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ECRWSS Local Postal Customer find your favorite high school team schedule inside! August 18, 2012 ws Pa per. Ne Good Your www.MailMaxOnline.com POSTMASTER: Please deliver on August 18, 2012 Volume 13, Ver. 33 Moody on The Market I always knew that Marydawn Taggart was a perpetual motion machine on the floor of her Maddog 5/1 Revolutionary Fitness Center in the Benton Harbor Arts District , I just didn’t realize that her perpetual motion carried on well beyond her amazing workout classes. Marydawn is the owner and operator of the wildly popular fitness center that exploded onto the scene and quickly captured the hearts and well-toned bodies of a substantive clien-tele so quickly that she reached her capacity limits in less than a year. If you haven’t seen her glistening face reflecting back to you from the floor to ceiling mirrors lining the perfor-mance floor you might recognize her from one of Edgewater Bank’s creative billboards showcasing the entrepreneurs who have suc-cessfully garnered local financial support. Not content knowing that she had a waiting list for her aggressive boot-camp style programming, Marydawn went back to the bank and said let’s double this place. As a result, Maddog 5/1 has now acquired 2,500 square feet of space in the building immediately adjacent to her own and Tim Flynn & Dixie Inocencio have launched the major makeover to dramatically expand Maddog’s footprint in the Arts District. Elimination of yet another vacant space keeps the spirit alive and Marydawn’s innovative programming and unique classes can grow once again. In fact, thanks to the new space coming online, Taggart will be adding yoga and hot yoga classes, a personal training stu-dio, a fitness testing room and the space that up until now has served as her front vestibule will become a smoothie bar, Club N.E.W., oper-ated by Kelly Latta and Terri Sluder. The initials stand for Nutrition, Energy and Wellness, and the nutrition club will provide a social setting for a small café to serve break-fast and lunch meal-replacement protein snacks designed to help clients meet their wellness and weight loss goals. Club N.E.W. will oper-ate daily from 8:30am until 2:30pm and adapt to demands with occasional Saturday hours under consideration. As a result of that re-use of the vestibule, the new bigger and brighter main entrance to Maddog 5/1 will be relocated closer to the corner, and will bear a new address of 226 Territorial as a result. With two multi-function studios in the house, additional clients can join the fun. New showers are being added, new equipment is coming, a new per-sonal coach is joining the staff, and Kettle Bell will be offered in the new studio space. That’s an ancient Russian form of weight-lifting that includes swinging an iron bell-shaped weight. That class is currently being offered, but only outdoors until the new studio is ready. You can expect the renovations to be complete and open for business yet this fall. Congratulations on your stellar success, Marydawn. You can reach the studio by phone at 269-363-4399. Continued on page 8 M oody Pat The “sold” sign has gone up on the for-the women’s clothing store. She has survived A short hop up around the corner from the roller-coaster run of retail vagaries and is mer George E. Dent Sales building along Maddog 5/1, Realtor Pete Jorgensen has very excited for the future of her business. She Niles Road in south St. Joseph and that will apparently been successful in finding a new is developing a strong reputation for finding eventually become the home of Stylist Mandy retail tenant for the colorful old building at unique clothing for conservative women who McDonald. The young woman with a strong 241 E. Main Street in downtown Benton simply want to look their best when they are at entrepreneurial spirit to own her own salon Harbor. Years ago it was a Goodyear Tire work or out on the town. If she doesn’t have after working for years with Attitudes Salon Center and has been used for various other what you’d like, she special orders and deliv-has elected to close that chapter in her life and businesses over the years. The building is cur-ers as promised time after time. Offering look to a whole new beginning. Renovations rently owned by a pair of physicians from casual wear, business casual, business suits, will start to convert the building into a first Chicago who had originally intended to estab-and some evening wear, Murfee’s Boutique class styling salon following Mandy’s recent lish gallery space there, but have