Joe Kickers are busy planning for a very special Spring Concert/Dance featuring German Recording Artist Gisela Ginsberg. This will actually mark her third such performance at the Kickers, and is scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 29th from 3pm until 7pm at the club along M-139 at Arden. The event will also feature the Will Smaka Band for your dancing pleasure. The event is open to the public. Go to www.stjoekickers.com to learn more.<br /> <br /> Speaking of soccer…registration is now underway for the YMCA Benton Harbor Area Youth Soccer Program. There are four age divisions ranging from ages 4 to 14 for the program which will run on Saturdays from April 14th through May 12th at the Benton Harbor Soccer Field behind Discount Tire. Through coaching and drills, children will learn basic soccer skills, positions and the value of teamwork. Forms are available at the Y, as well as at all Benton Harbor Elementary Schools. You can also register online at www.bhsjymca.org. Jersey pickup will be on April 7th at the field.<br /> <br /> The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center in St. Joseph has scheduled is 2012 Annual Meeting for Thursday, April 19th from 6pm until 7:30pm. It’s a dual opportunity to Celebrate Michigan Wine Month. A silent auction, sneak preview of their next historical exhibit, and a presentation by Leonard Olson, Wine Master at Founders Winery on the history of winemaking in Michigan’s Great Southwest will all be a part of the show that night. Admission is just $15 per person, and more information is available at 983-1191.<br /> <br /> Incidentally, the Heritage Center is offering special Spring Break activities for families visiting the Ice Age Imperials exhibit from April 3rd to the 5th. Each day from 10am until noon you can join in creatively decorating your own sabertooth cat or wooly mammoth along with a scavenger hunt and great snacks. Get it on your spring break fun roster of things to do this year.<br /> <br /> The Exit 23 Committee working to improve the appearance of the community’s “front door” is getting back to work after a winter break and they’d love it if you would like to sponsor a flower bed or could volunteer to do light gardening work and general clean up. Some of the 14 beds are already sponsored, however some trees and beds are still seeking sponsorship. All donations are tax deductible. The first clean up of the year is slated for Saturday, April 14th. To learn more or schedule a donation contact Glenn Youngstedt at 861-2886.<br /> <br /> From the eMailbag: Dear Pat, Thank you soooo much for the MailMax write up on our 5-year anniversary at Essentials Salon!!! I have NUMEROUS friends from church, clients and family who have already responded on Facebook and phone calls regarding the write up! Your section is the most read weekly reading that I KNOW OF in this area! Thank you MailMax for the “GOOD NEWS” newspaper. Keep up the great work & support of our community. Sincerely, Stacy Bourlier & Essentials. Pat, Thanks a million for sharing Sunset Coast Golf Centers Demo Day info in your column and on the air. Many, many thanks! Jeff. Thanks for your kind words Stacy and Jeff…hope you both enjoy banner years!<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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