since offered has gained a great following among career purchase. Until the new space is ready, Mandy the building for sale or lease. An as yet women, pastor’s wives, and even stay-at-home will continue to care for clients in an arrange-unidentified retail business start-up operation moms who want to shine for special occasions. ment with Allure Hair Designs in Stevensville. “marketing outdoor recreational sports of From suits and dresses to pant suits and some You can reach her for appointments and other the finest caliber” has leased the building evening wear to mother-of-the-bride style scheduling by calling 269-470-3524. Mandy, Start LMC…move on to some of the best Great education = Great success through the end of at 2013 according to Jorgensen. who can when also they be heard on local radio fashions, hats, purses and accessories, Murfee’s LMC students consistently excel transfer routinely to major universities, Stay tuned for more as it becomes available. universities is a first class showcase for women’s fashions. with Mid-West Family Broadcasting , hopes A few short blocks that prop-take licensure exams, to and compete in academic competitions throughout Universities actively away recruit from LMC graduates because they know LMC be in business at 3094 Niles Road in the the not-Ethel tells that me that she often gets asked about nd 2 erty, Ethel Golliday is busy celebrating the state and the nation. too-distant future. She was with Attitudes for students have gained a great academic foundation shoes, in their first years. too two and is “this close” to adding shoes Anniversary of Murfee’s Boutique at 82 W. to her bailiwick unless another entrepreneur is seven years. Main Street in the heart of Benton Harbor’s Build Great careers in just two years She has been involved in the personal willing to establish a shoe store next your door. resume central business district. Her remarkable little You’ll find Ethel in the house Tuesday and catering business in the Chicagoland through to chef Expect opportunities put the things you learn in the classroom to use. Many great careers in nursing, energy production, radiologic technology, start-up operation has seen its ups-and-downs Friday from 10:30am until 6:30pm, and area, has learned the hospitality industry at the Psychology and sociology research, biology field study in LMC’s own 40-acre ultrasound, dental assisting, and advanced manufacturing require but Ethel hospitality, continues to report steady gains for Saturdays from 10:30am until 4:30pm. Today, knee of her mom and dad who once operated MOODY Continued from page 1 1. 6. 7. 2. 3. 4. that begin September 4. Saturday, August 18 th , she is celebrating with a The Purple Cow, and now Audrey Peeples-training local hospitals, and on-stage and theater her performances Williams has music established own business giant anniversary sale. Stop in and add at to your Show how smart you are by how much are just a few of the ways you’ll be able to build your resume for transfer venture in Benton Harbor. Audrey’s exciting own wardrobe soon! you save colleges and employers. new enterprise, The Lunch Counter, is a car-If you noticed the on-again, off-again action at the site of the former Quiznos ry-out only establishment located inside the Your freshman and sophomore years at LMC will cost an average of $19,000 all about you Market located at 130 W. Napier just Restaurant on Red Arrow It’s Highway in D&M less compared to paying tuition, fees, room and board at one of Michigan’s off of your the corner of get Napier & you, Colfax. Assisted Stevensville , it’s on again. Finishing touches Between small classes where instructors to know and more public universities.* by degree the Cornerstone Alliance Small Business on brick work, paneling and more are under-than 100 certificate and options to choose from, at LMC you can Services team and the Women’s Business way as the building soon becomes new college Stretch your mind with the Honors create a the customized experience that fits you. home of Honey Baked Ham owned by Mike Center, Audrey chose the location because of Program its established customer base and high-traffic Welch & Keith Avery. Stay tuned for more Game on -intercollegiate athletics Looking for an academic challenge? The LMC Honors offers and opening coming visibility. The Lunch Counter offers a hot, on Program the relocation soon. LMC athletes in men’s fresh, and women’s basketball, softball, and made-to-order menu baseball, of such items as high-achieving students in all majors the chance to build a strong sense of volleyball compete against other college athletes from across the state and steak or chicken hoagies, perch, catfish, wings, community with other exceptional LMC students through a special selection nation. Many go on to have successful athletic careers at Division I, II, and III hand-made beef & turkey burgers, and a whole of Honors courses. lot more. Stop by anytime Monday through colleges and universities. Thursday from 10:30am until 7pm, and Fridays Scholarships? Yes! Nearly 500 each year and Saturdays until 8pm. You LMC can reach her by The full college experience is at Last year, LMC students were awarded over $500,000 in scholarships by the phone at get 269-277-9821. Yes, you can stay close to home, an affordable education, and still be College for good grades, area of study, special interests, or financial need. Members and guests at South Shore part of the full college Health experience. From cheering on the basketball team and & Racquet Club have been dodging hanging out with friends on campus, to playing on the intramural soccer team as sawdust and roped off areas in recent days or being a member of the Student Senate, you can make whatever indoor you club has entered into college an extensive renovation this month. As a result of the com-want it to be. You can still register for fall classes prehensive makeover, General Manager John just two years of schooling or less at LMC. natural area, state and national math and computer competitions, clinical 8. 9. 5. 10. It’s not too late! Phillip new fr wall co entry, certain Miller who w perform Shore bring a benefit Matrix with T the loc of 197 Reade a dozen plete n Fo in the unveile to the Lake M St. Jos differe Shores downto connec see the www.h or pick Real E Benton Th Sauer in the f tainly n is the daught Whitne divorce from th Joseph Hope politica earned Univer and wa Find out more at www.lakemichigancollege.edu or call the enrollment hotline at (269) 927-8970 *based on 2011-12 tuition, fees, room and board as listed on university websites. Based on four, 15-credit, in-district/ in-state semesters. Napier Avenue Campus, 2755 E. 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Moody On The Market

Pat Moody

I always knew that Marydawn Taggart was a perpetual motion machine on the floor of her Maddog 5/1 Revolutionary Fitness Center in the Benton Harbor Arts District, I just didn’t realize that her perpetual motion carried on well beyond her amazing workout classes. Marydawn is the owner and operator of the wildly popular fitness center that exploded onto the scene and quickly captured the hearts and well-toned bodies of a substantive clientele so quickly that she reached her capacity limits in less than a year. If you haven’t seen her glistening face reflecting back to you from the floor to ceiling mirrors lining the performance floor you might recognize her from one of Edgewater Bank’s creative billboards showcasing the entrepreneurs who have successfully garnered local financial support. Not content knowing that she had a waiting list for her aggressive boot-camp style programming, Marydawn went back to the bank and said let’s double this place. As a result, Maddog 5/1 has now acquired 2,500 square feet of space in the building immediately adjacent to her own and Tim Flynn & Dixie Inocencio have launched the major makeover to dramatically expand Maddog’s footprint in the Arts District. Elimination of yet another vacant space keeps the spirit alive and Marydawn’s innovative programming and unique classes can grow once again. In fact, thanks to the new space coming online, Taggart will be adding yoga and hot yoga classes, a personal training studio, a fitness testing room and the space that up until now has served as her front vestibule will become a smoothie bar, Club N.E.W., operated by Kelly Latta and Terri Sluder. The initials stand for Nutrition, Energy and Wellness, and the nutrition club will provide a social setting for a small café to serve breakfast and lunch meal-replacement protein snacks designed to help clients meet their wellness and weight loss goals. Club N.E.W. will operate daily from 8:30am until 2:30pm and adapt to demands with occasional Saturday hours under consideration. As a result of that re-use of the vestibule, the new bigger and brighter main entrance to Maddog 5/1 will be relocated closer to the corner, and will bear a new address of 226 Territorial as a result. With two multi-function studios in the house, additional clients can join the fun. New showers are being added, new equipment is coming, a new personal coach is joining the staff, and Kettle Bell will be offered in the new studio space. That’s an ancient Russian form of weight-lifting that includes swinging an iron bell-shaped weight. That class is currently being offered, but only outdoors until the new studio is ready. You can expect the renovations to be complete and open for business yet this fall. Congratulations on your stellar success, Marydawn. You can reach the studio by phone at 269-363-4399.<br /> <br /> A short hop up around the corner from Maddog 5/1, Realtor Pete Jorgensen has apparently been successful in finding a new retail tenant for the colorful old building at 241 E. Main Street in downtown Benton Harbor. Years ago it was a Goodyear Tire Center and has been used for various other businesses over the years. The building is currently owned by a pair of physicians from Chicago who had originally intended to establish gallery space there, but have since offered the building for sale or lease. An as yet unidentified retail business start-up operation “marketing outdoor recreational sports of the finest caliber” has leased the building through the end of 2013 according to Jorgensen. Stay tuned for more as it becomes available.<br /> <br /> A few short blocks away from that property, Ethel Golliday is busy celebrating the 2nd Anniversary of Murfee’s Boutique at 82 W. Main Street in the heart of Benton Harbor’s central business district. Her remarkable little start-up operation has seen its ups-and-downs but Ethel continues to report steady gains for the women’s clothing store. She has survived the roller-coaster run of retail vagaries and is very excited for the future of her business. She is developing a strong reputation for finding unique clothing for conservative women who simply want to look their best when they are at work or out on the town. If she doesn’t have what you’d like, she special orders and delivers as promised time after time. Offering casual wear, business casual, business suits, and some evening wear, Murfee’s Boutique has gained a great following among career women, pastor’s wives, and even stay-at-home moms who want to shine for special occasions. From suits and dresses to pant suits and some evening wear to mother-of-the-bride style fashions, hats, purses and accessories, Murfee’s is a first class showcase for women’s fashions. Ethel tells me that she often gets asked about shoes, too and is “this close” to adding shoes to her bailiwick unless another entrepreneur is willing to establish a shoe store next door. You’ll find Ethel in the house Tuesday through Friday from 10:30am until 6:30pm, and Saturdays from 10:30am until 4:30pm. Today, Saturday, August 18th, she is celebrating with a giant anniversary sale. Stop in and add to your own wardrobe soon!<br /> <br /> If you noticed the on-again, off-again action at the site of the former Quiznos Restaurant on Red Arrow Highway in Stevensville, it’s on again. Finishing touches on brick work, paneling and more are underway as the building soon becomes the new home of Honey Baked Ham owned by Mike Welch & Keith Avery. Stay tuned for more on the relocation and opening coming soon.<br /> <br /> The “sold” sign has gone up on the former George E. Dent Sales building along Niles Road in south St. Joseph and that will eventually become the home of Stylist Mandy McDonald. The young woman with a strong entrepreneurial spirit to own her own salon after working for years with Attitudes Salon has elected to close that chapter in her life and look to a whole new beginning. Renovations will start to convert the building into a first class styling salon following Mandy’s recent purchase. Until the new space is ready, Mandy will continue to care for clients in an arrangement with Allure Hair Designs in Stevensville. You can reach her for appointments and other scheduling by calling 269-470-3524. Mandy, who can also be heard routinely on local radio with Mid-West Family Broadcasting, hopes to be in business at 3094 Niles Road in the nottoo- distant future. She was with Attitudes for seven years.<br /> <br /> She has been involved in the personal chef and catering business in the Chicagoland area, has learned the hospitality industry at the knee of her mom and dad who once operated The Purple Cow, and now Audrey Peeples- Williams has established her own business venture in Benton Harbor. Audrey’s exciting new enterprise, The Lunch Counter, is a carry- out only establishment located inside the D&M Market located at 130 W. Napier just off of the corner of Napier & Colfax. Assisted by the Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services team and the Women’s Business Center, Audrey chose the location because of its established customer base and high-traffic visibility. The Lunch Counter offers a hot, fresh, made-to-order menu of such items as steak or chicken hoagies, perch, catfish, wings, hand-made beef & turkey burgers, and a whole lot more. Stop by anytime Monday through Thursday from 10:30am until 7pm, and Fridays and Saturdays until 8pm. You can reach her by phone at 269-277-9821.<br /> <br /> Members and guests at South Shore Health & Racquet Club have been dodging sawdust and roped off areas in recent days as the club has entered into an extensive indoor renovation this month. As a result of the comprehensive makeover, General Manager John Phillips tells me that members will soon find a new front desk, carpeting, lighting, ceiling, wall coverings and furniture throughout the entry, nursery, lounge and bar areas. It was certainly good news for local contractor Chris Miller and his crew at CPM Construction who were awarded the contract. His team performed the giant fitness expansion at South Shore a few years back. The makeover will bring a new modern look and will be a huge benefit to members who will also find new Matrix exercise bikes and elliptical trainers with TV’s. South Shore has been an anchor to the local fitness scene dating back to October of 1976, and has won the Herald-Palladium’s Reader’s Choice for Best Health Club nearly a dozen times. The project is slated to be complete next month.<br /> <br /> For those who prefer their fitness regimen in the great out of doors, Harbor Shores has unveiled their Nature & Fitness Trails, open to the public. The trail system runs along Lake Michigan, the Paw Paw River and the St. Joseph River. It consists primarily of six different loops located within the Harbor Shores community, Jean Klock Park, and downtown Benton Harbor. The paths are all connected to a total 12-mile trail system. To see the loops you can go to their website at www.harborshoreslife.com/nature-trails.html or pick up a pamphlet at the Harbor Shores Real Estate Office at 201 Graham Avenue in Benton Harbor.<br /> <br /> The St. Joseph law firm of Sauer & Sauer has added a new lawyer to their stable in the form of Whitney Hadanek. She is certainly no stranger to the firm, inasmuch as she is the wife of partner Brian Sauer and the daughter-in-law of partner Jonathan Sauer. Whitney will specialize in family law and divorce, social security, and civil litigation from the firm’s base at 414 Main Street in St. Joseph. She graduated magna cum laude from Hope College with bachelor’s degrees in political science and communications. She earned her law degree from the Ohio State University-Moritz College of Law in 2005 and was admitted to the Michigan Bar that fall.<br /> <br /> Congratulations to Tabor Hill Winery for their “White Wine of the Year” victory at the Indy International Wine Competition. Tabor Hill’s 2011 Gewurtztraminer copped the win with more than 50 judges analyzing wines from 14 countries and 41 states at Purdue.<br /> <br /> Speaking of wines, Tabor Hill neighbors Round Barn Winery will celebrate their 20th Annual Harvest Party next Saturday and Sunday, August 25th and 26th with live music & dancing, hand-crafted wines, micro-brews, fantastic food and more.<br /> <br /> Today’s the day, (Saturday, August 18th) for the charity auction of those colorful Umbrellas of Harbert. The auction gets underway at 5pm at the Center of the World Showroom at 13400 Red Arrow Highway. The annual celebration of art and summer with hand-painted market umbrellas designed by local artists is a fundraiser sponsored by the Harbert Business Association. If you’ve been admiring one of the umbrellas and would like to own it for yourself, today’s your chance. Proceeds of the auction benefit both The Friends of New Troy and the Harbor Country Scholarship & Education Fund. Live music, wine tasting, hors d’oeuvres and more will punctuate the party. Stop by yourself.<br /> <br /> Today is also the day for Animal Aid & Save-a-Stray’s Adoption Day at Family Video in St. Joseph. Showtime is 3 until 5pm this afternoon with hot dogs on the grill, chips and a beverage for just $3-bucks.<br /> <br /> That’s it for this week, kids. Have a great weekend…see you at the Steelhead Triathlon, around town, or next Saturday right here in MailMax!<br /> <br /> Pat Moody <br /> Executive Vice President of Cornerstone Chamber of Commerce pmoody@cstonealliance.org <br /> 269-925-6100 ext. 216

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